Long favoured by the European aristocracy, Lake Como is known for its beautiful landscape and wildlife and the spectacular backdrop of the Grigna mountains.
Lake Como is surrounded by high mountains and dramatic cliffs, making it quite different from the other Italian lakes. A narrow road runs up its western coast towards Switzerland and sits up high above the water, with the towns dropping down beneath it. Famous for its beautifully kept public gardens and historic villas, it's easy to see why so many celebrities are attracted to the lake.
The resorts of Menaggio, Tremezzo and Cadenabbia sit on the sunny western shore. Each has a promenade running along the lakeside, where you can enjoy an evening stroll and take in the dramatic views across the lake. The unique resort of Bellagio is perched on the southern shore and enjoys breathtaking views across the lake from both sides of the town. Menaggio and Bellagio are large and lively, with café-filled piazzas and winding cobbled streets, while Cadenabbia and Tremezzo are slightly quieter and make a great base for exploring.
There's a regular and reliable ferry service that will take you to all four of our resorts, to the other villages and to the lake's capital, Como. There is also a bus service that'll take you up and down the western side of the lake.
See more of Lake Como with our Lake Como Discovery package, staying at the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, the Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia or the Hotel Bellavista in Menaggio. Excursions include Milan, Lake Orta and Stresa, and a trip to Switzerland on the Bernina Express. Must book before 27 April 2016.
Top 3 accommodations in Lake Como
Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia
from £357 per person
Hotel Villa Marie, Tremezzo
from £333 per person
Excelsior Splendide, Bellagio
from £367 per person
Special offers for summer 15
• Pre-book any two full day excursions per person and receive a €10 discount against a third excursion of your choice, bookable in resort.