Lake Como, Italy
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Lake Como Villa Rentals
At the foot of the Alps, Lake Como has been the place to go for rest, relaxation, and beautiful scenery since Roman times - and it’s easy to see why. With picture-perfect properties hugging the edges of the softly lapping lake against a backdrop of soaring mountains, Lake Como is a perfect destination for a retreat at any time of the year. Sample the incredible cuisine, wander the various charming towns nestled along the lake’s shore, or take a day trip to some of Italy’s major metropolitan cities, with Milan only a two hour drive away.
There’s something ineffable about the sheer, astounding beauty of this Italian region. And what better way to take it all in than from your own Lake Como villa? Complete with unbeatable views of the picturesque lake and reaching mountains, you can dine alfresco as the sky fades into sunset and the vibrant colors shimmer against the lake's surface, or bask in the ambience from your private pool. And with every comfort carefully considered, you’ll have every wish and want catered for with a stay in one of these exquisite vacation homes.
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Getting to and around Lake Como
Lake Como, Italy, is conveniently accessible through several nearby airports. The closest major airport is Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), which provides international and domestic flights. Located approximately 68 kilometers from Lake Como, this airport offers excellent connectivity to the region. Travelers from around the world can easily access Lake Como through Milan Malpensa Airport.
Milan Linate Airport (LIN) is another option, situated about 83 kilometers from Lake Como. While smaller than Malpensa, Linate serves domestic and some European destinations, making it a viable choice for travelers coming from within Europe.
Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY), approximately 90 kilometers away, is a third option. It primarily handles low-cost carriers and charter flights, providing additional choices for reaching Lake Como.
Upon arriving at any of these airports, you can find shuttle services that offer convenient transportation to Lake Como and its various towns and villages. Shuttle services are a comfortable way to reach your destination, particularly if you prefer not to drive.
Travelers can also reach Lake Como by train. The region is well-connected to major cities like Milan, making it accessible by rail. You can take a train from Milan Central Station to various towns around Lake Como, providing a scenic and convenient mode of transport.
Ferries and Boats
Once you're at Lake Como, ferries and boats become a popular means of transportation. They offer not only a practical way to move around the lake but also a picturesque experience. You can hop on a ferry to explore different towns and enjoy the stunning lake views.
For those who want the freedom to explore Lake Como and its surrounding areas at their own pace, renting a car is an excellent option. Italy has a well-developed road network, and Lake Como is no exception. While roads can be narrow and winding around the lake, they provide access to various charming villages and attractions. Remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road and ensure you have the necessary documentation, including an International Driver's Permit if required.
Car rental agencies are readily available at the airports and in towns around Lake Como. Renting a car allows you to explore the lake's hidden treasures, visit historic villas, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.
As you embark on your journey to Lake Como, these transportation options ensure a seamless and enjoyable exploration of one of Italy's most beautiful and iconic destinations. Whether you're here for a short visit or an extended Italian getaway, Lake Como welcomes you with its breathtaking landscapes, charming towns, and rich history.
Things to do
- Hop on a ferry and explore the beautiful Central Lake resort towns of Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna. Offering their own unique charm, these picturesque resort towns boast scenic lake promenades, lidos and authentic restaurants.
Visit the Golden Triangle towns
- Promising a day out to remember, Lake Como boasts world-class villa attractions. From Villa Melzi to Villa Monastero, Villa Carlotta to Villa del Balbianello, each promises world-class lake scenery and beautiful, showstopper gardens.
Visit Lake Como's treasure trove of villas
- For the best way to take in Lake Como, enjoy a bird's eye view from a seaplane. The classic seaplane tours on Lake Como promise an unforgettable way to take in the majestic lake, villas and mountains.
Take a seaplane tour
- Savor happy hour on Lake Como, with a tasty aperitivo and chilled glass of prosecco. Served up at one of the many local cafes, restaurants and fashionable lakeside lidos. Go one step further with wine tasting and sharing boards!
Celebrate Aperitivo hour
- Sightseeing on Lake Como deserves a delicious treat along the way, and nothing quite beats an authentic Italian gelato. Enjoy a tempting choice of flavors at one of the many gelaterias and find a tasty way to cool down!
Tuck into an authentic gelato
- Explore Lake Como's top hiking trails, including Greenway del Lago, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio and Castello di Vezio. The challenging Stelvio Pass and Muro di Sormano climbs also await more experienced hikers.
Take on the Lake's scenic hikes
- Approximately 34km away from Lake Como is the Swiss Lake Lugano. Enjoy taking in the sights of this spectacular lake. From the scenic Olive Trail to the charming village of Morcote and the buzzing international city of Lugano.
Explore Lake Lugano
- Just 48km away, the fashionable Lombardy capital of Milan promises world-class city sights and amusement. From its famous Duomo, Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade and Castello Sforzi to dining out in style, Milan is a must-see!
- Out-of-season, a host of nearby Italian Alps ski resort towns await! Promising the perfect winter playground for families, beginners, intermediates and all levels, the Italian Alps offer the perfect daytime distraction from the lake.
Go skiing in the Italian Alps
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Lake Como villa rentals with pools
Imagine yourself at the edge of a pool in a grand vacation rental nestled at the foot of the Alps, overlooking the mirror-like surface of a gorgeous lake. Recline poolside with a good book and glass of wine, looking out at the sublime mountains in the north of Italy. Tempting cuisine and Renaissance architecture await you in the city of Como - that is, of course, if you can bring yourself to leave the cool, refreshing waters of your private pool.
From the water’s edge to the finely furnished bedrooms, feel wrapped in luxury in our Lake Como villa rentals with pools.
For couples, honeymooners and multigenerational groups, our Lake Como villa rentals with hot tubs invite you to soak up the spellbinding scenery of Lake Como from the luxurious warm depths of your very own tub. With many of our exclusive lake rentals equipped with both pool and hot tub, your Lake Como vacation can be truly exclusive in every way.
Lake Como villa rentals by bedroom number
Lakefront villas in Lake Como
As one of Italy's most luxurious and iconic places, Lake Como is a rather special destination for a vacation. For those looking for the ultimate Como experience, a stay in one of our lakefront villas can't be beaten.
These beautiful homes offer exquisite Italian elegance, mere steps from the serene waters of the lake. You can bask in incredible views of Lake Como and the mountains that cradle it, all while unwinding in the sophisticated luxury of a traditional Italian villa.
What's more, our lakefront Lake Como villa rentals promise the perfect way to experience the gem of the Lombary lakes best - from the lake. Many feature a private jetty, harbor or boathouse, enabling guests to easily get out on the water and explore the top attractions of Lake Como during their stay.