Read our most recent traveling tips and selection of experiences on Lake Como

Lake Como is undoubtedly one of the most popular lakes in Italy and one of the most romantic places in the world, this makes it a dream destination for honeymoons, anniversaries and other special occasions.
There are few lakes in the world that can capture one’s gaze without tiring.

Laura SanvitoFounder

Lake Como is the perfect day trip, less than 1 hour from Milan, as well as the perfect point of departure to visit many iconic cities of art, the great northern lakes, from Switzerland, with its scenic Alps to the Mediterranean sea.

Lake Como is a treasure of nature, culture, wonderful landscapes and mouthwatering local food, evidence of an important historical and cultural heritage strategically positioned between the mountains and the lake. Many characteristic small hamlets dot Lake Como’s shores. Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Cernobbio, with their magnificent waterfront villas are a must to visit, a great mix of art, nature and history.

The lake with its fascinating beauty and the mountainous backdrop is certainly the distinguishing feature of the entire area. Considered as being among the most beautiful pre-alpine areas, the rugged mountains and valleys rising up from the lake conceal many breathtaking landscapes. So much so that several foreign writers have penned words celebrating the wonders and uniqueness of this lake: Goethe, Stendhal, Balzac, Mark Twain, Ezra Pound and Virginia Woolf.

Read our traveling tips and selection of exclusive experiences and don’t esitate to contact us for more advice!

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How to choose where to stay in Lake Como

How to choose where to stay at Lake Como

How to choose where to stay at Lake Como? Bellagio, Como, Varenna? Read this article to find out our suggestions.
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Discover Lake Como by bike

Lake Como is the land of cycling. From the historical slope as Ghisallo, to freeride paths between woods and the lake. We have cycling solutions for everybody! With its “inverted...
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Lake Como’s best beaches and lidos

Lake Como is known worldwide for its beauty and for the rich artistic and architectural heritage of the many villas surrounding its shores and attracting a high number of tourists...
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Traditional flavours & recipes

Travelling means discovering and expanding our knowledge, not only in terms of geography but also in terms of origins, traditions and tastes of the visited country. Lake Como’s traditional food...
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Blooming spring on the lake

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...
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Lake Como Easter traditions

Easter is a Christian holiday, celebrated all over the world with Sunday lunch, Holy Mass, Easter Monday and always something sweet and special to share with our loved ones. The...
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Carnival in Lake Como

“Carnevale” in Italy is a traditional festival taking place in the weeks leading up to Easter and ending with a big final party “martedì grasso” before Ash Wednesday. Italy celebrates...
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8 things to do in winter at Lake Como

Lake Como in winter? Of Course! Here are 8 things to do and why you shouldn’t miss Lake Como in Winter!Winter is Coming, and we are looking forward to it...
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christmas gift guide

A Christmas Gift guide with an Italian Flair

What kind of Christmas Shopper are you? The last-minute shopper, the “you can’t start Xmas shopping after Thanksgiving” or the “I look for Christmas gifts all year round”? We wrote...
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Best Places to See Autumn Foliage at Lake Como

Are you at Lake Como and are looking for the best places for Autumn foliage? We have selected the best spots for you At Lake Como for You we love...
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Prosecco or Franciacorta

Learn how to tell the difference between Prosecco and Franciacorta You are in Italy, which sparkling wine would you choose to celebrate your well-deserved vacation? Prosecco or Franciacorta? Sparkling wines...
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How long should I stay at Lake Como

“How long should I stay at Lake Como?”, “How many nights should I book if I want to visit other areas in Northern Italy?” Many think that Lake Como is...
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Where to stay at Lake Como

as a long tradition deeply rooted in history as the lake was an essential stop of the “Grand Tour”, an educational – coming of age – rite of passage undertaken...
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How to choose where to stay in Lake Como

10 Things to See & Do at Lake Como

The City of Como ​Como, the namesake of the lake, is a lakefront town of ancient monuments, a charming old town center and picturesque views. A walking tour through Como city...
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Lake Como in winter

7 Reasons to visit Lake Como in winter

Don’t overlook visiting Lake Como in the winter, there is a completely different aspect of Lake Como to discover from November to February. 1. Snow Capped Alps The absolute 1°...
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Bresaola from Valtellina

A taste from the Alps: Bresaola with cheese

Lake Como is located in the beautiful Lombardy region, close to Valchiavenna and Valtellina: two valleys in the heart of the Alps. Here, bresaola is produced. Bresaola is a high-quality...
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Saffron Risotto

Lake Como recipe: saffron risotto

Lake Como Food Tours offers not only walking and food tours in the Como area, but also cooking classes. We love to teach travellers how to make fresh pasta from...
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Castello Di Vezio Varenna Lago Di Como (IT) Vista Aerea

Lake Como travel stories: finding one’s roots at the old mill of Vezio

“It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true selves. The furniture insists that we cannot change because it does not; the domestic setting keeps us tethered...
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Bench On Lakefront In Como Lake Landscape. Bellagio Italy

Lake Como travel story: Falling in love with Lake Como

This is the story of how I fell in love with Lake Como, from India with love! “Did you say Lake Como?” “The Lake Como?” I reconfirmed when my husband,...
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Lucia from The Betrothed

The Betrothed and Lecco

If you have heard about the famous novel “The Betrothed”, “I Promessi Sposi” by Alessandro Manzoni, you surely have also heard about the town near Milan – Lecco. ​The Betrothed was first...
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Piece of silk

