Lake Como

Lake Como

With its gardens with a riot of colour, wonderful villas and splendid panoramic views Lake Como has become one of the most visited tourist places in Italy. The compellingly beautiful Lake Como seems to have enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from famous Giuseppe Verdi and Vicenzo Bellini who apparently wrote his opera “Norma” here, to Gioacchino Rossini and a French writer Flaubert.

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Photos

Photos of Lake Como

On this page you can find the best photos of all tourist sights of the Lake Como. This is the fastest way to get to know Lake Como and all of its tourist attractions. This photo gallery is interactive, which means that it is composed of the most viewed photos of tourist sights and attractions of the Lake Como. Therefore, the visitors of the website are the ones that create this gallery themselves.

Photos of Lake Como

Tourist map

Map of Lake Como

On this map you can find all of the tourist attractions of Lake Como. This map shows the locations of: all tourist sights, villas, gardens etc. You can zoom in or out the map and discover what is hidden in different areas of the Como Lake. This map will help you plan your trip and help you discover what is near your hotel or near your favorite destinations in the city that you do not want to miss.

Tourist map of Lake Como

History

History of Lake Como
Lake Como is located only 50km from Milan. It is the third largest Italian lake (right after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore) and it is the deepest lake in Italy (over 400m). Visitors can enjoy a fascinating view from its shores onto its charming villages, wonderous villas and lush gardens that wait for visitors in pursuit of places to have a proper rest. Thanks to its strategic position Lake Como has been inhabited since the ancient times.

History of Lake Como

Towns

Towns in Lake Como

This page is dedicated to all picturesque towns on the Lake Como in north Italy. These beautiful towns are main tourist attractions of the lake, as because of their unique medieval architecture, magnificent villas and spacious gardens made in English or Italian style. These towns are often stop for the visitors who usually visit more than one town during their visit to the lake, therefore with this list we help you plan with which town you should start this fairytale and with which to end.

Towns in Lake Como

Attractions

Attractions in Lake Como

This page is dedicated to all tourist attractions of the Lake Como in northern Italy. Apart from beautiful coastal towns, there are also numerous medieval villas, amazing gardens and several museums that enrich the tourist offer of the Lake Como. Since there is not a large number of such locations, we decided to put them all in one category under the cumulative name - Attractions. Visitors will enjoy visiting wonderful villas that once belonged to the richest Lombard families, as well as gardens where they will have the opportunity to see plants from all over the globe.

Attractions in Lake Como

History of Lake Como

With its gardens with a riot of colour, wonderful villas and splendid panoramic views Lake Como has become one of the most visited tourist places in Italy. The compellingly beautiful Lake Como seems to have enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from famous Giuseppe Verdi and Vicenzo Bellini who apparently wrote his opera “Norma” here, to Gioacchino Rossini and a French writer Flaubert. Lake Como is located only 50km from Milan. It is the third largest Italian lake (right after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore) and it is the deepest lake in Italy (over 400m). Visitors can enjoy a fascinating view from its shores onto its charming villages, wonderous villas and lush gardens that wait for visitors in pursuit of places to have a proper rest. Thanks to its strategic position Lake Como has been inhabited since the ancient times. After the Galls, Como has seen many conquerors during its history such as the Romans, the Lombards and the Franks. It was at the beginning of the 11th century that the Lake Como became an autonomous municipality but never stopped having to defend itself against the enemies vying for power and their huge efforts being made to conquer it. Como Lake fell under the rule of the Lombard families Visconti and Sforza, then under the rule of the Spanish afterwards , and then the Austrians and for a short period Como was under the French rule as well. After the annexation to the Duchy of Milan, Como’s fate seems to have been sealed until the unification of Italy.

History of Lake Como

Tourist destinations in Italy:

Venice

The city of canals and alleyways, numerous islands and bridges, the city of gondolas and wondrous vistas, jaw dropping architecture, postcard - perfect palaces, the city of the carnival and the masks, in a nut shell – a city one can fall in love with quite easily. All of these words seem to describe Venice as one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. Venice offers loads to visitors: stunningly beautiful palaces and superb buildings that will take you on a trip through the rich history of this unique city, numerous canals to cross either on foot or by a gondola, a number of islands that still seem to stay hidden to most tourists, as well as a huge number of tourist sights and museums. As the saying goes, even the Venetians get lost in Venice.

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Rome

The eternal city, a city of glorious past, a city of chequered history, the cradle of Roman Catholic Church - are just some attributes that distinguish Rome from other popular tourist destinations. Tourists will be able to take a peek at the beauty and glory of once the most important city in the world and to enjoy its more modern architectural marvels, mostly built by a number of different popes in quick or slow succession. Don’t just visit Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Rome has so much more to offer.

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Ravenna

Ravenna is a city of history, numerous monuments that stand in silent testimony of its turbulent past as well as its fame and glory as the capital city of many an empire and kingdom. The main attractions of Ravenna are certainly its churches and mosaics that all date back to the 5th and 6th century and the early Christian societies in Europe. The scale and splendour of colorful Byzantine mosaics, their historical significance as well as monuments that date back to the Ostrogoths were even recognized by UNESCO who included eight sites in this small city on their World Heritage list. Ravenna is a city which lets its visitors to embark on a journey through history and especially through the history of Byzantine, from the civilization of which only but a faint remnant has survived throughout the world.

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Milan

Milano is a city of fashion, a city fascinated with the idea of beauty, a city of stunningly beautiful Gothic architecture, a city of compelling culture, a city of the young, city of fabulous fairs and architectural accomplishments. All of these attributes seem to describe Milan, which is the business capital of Italy, which oozes its charm to its visitors in a matter of seconds. To a contemporary tourist Milan offers grand, awe inspiring buildings, a multitude of museums, riveting religious buildings, its culture as a mixture of the modern trends and the tradition that goes all the way back to the Roman Empire, glitz and glamour of its shopping malls and different nightlife zones that will appeal to the tastes of all visitors.

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Lake Garda

This is the page dedicated to Lake Garda on which you can find a complete tourist guide and suggestions about what to visit while planning your trip to the lake. Lake Garda is one of three great lakes in the northern Italy. Its lovely little towns on the shores of the lake draw an incredible number of tourists each year, who flock there for its mild and mellow climate, strolls on the lake shores, traditional Italian cuisine and of course to stand in awe before the heritage of this region laid bare for us to gaze at in a host of castles, wondrous villas and picturesque villages and dainty little towns.

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Pisa

The city of Pisa rises above the docks of Arno river. Pisa is one of the most important cities in Tuscany and it is well known in the world thanks to the city’s famous symbol, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We could say that Pisa is both, an ancient city, proud of it’s middle ages past, when Pisa was one of the leading naval force in Europe, and a modern city, full of positive energy that comes from its numerous students, as Pisa has three of the most important universities in Italy. Even if most famous monument in Pisa is the leaning Tower, it is not the only one in this city. Bell Tower of San Nicola Church and the church of San Michele of Scalzi are the other two leaning towers in Pisa.

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Lake Como

With its gardens with a riot of colour, wonderful villas and splendid panoramic views Lake Como has become one of the most visited tourist places in Italy. The compellingly beautiful Lake Como seems to have enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from famous Giuseppe Verdi and Vicenzo Bellini who apparently wrote his opera “Norma” here, to Gioacchino Rossini and a French writer Flaubert.

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