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Towns & Villages

Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como and it is worthwhile exploring as many as you can whilst visiting this wonderful place.. It is recommend that you spend the mornings on the west side with the afternoons on the east side of the lake, that way you will always stay in the sun. If you are travelling by car please be careful as some of the roads are very narrow. In addition you will find that most of the smaller villages have limited parking. We would advise using public transport. The bus service is regular and it gives you a stress free tour without negotiating any of the winding narrow roads.

Mandello del Lario

Mandello del Lario is located in the province of Lecco on the eastern branch of the lake. It has been the home to Moto Guzzi; the italian motorcycle manufacturer (now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. SpA). Since 2001 the ...

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Lecco

Lecco is located on the eastern shore below the dramatically steep cliffs of Monte Coltignone to the northwest and the Resegone to the east. It can be reached from the west by two bridges that span the River Adda (Lake ...

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Menaggio

Menaggio is situated halfway along the western shore of Lake Como and has always been an important trading centre as it has easy routes linking the Como valley to the Lugano valley and Switzerland. Menaggio was destroyed during the Ten ...

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Bellagio

Bellagio is situated at the tip of the Punto Spartivento, the ‘point which divides the wind’ and is known as ‘the pearl of the lake’. You can reach Bellagio by car (a bit of a hair-raising journey) or alternatively by boat ...

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Varenna

Varenna is a wonderful small medieval village situated on a steep hillside with narrow alleys that lead down to the lakeside. At the top of this steep hillside sits the ruins of a castle (Castello Vezio) which was the last ...

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Cernobbio

Cernobbio is situated beside the slopes of Mount Bisbino on the western side of the lake and only a short distance from Como. It has an historic centre with some of the houses dating back to the 16th century. It ...

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Argegno

Argegno is a lovely little village on the west side of the lake and is situated on the Regina road at the start of Val d’Intelvi with the river Telo flowing through it. It is approximately 20km from Como. This ...

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Ossuccio

Ossuccio is a small charming village on the western side of the lake and is famous for its many ancient churches and also for its Sacred Mount (UNESCO heritage). It sits opposite Isola Comacina (the only island in the Como ...

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Isola Comacina

This is the only island in Lake Como and sits opposite Ossuccio and Sala Comacina. There are ancient remains of homes dating from Roman times, late Medieval fortifications and early Christian churches. This island was besieged many times during the ...

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Lenno

Lenno is situated on the westside of the lake and lies in a bay. You can find the lido at the southern end of the bay with a lovely restaurant and a sandy beach, there is normally an admission fee. However there ...

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