Places to visit

Como

Como, which gives its name to the entire lake, is a very beautiful and lively city. Its ancient origins and historical events have left prestigious testimonies in its historical centre. Particularly interesting are the Duomo which dates back to the end of the 14th century, the Romanesque church of San Fedele, the Voltiano Temple (reproduction of the appliances used by Alessandro Volta, inventor of the battery and pioneer of electricity), the Civic Museum of Archeology and the magnificent Villa Olmo along the lake Como with Brunate, from which you can enjoy a splendid panorama of the lake.

Funicular and lighthouse of brunate

Brunate on Lake Como is a very popular small holiday resort, entering the village you immediately notice the indication for the funicular station, on the left an incredible panorama of Lake Como, while from the square behind the station you can admire the Alpine arc and Brianza with its lakes.
From Brunate many trips leave, 2 km away. you reach S. Maurizio, where in 1927 the Voltiano lighthouse was built (octagonal tower 29 m high) visible from most of Lake Como and from where avast panorama of the Alps and Monte Rosa opens. The funicular is an evocative route, drawn in a straight line on a hilly slope that has a maximum gradient of 55% on a 1084-meter rail, currently traveled in 6 minutes and 30 seconds with the possibility of two intermediate stops: Como Alta and Carescione at the request of travelers.

Cernobbio

Historic international tourist destination, it offers the most varied activities, from sports immersed in nature, to visits to places of cultural interest, up to tastings of typical lake products in the numerous local restaurants.

There are several villas in the area, famous and admired all over the world. Among them, Villa Bernasconi is the only one open to the public, in the form of an interactive museum, and a perfect example of Art Nouveau architecture. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of the villa itself, of the family of Davide Bernasconi, the textile entrepreneur who commissioned its construction, and of the silk industry, a productive activity that historically characterizes the entire Como area. Also worth mentioning is Villa D’Este, home to a hotel considered among the most beautiful in the world, and Villa Erba, a suggestive exhibition and congress centre.

 

 

Blevio

For centuries Blevio has been a place to stay and vacation, as evidenced by the splendid villas scattered throughout the area. Among the prestigious residences we mention the Pozzi today Villa Troubetzkoy, the grandiose Mylius-Cademartori remodeled by the architect Balzaretto in 1843, the eighteenth-century Calvi-Talbot. The monumental villa De Riva, the Belvedere also called Malpensata which hosted Alessandro Manzoni and villa Ferranti or Roccabruna which belonged to the opera singer Giuditta Pasta, today transformed into an exclusive resort (mandarin Oriental). The bond between the soprano Giuditta Pasta and the composer Vincenzo Bellini is famous. The great musician, nurtured a sort of veneration for the singer, wrote the “Norma” and the “Sonnambula” proposing to entrust her with the lead role.

 

 

 

 

 

Torno

Torno is a small and quiet Lombard village located on the southern coast of the first basin of Lake Como. With its thousand inhabitants, Torno is one of the most evocative and fascinating municipalities of the lake, and, despite being one of the smallest tourist villages in this enchanting area, it represents the ideal place for lovers of nature, culture and holidays spent in a romantic and peaceful place.

 

 

 

 

 

Nesso

The Orrido is formed by the confluence of two streams: Tuf and Nosè, which, falling between the rocks, forming a steep waterfall; the difference in height from the beginning of the waterfall to the waters of the Lario is about 200 meters, a path between narrow and deep gorges, shaped by the incessant flow of the waters.

The Orrido di Nesso had also attracted the attention of Leonardo da Vinci, we can find a quote: «Nesso, land where a river falls with great force, through a very large mountain fissure.» – Taken from the “Codex Atlanticus”

Isola Comacina

The only island on Lake Como, appreciated for its luxuriant nature and splendid panoramas, Isola Comacina is also one of the most interesting archaeological areas in northern Italy for the Early Middle Ages and a center of artistic production thanks to the summer residences of Italian and Belgian artists in rationalist-style artist houses. About 600 meters long and just 200 wide, Isola Comacina comprises a total area of ​​6 hectares, mostly covered by lush, typically Mediterranean vegetation. Access to the island is by lake with us.

Bellagio

Few places are as romantic as Lake Como, and even less resorts are as beautiful as Bellagio. Called the “Pearl of the Lake”, Bellagio’s world class hotels and restaurants provide the perfect place to soak up the lake’s famous panorama. The village is characterised by century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares.

It is known for its narrow cobbled streets, elegant buildings and the Parco di Villa Serbelloni, an 18th-century terraced garden overlooking the lake. Villa Melzi magnificent summer residence built for Francesco Melzi d’Eril, friend and political associate of Napoleon Bonaparte, at the turn of the 19th century. Its English style gardens are full of azaleas and rhododendrons. The villa is closed to the public.  Nearby are the Torre delle Arti, home to exhibitions and shows, and the Romanesque Basilica of San Giacomo. Near the rocky beach of Loppia, there is the Museum of navigation instruments, where sundials and compasses are exhibited.

Varenna

Varenna is a splendid village on Lake Como, located in the Lecco branch of the lake, rich in art and history treasures: the Castle of Vezio, with the mighty tower dominating the village of Varenna and the center of Lake Como, the Gardens of Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero, the source of Fiumelatte, the Sentiero del Viandante, the parish church of San Giorgio, the ancient church of San Giovanni Battista, Piazza San Giorgio and the many concerts that animate it, the Riva Grande, the walkway of the Fall in love, the Sala De Marchi with its interesting exhibitions, the Baluardo – a mighty rock spur and unbeatable panoramic point – the mid-coast paths, the Lido.

Menaggio

Menaggio is the most important center on the western coast of Lake Como and is centrally located at the beginning of a wide valley that climbs towards Lake Lugano. The town occupies the promontory formed over the millennia by the alluvial deposits of the Sanagra river and is urbanistically made up of a center and three hamlets, Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.

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