Summer on Lake Como
Lake Como is a truly unique destination. It has the warm southerly breeze that sweeps across the lake delivering its beautiful Mediterranean summer climate in an alpine backdrop that will take your breath away with its stunning natural beauty.
With evocative locations like Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, Mezzegra, Bellano, Varenna, Argegno, Laglio, Griante, and Cadenabbia and Villa Balbianello (of Bond fame) and Villa Carlotta, you can be sure that the setting for your summer holiday will be truly unforgettable. In fact so unforgettable, you may, like many guests return to Lake Como time and time again.
Thankfully, Lake Como has escaped mass tourism and retained its unadulterated Italian lifestyle. So you can still enjoy the authentic architecture, stunning alpine views and lush greenery, as well as the shimmering beauty of the lake itself.
During the summer months June, July, August and September, the lake provides a stunning backdrop to all sorts of holiday experiences, from water sports, family parks, walking, dining, shopping, or just relaxing in the sun and taking in the clean mountain air. Whatever your preference, the lake has it all.
Getting around is easy too. The boats and hydrofoils of the ‘gestione navigazione laghi’ can either whisk you about the lake in minutes or you can sit back and relax on one of the many slow boats that grace the lake at an almost pedestrian-like pace.
For the energetic there is much to do, whether it be visiting many of the famous towns and villages situated along the lakefront; Menaggio, Argegno, Cadenabbia, Mezzegra, Tremezzo, Bellano, Bellagio, Varenna and Griante or walking and climbing in the mountains, visiting ancient monuments and churches or learning some history whilst visiting some of the amazing villas in the area such as Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta and Villa Meltzi to name a few.
Once you arrive at your accommodation, you can enjoy gourmet eating and shopping, local produce, clean air and lots of relaxation. Unlike anywhere else in the world, there is just one way to live – and it’s the Italian way.