Lago di Como

Con Questa’s Choices August 31, 2020

Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy after Lakes Garda and Maggiore. For centuries Lake Como has seduced visitors with its natural beauty and stunning views of the southern Italian Alps. Reasons to make Lake Como your next travel destination include the wealth of recreational water activities (such as boating and kayaking), the scenic viewpoints, hiking trails, cycle routes and exquisite gastronomy. Continue reading to find out why Lake Como is this week’s Con Questa’s Choice.

TO STAY

Il Sereno Hotel brings new meaning to luxury and modern design. Award-winning architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has combined the natural ambiance of the surrounding environment with comfort and luxury. Il Sereno is located next to the village of Torno and offers peaceful views of Lake Como and plenty of sumptuous gardens. 

Located in a centuries old botanical park on the Eastern shore of Lake Como, you will find Mandarin Oriental – Lago di Como. The resort, with their famous and iconic floating pool, has the largest spa on the lake which makes it the perfect place for relaxing and recharging. Their 75 guest accommodations are housed within nine individual buildings and provide the best views of either the lake or garden.

TO EAT

Of course you cannot go without a define culinary experience at Berton Al Lago, awarded with a Michelin star. The restaurant features a beautiful large outdoor terrace overlooking Lake Como.

If you’re looking for authentic, traditional lake cuisine with a focus on local ingredients, visit restaurant Feel. At Feel they have a farm-to-table-concept with a sophisticated twist.

At Il Tigli in Theoria each dish tells a different story. We especially recommend going for The Earth and The Sea tasting menu.

TO DO 

In the central area of Lake Como, you will find Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como”. Bellagio can be described as one of the prettiest villages in Europe with its characteristic cobblestoned alleys and steps surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants as well as the fabulous I Giardini Di Villa Melzi. Definitely worth a visit.

Como has one of the oldest Aero Clubs in the world, founded in 1930. Since Como is famous for its seaplanes, there is no better way to see the lake, villas and villages than by embarking on a thrilling seaplane tour.

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