There is a small marina located a 10-minute stroll away from our residence. Here you can catch the scheduled boat services to some of the most beautiful lakeside locations.

COMO. This is the main centre overlooking the lake. If you love art and history, you can’t afford to miss the fourteenth century cathedral, the Romanesque church of San Fedele, the Tempio Voltiano, the City Museum of Archaeology and the magnificent Villa Olmo. If you still have some time left, you can take the funicular railway to Brunate and enjoy the breath-taking view.

CERNOBBIO. Looking for aristocratic elegance and charm? You’ve come to the right place. Cernobbio is a world famous resort and holiday destination. It hosts the Villa Erba convention and exhibition centre and Grand Hotel Villa d’Este.

ISOLA COMACINA. Lake Como’s only island, which has not been inhabited for a long time. You can visit the small Baroque church of San Giovanni, the Roman basilica of Sant’Eufemia and the Antiquarium Museum, which is entirely dedicated to the archaeological relics found on the island.

LENNO. A splendid town from the Roman era located on the western shore of Lake Como, nestled in a deeply-set bay. You cannot visit it without seeing the Villa del Balbianello, a property that belongs to FAI (Italian Environmental Heritage Fund) and provided the location for the filming of “Star Wars – Attack of the Clones”.

TREMEZZO. This town hosts Villa Carlotta, famous for its vast botanical gardens and for the collection of art that Gian Battista Sommariva gathered there.

BELLAGIO. Considered the true “Pearl of Lario”. This location affords one of the most beautiful views of the lake. And if you haven’t had your fill of beauty yet, you will enjoy exploring the historic old centre of the town, the Melzi and Serbelloni villas, the Museum of Navigating Instruments, the Torre delle Arti exhibition centre and the Romanesque basilica of San Giacomo.

MENAGGIO. The entire town dates back to the Belle Epoque. You might decide to spend a few hours at Villa Mylius Vigoni: a splendid nineteenth-century residence which now contains the Centro Italo-Tedesco and hosts numerous conventions and seminars. Remember not to miss the wonderful, romantic park connected to the villa, with its stunning view of the centre of the lake.

VARENNA. Right across from Bellagio, connected to the pearl of Lario by a line of ferry boats, you will find the hamlet of Varenna. You can visit its historical villas, botanic gardens, museums and Vezio castle, stroll along its pathways or jump on board a boat and go for a sail.

BELLANO. Here you will find the Orrido di Bellano, a gorge formed by the erosion of the waters of the Pioverna stream. The entire gorge can be travelled thanks to a platform anchored to the rocky walls. The lighting system treats you to a striking spectacle, even in the evening.

GRAVEDONA. One of the most important tourist centres in the northern area around Lake Como. The beautiful church of Santa Maria del Tiglio and Palazzo Gallio are well worth a visit.

PIONA. You simply can’t afford to miss the 13th century Cistercian Abbey, a true oasis of peace on the shores of the lake.

COLICO. The municipality is located at the intersection of several important roads, such as the road of Lake Como and the Spluga Pass, which links Milan and la Brianza with Lario and Valchiavenna, and the Stelvio road. Visit the Pian di Spagna Natural Reserve and discover the wildlife that lives around the lake of Mezzola.

LECCO. The city rises above the lake of Lecco, the eastern branch of Lake Como. Here Alessandro Manzoni set his novel “I Promessi Sposi”. If you pass by here, you must take a tour in the places he described, but also visit the city centre. Don’t miss the Romanesque monastery of San Pietro al Monte with its majestic fresco cycle in the basilica.