Lago di as in one day
✔Budget for a 3-day trip in Lago di ComoWHERE TO STAY IN LAKE DI COMOChoosing where to stay in Lago di Como is not an easy task! The lake is much bigger than it seems at first glance and you must choose very well in which places to stay and sleep. We have written an article in which we tell you the best places to stay in Lago di Como, don’t miss it!Bellagio, Lago di Como
Day 2: Carate Urio – Brienno – Argegno – Isola Comacina – Menaggio – Lake Lugano We started this second day of touring Lago di Como in the village of Carate Urio, one of the ones that surprised us the least. We continued through Brienno, which offers beautiful views of the lake. From here we head towards Argengo for lunch and then stop to see the beautiful Isola Comacina. From here we go to one of the classiest villages on the lake, Menaggio, to end the day at Lake Lugano. We return to Brunate to sleep.
To visit Lake Como you can fly to 2 airports: Bergamo-Orio al Serio or Milan-Malpensa. We chose the first option because it suited our schedule better, but either one is equally valid.
Lago di as in 2 days
The Grand Hotel and the Principe di Savoia are perfect if you are looking for aristocratic and historical style. If you are a convinced fashionista, sleep at the Armani Hotel or the Bulgari Hotel Milano. Instagram fanatics, don’t hesitate: choose the Town House Galleria, whose rooms look directly into the interior of the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Sina the Gray, belonging to Small Luxury of the Word, less than a hundred meters from the Duomo, is the perfect choice to get to know the heart of the city on foot and enjoy the bustle of Milan in a coquettish boutique hotel. Ask for their suites with private gym! And if you’re passionate about avant-garde architecture and décor, stay at the Magna Suites Pars (from the same chain) a former perfume factory converted into a bright and surprising luxury hotel. You’ll want to bring home its red chaise longues – irresistible!
The towns surrounding the lake are postcard-perfect. Bellagio is reminiscent of a fairy tale illustration with its steep alleys. You have to walk among its stone houses, craft stores, cafes, ice cream parlors, terraces or contemplate the Romanesque basilica of St. James, a reference of medieval Lombard architecture. Visit Villa Melzi and photograph its striking facade and stop at the luxurious Villa Serbelloni. If you prefer to avoid mass tourism, go to Pescallo.
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This new trip to Italy, a country that we love, we did it together with our friends from Monstravel and 365 Sábados Viajando, our third trip together! In this article we detail you our 2 days route in Lago di Como.
We flew from Barcelona to Milan, arriving at 19:30 at Malpensa airport. We picked up our rental car and drove to our accommodation near the town of Como, less than an hour from the airport.
We then drove to the Brunate viewpoint, a visit that I do not recommend because of the drive to get there. More than 20 minutes up a narrow, curvy two-way road full of aggressively driving cars and bicycles and the same drive back. The views are nice, but not worth the detour.
After the viewpoint we drove to the village of Nesso, one of the most beautiful villages on Lago di Como. There we ate at a restaurant in the upper part of the village and went down to the bottom to meet one of the must-see of Lago di Como, the Orrido di Nesso.
Touring Lake Como in 3 days is one of the most beautiful and romantic road trips in Italy. Can it be done in less time? Yes and also in more, it all depends on how much you want to enjoy each corner. Personally, I think that 3 days is the ideal time to make a route around Lake Como and enjoy one of the most magical corners of the north of the Italian country, here is our route!
Lake Como is easily recognizable on any map by its inverted “Y” shape, which is divided into 3 “arms”: the Como arm (west), the Lecco arm (east) and the Colico arm (north). These 3 arms can be understood as 3 sections when touring the lake and although, in general it is a complete wonder, the north arm does not have as many attractions as the other two, so we have left it out of this route by car on Lake Como.
The second day, more rested and settled into the area, we took a longer drive along the western shore of the Como arm. Like the previous day, we decided to start our route from Menaggio and go down through all the villages until we arrived back in Como, where we had our apartment. On this bank there are many beautiful villages so we chose only a few to see them with more time.