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Lago di Como, Lombardy

4.4
#2 of 128 in Nature in Lombardy
The third largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest in Europe, Lago di Como is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The rich and powerful have been coming here since Roman times. Lake Como is well-known for its attractive villas. Visit the 17th-century Villa Carlotta to explore its scenic gardens, agriculture museum, and significant sculptures. Villa del Balbianello, the final home of explorer Guido Monzino, is famous for its elaborate, terraced gardens. Today, you'll find a museum devoted to his work. Go for a walk on one of the nature trails around the lake, or try out some watersports. Hop aboard the ferry service to easily access the small towns and villages. Make Lago di Como a centerpiece of your Lombardy vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lombardy holiday site .
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  • A day spent between the little houses of the Christmas Market between food and crafts a classic that is renewed every year for the Christmas holidays .... but the spectacle that you can see at nightfall with the luminaries and really exciting houses the palaces the churches seem to come to life ..... all very magical
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  • the lake and town of Como are probably in my top 5 places i've travelled to. the city is indeed a unique northen italian experience. there's something special about it's narrow streets and the archite...  more »
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