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The lake of Como

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There are many places that overlook Lake Como, the third, with an area of 145 square kilometers, the largest in Italy. Here is an overview of the most important, with some ideas on what you can offer.

Como

 Como, the city that gives its name to the lake. It is a center of artistic and historical absolute charm, with its ancient walls and the vast wealth of monuments and churches, among which the Duomo and the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio. The city of Como is one of the most beautiful in the North of Italy: in fact many artists have found in this city his muse. The composer Verdi, the poet Lord Byron and also the writer Stendhal could not resist the charm undisputed that Como offers panoramic views on the slopes of the hills, on the pre-Alpine peaks and villas surrounded by wooded areas.

Cernobbio

Most people hear pronounce the name of Cernobbio think the Congress Centre of Villa Erba of this town in the province of Como where every year there are important forum on the economy, agriculture, medicine and many other aspects of our social, political and economic discussions attended by representatives of the government sector. But Cernobbio is also much more: in this common fact are many things that you can visit. The starting point can only be Villa Este, transformed into a luxurious and sophisticated hotel, within which you can admire the incredible salons with the walls and ceiling frescoes by Andrea Appiani. And yet Villa Erba, once female monastery, then home of director Luchino Visconti and today conference center nestled in a green park overlooking Lake Como; the villa Brenasconi art nouveau and the Baroque Church of St. Vincent.

Bellagio

The reputation of the City of Bellagio is inextricably linked to America. In Las Vegas in fact the most refined and elegant hotels on the Strip is the Bellagio Hotel, which takes its name from this town on Lake Como. It is a tiny village, just a little more than 3 thousand inhabitants, with its old houses, its intricate alleys, its stairways and its old town has become a tourist center of exception much to boast the reputation of "Pearl of Lake Como ". You can find hotels and restaurants classy, distinctive, refined, elegant, well get lost in the beautiful views that this village as small as nice offers.

Island Comancina

Accessible by ferry or boat from Sala Comacina, Comacina island is a strip of land surrounded by Lake Como, the only island of the lake. It is an area inhabited in ancient times, which still brings back the turbulent past of the area. It is commonly called the "Pompeii of the Lario" since it represents one of the most significant archaeological sites of the entire region. Do not miss the Baroque church of San Giovanni, the basilica of St. Euphemia, the remains of the churches of St. Peter and the Saints Faustino and Jovita. Attention to the island conveys the Sunday close to June 24, St. John's Day, when you hold a procession and a fireworks display on the lake absolutely unmissable.