The Italian Lakes have always held a special attraction and Lake Como is one of Italy’s most popular destinations all year round.
The lake’s scenery is magnificent and full of contrasts, while its location allows Como to act as a gateway to other nearby attractions and activities, which are well worth exploring…
Lake Maggiore is Italy’s second largest lake, with its northern shores actually in Switzerland. The shores of the lake are dotted with delightful towns and villages with colourful gardens and terraces ablaze with colourful and exotic flowers. Situated on the western shores of Lake Maggiore, lies Stresa, a lively resort with narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants, which is sheltered by a backdrop of pine covered mountains. From here, you can take a boat to the Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola Pescatore and Isola Madre – where you can enjoy beautiful gardens, picturesque hamlets and lakeside cafes.
St. Moritz and Bernina Express Railway
Some fabulous excursions are available to Tirano, where you can board the Bernina Express train for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breath taking railway journeys. The journey goes high into the Swiss Alps and through the unspoilt beauty of the Bernina Pass, passing mountain Rivers, snow-capped mountains and distant glaciers on the way to St. Moritz. Ensure you leave yourself enough time to explore the famous ski resort, with its choice of interesting shops, bars and cafes.
Milan is the fashion capital of Italy and the country’s most vibrant city. Milan is noted for its splendid Cathedral, the ‘Last Supper’ painting by Leonardo da Vinci and the ‘La Scala’ Opera House. After seeing the sights make sure you leave enough time to browse in the shops in the ‘Galleria’ arcades, perhaps look for designer brands in the elegant Via Monte Napoleone shopping district and perhaps for enjoying a drink in one of the pavement cafes.
Lake Como is available with regular flights from Edinburgh or Glasgow – some special late availability all inclusive packages can still be booked for May or June of this year.
All Inclusive Lake Como – late availability. For departures in May or June flying from Edinburgh or Glasgow, our readers can save up to £300 per person!