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Best Things to Do in Lake Como

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Abigail's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Trattoria San Giacomo - best osso buco. Ever. Very affordable. Off the beaten path. Locally recommended. High rated on google.

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

The little trenino tour. So cheap and great way to see the little town. Bellagio Water limousine was excellent!

What is the best tip for solo travel in Lake Como?

Stay at hotel du lac. Central Location - near ferries.

Visited Lake Como in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Phoebe's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

In Bellagio we loved Seta!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Loved walking around Bellagio, lots of stores and the mountains were very nice to see!

What is your best travel tip for Lake Como?

Bring bug spray! Lots of mosquitoes!

Visited Lake Como in October

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


April Nicole's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

The food is really good in Bellagio

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

The wooden boat ride was worth it

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Lake Como?

Definitely see Villa Monastero

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Sam's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

We had dinner at Mistral of Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio after our proposal. The restaurant is a great place to celebrate any major event or occasion. It is a little expensive, but it is absolutely justified in the quality of food and service that you receive. The staff was very friendly, congratulatory, and very knowledgeable of every item they brought to the table. Highly recommend for any celebration!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

With the exception of the proposal. My favorite was the ferry ride because you're able to see much more than just the city where you're staying. We stayed in Como City, but the lake has many more amazing villas and cities to offer and the public ferry is a great way to see everything the lake has to offer.

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Sharon's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Anywhere at Grand Hotel Serbelloni is amazzzzzzing!!! Nothing beats their dining and views!!!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Boat tour is a must and a stop at Villa Balbianello

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Lake Como?

Go swimming and adventure to fun playgrounds and take the little train for fun orientation to town

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Caroline's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Diverso in Menaggio! We had a fabulous tasting menu where each course was a “sopresa” - so we had no idea what was coming but all was incredible.

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Use the ferries! An easy and inexpensive way to check out neighboring towns.

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Menaggio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Teresa's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

We loved Bilacus for its friendly service, central location and excellent food! Sulice Blu was a fun experience as well. Away from town, good food, well known award winning chef. Mistral was quite an experience, 1 Michelin star. One of the dishes was peacock tortellini! Not for everyone but certainly worth the experience if you don’t mind the price tag. The view is incredible.

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Pamela's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Pizzeria Donnarumma had amazing pizza! Passion Como had really great panini and the staff were very friendly and energetic.

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

We loved taking the ferry boat to the different towns on the Lake.

What is your best travel tip for Lake Como?

We stayed in Como city and really enjoyed it. I would stay in Bellagio or one of the other towns you want to spend more time in for one night, as the last ferry boat back to Como is around 7 or 8pm and the last bus is 10pm.

Visited Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Kimberly's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo had several great restaurants and bars. Food and drink were all amazing and the grounds/property are gorgeous!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Bellagio and the Villa del Balbianello were our favorite spots

Visited Lake Como in July

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Gudrun I.'s Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Our favorite restaurant has to be the Mistral, a Michelin restaurant located inside the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni (which we also recommend!). Make sure to schedule your entire night for it and enjoy to the max - with the food, the amazing views and the top service, it’s not only a meal, it’s an experience.

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Strolling around the little streets of Bellagio and stopping for gelato or a glass of wine is an experience in and of itself, but if you want to really live life like a local in Bellagio, try sitting down on the small square in front of the church and enjoying an espresso from Bar Sport run by two lovely elderly Italian brothers. It’s the best place for coffee in the entire town.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Lake Como?

There are many beautiful towns all around the lake but our tip is to stay in Bellagio - it is such a romantic, picturesque little village and from there you have the best view of the lake!

Visited Lake Como in July

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Georjenna's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

So far, we’ve enjoyed La Grotta!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

We love walking around Bellagio and taking the ferry to other towns to explore and tour the villas. We also rented a boat for a few hours and it was a definite highlight!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Lake Como?

Depending on where you stay, it is massively helpful to have a car.

