Lake Como

Orta Botanico di Brera

The most attracted tourist spot in Italy found in the Lombardy region of Italy is Lake Como. The deep-blue waters on the foot hills of alps. Lake como is also known as lario in latin. Luxury hotels with grand swimming pools are available with are located nearby the lake for you to adore the stay in Lombardy region of Italy. Mediterranean villas with formal gardens, some open to the public, dot the shore. The lake is shaped much like the letter Y. Lake Como is fed primarily by the Adda River, which enters the lake near Colico and flows out at Lecco. This geological conformation makes the southwestern branch a dead end, and so Como, unlike Lecco, is often flooded. Landscapes, wildlife and spas are more fascinating spots in Lake Como. It is long and narrow, and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests. The lake is well known for the attractive villas that have been built there since Roman times. Many villas on the lake shores have admirable gardens that benefit from the mild climate induced by the stabilising presence of 22.5 km³ of lake water and are fit to host tropical plants. The Lake Como ferry service is a highly developed public transport system linking the many small towns around the Lake. Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the famous Italian Lakes destinations, not far from Milan in the north of Italy. Lake Como is long (50km), slender and extremely deep. The southern end forks into two long ‘legs’, with the picturesque town of Bellagio situated on the promontory between them. Like the other Italian Lakes, Lake Como has been popular as a resort since the days of the Roman Empire. Visitors ever since have admired the blue waters and relaxed in luxurious villas in the wooded lakeside slopes above. Today, most of the towns around the shores of Lake Como are popular with tourists, walkers, cyclists and swimmers. Como is on Italy’s main railway network, and trains run from Milan to Como frequently, taking around 40 minutes. They depart from Milan’s Stazione Centrale and Stazione Porta Garibaldi, and arrive at San Giovanni, Como’s main station. Here is a direct bus service from Bergamo Airport to Como, also stopping – subject to advance booking – at towns along the western shore up to Menaggio. The service is called the Lake Como Express and runs three times a day – you can read the latest timetables and make bookings on the company’s website (see links panel). Buses around Como, including onward travel from Como to Bellagio, are operated by ASF Autolinee. These are cheap local services and a good way of getting around without a car. Steamers, boats and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A frequent boat service connects the central resorts, Lenno, Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta, Cadenabbia, Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna, including a car ferry. A less frequent but faster boat travels the full length of the lake from Como (with stops at most of the above). Buses run approximately hourly all the way up the west coast from Como round to Colico at the north-east.

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