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Lake Como

Lake Como is the most spectacular of the region's three major lakes surrounded by forest covered hills and the Alps.

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Destination in detail

Mountains skirt the edge of crystal clear waters across the Italian lake district. Its beauty attracts tourists and A-listers alike; inspiring artists with the breath-taking views, peaceful landscapes and excellent wine. Pretty towns to mooch around, vineyards, warm weather and the delicious food are all to be enjoyed during your visit.


46.0160° N 9.2572° E




4,509 km²

Time Zone

GMT +1

Experiences in Lake Como

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Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There

Most visitors flying into Italy from overseas visiting Lake Como should to land at Milan’s Malpensa airport. This airport is roughly 25 miles south of Como town. Many major airlines fly into Malpensa airport, including Continental, Delta, USAir, British Airways, KLM, Scandinavian and many more.


Lake Como has its own little micro-climate. It is almost always mild and so is never too hot in summer or too cold in winter. Despite being quite far North in Italy, it has a surprisingly Mediterranean vegetation and the air is quite humid. In the summer the rain falls mainly in the night time in the form of dramatic thunderstorms with spectacular lightning displays. Next morning the air is fresh and clear, and everything seems to sparkle.


Lake Como was formed by glacial activity, and it has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 m (1320 ft) deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe. The south-eastern ‘leg’ of Lake Como has the atmosphere of a Norwegian fjord about it, with great walls of rock looming above the water, and the craggy peaks above towering on the skyline.

Essential Experiences

  • Driving a luxury Sports Car through spectacular Italian scenery
  • Feel like a film star as you arrive by helicopter Transfer
  • Take in the view from a Riva Speed Boat
  • Wonder the scented Italian gardens
  • Dive into the local cuisine!

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