Visited Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Carmen's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Restaurant: Kitchen - A beautiful Michelin star restaurant in Cernobbio (very short ride from Como) with a graceful peaceful setting, delicious food amazing service and had an awesome tasting menu that was paired with different wines from Italy!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

The Lake Como funicular - A breath taking railway that connects you from Como to Brunate which overlooks Lake Como. Up top they have a few restaurants with beautiful patio setting that over looks Lake a Como from 3500 feet up! A must.

Visited Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Debra's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Lake Como?

We rented a boat and drove around the lake. It is beautiful from the lake view.

Visited Lake Como in May

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Anna's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

You can’t beat the views on the rooftop bar of Hotel Du Lac in Bellagio!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

We loved taking a private sailboat tour of Lake Como.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Lake Como?

Lake Como may be the most romantic place on earth. It is like living in an actual postcard. Tips for falling in love all over again: Walk by the water. Hold hands. Become overwhelmed by the glorious views. Look deep into your partner’s eyes and whisper “can’t we just stay here forever?” The End.

Visited Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Connor's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Restaurant Le Luci del lago

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Bellagio was truly something out of a fairytale, a breathtaking view from every angle.

Visited Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Grecia's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Our first meal was amazing at this little hostel right below where our hike ended. The food was delicious. The hostel was called Lake Como Hostel.

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

We went on a 3 1/2 hour hike called Sasso di San Martino, and it was lovely. A bit hard at some points but the views we got at the top were absolutely worth it. We visited Varenna, Bellagio & Bergamo and they were all lovely towns.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Lake Como?

We had a wonderful time going this time a year. Avoided all the big crowds and lines. However, many places were still closed. Regardless, we had some amazing food. We stayed at the Grand Hotel Victoria, which had the most amazing spa.

Visited Lake Como in March

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Luke's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Restaraunt: Mediterranaee Bistrot di mare Pizza (in the Piazza Alessandro Volta). Amazing raviolli and authentic Italian pizza's (we went 3 times!) Bar: terrazza241 (atop the Hilton Hotel). The drinks are phenomonal and the views are to die for. Cafe/Bar: We loved the Ristorante Pizzeria Funicolare. Located on the east side of Como lake front near the Funincular, they are very welcoming, the views are great and the Aperols are perfect. We visited numerous times for coffee and aperol.

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Jumping on the ferry and visiting the various towns across the lake is a great way to whittle away a few days. You could likely do 2 towns in a day, although the bigger ones (Bellagio) will likely need a day to explore and experience in full.

Visited Lake Como in March

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Gabrielle's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What are the best places to eat and drink in Lake Como?

Materia - one of the best michelin star restaurants on the lake - highly recommend for dinner or lunch!

What are the best things to do in Lake Como?

Hiking, biking, and a boat ride on the lake !

What is the best tip for going on your babymoon to Lake Como?

Make sure to find a place with views of the lake and/or on the lake as well as a pool!

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Seemin's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

The botanical gardens in Varenna are beautiful.

Visited Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

For Como September is a great time to travel. Stay over the weekend to see how the city stays up late.

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Como City

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


CELESTE's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

Try to have Dinner at La Punta in Bellagio during sunset. Watching the sun go down behind the spectacular Dolomite mountains and the sky turn so many amazing colors is something I will remember for the rest of my life.

Visited Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Vernissia's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

Carry a refillable bottle of water while traveling in Italy over the summer.

Visited Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

Take it slow and eat well! We found restaurants in the alleyways and off the water a bit were much less touristy and much more delicious than those right on the water. If you want to dine on the water go to a smaller village on the lake.

Visited Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


Amy's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

In Bellagio, there are so many great restaurants to choose from, but hands-down the best one is B-Lake Bellagio! Everything from the atmosphere, to the food and wine, and to the owners care for the customer, we throughly enjoyed our experience there (twice in three days!).

Visited Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Paola in Lake Como for Flytographer


Maria Luisa's Travel Tips for Lake Como

What is your best overall travel tip for Lake Como?

Flytographer!!!!

Visited Lake Como in July

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


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