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 is a small industrial town though it has a beautiful old quarter and an excellent lakefront.

This is an èlite resort which hosts many exhibitions, congresses and international encounters at various levels. These are mainly held in the prestigious villas such as Villa d’Este, Villa Erba and Villa Bernasconi. Today, Villa d’Este is a luxury hotel with a floating swimming pool.