My Wife and I, lived on the shores of Lake Como for over 10 years before moving to the UK. We have travelled Italy and explored from North to South, eaten in oh so many restaurants and drunk in even more bars. The Italian way of life is one, that I take with me wherever we go and there are several reasons as to why.
Lake Como has always been known as a beautiful holiday resort thanks to the mild climate and unsurpassable beauty of the small seaside resorts nestled in the Pre-Alps: in past centuries only noble families and Italian and European writers spent holiday periods in the sumptuous villas overlooking the lake. Now the lake has become an international tourist destination. In a strategic position a short distance from Milan and Brianza, perfectly connected by rail, Lake Como offers extremely elegant landscapes: small villages nestled on woody slopes that alternate with the famous villas surrounded by lush gardens, unmissable during the spring blooms and with plant species from all over the world. There are many lakeside villas: Villa Olmo, Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Villa Monastero, Villa Cipressi in Varenna, or Villa Serbelloni or Villa Melzi in Bellagio or the very famous Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa Balbianello in Lenno, some open to public, others to be admired only from the outside.
3. Go all inclusive all food and drinks in the resort
14. Visit Bellagio
20. Try Perch risotto, or Missultin with Polenta