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Destination guide

Stay in a high-end holiday home to rent in Lake Como

In Italy’s lake district, there is almost no better spot to visit on holiday than Lake Como. Balmy Mediterranean weather means that the Y-shaped lake is surrounded by green cypress and palm trees, and in the distance, you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. The tranquil atmosphere around Lake Como has attracted visitors for centuries, from important figures in the Roman Empire to modern travellers in need of some rest and relaxation. Whether you want to spend time on the water, explore historic villages or sample world-class cuisine, visiting Lake Como is an excellent choice, particularly if you stay in one of the area’s best holiday homes to rent.

History

Experience Lake Como history near holiday accommodation

Lake Como is one of the world’s most interesting glacial lakes, thanks to the Y-shape that was formed more than 10,000 years ago. The lake came to prominence during the Roman Empire when a road was built on the western shore, allowing tradesman to enter Switzerland. Over the centuries, Lake Como has belonged to Milan, Spain, France and Austria at different points, but has always been a popular destination for those looking for holiday homes to rent. Around the shores of the lake, you’ll still find a variety of historic buildings, including opulent villas that add to this region’s elegant atmosphere.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Lake Como

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Lake Como a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jungle Raider Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Menaggio Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Argegno Cable Car to Pigra (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Pigra Cable Car (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Lanzo Golf Club (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Lake Como

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lake Como is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Villa Melzi Gardens (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Villa Serbelloni (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • La Punta Spartivento (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Menaggio Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Nesso Waterfalls (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Argegno Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Lake Como

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 16.1 mi (25.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Bergamo (BGY-Orio Al Serio), which is 30.2 mi (48.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lierna Station, Fiumelatte Station and Mandello del Lario Olcio Station are the main stations in the city. Utilise the area's public transport and catch a ride on the metro at Lecco Maggianico Station or Como Nord Lago Station to more easily navigate the city.

Restaurants and bars

The best restaurants near your holiday home in Lake Como

If you love fresh seafood and authentic Italian cuisine, there’s almost no better holiday destination than Lake Como. At any of the area’s top restaurants near holiday homes, you can sample a wide range of traditional dishes, from the risotto con filetti di pesce Persico made from fresh fish caught right in the lake to creamy polenta that is served as a side dish with most meals. If you’re a fan of juicy, flavourful meat, you’ll want to try the brasato di cinghiale selvatico, a traditional dish made from braised wild boar that is most commonly served in the autumn months. While on holiday in Lake Como, you can also sample a few traditional Italian liqueurs, such as the citrusy limoncello and the sweet sambuca.

Essential info

What you need to know about a holiday in Lake Como

One of the most important things to understand about visiting Lake Como is that there are a variety of towns and villages around the lake, all of which provide a different atmosphere. Como, for instance, is a modern city with more than 100,000 residents, making it a popular choice for travellers looking for a bit of fun and excitement. If you want a holiday in a quaint lakeside town, Bellagio is probably the best spot for you. The town is located where the 3 branches of the lake come together, meaning you can easily spend time on the water. First-time visitors need to know that it’s best to arrange travel around the area in advance to make visiting the top spots near holiday homes as easy as possible.

Good for couples

Best activities for couples near Lake Como holiday rentals

If you’re visiting Lake Como with your significant other, there are a number of romantic activities to choose from. For instance, you can easily spend a day exploring the area’s gorgeous villas, from the lush botanic gardens of the Villa Monastero to the classic Italian architecture of Villa Bernasconi. While staying in Como, you’ll have your choice of several nightlife options, including clubs where you can dance the night away, and a romantic dinner is always on offer, thanks to the numerous fine restaurants found near holiday accommodation.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Lake Como?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,369 holiday rentals around Lake Como. From 402 villas to 2,236 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Lake Como is on Stayz.