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Things to do in  Lake Como

Welcome to Lake Como

From James Bond to George Clooney, Lake Como has been a playground for the rich and famous for decades. Look past the opulent villas and Hollywood high-rollers, however, and you’ll find that this glacial lake remains a land of tiny fishing villages and humble polenta. Boat tours of lakeshore highlights like Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta, along with the jewel-like towns of Bellagio and Varenna, top the list of things to do on Lake Como. Visitors can also delve into the local cuisine with cooking classes, market tours, and winery visits.

Top 5 attractions in Lake Como

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Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello

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Villa del Balbianello is one of a number of elegant historic villas that sit directly on the water’s edge at Lake Como. On the tip of a small promontory on the lake’s western shore, Balbianello is particularly lovely, with luxurious interiors, scenic loggia, beautiful gardens, and romantic lake views.More
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Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)

Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)

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One of a clutch of historic villas that ring Lake Como, the 19th-century Villa Melzi d’Eril is surrounded by its lush Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi. The villa is closed to the public, but the botanical gardens offer walking paths directly along the lakeshore that make for a peaceful respite from the crowds of Bellagio.More
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Como-Brunate Funicular Railway (Funicolare Como–Brunate)

Como-Brunate Funicular Railway (Funicolare Como–Brunate)

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This historic single-track funicular railway has been carrying passengers up and down the steep mountain slope between the lakeside city of Como and the village of Brunate since 1894. The 7-minute ride passes through a scenic stretch of countryside with sweeping views over Italy’s Lake Como as far as the Swiss Alps.More
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Brunate

Brunate

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Hop on the historic funicular from the city of Como and climb 2,362 feet (720 meters to the hilltop town of Brunate to take in the spectacular panorama over Lake Como as far as the Swiss Alps. If that isn’t enough of a bird’s-eye view, you can continue up the trail to the 1920s lighthouse for an even higher scenic perch.More
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Fort Montecchio Nord (Forte Montecchio Nord)

Fort Montecchio Nord (Forte Montecchio Nord)

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On the shores of Lake Como overlooking the Valtellina and Valchiavenna mountains, Forte Montecchio Nord is Italy’s only intact fort dating from World War I. Modern history enthusiasts will enjoy learning about Italy’s role in the Great War by exploring the fort’s powder room, subterranean tunnels, barracks, and original Schneider guns.More

Top activities in Lake Como

Lake Como Kayak Tour from Bellagio
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Como Food Tour
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Como Food Tour

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Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience from Como
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E-Bike Tour Lake Como and Swiss Vineyards
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Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour
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Domaso: Wine Tasting at the Winery on Como Lake
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Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper
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2 Hours Walking Tour Como

2 Hours Walking Tour Como

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Lake Como Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience
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Wine & food tasting

Wine & food tasting

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Villas Tour

Villas Tour

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Lake Como Private Boat Tour

Lake Como Private Boat Tour

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