How to relax on Lake Como: useful tips

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A perfect holiday on Lake Como. Local expert advice. 

Real estate agent Hanna Fitsner shares her top three tips on how to enjoy a great holiday on Lake Como in the high season without breaking the bank!

  1. See the lake from the water, preferably from a private boat, not from the deck of a steamer. If you don’t want to pay 500 euros for a taxi boat, get behind the steering wheel of an easy-to-drive speedboat for 60 euros an hour.

  2. Go for a walk early in the morning. Buy some bread, cheese, and wine, and make yourself a fantastic picnic.

  3. Rent a villa. It’s the best way to enjoy your holiday in peace. Many villas are equipped like 5-star hotels and include such facilities as a spa center,
a gym, and concierge. Make luxury available by splitting the cost between your friends. 


My agency, Best Como, will help you find a suitable option. 


Useful links below: 

Menaggio - a luxurious modern villa for rent directly on the lake for up to 14 people.

See photos and description of the link.


Laglio - an ancient villa for rent with a swimming pool and a pier, 4 bedrooms, up to 8 people.

See photos and description of the link


Boat rental and boat taxi in Cernobbio.

  • Website:
  • Boat rental: +39 329 2196837 Taxi: +39 393 4565917
  • Address: Piazza Risorgimento - 22012 Cernobbio (CO)


Taxi to the Villa Balbianello.

This boat taxi is located close to Lenno Beach, at the entrance to the park, through which Villa Balbianello can be reached on foot.

  • Round way ticket for one person from €7.
  • Address: Tremezzina, Loc. Lenno, Via Comoedia, 1
  • +393334103854


Argegno Boat Rental - Turati Boat Service

  • Website
  • Address: Via Spluga, 42, 22010 Argegno CO


The pedestrian route Green Way del Lago

  • 10 km passes through the villages of Colonno, Sala Comacina, Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Tremezzo and Griante, and at certain points passes along the old road Regina.
  • The entire route can take up to 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • On the site you can look in detail on the interactive map the entire route, which is divided into 7 parts.


Walk to St. Martin’s Church in Griante

  • You can start from the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, next to Villa Carlotta, there is free parking.
  • Immediately after the hotel, turn into a narrow street and begin to climb the ladder upwards and then follow the signs, at the top you will be taken to the road called “Adenauer Promenade”
  • The road to the top is picturesque, from the top point both “legs” of the lake are visible. 
  • Time to climb 40 minutes.
  • There are benches and picnic tables near the church.


The Sacred Mountain of Ossuccio

  • 15 Baroque chapels with 230 terracotta statues lead to the temple of the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin.
  • The epoch of creation is between 1635 and 1710.
  • Walk along the cobbled road, about a kilometer, overlooking the lake, surrounded by olive trees.
  • Where: Via al Santuario 22010 Ossuccio (CO)



Enjoy your holiday at Lake Como!

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