Surrounded by the snow capped Alps, enclosed by forested mountains and dotted with pristinely perfect villages Lake Como exudes serious class. This glacial lake showcases Italy at her elegant, refined best. Majestic neoclassical architecture, cosmopolitan towns, pretty waterfalls, opulent hotels and cinema worthy contemporary villas with a lake view, the Italian Lakes and Como in particular have been a retreat for the artistic and discerning since Roman times.
One of the deepest lakes in Europe, Lake Como sits neatly on the Italian side of the Swiss-Italian border, 1 hour north of Milan. Characterised by an inverse Y shape, the lake is 146 sq kms with the town of Como its left branch base, Lecco its right hand base and Bellagio at it's intersection. All lakeside towns are connected by smart mahogany lined public boats so whether your passion is fine dining, art, culture, sailing, fashion or sports cars, Lake Como provides an exclusive and intimate playground.
Stroll through Como's large boutique filled squares, stop for cocktails at the majestic stately homes turned luxury 5 star hotels such as Villa D'Este in Cernobbio, explore the impressive formal gardens at Bellagio, stop for a fresh fish lunch at Varenna or visit the quaint towns of Torno, Laglio and Nesso. Cycle around the lake, trek up the mountainside or try your hand at some speed boat racing. Or just enjoy the fresh mountain air, the still waters, 360 degree views and the sheer gracefulness and beauty of all that surrounds.