How to Propose in Lake Como

Featured Lake Como Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Lake Como
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Lake Como. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Lake Como proposal stories below.

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Sam & Sasha's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

I met Sasha in college in Raleigh, NC. I knew she was the one pretty early on but I knew she needed some convincing on my end (I was put into the friend zone for a bit). Im not sure how I knew she was the one, I just did. There wasn't a specific moment, just kind of woke up one day and said "I'm going to marry this girl."

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We both love to travel, especially internationally! I knew I wanted to make the proposal a big deal and do it abroad because I wanted to be different from everyone else's proposal. We had always discussed going to Italy for vacation soon, might as well make this the place for our proposal?

What is your proposal story?

Our photographer, Ylenia (from flytographer) really helped me in the planning process. Based on her profile I picked an area that l like best where she had some of the best pictures (in my opinion). So after reaching out, we worked on logistics of proposing in Varenna at Villa Monastero and how to get there. We took the public ferry to get there, which was quick and also provided a very scenic route of the area. Once arriving at Villa Monastero, the proposal happened very quickly. And then we took pictures in the gardens for about 45 minutes before hoping on the private boat (wonderful suggestion from Ylenia) to take more pictures for about an hour. We were dropped off in Bellagio at Villa Serbelloni where we had dinner reservations and enjoyed a nice dinner before heading back to Como where our hotel was.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

There is not a bad view on that lake. It is truly gorgeous. Any advice that I can give is to book with Ylenia and Lorenzo, they will help with any needs that you have as far as planning and ensure that they provide exemplary photos in a timely and professional manner.

Proposed in Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Brendan & Laura's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Hinge

Proposed in Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Carmen & Katie's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We first met when I was in 9th grade and Katie was in 11th grade, she needed a date to the prom and my sister who is best friends with Katie volunteered me as her little brother to go to prom with Katie. Since then I got to know Katie and we ended up staying in touch and then eventually started to date. We dated through high-school, college and through Katie’s medical school. We made a long distance relationship work for many years. After 11 years of knowing each other and dating for 10 years it was time to ask the big question!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Katie’s grandfather always told her about the trips he made to Italy for work and that Lake Como was one of his favorite destinations in the world. We took our trip to France, Monaco, Switzerland and Italy that was rescheduled due to Covid. We were supposed to go in the trip for Katie’s medical school graduation. Instead we went two years later! I knew with Katie’s desire to go to Lake Como I could make it possible to propose there and capture the moment through Flytographer!

What is your proposal story?

Katie and I took a tour that started in Como and went to Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the tour came back to Bellagio and then finished back in Como. In Bellagio I told our tour guide and Katie that we were going to stay in Bellagio. I took Katie to Villa Melzi which was suggested by Ylenia & Lorenzo. After lunch and drinks on the lake side in the village of Bellagio, Katie and I took the short walk to the entrance of Villa Melzi where Ylenia & Lorenzo we’re waiting for us and blended in and acted like any other visitor of the Villa. After looking over the lake with Katie, I grabbed her hands told her I was lucky to meet her how much we have accomplished in life, how much I loved her, and told her I wanted to make this a lifetime and asked her if she would marry me! It was so nerve wrecking and I felt like a blur! But Ylenia & Lorenzo we’re there every step of the way and captured the special moment!

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

A lot of the traveling in Lake Como is by water taxi. Know the water taxi schedule ahead of time and give yourself extra time! Early is on time and on time is late! With Como being a tourist hot spot, finding a car taxi service is very hard!

Proposed in Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Ellis & Molly's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

Mol and I met when we were on a college history trip to New York, when we were just 17. I was immediately attracted to everything about her and tried to spend plenty of time getting to know her and flirt with her on the trip. Although we didn’t start to speak to each other romantically until a few weeks later (because I was too afraid to approach her). From the moment she messaged me when we were back home, we have spoken every day since and our love has grown exponentially. We are now almost 24 and Molly is one year away from being a doctor and I, am a teacher at a primary school. She’s the greatest person I’ve met in my life and I’m so lucky to call her my fiancée.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I knew this year was the time to propose and when we started planning a trip to Milan and Lake Como, I knew it had to be here. Lake Como is the most beautiful place I have seen with my two eyes.

What is your proposal story?

The day started really early with a train from Milan to Varenna. We caught the first ferry we could to Bellagio and went kayaking on the lake with Bellagio Watersports. Afterwards, we got street food from Bellavita and ate it on a bench at the front of Bellagio. We caught the ferry back to Varenna and a train to Dervio to change and drop our bags off at the accommodation. We came back to Varenna to the shoot location, on a small beach, before proposing on the short stone ‘pier’/walkway. We then enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Ristorante La Vista, overlooking the sunset on the lake.

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Rory & Megan Leeds's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Me met at our local festival in sidmouth where both our families come from.

What is your love story?

I think I have anyways know she was ‘the one’ as it never crossed my mind she wasn’t. We’ve been through a lot together as I trained for my current occupations and spent time away from each other. But we got through it all and it’s the best decision I ever made.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We’d been to Italy when we went Inter-railing together in 2016 after we’d just met. We loved Italy and thought we’d come back again. I chose Como because it seemed like a special place and I wanted to get the proposal done so we could enjoy the holiday together.

What is your proposal story?

