Exploring Lake Como in style is easy when enjoying it’s luxurious ferries. Polished hardwood floors, comfortable padded seating and a smooth ride, these ferries are half the fun of getting around the lake. It is the perfect way to spend a day or two exploring the townships dotted around the lake. Each ferry, always on time, always exceptionally cle...

Let’s have an aperitivo on the water, and then come back for dinner” suggests the frontispiece of a menu at a restaurant overlooking Lake Como’s sparkling shores. This just so happens to be the perfect way to spend an October weekend, but what is it about this particular Northern Italian lake? Foreigners have been drawn to Lake Como due, in part, t...

Probably the first thing people think about when Valentine's Day is mentioned is a loving couple, and Italy has the most famous couple of all, Romeo and Juliet. The city of the 'star crossed lovers', Verona, makes a romantic destination, but this most obvious of romantic places in Italy is actually rather disappointing. 'Juliet's house' (she never...

Lake Como is a top vacation spot in Italy. It is located in the northern region of Italy. Tourists come to this region from far and wide to explore the Duomo’s history and venture into the lake and its surroundings. Are you looking for a vacation destination? Today is your lucky day! In this guide, you will find all the details you need to know abo...

The Italian gardens are some of the most beautiful sights to behold. There is the Italian Renaissance garden, a style that emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and France. The style is an inspiration of the Italian traditional ideology of beauty. The landscape and view of the gardens are incredible. One can enjoy the sounds, smells, a...

Claudio cuts the engine in front of a magnificent villa. ‘This is 16th-century Villa Pliniana. Where Rossini composed Tancredi, Napoleon played billiards and Leonardo da Vinci studied the flow of its irregular waterfall. Not all at the same time,’ he says. ‘If you’ve ¤150,000 going spare, you can rent it for the week.’ Presumably, this is the sort...

On September 1, a unique event will take place on Lake Como, Italy. A floating and moving concert on the water played by Alessandro Martire is slated in the picturesque lake. The idea of the floating moving concert comes from the fantasy of the Italian pianist and composer Alessandro Martire. It has been specifically organized to take place on Lake...

Lake Como is a popular Italian destination, especially with foreign tourists, and rightly so: picturesque little lakeside towns, luxurious villas, magnificent gardens, all within the backdrop of mountains. But like all popular places, Lake Como can become overcrowded with tourists; however, there are always ways for curious travelers to enjoy littl...

I write from Lake Como. There are worse places to be during a Coronavirus Lockdown. The Romans called the lake ‘Larius’, an ancient Etruscan word meaning ‘the best’. The Romans rarely got things wrong. It has subsequently inspired the greatest artists of the world and caused the English poet Shelley to write, “This lake surpasses in beauty anything...

The ancient town of Como, Italy keeps getting better, far surpassing the level of hospitality afforded its founder, Julius Caesar. Though there have long been five-star properties in the towns along the lakeside, the city itself only saw its first open within the last two years. The proprietors, the Passera family and its Lario Hotels group, are de...