Located in the Lombardy region of Italy, Lake Como is the third largest lake and one of the most spectacular getaways in the country. Surrounded by steep forest covered hills and the massive snow-tipped Alps it isn’t a surprise why.
Lake Como has been a popular retreat for the wealthy and elite since the Roman times with the prominent elite like Pliny the Younger building resorts. Today celebrities like Madonna, Richard Branson, and George & Amal Clooney have owned or currently own their own villa along the lakeside. Adding to the lakes glamorous history, it has inspired authors and directors alike, featuring in loads of movies throughout the years. It was as the setting for major blockbuster films like Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002), Oceans Twelve (2004) and Casino Royale (2006) as well as films like Piccolo Mondo Antico (1938) and historical movies like La Presa di Roma, 20 Settembre 1870 (1905).
With 10 quaint lakeside towns to choose from, the lake is your oyster. Popular destination are the historic town of Como where you’ll find the remnants of the ancient Roman Empire. While in Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como, you’ll be treated to world-class hotels and restaurants, picturesque cobbled streets and dainty boutique shops.
Como is a haven for those looking to have the perfect Italian holiday, between its sunny disposition, beautiful scenery and endless supply of outdoor activities you’ll be able to plan one holiday for all kinds of different travelers. You could organize a cruise to go celebrity villa spotting, stroll about Bellagio for a little shopping or enjoying a day of activities like water sports and hiking.