The Italian Lakes - Lake Como & Around (Chapter)
This is the Lake Como & Around chapter from Lonely Planet's The Italian Lakes guidebook.
In the shadow of the snow-covered Rhaetian Alps, Lake Como is perhaps the most spectacular of Italy’s three major lakes. Where the southern and western shores converge is the lake’s main town, Como, an elegant, prosperous Italian city, while the surrounding mountainous terrain offers opportunities for bird’s-eye views of the lake and its towns.
- Exploring the tangle of lanes in Como’s old town then rising above it all to Brunate
- Wandering the back lanes and waterfront of Varenna then climbing to Castello di Vezio for superlative views.
- Riding the funiculars and ambling along the waterfront in lakeside Lugano
- restaurants & nightlife
Coverage includes: Como, Torno, Careno, Bellagio, Cernobbio, Monte Bisbino, Moltrasio & Laglio, Argegno & Pigra, Sala & Isola Comacina, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Lenno, Tremezzo, Rezzonico, Gravedona & Around, Valtellina, Abbazia di Piona, Corenno Plinio, Bellano, Varenna, Vezio, Lugano (Switzerland), Bellinzona (Switzerland).
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