Famous for its celestial natural beauty Italy’s Lake Como area is located in the region of Lombardy. You will find it just under a 2-hour drive north of Milan, and just minutes from the border of Switzerland. The long and narrow lake forms an upside down letter Y. It stretches 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. He described it as “the precise location of heaven on earth has never been established but it may very well be right here.” A highly seasonal area, we recommend you visit Como from the beginning of spring through to October. From November to February the vast majority of shops, cafes and restaurants stay closed. Every type of traveller will find suitable activities during the high season. Let SopranoVillas help you find your perfect lake Como villas for rent.
The Lake Como area is home to Cernobbio, Tremezzo, and Varenna. These are easily accessible via car, ferry, and water bus (vaporetti) which cross the lake. Many know Cernobbio as the starting point for La Via dei Monti Lariani, a long distance footpath. This makes it an ideal place for nature lovers to stay. Best known as a tourist resort, Tremezzo boasts the famous Villa Carlotta. Its splendid gardens are certainly worth a visit!
Fishermen originally founded the picturesque lake-side town of Varenna. It boasts beautifully colorful 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. You will undoubtedly have an unforgettable stay in the Como area, living amongst so many fairytale like towns and natural landscapes. Visitors will have so much to discover, along with countless activities to undertake.