Lake Como Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Lake Como
The allure of Lake Como is indescribable. There’s something magical about it, driven by its unique y-shape, the dramatic Alpine scenery surroundings, and its glacial origins.
The allure of Lake Como is indescribable. There’s something magical about it, driven by its unique y-shape, the dramatic Alpine scenery surroundings, and its glacial origins. It’s also got a unique microclimate that makes it balmy year-round. There’s a reason why Lake Como holidays have been so vaunted since Ancient Roman times.
There’s enough to do in the surrounding areas that it can feel overwhelming to plan out your itinerary, which is why Lake Como tours with Newmarket Holidays can help you get the best of this beautiful region without the stress of planning. Viewing the majestic landscapes doesn’t need much instruction, but if you’re keen to sample the region's fine cuisine, spot some endemic wildlife, or find which of the picturesque local towns has the best boutiques, a little help can go a long way.
The area is renowned for its local produce, ranging from delectable honey to smoked salamis that are so good you’ll want to fill your suitcase to the brim. Lake Como escorted tours can help you navigate where to find the best of these delights, as well as which of the iconic villas to tour. One must-visit is the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, a hillside sanctuary that’s home to numerous Baroque chapels. A visit here is fitting for the region, because Lake Como is as close to heaven on earth as you’re going to get.
Things to do at Lake Como
Live La Dolce Vita in this stunning part of the boot-shaped nation.
Take a stroll
Around Lake Como there’s no doubt the water is the star of the show, but there are numerous walking paths for hikers of all levels to enjoy, delivering even better views than you get from the shoreline.
The city of Como is most people’s first port of call when travelling to the lake from Milan, but it shouldn’t just be seen as a thoroughfare. With an iconic cathedral, laidback bars, and enough marble to make a Roman emperor jealous, it’s a beautiful place to spend a day.
The hundreds of excellent spas in the towns that line the lake are great for getting rid of those niggling aches and pains, or just pampering yourself for a day. The Grand Hotel Victoria is a local favourite.
Things to see at Lake Como
From the gardens to the museums, Lake Como is so much more than lakefront resorts.
Food and Drink in Lake Como
Seafood of all kinds is obviously a vital part of any Lake Como diet.
But the classic dish that visitors must try is Risotto con Filetti di Pesce Persico, a simple rice and fish dish that utilises the best of local catches.
Foiolo, or tripe, is one of the most important and popular dishes in the region. Maybe not one for the faint-hearted but a local specialty we’d recommend; you just might find yourself enjoying it more than you thought!
For a little something to help it all go down, there’s nothing better than a post-meal Limoncello. A practical rite of passage for any meal in the region, make sure to give the sweet, zingy specialty a try.
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