Lake Como is a world famous lake situated in Lombardy, Italy and is a very popular tourist destination in the country. It is otherwise referred to as Lario, taken from its latin name, Larius Lacus. It is so huge, in fact, it is known to be the 3rd biggest lake in the country, with Lake Garda being the largest and then Lake Maggiore as the second largest. Its size is around 146 kilometers square. Aside from being the third largest in the country, it is also among the deepest lakes in Europe, with its depth reaching to more than 400 meters. A perfect vacation here involves having the best accommodation. Check these Lake Como condos, apartments, vacation homes and villas.
Lake Como is known to have been a favorite destination of rich people in Roman times because of its natural beauty and the abundance of elegant villas and castles. Among the popular villas for example are the Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni and Villa Carlotta. The lake is truly a favorite spot for the rich and famous. In fact, some of the world famous personalities such as George Clooney and Madonna have or have had homes in Lake Como. Additionally, here at Lake Como you can find a great golf vacation and pet friendly rentals.
Beginning over 100 years ago, Lake Como has been and is a favorite tourist destination and it continues to attract tourists from all around the globe. Even to this day, its natural beauty has been carefully preserved.
The name of the lake was taken from the town named Como and it is often called Lake Como. Others call it either Lake of Como or Como Lake. An aerial photograph of the lake shows that its actually shaped like the letter Y.
The climate here is overall mild and Mediterranean. Tropical as well as sub-tropical plants are able to grow just fine during the entire year. During the cold winter season, the lake stabilizes the temperature within the entire region and nearby areas by increasing the temperature of surrounding lands.
The lake is popular for its beautiful and eye catching landscapes, the variety of wildlife species and the rejuvenating spas surrounding the area. It is also a perfect location for activities such as kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing. Its perfectly beautiful, long, narrow and blue waters winding into the mountains and forests creates a naturally beautiful scenery.
Many of the villas found on the lake have naturally beautiful gardens filled with a large variety of flowers and plants. With the moderate and mild climate in the area, gardens are everywhere around many of the villas. These gardens are one of the most favorite sceneries that tourists want to see during their visit to Lake Como. The gardens not only have extraordinarily beautiful flowers and landscapes but you can also find sculptures, fountains and steps in them.
With all the classical and elegant villas, palaces, castles, lakeside villages, gardens and beautiful mountains found in Lake Como, plus the abundance of cafes, restaurants and activities available in the area, there is just no place like it. You can have the vacation you want, whether you have an activity-packed holiday or one that is more laid back and relaxing.
Known as the Jewel in the Crown of the lakes in Italy, Lake Como is truly one of the most beautiful lakes and destinations you can find in Europe.
Nearby vacation regions include the Bellagio, Cremia, Domasco, Gravedona, Griante and many others.