Agriturismo Lake Como
Crystal-clear water, secluded pebble beaches, picturesque villages and the majestic Alps. A holiday by Lake Como is always a lovely treat. That’s why even famous Hollywood stars like to spend their holidays beside Lake Como. Have you too picked this region as your holiday destination? Then you must really take a look at my charming agriturismos around Lake Como. I – Margot – have personally visited and selected them. I know the region very well. I have spent my holidays here too, for the last 20 years.
Beautifully situated in the mountains
Consider its breath-taking situation among the southern slopes of the Alps. From wherever you are around Lake Como, you will enjoy stunning views of the mountains. When sunbathing on the beach. Hiking through smiling villages. Swimming, surfing, or sailing on the water. Lake Como is smaller than Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. Yet it has the longest coastline, stretching like a ribbon along gorges between the mountains. Its total length is 46 km, from the lake’s northern tip to the city of Como in the south. The road along the lake is one of the most panoramic in all Italy.
Authentic Italian villages
Lake Como is dotted with pretty villages with an authentic Italian atmosphere. Picturesque Bellagio, for instance, also known as the Pearl of the Lake. Its many luxurious hotels and villas often host celebrities. The city of Como has a beautiful historic centre and an old city wall. You will also find lots of appealing shops, bars and terraces. Tip: take the cable car from Como to the village of Burnate. You will be rewarded with splendid views of the lake and the city.
The eastern side of the lake is less touristy. Don’t miss the village of Varenna, with its colourful houses clinging to the rock. And also worth a visit is Menaggio, across the Lake. These two villages are conveniently linked to Bellagio by ferries. Gravedona is an idyllic village with a lively boulevard. Join the locals and indulge in a gelato at La Carapiña. In the mood for a shopping spree? Milan is close by, and can easily be reached by train.
Swimming, surfing and more
Lake Como is an ideal place for swimming, surfing, kiting, and water skiing. You can brush up your skills (or start from scratch) in one of the many sailing, surfing and water-skiing schools. They also rent out equipment. Prefer to relax? Take your pick of the many pebble beaches, where your children can play to their hearts content. Or make a boat-trip with a friendly crew, as nearly every village has a starting point for the many sightseeing boats that cruise the lake.
Hiking or mountain biking in the mountains
Love the mountains? Lake Como is the starting point of many spectacular hiking trails through the Alps. I can really recommend the trail through the Orrido di Bellano, a natural gorge between Taceno and Bellano. Or climb the highest mountain in the area: Monte Legnone (2609 m). There are also a few less-challenging trails for less experienced mountain hikers. On most routes you’ll find a rifugio (mountain hut) where you can order a drink and get a bite to eat.
The arrival of electric mountain bikes makes it possible for everyone to pedal through the mountains. E-bikes can be easily hired in practically every village. Here they can also advise you on which route to take, based on your wishes. With your fully charged battery, you can climb any mountain! The network of cycle routes is continually being expanded. There is for instance a beautiful route from Gera Lario, Lake Como, all the way to the charming mountain village of Chiavenna (about 30 kms).
The prettiest agriturismos at Lake Como
Lake Como offers everything you could desire for a relaxed vacation for two or for a family. Are you looking for accommodation close to the lake that has everything you require? Opt for one of My Italy’s luxury agriturismos. I have selected for you only the very best agriturismos in the region, as well as apartments, rooms (including family rooms) and b&b’s.
Every one of these properties was selected for quality, atmosphere and hospitality. Some of them are within walking distance of the lake. Others are situated a little higher up, and offer splendid views. You have the choice of agriturismos with or without their own restaurant. Practically all the properties have their own swimming pools. And some also have a separate paddling pool for the little ones.
Book an agriturismo in Lake Como
All of my agriturismos in the area around Lake Como are listed above. Would you like to learn more about accommodation in this lovely region? Just send me an e-mail. I spend part of every year beside the lake. So, I know the region, the agriturismos and their owners. I’ll be only too happy to help you.