Photograph by: Mattia

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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Adam & Celeste's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

Celeste had my heart right from the moment we locked eyes. Her warm and gentle smile made me feel special. Early into our relationship she said “there is something about you that makes me come alive”.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Celeste and I met in Vancouver, British Columbia and shared our love for the mountains together. We have always dreamed of going to Italy together after graduation.

What is your proposal story?

A casual trip to Varenna to visit Villia Monestero turned into a true love story when we walked over “Lovers Promenade” and planed a surprise engagement photoshoot with Mattia in the Villa!

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Make sure to get a proposal ring box when you buy your ring. It is a lot smaller than the original one and easy to blend in with your wallet for your pocket. Arrive to the Villa early and take a casual walk around to scope out the scenes and come prepared with some engagement poses to avoid putting too much pressure on the photographer! Practice kneeling down and reading your speech out loud well in advance to avoid freezing in the moment. Chances are people will be around and will add to the pressure and may throw some curveballs in your special moment! LASTLY … HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THIS MOMENT !! :)

Proposed in Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Kyle & Penelope's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

When she said yes to a trip across the country two days after our first date.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Lake Como has always been a dream vacation destination for the both of us.

What is your proposal story?

Proposed at Villa Melzi by the water at sunset. Moments before the proposal it was a complete rain storm. The sun came out perfectly for the proposal and our photoshoot.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Leaving more than enough time for ferries and taxis to get to the proposal location. Always watch the weather because it can change by the hour.

Proposed in Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Grigor & Celine's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Wedding

Proposed in Lake Como in June

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Michael & Shannon's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Work

Proposed in Lake Como in May

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Andrei & Alina's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Dance evening

Proposed in Lake Como in May

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Jean Roberto in Lake Como for Flytographer


Darshan & Manushi's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

Proposed in Lake Como in May

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Eduardo & Paola's Proposal Story in Lake Como

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Since the beggining of our relationship we dreamed of a vacation to Italy, especially the beautiful Lake Como. Villa del Balbianello is our favorite Villa in Lake Como.

What is your proposal story?

She was surprised! We were nervous about the weather since it had been raining all morning, however the rain stopped and the proposal went perfectly. I could have not asked for a better photoshoot and proposal.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

If you are planning to propose on a Villa, make sure to contact them way in advance. All Villas get booked months in advance. I booked Villa del Balbianello 4 months before the proposal. 100% recommend proposing in Lake Como, it is the most romantic.

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Ryan & Mollie Drew's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

At university

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Drew & Savannah's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

We grew up down the street from each other

What is your love story?

We started as childhood friends and we started dating at the beginning of high school. We went to college together at UW-Madison and following graduation, we then moved to Chicago. We are each other’s best friend and couldn’t imagine growing up and living the rest of our life with anyone else.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I wanted to propose in the most romantic, beautiful place and Lake Como absolutely exceeded our expectations.

What is your proposal story?

We had the most perfect day exploring Varenna and Bellagio. We returned to Varenna for cafe and drinks at the Villa Monastero Gardens and sat at a bench to watch the sunset over the lake. I handed her a few handwritten letters so we could reminisce on the last 9 years of our relationship. We then walked to the beach (that I had planned to propose and meet the photographer at) and handed her the last letter that ended with “Will you marry me?” and got down on one knee!

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Have someone local to the area (like a Flytographer) scout out possible locations because it is hard to predict how crowded areas will get. Try not to pack your day with visiting too many cities on Lake Como—stick with 1-3 because lines for the ferries can get long and there is so much to see in every city so take your time walking around, see some gardens and take in the views. Either propose in the morning or around sunset because the crowds get larger near the middle of the day.

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Andrew & Andrea's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

Proposed in Lake Como in April

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Stephen & Kary's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Tinder

What is your love story?

By playing a game called 30 Questions for Couples, to know each other personalities and we both match very well.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

I decided not to propose in my home country, and when I confirmed there would be a trip to Milan with my fiancee, I knew that was the moment to bring my proposal ring along with me.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

The villa will be crowded after the gate opens, so be sure to arrive earlier than other visitors by all means to secure a private shooting spot for your special moment.

Proposed in Lake Como in November

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Matthew & Natasha's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Work

What made you choose this proposal destination?

It is beautiful beyond your wildest dreams!

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Do your research, and let the scenery take care of the rest!

Proposed in Lake Como in October

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


David & Jenny's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Social Media

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were already going to Lake Como for a friends wedding so what better place to propose then in Italy on the water

What is your proposal story?

I told her we had breakfast reservations down on the water. There was a scenic spot perfect for pictures and told her we should take some before people showed up. Our photographer was there waiting and captured the moment.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

We stayed in Bellagio and there are many spots within walking distance. Our photographer Mattia is a local there which was very helpful!

Proposed in Lake Como in October

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Thomas & Kylie's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

Proposed in Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Irina in Lake Como for Flytographer


Connor & Claire's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Work

What is your proposal story?

We got breakfast at our hotel and then took a little walk to this hidden beach where our photographer was waiting. Right as the proposal happened, a swan swam up right next us! It was magical. We spent the rest of the day exploring different towns around the lake and took a private boat ride at sunset.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Early morning! Tourists don’t come out until around 10-11am, plus early morning light is incredible

Proposed in Lake Como in September

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Austin & Lynslee's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We met in church school at 13 but officially started dating in high school. We really each others presence and getting to know one another. Though we drifted apart during our college years, we found our paths crossing again after graduation and moved to New York to have a new adventure. We knew we were the one for each other because everything fell into place and we love everything about each other.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We've seen photos online of Lake Como so we knew this was the ideal spot to profess our love and commitment.

What is your proposal story?

We had a photoshoot scheduled during our week long Italy trip and our photographer had a code word for when we reached the location I wanted to propose, and when he said it I popped the question. Right after I proposed, it started raining so it was like the universe really wanted it to happen.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Get there early to avoid any crowds and ask your photographer plenty of questions because they'll know the venue better than anyone (especially if it's an international or far location).

Proposed in Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Varenna

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Gelman & Christina's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

Proposed in Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Nico & Elizabeth's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

School

What is your love story?

We met in grade school and reconnected years later. We were together for four years before popping the question!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were on a vacation after she took her Bar exam and thought it would a perfect place to ask her!

What is your proposal story?

We told Elizabeth that we had a special dinner planned and took her to Villa Melzi before to visit. As we were walking around, we had a perfect spot planned and Matt was waiting for us to take a shot of our special moment.

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Talk to Mattia! He will help you with everything!

Proposed in Lake Como in August

Photo Shoot Location: Bellagio

Mattia in Lake Como for Flytographer


Salvatore & Bree Zablotney's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Work

What is your love story?

We first met working in a restaurant while in college. We always used to talk non stop at work but we were in different places in our lives while at work but would always keep in touch and find ourselves e reconnecting from time to time. A few years later we became more serious and the rest was history!

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We had a few days to spare before heading on a family vacation. Lake Como seemed and was the most beautiful place we have seen. Plus, a hotel that we have been yearning to go to in Bellagio had made our decision that much easier!

What is your proposal story?

Bree and I had gotten ready for a boat tour around the lake before finally arriving in the town if Varenna. We had been dropped off at Villa Monestero where the photographers were in position for the perfect shots!

Best tip for proposing in Lake Como

Poor weather does not mean bad photographs! Our photographers, with a little rain and overcast where still able to get amazing quality shots.

Proposed in Lake Como in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


omar & Niki's Proposal Story in Lake Como

How did you meet?

Friends/Family

Proposed in Lake Como in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lorenzo and Ylenia in Lake Como for Flytographer


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