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.
Como is a stunning city, located on the shore of Lake Como. The historic center of the city looks onto the lakeshore, with the Cathedral or Como’s Duomo that takes the main place on the main square. The cathedral of Como is an potent symbol of the late Gothic Lombard architectural style. The most characteristic detail of the cathedral are the doors of the Frog: this name comes from one frog carved on the left jamb. According to the popular belief, this is how high tide reached it when the coast was flooded by the water from the lake Como.
Bellagio literally divides the two branches of Lake Como and the locals would often tend to say that Bellagio is the pearl of the Lake Como. From the Bellagio coast visitors can enjoy the view of the Alps and its peaks, on their right side they will find the most incredible town Varenna with its Villa Monastero and on the left visitors can see Great Hotel Tremezzo and the famed Villa Carlotta.
Tremezzo is a wonderful small town at the Lake Como. Often called a place of eternal spring, Tremezzo occupied the western coast of Lake Como. From the 18th century many villas and buildings were built in Tremezzo. Tremezzo represented a center of both Italian and European bourgeois as well, including many noble French, Dutch and Austrian families who had a desire to build holiday villas for their families.
Menaggio is a village located on Lake Como and very close to the Swiss Lake Lugano. Many excursions are organized to this place, from Italian and Swiss part as well. Due to its specific position Menaggio offers to its visitors a splendid view on the central part of the Lake Como and impressive mountains that surrounds the entire area. Here visitors can thoroughly enjoy visiting numerous villas that once belonged to rich families from Lombardy: Villa Belfaggio, Villa D’Azeglio, Villa Govone and Villa Vigoni.
Cernobbio is a small town located on the western shores of Lake Como. As other villages on the cost of Lake Como Cernobbio were also a target of wealthy Italian and European families who wanted to have a summer villa close to the shore.