Lake Como Villas

This beautiful Italian Lake is positioned at the foothills of the Alps in the region of Lombardy, where the imposing mountains slope down to the tranquil lakeside.  When you choose to stay at a villa in Lake Como you will understand why it has become such a remarkable holiday destination; hot summers, breathtaking scenery and delicious cuisine all add to the area’s unique charm.  During the winter season occasional snowfall covers the mountainous peaks which makes it ideal for skiing enthusiasts.

From one of the Lake Como villas you can explore the stunning countryside with its rolling hills, outstanding vistas and picturesque valleys that are peppered with thriving vineyards, impressive villas and ripe olive groves.  To witness some of Lake Como’s most awe-inspiring scenery you can hire a boat to take you out towards the centre of the lake between Varenna, Bellagio, Tremezzo and Mennagio where the glistening water provides the most exquisite backdrop to its surrounding towns.  From here you can admire the ornate palaces and many of the extravagant villas that are owned by celebrities.

When you rent a villa on Lake Como you will find plenty of exciting activities to participate in such as windsurfing, kite surfing, golf and discovering the area by hiring a private boat.  The cool lakeside breeze makes these pursuits, and also walking and cycling, extremely enjoyable.  The many pretty towns and villages that border the lake are ideally located for sightseeing and days out.  Como itself manages to maintain a vivacious yet relaxing atmosphere due to its idyllic landscape and lively waterfront. 

There are also several cable cars that you can enjoy a ride in during Lake Como villa holidays which carry passengers up the lush hillsides to quaint towns such as Brunate.  Here you can soak up the astounding panoramas and experience Alpine culture and Lake Como’s indigenous flora and fauna. 

The town of Como still retains its fortification walls and historic charm exudes from the Romanesque architecture.  You might also wish to visit the Duomo di Como, a Gothic-Renaissance cathedral which houses elaborate sculptures and fabulous paintings.

When you rent villas in Lake Como it is definitely worth visiting Sacro Monte di Ossuccio which is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be found 200 metres above the lake’s edge.  The mountain is scattered with 15 Baroque chapels and looks out over the striking Isola Comacina which is the lake’s only island.  Each of the chapels contains intricately sculptured statues and colourful frescos.  At the summit of this stunning mountain you will find the sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso, which translates to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  The sanctuary was built in honour of the marble statue which was believed to bring about miracles.

If you decide to take a trip to Milan whilst enjoying Lake Como villa holidays, you can appreciate the vast contrast against the tranquillity of Como.  Milan is a major hub for business and finance and emits a much more contemporary ambience.  Although historic buildings that are located around the city are reminiscent of the past, the modern architecture and fashionable shops return your focus to the 21st century.  Stylish boutiques that line the streets are laden with designer labels such as Gucci, Prada and Versace which makes the city extremely popular with fashionistas and celebrities.  The Piazza del Duomo is a vibrant square where people staying in a Lake Como villa can find the Royal Palace and the awe-inspiring cathedral which lends its name to the piazza.  The city is bursting with a vibrant nightlife, delectable Italian restaurants and bars, and there are several delightful parks and gardens where you can take time to relax.

Many people who rent a villa on Lake Como will be amazed at the region’s diversity and the amount of wonderful sights and attractions that there are to explore.  The fine combination of abundant history, overwhelming scenery and enjoyable activities makes Lake Como one of the most treasured of all of the wondrous Italian lakes.  Browse the website to find your perfect Lake Como villa holiday.