All about Lake Como in Italy, Famous Y Shaped Lake

All about Lake Como
Villa del Balbianello – Lake Como

All about Lake Como: I offer tips on the best times to go on holiday, and explain what country it is into where it is within that country it is, in addition to the range of exciting holiday activities that are available.

What country is Lake Como In?

Lake Como is set in the country of Italy. Italy is in Europe, it is easily identifiable as a country within Europe and often is referred to by many as the one that looks like a boot. The capital city of Italy is Rome and has many other cities such as Venice which is famed for its Canals and Bridges and Milan for its glamorous Shopping as well as Pisa for the very famous leaning Tower.

Where is Lake Como?

 Lake Como is a lake of glacial form situated in Lombardy, in beautiful Italy.  It is the third-largest lake in Italy, coming after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. It is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and it is over 400 meters deep and at the bottom around 200 meters below sea level with it being fed by the Adda River.

The ‘Y’ shape with the northern branch begins in Colico. The towns of Como and Lecco create the start for the other two branches. Taking views of the lake’s ideal from each end and the lake flows out at Colico and Lecco. A boat service runs between the three intersections making it a beautiful base to explore the stunning scenery. Lake Como is around 40km from Milan to the South and only a few minutes from the Swiss Border – and George Clooney has a home their too.

When is the best time to go holiday there

The best time to go is any time between Late March and October making it just about the start of the season. Like a typical holiday destination, most hotels, and restaurants, as well as most leisure facilities, close from November until March. However, if you want to do some great exploring, it is better to go this time for climbing, walking, hiking and running.

In the summer months, you are more likely to see water-skiing, cycling, sailing, hiking or windsurfing. Or simply soaking up the sun going on with many tourists around the lake on Holiday to Lake Como. Although it is not that far from the Swiss border, the climate is still mild and sunny.  

Here are some basic facts about Como

Como produces around 80% of Europe’s silk export. It has been doing so since the fourteenth century when silkworms were first imported to Italy. As you would expect, fish is locally sourced and is available in nearly all restaurants on the Lake. There is also some great hiking to be done in the mountains and hills around Como.

There are plentiful activities to keep you entertained on Lake ComoComputer Technology Articles, as well as it is a fairly cheap holiday to Lake Como with most hotels offering all-inclusive holidays to Lake Como.
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Where to stay in Como

There are hotels, apartments, B&Bs, and villas available, check it out and make a reservation here.

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