Lake Como has become a hotspot for aristocrats and tourists who troop to the picturesque lake in Lombardy Italy to take in the sights and sounds of an Italian luxury travel experience. The ‘’Y’’ shaped lake is fed by the Adda river with Como sitting on the south-western branch of the lake. With breath taking views, towns rooted in history and a chance to catch a glimpse of celebrities’ life as they vacation, the Lake Como is a tourist destination that is to die for. An experience of the Lake Como is not one that comes around every time, so we will be looking at ways to make your time as memorable as possible with some tips and suggestions.
Pick accommodation carefully: Resisting the urge to splurge on a luxury hotel close to commercial activity is not easy but serene luxury villa rentals and apartments offer you a better chance of exploring and truly relaxing.
Enjoy Nature: We go through life not appreciating its small gifts. Don’t make that mistake on your vacation as areas surrounding the Lake Como are ideal for tropical plants and you will be confronted with different views of beautiful gardens.
Spas and Souvenirs: Give your body a treat and don’t forget to pick up souvenirs from silk scarfs to earrings most of which are sourced locally.
Star watching: Unfortunately, I don’t mean the constellations. Lake Como boasts its fair share of celebrities with George Clooney being the most prominent. Celebrities like Madonna, Gianni Versace and Richard Branson have been spotted so keep your eyes peeled and get an update on celebrities’ life
Be a foodie: Indulge in the various delicacies afforded by the cafes and restaurants littering the Lake Combo. From prosciutto to risotto, give your taste buds an Italian cuisine education.
Architecture: The landscape of Lake Como is dotted by quaint villas featuring impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. A stay in a villa brings to life the ambience of the area and you can transform your Italy luxury travel to one fit for royalty by taking advantage of luxury villa rentals.
Ferry: Explore the various small towns littering Lake Como and have your tour guide point out interesting places. Different services are available depending on how much you have to spend.
The View: Don’t deprive yourself of the breath-taking view of the Lake Como throughout your stay. Waking up to the beautiful mass of clear water every day of your stay is priceless.
Relive history: Visit places of historical significance and watch past events come to life in your mind. Winston Churchill sought solace in a villa in the area while Mussolini’s death occurred here too. If you are a movie buff a visit to the Villa del Balbianello which was a location for a part of the Star wars franchise and James Bond movie; Casino Royale.
Photos: Live in the moment, have fun and most importantly capture memories in a lens.