Famous for its celestial natural beauty Italy’s Lake Como area is located in the region of Lombardy, just under a 2-hour drive north from Milan and just minutes from the border of Switzerland. The lake itself, the namesake for the area, is long and narrow, forming an upside down letter Y, stretching 47km from north to south and is the deepest lake in Europe. The San Francisco journalist Herb Caen once wrote of the Lake Como area, “The precise location of heaven on earth has never been established but it may very well be right here.” A highly seasonal area, it is best to visit beginning in the spring through to October, while from November to February the vast majority of shops, cafes and restaurants are closed. With activities for every type of traveller during the high season, let SopranoVillas help you find your perfect lake Como villas for rent.
Some of the main towns of the Lake Como area are Cernobbio, Tremezzo, and Varenna which are easily accessible by car ferries and water buses (vaporetti) which cross the lake. Cernobbio is well-known as the starting point for La Via dei Monti Lariani long distance footpath, making it an ideal place for nature lovers to stay. Best known as a tourist resort, Tremezzo boasts the famous Villa Carlotta with splendid gardens. Varenna is a picturesque little lake side town, originally founded by fishermen and is well-known for its colourful houses set among staircases and steep paths. Of course, a stay at a Lake Como villas for rent wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the walled town of Como which is famous for its textile industry. With so many fairytale like towns and natural landscapes to discover, along with so many activities for all types of travellers, you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay in Italy’s Lake Como area!