The territory of the Province of Como offers a landscape with various aspects. It is characterized by mountainous, lake and flat areas that alternate between pastures, woods, imposing rocks, picturesque villages and historical villas with parks and gardens.
First of all, the city of Como is located – on one side – at the foot of Mount Brunate, surrounded by hills and pre-Alpine hills, and – on the other – overlooking the lake.
The western branch of the lake offers places of great beauty, ideal for spending a holiday, at any time of the year.
The weather of shores gives the central area of the lake a climate similar to the Ligurian Riviera: laurel and olive trees grow, palm trees and tropical plants are cultivated and floriculture is practiced.
This land reveals a treasure chest full of surprises and extraordinary experiences in all seasons.
Lake Como has been a popular refuge for the rich and aristocratic since the Roman era.
A lot of noble residences, almost all built between the Renaissance and the first half of the 1800s, testify how much it was a popular destination for the richest and most powerful noble families in Europe.
Lake Como has always been the favorite destination of great personalities such as Alessandro Manzoni (by the Leccoside he set the famous novel “I Promessi Sposi”), Ugo Foscolo, Stendhal, Byron, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino Rossini, Napoleone and Winston Churchill up to the present day with international stars and VIPs like the famous actor George Clooney…