LAKE COMO, one of the most important in LOMBARDY, is the prince of landscape these places.
Boat motor or sailing offers exciting trips to discover hidden coves by woods.
Those who prefer the sport has a wide range of choices ranging from courses of windsurfing on the lake to those of paragliding on Mount Cornizzolo, golf courses, paths for hiking and mountain biking.

The area of COMO offers many nature trails.

The richest area is the Val d'Intelvi, located between LAKE COMO and LUGANO-SWITZERLAND.

About twelve kilometers long, the valley is full of green plains and gentle mountain slopes geared for entry to the Pre-Alps.
Its center is Lanzo, which can be reached from Argegno through woods and streets in which stand antique centers and beautiful villas, and San Fedele, another tourist resort.

The most popular resort is undoubtedly BELLAGIO that preserves a historic center protected by ancient walls with small narrow streets that climb from the lake shore up the cape and an area along the lake full of luxurious hotels and finest shopping streets.

 

On top of the promontory, also VILLA SERBELLONI and VILLA MELZI, a fine example of stately mansions in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century style.

Do not miss a visit to the large parks of the time, which offers a magnificent panorama.

Do not forget, finally, the opportunities for a high quality shopping especially of local products, first silk, in the scenic streets of the town of BELLAGIO, where numerous workshops repackage ties and scarves as well as garments and textiles for the home.
Rich villas narrate the love of noble families who chose these places as summer residences: Villa Carlotta, Villa del Balbaniello, Villa d'Este, Villa Erba, Villa Passalacqua, Villa Erker Hocevar and Villa Ghisio, beautiful parks and maintain the charm of the time when people stayed important, including the composer Vincenzo Bellini.
A special mention goes to VILLA CARLOTTA in TREMEZZO, and its beautiful gardens and museum buildings, extraordinary masterpiece of nature and of human ingenuity.

Not very far you can also discover VILLA del BALBANIELLO (FAI) in LENNO.

Always one of the most beautiful and romantic mansions on LAKE COMO, overlooking a beautiful wooded headland, on the extreme tip of Dosso Lavedo, which dips into the lake, forming a small peninsula.

 

 

The kitchen of the province is closely linked to the lake, with dishes of fish, ranging from trout to tench, perch.
However there is also a cuisine linked to the flavors of the mountain, a taste that is found in the polenta or with game dishes.