Attractions

Top Choice Villa in Lenno

Villa Balbianello

A 1km walk along the (partially wooded) lake shore from Lenno's main square, Villa Balbianello has cinematic pedigree: this was where scenes from Star Wars Episode II and the 2006 James Bond remake of Casino Royale …
Top Choice Historic Building in Tremezzo

Villa Carlotta

Waterfront Villa Carlotta sits high on Como's must-visit list. The botanic gardens are filled with colour from orange trees interlaced with pergolas, while some of Europe's finest rhododendrons, azaleas and camellia…
Church in Ossuccio & Isola Comacina

Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso

On the heights above Ossuccio, this lavish sanctuary is the destination for devoted pilgrims who make the steep 30-minute climb, passing a series of chapels (built from 1635 to 1714) along the way. The climb up the …
Island in Ossuccio & Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina

Once the site of a Roman fort and medieval settlement, Lake Como's only island forms its own little bay with the mainland, just offshore from Ossuccio. When the Lombards invaded northern Italy, the island held out a…
Historic Building in Cernobbio

Villa Bernasconi

One of the most outstanding stile liberty (Italian art nouveau) villas in the lakes area, Villa Bernasconi was built by successful textile merchant Davide Bernasconi in 1906. It bears all the classic elements, with …
Viewpoint in Lake Como West Bank

Monte Bisbino

Following signs out of central Cernobbio, take the scenic drive that winds 17km up through the residential villages behind Cernobbio to Monte Bisbino (1325m), a fabulous lookout spot. You won't need to wait to reach…
Historic Site in Menaggio & Val Menaggio

Antica Strada Regina

A narrow cobblestone lane that was once part of a Roman road along the western side of Lake Como has been preserved in sections. The Antica Strada Regina traverses wooded greenery, passes through age-old villages an…
Church in Gravedona, Peglio & Domaso

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Tiglio

This square-based, late-12th-century church has an unusual bell tower (probably added later), which is octagonal at the top and rises from the centre of the facade. Inside, high arched galleries allow in sunlight at…
Beach in Rezzonico

Beach

A scenic stony beach located in Rezzonico. To reach the beach, look for the 13th-century stone castle, built by the Della Torre clan and largely intact (closed to the public). Around it, stone stair paths lead downh…
Funicular in Argegno

Funivia Argegno-Pigra

This cable car (about 300m north of Argengo's Piazza Roma) makes the five-minute climb to the 860m-high village of tiny Pigra every 30 minutes. From the square where the cable car arrives and from the grounds of the…