If you’re wondering what’s the best season to visit Lake Como, well the answer is: ALL!

Lake Como is a special destination that retains its charm throughout the year, with sceneries that change colours and aspects according to the season.

But of course Spring is one of the best periods to visit Lake Como as days get longer and the sun becomes the main protagonist and the entire landscape is transformed.

The villas and their colourful gardens open their doors to the public and frame the blue of the lake; the vegetation explodes, creating play of colours whose rare beauty is known all over the world.

You will be dazzled by the glowing colours of the blooming, whose perfume will invade every corner of the lake.

Camellias at Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta’s gardens in Spring look like an explosion of colours. Camellias have different shades and streaking, but also different forms: some with a single flower, others with a double flower, some whose flowers resemble peonies while others look like anemones. Today there are tens of thousands present in the park and some of them have been dedicated to important figures of the Italian Risorgimento like Conte di Cavour, Garibaldi, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Vittorio Emanuele II. Villa Carlotta’s camellias keep alive the soul of this park, which is full of beauty.

 

Azaleas at Villa Melzi

Villa Melzi is one the most prestigious villas of Lake Como with a spectacular and wide park, where you can enjoy the temperate climate surrounded by trees and flowers. During the springtime the great gala of colours starts: the flowerings of azaleas and rhododendrons create a feast of shades above the fields and slopes of the park. Walking in the garden you meet rare exotic plants, centuries-old trees, hedges of camellias, azaleas, giant rhododendrons and architectural environment and furnishings.

 

Wisteria

Whether you are walking along the lakeside in Menaggio or you are strolling along the lovers’ trail in Varenna, you will be surrounded by the colour and the wonderful smell of the wisteria. The wisteria blooming in springtime gives the lake a fabulous look: the dash of colour on the ancient villas and tiny houses make them look awesome. If you’re keen to see wisteria bloom on Lake Como, take some snaps or just catch a glimpse of the colour and enjoy Italian dolce vita!

 

 

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