Some places to visit
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Lake Como, a fascinating area that will win your heart
Welcome to Lake Como one of the most beautiful areas in Lombardy. This pre-alpine lake surrounded by a crown of mountains with peaks up to 2700 m high, is not only spectacular but rich in history and tradition. The lake is perfect for active as well as relaxing holidays. Splendid 17th century villas with their lovely gardens, antique Romanesque churches, old connection trails, mountain tops with a superb view of the lake, and lots of sport facilities await you.
Lake Como is situated 45 km north of Milan, close to the Swiss border. It is 46 km long and has the form of an upside down Y dividing itself into two branches at the town Bellagio with the town Como at the tip of the southwestern branch and the town Lecco at the tip of the southeastern branch. Its crystal clear waters are up to 400 deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
By boat you can enjoy the view of the shores dotted with small towns of rare beauty, by bus or car you can discover the valleys with their rural settlements and small churches and on foot or by mountain bike you explore the many trails around the lake.
To the South, it gives way to the verdant landscape of the area called Brianza, with villages, castles and hills marked by the flow of the Adda and Lambro Rivers.
COLICO is the doorway between the Province of Lecco and the Valtellina. Here in the past the boats were put in the water to bring goods to Lecco. The Spanish governor was interested and believed in the Valtellina and in 1603 he built the “Forte di Fuentes”, a fortress that had to protect him from the “Grignoni’s” ferocity. Colico, truthfully, has never been a big town but, on the other hand, was a transit area for anyone that decided to descend from the Spluga to get to Italy. Only in the last century after the land reclamation and the construction of the new road to Lecco by the Austrians, Colico increasingly acquired more importance.
LAGHETTO DI PIONA (just 3 minutes by car, 10-15 minutes by walk from Villa La Corte)
LIDO DI COLICO
LIDO & PUBLIC BEACH
(just 5 minutes by car, about 20 minutes by walk from Villa La Corte)
(6/7 minutes by car, about 20/25 minutes by walk from Villa La Corte)
On the lake (by car or boat ride):