Lake Como is considered a chic romantic paradise and is renown for its picturesque iconic sceneries. Few other places will seduce your senses with evocative vistas of the mountains re ected into the shimmering waters, cozy villages do ed with scented owers and lush vegetation, and a plethora of restaurants serving the Lake’s specialties. Just few kilometers from Como, on the southeast side of the Lake, Villa Pliniana is a waterfront luxury villa di cult to fully describe but certainly impossible to forget. Between the impressive architecture, the lavish interiors, the private spa and the attentive service, the guests who stay at Pliniana will experience much more than a great vacation!
Nearest Airport: Malpensa Milan Airport 1 h 2 min
Nearest serviced town: Torno 3 min
Nearest major city: Como 19 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps
The area of Lake Como is abundant in picturesque towns with narrow cobbled streets, breathtaking views, and lovely homes and gardens, best visited from late spring to early fall. Take a stroll through the city of Como to enjoy its history and architecture, then hop on the ferry and head north to visit other towns on the lakeshore.
However, there is more to do in this area than traditional sightseeing. Visitors can book a flight over the lake by seaplane or take the funiculare (hillside trolley) to Brunate and enjoy spectacular views from above. Extreme sports enthusiasts can enjoy paragliding off of Mount Nuvolone. Small and large groups alike can book boat tours with our concierge to enjoy the lake from the water, having fun spotting properties owned by the rich and famous (Donatella Versace, Madonna, and George Clooney, among others).
For the more adventurous, Lake Como also offers water-skiing, wind surfing, and wake boarding. Bikers will surely enjoy the natural trails that lead to the mountains or even hidden pebbled beaches. Go for a round of golf or tennis at one of the many locations across the lake region. Lake Como has something for everyone! With fashion-capital Milan just 45 minutes away, it's no wonder that Lake Como also offers excellent designer shopping.
WHERE TO EAT
Momi - Excellent fresh local food served on a romantic and panoramic terrace. Memorable experience if you are there at sunset! You can arrive also by boat and access the restaurant from the water via private dock. Ask the locals for directions because the place it is a little hard to find.
Frazione Riva, Blevio - +39 334 120 2327
Crotto dei Platani - Another great place on the water. Great food, excellent wine and magnificent view...who could ask for more? Try the potato and porcini flan with Taleggio cheese.
Via Regina 73, Brienno - +39 031 814038
La Veranda at Villa D'Este - This classic restaurant offers great views of the lake. The perfect combination of food, atmosphere and service make this a must!
Via Regina 40, Villa d'Este, Cernobbio -+39 031 3481
Trattoria del Glicine - Great typical food in a traditional setting. 10 minute drive uphill from Cernobbio. Try the duck and - if in season - the white asparagus salad.
Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Località Piazza Santo Stefano In Collina - +39 031 511332
Osteria del Beuc - Unpretentious trattoria, local atmosphere and good typical dishes with a menu changing daily. Outdoor seating available.
Via Felice Cavallotti 1, Cernobbio - +39 031 341633
Cardamomo - Fabulous pizza and artisanal beer. Child friendly. No reservations taken, show up early (around 7:00pm) to get a table.
Via Carloni 2 f/g, Como - +39 031 301919
WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing - Tessabit Plinio, elegant contemporary concept clothing store selling the best of Italian Fashion.
Piazza Cavour 34, Como - +39 031 304348
Food - Taste the Formaggio Larianoproduced throughout the year with milk obtained exclusively in the province of Como. Buy this goodie at Latteria Alto Lario.
Via Statale 178, Dongo - +39 0344 821 84
Silk accessories - Como is also famous for silk manufacturing, a place to buy some articles is Azalea Bellagio.
Salita Serbelloni 31, Bellagio - +39 031 950 984
Leather goods - Quelli della pelle, artisanal hand-made products, 100% made in Bellagio.
Salita Serbelloni 22, Bellagio - +39 031 951 393