Holidays on the lake


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The tranquillity of the waters, the magnificence of the peaks, the scent of the woods, the warmth of hospitality: the world’s most beautiful lake welcomes you with its landscapes rich in history, art and culture, praised in the past by famous poets and writers, envied and loved today by VIPs and celebrities. Thanks to the surrounding mountains, the area has a mild climate all year long, making it an ideal destination in winter for skiing enthusiasts, and in summer for relaxation and fun that it offers with many water sports, beautiful and well equipped beaches, panoramic paths along the shores and trekking or climbing trails. With its picturesque historical centers, charming villas and breathtaking views to admire from a boat, Lake Como never cease to seduce.










The territory of Lake Como is the perfect place for excursions, trekking and all kind of walks on routes full of history and nature, such as the famous “Greenway” of 10 km that crosses the towns of Colonno, Sala Comacina, Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Mezzegra, Tremezzo and Griante, discovering picturesque villages and breathtaking landscapes, or the Via dei Monti Lariani for a more challenging experience to enjoy unforgettable views along the western shore of the lake.
Lake Como is the best destination for those who are escaping from stress and are looking for a vacation of wellness and relaxation: the harmony of nature gives a feeling of calm and tranquility of great value. With a villa with swimming pool for a cocktail at sunset, a panoramic terrace on the lake, or a Jacuzzi for a hot bath looking at the snow-covered peaks, relaxing is even easier!
Nature is one of the most impressive attractions of Lake Como, with a multitude of woods and nature reserves, boasting a great variety of vegetation and wildlife. Do not miss the Pian di Spagna reserve, which dominates the northern part of the lake, or the wonderful Val Sanagra Park, not far from Menaggio: uncontaminated places inhabited by lots of animals and rich in ancient rural settlements, with many paths and panoramic spots. A true paradise for birdwatchers!
There are many fairs and local traditions that have been preserved for a long time in the villages of Lake Como. Not to be missed are the food and wine festivals that take place in every season with typical local products. Several events take place every year with a rich programme of exhibitions, concerts, fairs, film and theatre festivals, traditional celebrations, antiques and Christmas markets.
In these places, the harmony between land and water is expressed in the local cuisine, which offers authentic traditional tastes and flavours: from lake fish to Brianza cured meats certified by the DOP mark. Meat and sausages accompanied by local vegetables, the famous “luganeghetta”, the typical polenta served with mushrooms or cheese, are just some of the dishes that will not miss on the menus of the many restaurants around the lake.
Lake Como is rich of churches, monuments and treasures of extraordinary historical and artistic beauty. You can admire charming and elegant villas surrounded by centuries-old parks, ancient settlements and fortifications. Traces of culture and history can also be found in the several museums that will guide you in the discovery of famous personalities and writers who found their inspiration here, fascinated by these landscapes.
Como and the lake area are still considered the world's silk capital: you can find shops and boutiques where to buy fine authentic silk products such as suits, ties, scarves but also bags, belts and leather goods made with skill and according to the high quality standards of Made in Italy. In each village around the lake, you will find local hand-crafted products, from wood to blown glass, not to mention the countless typical culinary products of the area.
Lake Como is the land of cycling and mountain biking, along historic climbs and routes through the woods and lake. The area is also a popular destination for ski mountaineering in winter, canyoning and climbing throughout the year, and a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts, who can enjoy a variety of activities: from canoeing to sailing, windsurfing and diving, as well as more popular sports such as kite surfing, wakeboarding and water skiing, or more extreme ones such as paragliding.
Changing the point of view and seeing the lake "from the lake" is a unique opportunity to admire the wonderful villages, villas and gardens scattered along the shores. The public ferry service has hundreds of vehicles serving the 43 piers across the lake, while for those who want a tailor-made experience, there are many boats rental companies where to hire boats, speedboats or dinghies (with skipper or self-drive) to enjoy the landscape in a private way.
Lake Como is worldwide known for its landscape beauty, but it is also loved for its wonderful historic villas surrounded by magnificent and well-kept gardens overlooking the shores: Villa del Balbianello with its huge park, the elegant botanical garden of Villa Melzi or Villa Carlotta, one of the most ancient on the lake, are just some of the jewels that make this area so magical.

Rent your boat


If you want to move easily and enjoy the extraordinary beauties of Lake Como, the famous villas and the most striking and breathtaking views, or just take an undisturbed bath and dock right at the piers of typical restaurants, we will be happy to provide you the perfect boat to satisfy your needs: traditional wooden rowing or motor boats, comfortable and fast speedboats for surfing the waves or practicing water sports, such as water skiing and wakeboarding.

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Did you know that some of our properties boast
a direct access to the beach and piers?

Live the lake in all seasons!


In spring, the villas, parks and gardens open to public in Tremezzo, Bellagio and all the other main towns around the lake.


In summer, enjoy beautiful beaches, mountain walks, water sports and boat rides to feel the wind in your hair.


Autumn is the season of events, festivals and village fairs, organised every year to present local crafts and typical products.


Snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering are waiting for you close to the lake, where you will enjoy a mild climate even in winter.