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.

1. Guided Fly Fishing trip on the Adda River

2. Wine tasting at the Cantina Follie

3. Go all inclusive all food and drinks in the resort

4. Dinner at Acquadulza

5. Rent a boat and cruise the lake

6. Guided kayak trip on the lake

7. Visit Villa Charlotta

8. Day Ticket on the ferrys, Village hopping

9. Go for some RnR at the Olivieri park

10. Visit the Lido Di Cadenabbia Pool & Beach club

11. Visit romantic Varenna

12. Visit Gravedona and get a Gelato at Carapinea

13. Italian cooking class with Chef Giampaolo

14. Visit Bellagio

15. Visit Villa Balbianello (James Bond Villa)

16. Visit Como City Market Every Saturday

17. Visit Lenno Market Every Tuesday 

18. Catch the Hydrafoil to Como

19. Dine in a local tremezzo restaurant

20. Try Perch risotto, or Missultin with Polenta