Como: The Silk City

Como, beautiful landscape, enduring lake but another marvel of this region is its silk. Como is also known as the Silk City. The city has a very interesting story pinned...
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Halloween in Italy

Seeing shops, squares, bars geared up for Halloween it is a little difficult to believe that till a decade or two ago Halloween wasn’t really celebrated in Italy. Kids knew...
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Ronco and its view

Where to eat local food in Lecco

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs ​If you are in Lecco and you’re looking for a cozy place where to eat...
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Cappuccino and croissant

Where to eat the best pastries in Lecco

“There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.” – Gail Simmons I was in Lecco last week and as I usually do when travelling, I searched on...
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Pan Mataloch

Lake Como’s traditional Christmas sweets

At Christmas all over the world there is something sweet and special to offer to our loved ones Just over a week till Christmas and the organization of lunches and...
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Christmas sweets

In 4 days we all get together “per fare I dolci“. To make sweets. No need to explain further. All the women (and also the men) of the family, know...
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Lake Como with e-bike

Discovering Lake Como with e-bikes

Discovering Lake Como with E-bikes is a wonderful experience! With an e-bike, sport and activity travel is now a possibility for anyone who can ride a traditional bike. Riding an...
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Wine and cheese

Valtellina Wine Country: tasting wine and cheese

“Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.” ​-Author, Gina Berraca ​If you...
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Little bridge, Lake Como

Behind the Scenes of a Lake Como Food Tour in Como

The best part about working in tourism on Lake Como is getting up early in the morning. Most people moan and groan when the alarm screams. Not us! After a good dose...
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Spice market, Spain

Discovering the World through Food

Food culture is about values, traditions and beliefs. A food tour with a local guide who brings you to local producers and landmarks will teach you about the culture, traditions...
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Ravioli handmade

10 Best Italian Foods to Eat in Italy

We have challenged ourselves to the impossible task of compiling a top-ten list of the best Italian foods. Italy and the Italian culture are not only rich with art and...
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Beautifull Aerial Panoramic View From The Drone To The Varenna Famous Old Italy Town On Bank Of Como Lake. High Top View To Water Landscape With Green Hills, Mountains And City In Sunny Summer Day.

Experiential Tourism is more than Sightseeing

Before Experiential Tourism became a catch phrase for the travel industry, Elena Pettinicchio and Laura Sanvito of Lake Como Food Tours had been offering unique experiences to travelers looking to delve into local culture. It was 2012 when...
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Bellagio lakeside

10 Things to See & Do at Lake Como

The City of Como ​Como, the namesake of the lake, is a lakefront town of ancient monuments, a charming old town center and picturesque views. A walking tour through Como city...
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romantic view

Getaway to Romantic Lake Como

It’s no secret that Lake Como is one of the world’s top locations for romance. The charming towns and villages with colorful houses and lazy little harbors will leave you...
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Como Greenway Gaspar Torriero

The best panoramic views on Lake Como

Lake Como is a true paradise for anyone who loves nature, walking and hiking, and the mountains give you the best panoramic views on the lake. Every bend offers the...
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Kayaking near the villas on Lake Como

Get Fit at Lake Como

If you want to get fit at Lake Como, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Sports & Activities at Lake Como The Italian Mediterranean and Adriatic Rivieras are not the only...
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Villa Balbianello Lake Como

6 Reasons to Choose Lake Como for Your Next Corporate Event

Mixing Business with Pleasure ​Lake Como, Italy is the ideal location to host your next MICE (meeting, incentive, conference, expo) event. Transportation is easily accessible, the vast selection of gorgeous...
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Mamma Ciccia, Mandello

Italian cooking class at Lake Como

Have you ever dreamt to take an Italian cooking class? You can do it at Lake Como, we’ll lead you to an incredible place. In the lakeside village of Mandello del...
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7 Italian Wines You Should Have in Your Cellar

Beating out France and Spain, Italy produces more wine than any other country (an estimated 4,796,900 tons) and the varieties of wines waiting to be enjoyed are endless! The north-south...
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Lombardy wine country Montevecchia

Lombardy wine country: Italy’s best kept secret

Unrevealed to the rest of the world, Lombardy wine country in northern Italy has kept its secret long enough! Come and discover Northern Italy Wine Country. When one thinks of...
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hiking larian triangle

Hiking the Larian Triangle with love

Hiking the “Strada Regia” trail from Torno to Montepiatto in the Larian Triangle Mountains of Lake Como is an incredible experience. This moderate-level hike is safe and scenic with our...
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Tour guide Giusy Lucini

Being a Lake Como Tour Guide

Confessions of a Lake Como Tour Guide The work of a tour guide is intense and non-stop. It takes a special person with a charismatic personality to be a tour...
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People at Ellis Island, early 1900s

Looking for Italian roots in Lake Como

We, at Lake Como Food Tours, often meet third or fourth generation Italian-Americans and Italian-Australians who travel to Italy in search of their roots. They come to us to experience...
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Lake Como pier

A trip to discover Lake Como

Perhaps it’s obvious to say, but the main reason you should visit Lake Como is for its beauty. Let us suggest you a trip to discover Lake Como. ​ We’ve...
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traditional food from Lake Como

Traditional food from Lake Como: Pesce in carpione

Traditional food from Lake Como offers a variety of delicious freshwater fish as pike, tench, eel, carp and trout. Tradition teaches us how to preserve it without the need of...
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wedding proposal

Marriage proposal: a fairytale in Lake Como

Marriage talk! Making a proposal isn’t an easy decision. Once you make that beautiful decision, in addition to the words to use, the place that you choose to ask for...
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