Lake Como is surely one of the most celebrated and beautiful lakes, if not places, in the world. It has long been a magnet of elite international tourism, an obligatory stop on the classic Grand Tour.
Today it remains a hugely popular holiday destination, a must-see for travellers past and present, especially for romantic breaks. The attraction lies in the spectacular scenery, the tiny lakeside hamlets that preserve their traditional charm, the fabulous gardens framing sumptuous villas—former summer homes of the Lombardy aristocracy—and the mild climate enhanced by the vision of snow capped peaks reflected in the glass-like surface of the lake. Above all its ability to continually renew itself while remaining unchanged makes it unique and remains its true secret.