You'll probably recognize the beautiful scenery from any number of films, including Star Wars, Ocean's Twelve, and as a favourite retreat of James Bond. What makes this three-armed lake so attractive? First of all, it is huge, and boasts numerous shoreline villages with abundant Lake Como villas and holiday rental properties that accentuate the authentic playground culture of Italy that is deeply rooted in this country’s past. If you book Lake Como accommodation you'll stay on the third largest of the upper Italian lakes, third only to Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. This location is perfect whether you're looking for a family holiday or a romantic weekend away, with its close vicinity to Milan and Brescia coming in handy if you wanted to take a day trip during your stay in a holiday apartment here.
Favourite Destinations (Lake Como)
Enjoy the view from your Lake Como accommodation
Booking a rental property or holiday home in Lake Como offers you the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful settings in Europe. The view of the region is incredible, and walking and hiking through the mountains from villages like Varenna, Bellagio, and Menaggio, is a must do. The beauty of the lake itself is accentuated by the remarkable juxtaposition of centuries-old architecture; villages of white walls and red tile roofs that hearken back to Roman Italy give a true sense of sophisticated, civilized grace and local charm in the midst of the wild, untamed splendour of the lake. It is in these charming little villages that you'll find some of the finest villas and apartments that Lake Como has to offer.
Get active in or out of the water in Northern Italy
People have been swimming, fishing and boating on Lake Como since Roman times, and now other water sports such as jet skiing and windsurfing are also popular amongst those staying in holiday rentals here. Of course, water sports are abundant, in addition to land-based active pursuits and travel sports. Cycling around the circumference of the lake is delightful, as stunning views of the deep rich watery blue and gem-like resort villages seem to pop out around every turn. Villa del Balbianello in Tremezzina is a must-see destination purely for its architectural beauty, as well as Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, which has been inscribed into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.