Home / Things to do / Lake Como Attractions

Lake Como Attractions

There are many major attractions and activities to see and do in and around Lake Como. Please see below a short list of some things do do whilst visiting this magical place:

* Take an exciting trip in the hydroplane for an aerial view of Lake Como, not to be missed.
* Take a boat tour round the lake and see some famous villas that you can’t see from the road.
* Visit one of the many famous villas and gardens; Villa Carlotta , Villa Balbianello, Villa Melzi etc
* Try your hand at windsurfing in the north of the lake.
* Visit Como’s famous silk museum.
* Go for a hike into the hills and mountains and see magnificent views over the lake.
* Walk up the hill behind Griante and visit the San Martino church..
* Go shopping in nearby Milan
* Take a trip to nearby Switzerland and see Lake Lugano
* Walk through the treetops at Jungle Raider Park near Bellagio.
* Visit Miniitalia in Bergamo or Swissminatur in Meilde near Lugano
* Visit one of the many beautiful churches in Ossuccio.

Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta is situated in the village of Tremezzo and covers an area of over 70,000 square metres. There are numerous masterpieces of art inside the villa itself as well as a splendid garden with many beautiful flowers and trees ...

Read More »

Villa Erba

The villa formed the main part of the property annexed to the Convent of Santa Maria Assunta of Cernobbio, which was run by the nuns of the Cluniac Benedictine order. It is said that one of the first descriptions of ...

Read More »

Villa Balbianello

This villa is probably the most famous and one of the most amazing villas to see on the lake.  This villa which was built in the 1500’s, is situated in Lenno on the westside of he lake.  The spectacular terraced ...

Read More »

Villa Melzi

This villa situated on the outskirts of Bellagio was built for Francesco Melzi d’Eril  (an associate of Napolean) to be used as his summer residence. The gardens, museum and Moorish outlook are available for public viewing.

Read More »

Villa Manzoni

The villa is situated in the town of Lecco and was the birthplace of 19th-century Italian novelist and Lake Como hero, Alessandro Manzoni.

Read More »

Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero in Varenna is one of the most interesting examples of eclectic styled residences on Lake Como. Enjoy the enchanting gardens, that extend up to Fiumelatte. Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm March to October Tel: 0341-830-129 Easily accessible, at the southern edge ...

Read More »

Villa Cipressi

Villa Cipressi  in Varenna is a stunning villa that now runs as a hotel. The property is made up of buildings, gardens and has a very rich history. Opening Hours: 9am to 7pm March to October Tel: 0341 830 113

Read More »

Villa Fontanelle

Situated in the village of Moltrasio, this villa is property of the Versace family – the best way to see this magnificent villa is from a boat tour on the lake.

Read More »

Annual Flower Exhibition

This annual flower and gardening exhibition held every April in Milan’s Naviglio Grande wharf complex attracts exhibitors, cultivators and retailers from all over the country. Address: Fiori e Sapori Naviglio Grande, Milan Cost: Free Opening Hours: 8am-8pm

Read More »

Public Gardens, Milan

Milan’s biggest and oldest green area Giardini Pubblici, stretching between Corso Venezia, Via Palestro, Via Manin and Bastioni di Porta Venezia. Along with three small lakes, a playground for children and countless monuments and statues, the gardens also feature the ...

Read More »