Lake Como

Popular as a retreat since the Roman civilization, Percy Shelley wrote that Lake Como 'exceeds anything that I ever beheld in beauty'. It was during this time, between the 18th and 19th centuries, that European nobles favoured Lake Como as a destination on their Grand Tours of the continent. The Lake is widely considered as the most beautiful in the world, boasting grand villas, elegant pastel-coulered villages and UNESCO-listed churches dotted amongst its picturesque mountains.
Modern-day activities at the lake include sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, hiking and golf, and Como's focus on high-end tourism provides a wide variety of high-quality gastronomic options. 
 

Local Information
    • Menaggio : (all services, shops, restaurants, boat hires, public ferry service, golf) 3 minutes by boat or car, a 10 minute walk from the Villa
    • Cernobbio : (Villa d’Este, boutiques, restaurants) 30 minutes by boat, 30 mins by car
    • Bellaggio : 5 mins by private boat or 15 mins by car & ferry
    • Milano : (La Scala, Duomo, shops, events) 1 hour drive
    • Lugano : (shops, airport, restaurants, events) 40 mins by car
    • St. Moritz : (ski resort in winter, hiking in summer, shops, restaurants) 100 km from the Villa, 1 hour 30 mins by car
Airport:
    • Milan Malpensa Airport : 1 hour 20 mins by car
    • Milan Linate Airport : 1 hour 25 mins by car
    • Bergamo Airport : 1 hours 45 mins by car
    • Lugano Airport : 1 hour by car
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