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You’re cruising around a crystal-clear turquoise lake, gazing up at the mountains that tower around the water. You spot a delightful hilltop village with Roman architecture and cypress trees lining the streets. The smell of fresh fish dishes lofts from the restaurants of this charming town. You’ve found yourself in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, home of Lake Como. Read on to find out the best things to do in our Guide to Lake Como!
Currency: The euro
Languages: Italian, but you’ll find that the locals of popular destinations like Lake Como speak English quite well.
Best way to get around: By boat. We recommend taking a boat ride (or two!) to take in everything this spectacular region has to offer. Once you’ve docked, the best way to get around the small lakeside towns is on foot.
Phrases to know: Waking up to such a breathtaking view of Lake Como will make you want to speak, and possibly sing, in Italian! “Buongiorno” means good day, and you’ll find that Italians are always quick to happily greet you this way. Make sure you also know the phrase, “Parla Inglese?” to politely ask the locals if they speak English.
Lake Como is known around the world, and for good reason—it’s stunning. While our travel experts agree that traveling in the off-seasons of fall, winter, and spring is always a good idea for fewer crowds, summertime in Italy is full of special events and sunny days! We would be remiss if we didn’t include a few summer events to enjoy on our list of travel tips for Lake Como.
Leave it to us to give you a packing list for your trip to Lake Como, so you can focus on dreaming about that lakeside way of life! Here are a few things to have on hand for your Lake Como tour.
Our guide to Lake Como would not be complete without a list of the best things to do in the area. As if the lake and the mountains aren’t lovely enough, our team of experts has come up with some great places to visit, adding to our list of helpful travel tips for Lake Como.
In addition to simply savoring the unique views that the Lake Como region offers, we want to make sure you have these special experiences during your trip. Here’s a list of things to do in Lake Como during your free time.
The cuisine of Lake Como is almost as incredible as the lake and mountain views! Our team here at Go Ahead always recommends eating as the locals eat, and our guide to Lake Como gives you a list of the most delicious and traditional Lombardian dishes and treats to taste on your tour.
We want to make sure you can relax to the fullest while you’re on tour in Lake Como, and having a nice beverage in hand always helps. Here are a few regional sips to try.
This list of keepsakes will have you dreaming of your wonderful visit to Lake Como for years afterward and will maybe even give you the urge to return someday! Either way, Lake Como has something for everyone.