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There is hardly a place in Europe that evokes images of beauty, glamour, and tranquility more than Lake Como in Italy.
For hundreds of years it’s been a popular destination with the rich and famous but there are plenty of things to do at Lake Como for the humble tourist, too.
Or, for your Italian honeymoon, since it offers the kind of romantic beauty that only Shakespeare can portray.
While Lake Como isn’t Italy’s largest lake (that honor belongs to Lake Garda), there’s no denying it is one of the most attractive and is packed with attractions and things to see.
If you’re not sure what Lake Como attractions to add to your itinerary, then read on to see the best gems in the area!
Is Lake Como Worth Visiting?
It’s easy to see why celebrities like George Clooney and Richard Branson have purchased their own piece of paradise here and why many people take their holidays to Lake Como.
The lake (known as Lago di Como in Italian), is shaped like an upside Y, and is lined with lush gardens, luxury villas, and quaint pretty villages with traditional Roman-style architecture hugging the shore.
It was also the filming location for several Hollywood movies, including Casino Royale, the James Bond movie, and even Star Wars.
Just like the Cinque Terre, it’s known for its breathtaking scenery, and it also has a relaxing atmosphere and romantic vibe. The stunning views alone are stunning, but the endless amount of activities make it 100% worth visiting!
Getting to Lake Como
Situated in northern Italy and close to the Swiss border, Lake Como is just an hour from Milan, making it the perfect place to take a day trip from Milan.
There’s a good road network servicing the towns and villages around Lake Como but driving can be a bit ‘white-knuckled’, especially during the summer months when it seems that half of Milan flocks to the lake.
Many of the roads are particularly narrow and winding, and with Italy’s wannabe F1 drivers sharing the ride with you, driving can be a bit nerve-wracking.
If you don’t have a rental car, the best way to get to Lake Como is by train.
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