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Holiday on Lake Como

A holiday on Lake Como is an unmissable experience, even only for a weekend and regardless of the towns you decide to visit. 

The choice is truly vast: starting from Como and including Menaggio, Blevio, Nesso, Tremezzo and Cernobbio, to mention but a few of the most popular tourist destinations. Thanks to the mild climate in any season or time of year and the plentiful accommodation for all tastes and budgets, organising your holidays on Lake Como will be a breeze!

Our journey starts in Como, the beating heart of the lake. Surrounded by medieval walls, the centre is compact and filled with boutiques and historic buildings erected in different eras. The city has much to offer from an architectural point of view, and how much you manage to see will, of course, depend on the time you have available, although some of the city’s attractions are unmissable. A typical route will start from Porta Torre, the entrance to the old town. Cafés, tobacconists and century-old shops line the streets on your way to Piazza San Fedele, with the eponymous Basilica on the right, in Lombard Romanesque style, and the oldest building in Como, now a book shop, on the left. The route continues along the picturesque narrow streets to the Cathedral of Como, aligned with the Broletto and the Civic Tower. Walking under the arcades you reach Piazza Cavour, where the city opens up to afford a stunning view of the lake and mountains surrounding it. From here you can choose whether to board a ferry and take a romantic boat trip on the lake, stroll along the lakeside to Villa Olmo, or take the funicular up to Brunate.

A small town located on top of the hill overlooking Como, Brunate is impressive by day and even more fascinating at dusk, when the lights come on and the sky takes on the colours of the sunset. On the opposite bank, the other must-see town opposite Brunate is nearby Cernobbio, home to charming villas and a square overlooking the lake, very pretty and easily reached in 10 minutes by car or about forty minutes on foot.

Visitors to Lake Como who have little time available are always faced with a dilemma: west coast or east coast, which is better? Even the experts will say that both are breathtaking and the choice is difficult. If you prefer a walk with an unparalleled panoramic view, our advice is to choose the eastern side from Como to Bellagio, another place famous for its old town and bathing establishments.

The western side is no less attractive but busier, lined with palaces, restaurants and luxury hotels. Past Cernobbio, you’ll come to Moltrasio and, further north, Laglio, a charming and peaceful village which has made the headlines as the residence of George Clooney. Moving on you’ll find Argegno, with its medieval centre, Tremezzo and Menaggio, with the splendid Villa Vigoni, a house-museum surrounded by a beautiful English garden. Don’t waste time: check out our holiday packages to Lake Como and get ready for a brand new, unforgettable adventure!


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Hotel Metropole Suisse

Hotel Metropole Suisse

Piazza Cavour 19, Como
4.0
of 5, from 544 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Como hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Cavour, Cathedral of Como and Volta Temple. Villa Olmo is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.

£53
Clarion Collection Hotel Griso Lecco

Clarion Collection Hotel Griso Lecco

Strada Provinciale, 51, Malgrate
4.4
of 5, from 306 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ponte Azzone Visconti and Palace of Fears. Palace Bovara and Villa Manzoni are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Hotel Bellagio

Hotel Bellagio

Salita Grandi, 6, Bellagio
4.4
of 5, from 656 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bellagio Port and Villa Melzi. Villa Carlotta is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

£105
Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel

Lungo Lario Trieste, 16, Como
4.2
of 5, from 883 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Como City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casa del Fascio, Cathedral of Como and Volta Temple. Villa Olmo is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

£49
Hotel Engadina

Hotel Engadina

Viale Fratelli Rosselli 22, Como
3.9
of 5, from 219 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Como, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia and Volta Temple. Villa Olmo and Cathedral of Como are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Du Lac

Hotel Du Lac

Piazza Mazzini, 32, Bellagio
4.3
of 5, from 468 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bellagio, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bellagio Port and Villa Melzi. Villa Carlotta is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

£53
Best Western Hotel Continental

Best Western Hotel Continental

Viale Innocenzo XI 15, Como
3.9
of 5, from 264 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Como, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Volta Temple and Cathedral of Como. Villa Olmo is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

£36
ibis Como

ibis Como

Via Tornese 7, Grandate
4.2
of 5, from 317 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Grandate, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Castello Baradello, Cathedral of Como and Volta Temple. Armani Factory Store and Golf Club Monticello are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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