Lake Como self catering holidays Holiday homes to rent on Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como in Lombardia, Northern Italy has been attracting the rich and famous since Roman times. A fantastic destination for a lakes & mountains holiday for relaxing and exploring this beautiful area. Lake Como is the deepest lake in Europe and during the summer, is a mecca for those who enjoy water sports such as sailing and windsurfing. Or, simply chilling out at one of the many beaches.

With it's many villages and resorts dotted around the shores, there is plenty of variety in terms of where to stay. Plus, there are the famous resorts of Bellagio and Menaggio which are bustling cosmopolitan towns. Cobbled streets lined with designer shops, cafes and restaurants are the norm.

Sporting activities around Lake Garda

  • Cliff climbing and vie ferrata
  • Windsurfing and sailing
  • Biking
  • Treking
  • Golf

During the winter, the snow starts to fall on the northern peaks surrounding the lake which makes the impressive scenery even more spectacular. Temperatures around the lake get quite chilly but you'll find that many of the villas are equipped with central heating and open log fires. Hiking and mountain biking are still very popular right through the winter season.

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Featured Lake Como villas & apartments

The holiday rental accommodation around Lake Como is typically of a very high standard with a good mix of luxury villas backing on to the lake or high up at 800m offering panoramic views of the lake and mountains. Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the various resorts and villages around the Lake Como are incredibly beautiful and provide the ideal base for exploring this incredibly beautiful part of northern Italy.

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Things to see & do around Lake Como

Lake Como is full of historic villages, museums and gardens plus there are some superb excursions. Here are a few suggestions...

  • Villa Carlotta between Cadenabbia and Tremezzo is the most famous residence to visit. However, there are many more such as Serbelloni in Bellagio and Villa Cipressi in Varenna
  • Visit Isola Comacina - Lake Como’s only island - and see the ruins of the fortress and an old basilica
  • A very popular ferry tour takes in the resorts of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia
  • The Swiss town of Lugano is just an hours drive

Skiing possibilities in nearby resorts

If you are visiting Lake Como during the winter, you can always go skiing in one of the many nearby ski resorts such as...

Resort Distance Time
Bormio1332 hours
Livigno1412 hours 15 mins
Madesimo721 hour 40 mins
St Moritz971 hour 15 mins

Our view on Lake Como holidays

It could be included as one of the natural wonders of the world - it is that beautiful! We think the resorts around Lake Como offer a wide variety of choice from the quaint and traditional to the lively and cosmopolitan. Spectacular scenery, great restaurants and plenty to see and do. In a nutshell, Lake Como is an ideal destination to visit any time of year....

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