Lago di Como is in the Lombardy Region 50 kilometers north of Milan. Nestled in the provinces of Como and Lecco this beautiful lake is about 200 meters above sea level and covers an area of 146 square km. Besides being one of the deepest lakes in Europe (about 416 meters maximum), it can boast of being one of the most beautiful in all of Italy thanks to the contrast of the high mountains and the captivating deep blue lake. Dare to discover the landscapes that inspired Leonardo da Vinci while drawing the Mona Lisa.
Flanked by immense Alps, we find the famous Lago di Como, a wonderful place you have to visit. This area enjoys warm summers where you can enjoy all sorts of water activities oriented to the high number of tourists who visit the area each summer. But besides, the versatility of this lake makes it a wonderful place to spend a winter surrounded by snow and dreamy alpine landscapes.
In the city of Como, which gives name to the lake, we find a modern city that has preserved its historical legacy with a lot of monuments and tourist attractions.
For instance, there are Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral of Como which, for a very wide construction period (from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century), is a representative example of mixtures of artistic styles such as Renaissance and Gothic with an impressive Rococo dome.
In Como you can also take a cable car to the nearby village of Brunate located on top of the hill which offers the visitors some of the most wonderful views of the lake with the majestic Alps at the background.
Another favourite tourist destination for those visiting the city of Como is the port area and its many promenades. In there you will breathe the spirit of this city full of charm, romance and peace. Once in the port do not miss the opportunity to take a walk across the lake which has many routes connecting the picturesque villages around Lake Como.
Throughout history Lago di Como has attracted many influential personalities, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte, Verdi, Liszt, Winston Churchill ... and in a different set of values, celebrities like George Clooney, Madonna and others have chosen to buy here a "modest" villa.