Our Lake is much an idea as it is a place on the map—a masterpiece of a destination, combining ravishing beauty and a rich history, which together have seduced generations of travelers. And our prime position puts you at the very center of things.
Grand villas and sweet villages, speed boats etching wakes across the water, the setting sun bathing the pre-alpine peaks in rosy light.
Magnificent monuments to a different age. Lake Como's historic villas, many with stunning, well-tended gardens, have splendid and intriguing stories to tell.
Why are some of these views so familiar, you may find yourself thinking. Welcome to Lariowood, star of the screen. From the gardens of Villa Balbianello to Villa La Cassinella and stunning Laglio (that would be George Clooney's hideaway of choice), our beautiful lake has long been one of Hollywood's locations of choice.
Brush strokes of pastel color on far shores: Lake Como's villages are jewels for the discovering
Where the two 'legs' of the Lake meet, beneath the towering massifs of Le Grigne: this is where you'll find us—a 10-minute boat ride to Bellagio (there she is, sparkling on her promontory just across the water), 15 minutes to Varenna, and within easy striking distance of towns, gardens, villas and other attractions all up and down the surrounding shoreline. And we're only an hours' drive from the center of Milan and from its international airports.