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Lake Como, Italy Holidays 2019

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For the best Lake Como, Italy Holidays, call Fleetway Travel now. Lake Como is situated in Lombardy in the far north of Italy, close to the border with Switzerland. Italy’s third largest lake and one of the deepest lakes in Europe, Lake Como is famous for its beautiful lakeside villas and gardens, great watersports, friendly people, and good cuisine, making the perfect destination for your Italy holiday.

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Holiday to Lake Como, Italy

Holidays to Lake Como offer a wide range of attractions and activities for all the family. If you like watersports you could enjoy windsurfing or sailing on the Lake, but if you prefer dry land you’ll find golf courses and tennis courts in abundance around Lake Como. Adventure sports enthusiasts might like to try kitesurfing, and you’re only a two-hour drive from skiing in the Alps or Dolomites, so there is no shortage of things to do. The Sacred Mountain (Sacro Monte) of Ossuccio lies on a wooded slope on the western edge of Lake Como and has a Monastery and fifteen Baroque chapels built between 1635 and 1710. Villas near Bellagio include the neo-classical Villa Melzi, with its beautiful English and Japanese style gardens, and Villa Serbelloni, set in a stunning fifty-acre park. Villa Del Balbianello, near Lenno, has beautiful gardens and a landing stage on the Lake. The eighteenth century Villa Carlota in Tremezzo is set in classical Italian gardens with rhododendrons and azaleas and has a museum dedicated to neoclassical art with works by prominent artists and sculptors including Canova, Appiani, and Hayez. The Villa d’Este at Cernobbio was built in 1568 and is now a famous luxury hotel attracting celebrities and tourists from all over the world.

Guide to Lake Como, Italy

If you’re looking for a good Lake Como resort, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Como is the main town, just forty km from the city of Milan, and it has an ancient cathedral, the Duomo, and a medieval precinct. A popular resort on the western shores of Como Lake is Menaggio, where you can see the remains of the ancient walled town, and fortifications from both World Wars. Bellagio makes an excellent base for exploring the villas of Lake Como and has a particularly pretty harbour. Surrounded by pine forests, and topped with an imposing castle, is the picturesque lakeside town of Varenna, with its tiny harbour and “romantic Passarella,” a stunning destination for anyone who likes quiet, historical towns with narrow lanes leading down to a lake. There are many other pretty resorts around Lake Como and online travel websites are a good source of information on their attractions.

Lake Como, Italy Holiday

You’ll find plenty of Lake Como hotel deals on travel sites, with travel packages offering great value for money. The closest airport for Lake Como is Malpensa International Airport, about a forty minute drive from Lake Como. You can book your flight tickets through a travel agent or travel websites like ours, so it’s easy to arrange your holidays in Lake Como.

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