Lake Como Flights:

Flights to Lake Como

image of Lake ComoLake Como is the third largest lake in Italy and probably the country’s most famous. Lake Como has been a top tourist destination for hundreds of years; in fact the Romans used to come here and use Lake Como as a high class retreat!

Lake Como doesn’t have an airport of its own that handles international flights to Lake Como, but the Malpensa Airport (airport code: MXP) in Milan is not that far away. It’s less than an hour by car. There are several options for flights to Lake Como if you arrive in Milan. Egyptair and South African Airways both connect in Cairo, and Swiss Air stops in Zurich. You can also fly with Iberia for a transfer in Madrid.

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The Tourist Attractions of Lake Como:

Known since Roman times as a retreat for the aristocratic of society, Lake Como is more accessible today than it’s ever been and it’s popular with tourists from around the world. Not only does Lake Como offer some stunning scenery, but it has some wonderful towns too and an artistic and cultural vibe about it.

Lake Como is situated in the north of Italy, in Lombardy, in an area of great natural beauty. While the lake itself is the focal point for many tourists visiting the region, there are several major towns in which you can choose to stay, or just make use of the shops, restaurants and other services. Three of the major towns are Como, Bellagio and Lecco, all suitable for staying in when you’re visiting Lake Como.

The best thing about visiting a lake is being able to get out on a boat. As you would expect there are numerous boat tour companies offering trips up and down the lake, and spending at least several hours on Lake Como is highly recommended. Seeing the lake from above is also highly recommended, and with the hills surrounding the lake there are many places where you can go for a hike and enjoy spectacular views. But if hiking up a hill sounds too much like hard work, use the funicular!

Lake Como is also renowned for its beautiful lakeside villas, of which there are many. Some of these luxurious villas are now home to museums and galleries, giving visitors a great opportunity to see inside. Villa Carlotta is just one. It was built in 1690 and now houses a museum which exhibits agricultural implements, works of art and sculptures. The views of Lake Como from this villa are excellent.

Other villas at Lake Como include Villa del Balbianello, Villa d’Este, Villa Melzi, and Villa Serbelloni, and the good thing about visiting these villas is that they all have something different to offer.

When Should You Visit?:

Lake Como is well known for its mild, Mediterranean-like climate that makes this a destination you can visit year-round. Obviously summers are best for warmest weather and you can expect an average high of 30C in July. Summers do have some rainfall and May is the wettest month, so although winters are a little cooler, it is drier. The average high in December is still a mild 13C.

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