Lake Como is one of the biggest lakes with a surface of 145 sq km and the deepest lake in Europe with a depth of 410 m.
It is located in the northern region of Italy, near Milan. The lake has a bizarre “Y” shape with three extremities: the northern with Colico, the southeast with Lecco and the southwest with Como. The alps protect Lake Como area from the cold winds, giving to the inhabitants and the numerous visitors, a fine and favorable climate.
This place representing tranquility and grace has a big attractive force since the oldest times. At the time of the Roman Empire the famous poet Virgilio lived here. Alessandro Manzoni, native of the city of Lecco, has glorified Lake Como, thanks to his novel “I Promessi Sposi”.
Today a large number of celebrities which have succeeded in different fields, both politicians and businessmen, actors, artists, musicians live on coast of the lake.
is rich and attractive by the historical and cultural heritage. Each town, small or big, comfortably settled down on slopes of mountains will be able to offer unique architectural constructions or distinguished objects of art.
Interesting places to visit are: Como, Cernobbio, Tremezzo, Griante, Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio, Lenno and the Comacina Island.