Have you just returned to work after the Christmas holidays and you can’t stop thinking about summer? How to blame you! However, you are very lucky to have stumbled upon this article: keep reading and you’ll see that dreaming of summer in the middle of winter brings good news... or beautiful offers.
Stop for a second and think about where you can spend your next holidays... let me guess, you're undecided between the sea and the mountain?
I'll give you the perfect solution: Summer at Lake Como. Here, you have the opportunity to have a walk on the mountains and to sunbathe by the lake!
WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO SEE NEAR COMO LAKE
HOTELS AND SPECIAL OFFERS
If you want to have a unique experience on Lake Como, then Hotel Paradiso is just perfect for you! It lies above the Lake, with an amazing view over the lake and surrounded by the green of the mountain.
Hotel Paradiso has all the services that you’ll ever need during your stay in Como (for all the details you’ll have to wait for the next article!) and the entire staff will be happy to help you out and to give you the best suggestions for the visit in our beautiful city.
Moreover - here come the good news - if you book before the end of May, you’ll receive a discount on your summer stay.
With our offer “Winter Super Sale”, if you book your summer stay in the months of January, February or March, you will immediately get a 15% discount on all our non-refundable rates (be careful: this offer is valid only if you book directly from our website!).
What are you waiting for? Book now! —> https://www.hotelparadisocomo.com/projects-1
Furthermore, with this offer you will also have access to all the Smart Club Benefits! To learn more about them, have a look at the next article or click here: https://www.hotelparadisocomo.com/services
WHY COMING TO LAKE COMO FOR THE SUMMER?
Lake Como has stunning sceneries, starting from the mountains, with paths among the greenery of the woods and of the fields, to the beautiful villas near the shores, and - of course - to the lake itself. The beauty of the panorama is better to be seen from the water of the lake.
Have I not convinced you yet? So, let’s do this then: I’ll introduce myself. I’m Jennifer and I will be your personal (and virtual) guide for our extraordinary territory. I will be you friend from Como that takes you at the discovery of the Lake. On today’s tour I’ll suggest the 5 things that you cannot miss on Lake Como:
Overlooking Como Lake’s bank, Villa Carlotta was built at the end of the 17th century by the Clerici marquess from Milan.
The Villa’s botanical garden offers - during spring - an incomparable scenery with azaleas and rhododendrons blooms that make it famous all over the world. However, also the other seasons of the year are a reason of wonder for the alternation of colors and scents. On sunny days it seems that the green of the trees and meadows and the colors of the flowers are almost ’solid', vivid enough to leave a mark on the memory.
VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO
Villa del Balbianello was built in 1787 on a pre-existing Franciscan monastery and offers - thanks to its garden - an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility.
On a peninsula with enchanted views of the lake, this elegant and romantic 18th century residence and its stunning garden have welcomed writers and travelers.
From the tip of the small wooded peninsula of Lavedo, the Villa elegantly overlooks a wide panorama that makes it one of the most scenic residences on Lake Como.
The only island of Lake Como, Isola Comacina, was a protagonist of Como’s history in Roman and early medieval times, constituting a political center, as well as one of the most important religious centers of the diocese.
Appreciated for its characteristic lush nature and for the splendid views, Isola Comacina has regained its former glory since 1900, thanks to the construction of the three houses for artists, in a rationalist style, destined to make the island a focal point of art, and thanks to the series of archaeological excavations carried out by scholars. Ugo Monneret de Villard and Luigi Mario Belloni.
Monte Bisbino is a mount located on the border between Italy and Switzerland.
On the summit, at an altitude of 1314 meters above sea level, there is a Sanctuary - still today the destination of many pilgrims and where Mass is celebrated on special occasions - the Piccolo Museo del Monte Bisbino (a museum), open occasionally, and a bar.
Starting from the historic center of Cernobbio you can reach the summit of Monte Bisbino. The route is punctuated by many points of historical and artistic interest and allow you to enjoy wonderful views of Lake Como.
For those who prefer a shorter walk with a more moderate difference in height, it is also possible to reach the hamlet of Rovenna by car, parking next to the cemetery and taking the mule track a few dozen meters away, at the beginning of Via Segantini.
THE LAKE AND ITS WATER
You can’t leave Como if you haven't explored the lake. There are many options: you can rent a private boat, a paddle boat or a kayak. Personally, I have always used the ferry, that allows you to see the main villages, passing by the above-cited Villas and stopping by the most beautiful towns to allow their visit.
To visit the lake with the ferry, you will need to get to Piazza Cavour, where you can find the pier from which all of the ferries depart.
There are different navigation possibilities. To get more into detail, have a look at this link: https://www.navigazionelaghi.it/risultati?lake=Como