Covering just over 50 square miles, Lago di Como (Lake Como) has been a popular vacation spot since Roman times.
Today, it's known for its beautiful coastline, the expensive villas and hotels on its shore and for being the home of more than a few celebrities. Several ferries ply the lake; it's one of the best ways to see everything.
The Villa del Balbianello and the Villa Carlotta are just two of the lakeside villas open to the public.
Lake Como is home to several attractive towns; a popular base for exploring is Como, with its museums, parks, many churches and attractive lakeside promenade.Places nearby:
Duomo di Como (Cathedral): The Seat of the Bishop of Como 24 km / 15 mi
Parco di Monza: The Largest Walled Park in Europe 42 km / 26 mi
Pinacoteca di Brera The Heart of Art in Milan 58 km / 36 mi
Parco Sempione: Milan's Panoramic Beauty 58 km / 36 mi
Castelo Sforzesco: Milan's Quadrangular Castle 58 km / 36 mi