We spent the day going around Lake Como and sight seeing. We then got back and got changed, I drove us to Pascello Beach where I had booked dinner. Matty the photographer was already waiting at the beach, we got down there and it was just us and him taking photos of the scenery. I told megan I’d take some photos of her, once I found the right spot we took a quick self and then I told her ‘I love you so much’. I slowly got down on one knee and ‘ question’ and to which she cried, then told me yes. Matty got loads of great photos and we took a quick shoot around the area

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Connor & Andrea's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

OKCupid

What is your love story?

I knew Andrea was the one when while living in South Florida, a hurricane was approaching and we had to evacuate the state; we were working together like two cogs in a wheel that fit perfectly in a well oiled machine. It truly showed how perfect of a team we are, even in serious moments such as this.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I wanted to bring her to a place that neither of us had ever been but looked like something out of a dream.

What is your proposal story?

I spent a great deal of time trying to throw Andrea off the scent that I was planning this, to the point where she really started to believe that this was not going happen on our trip to Italy, only for her to be completely blown away and left in awe. The biggest surprise was not the proposal, but rather all of these perfect and raw moments being captured by our amazing photographer to look back on forever.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Bring comfortable footwear and trust your photographer!!! Especially if it’s Mattia

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Luke & Alicia's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

Our story began at college where we studied music together for 2 years, and it wasn't until the end of the college course that we became a couple after getting to know each other one evening at an event. From there we started to hang out more (only 17 at the time) and after a couple of months we officially became an "item" as they say, and from there the rest is history. We get on very well and are definitely the ying to each others yang. Where one of us cannot compromise, the other one can and it's a great balance to have in a relationship.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We first visited Lake Como, Italy in 2019 for New Year and instantly fell in love with the place. The weather was cold but beautiful, and the little lake towns are simply divine. The food, the bars, the people, the views are all absolutely out of this world. We booked to visit again in 2020 and again in 2021 but sadly these were cancelled due to the big C word. So we finally got to visit again last week, in March 2022. We will have been together for 10 years this June, so I wanted to propose before this time came and wanted to do it in a magical location, which Como is. The proposal itself took place in Varenna just north-east of Bellagio as it is a stunning and slightly quieter version of the famous Bellagio.

What is your proposal story?

I had always planned for the proposal to be a big thing as that is what Alicia deserves, and I knew it would always be done abroad, ideally somewhere with beautiful scenery and great weather. I had planned to hire a photographer in the early stages as I knew the moment would come and go and with all the emotions in play, we'd likely have only a vague memory of exactly how it happened.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Do it! You will be thanked by your significant other, trust me! The majority of the Villas are closed Jan 6th until late March/early April so if you want to pop the Q on the villa grounds, check before you go. You will also have to pay the villa a fee for taking a photographer in, further to this the photographer will likely have to enter with you which is not good if the proposal is a surprise. You could always pop the question, then head to a villa and meet your photographer for the shoot (my original plan which did not come to fruition due to me wanting to capture the instant reaction).

Proposed in Lake Como in March

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Weston & Taylor's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

Proposed in Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Evan & Chelsea's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Bumble

Proposed in Lake Como in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


Philip's Proposal Story in Lake Como

What is your love story?

We met while bike riding on the island off Charleston, SC where I live. I knew she was the one when we were vacationing together in Southern Iceland. I could feel her unconditional love for me, her passion for life, her yearning for adventure and most importantly her genuine desire to become a better version of herself each day.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

A couple years ago before I met my now fiancé, I stumbled upon a small fishing village while vacationing in the outskirts of Bellagio, Italy. I was by myself at the time and thought to myself how romantic of a place this was. Although euphoric and enamored by the intense tranquility and beauty of the village, I was a bit empty feeling in that I was enjoying it all alone. I had a thought that if I was to ever find the one, I would love nothing more than to take her here. Well a year later I did find the one and my vision became a reality!

What is your proposal story?

The morning of our engagement I told Jess to pretty up nicely because we were having a fancy breakfast at a castle before touring the grounds. While "walking to the castle" she was genuinely surprised when I dropped to one knee after deciding to stop briefly for a selfie together by Lake Como. The moment was incredibly romantic and peaceful. Not a soul was around except for a "discrete tourist" in the distance which was actually our lovely and most talented Italian photographer Paola! Although we never made it to the fancy breakfast at the imaginary castle, we had an amazing Italian breakfast in Bellagio shortly after;) Grazie mille to Paola, you are an incredible photographer and a beautiful soul! Also many thanks to our concierge Karolina. You were instrumental in organizing this and getting it all set up perfectly and coordinating the details!

Proposed in Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


Allan's Proposal Story in Lake Como

What is your love story?

We actually met during the 1st month that Tinder came out. Met at a sports bar, played pool, I picked up her tab, and it went on from there! We both love the mountains, snowboarding, and traveling. I teach and coach snowboarding so it was just meant to be. When she asked to join me during the winters that is when I knew. Those times and winters together at the resort are priceless and amazing for us both. She even went on to compete!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Truth be told this was my 3rd location idea I had semi started to plan. She had a family friend getting married in Florence and I finally convinced her to let us do a little traveling of our own before it. Once I selected lake Como, flytographer helped and did the rest!

What is your proposal story?

It was an amazing spot. Small little town, hardly anyone around, and a beautiful back drop. The weather was okay but the memories are perfect. The small town all came together and shared in the after moments with flowers, prosecco, and homemade tiramisu!

Proposed in Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


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