prettiest towns on Lake Como

Formed several millennia ago as a result of shifting glaciers, Lake Como – once dubbed 'the greatest lake' by Virgil – is the deepest lake in Italy.

The Bellagio is one of the highlights of any trip to the lakeside. The city is made up of steep winding streets between the two southernmost branches of the lake.


Another town sure to feature on any Lake Como itinerary is Varenna. The town was first founded in the 8th century by a fisherman who liked the location.


Wisteria paints the walls a brilliant purple, always distinguishable in the distance with the faint buzz of pollinating bees.

Villa Monastero

Villa Lario

Lake Como's east shore

Lake Como's west shore


Grand Hotel Tremezzo 


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