Not to be missed in the surrondings

Lake Como

For centuries, Lake Como has charmed and seduced artists, writers and travelers with its many lookout points and stunning panoramas, its splendid villas and the art masterpieces they house, its lush gardens and picturesque villages.

Lake Como is also a prime destination for people who like active vacations and water sports in particular. In fact, the lake is perfect for sailing, sculling, windsurfing, boating and waterskiing, canoeing and kite surfing. It is also an important destination for “sky” sports, such as hang gliding and parachuting, providing unbelievable perspectives on the lake below.

Mountaineers can instead engage in rock climbing, splendid hikes and excursions, mountain biking and horseback riding. Even golf has been given a place of honor, with seven golf courses surrounded by lush green vegetation. It’s a short hop from Lake Como to the mountains, thanks to excellent connections.

Lake Como is about an hour’s drive from Sondrio, straddling the provinces of Como and Lecco, and is the third biggest lake in Italy in terms of surface area, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, and the deepest of them all (410 m). The lake is one of the most important in Lombardy, and due to its characteristic shape, an inverted ‘Y’, it is subdivided in three branches: to the southwest, Como; to the southeast, Lecco; to the north, Colico.

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Lake Como
about an hour's drive from Sondrio, along SS38

Not to be missed

A visit to the historic villas sprinkled throughout the area

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