Things to Do in Lake Como, Italy

Things to Do in Lake Como, Italy
As one of the most popular lakes in Italy, Lake Como is filled with all kinds or recreational activities and sightseeing adventures. Surrounding the lake are miles of hiking and nature trails that wind through the villages, forests and along the many beaches. Check out the natural surroundings at Lake Como.

Bicycle Tour around Lake Como

Enjoy the thrill of biking around Lake Como with Lake Como Cycling. Take the one day tour or you can extend your tour to include all or part of the complete seven day tour package, depending on your needs and budget. The first day of the tour includes an easy ride through the streets of Bellagio and the surrounding hillsides with some stops to view the amazing scenery around the lake while enjoying a cappuccino or other beverage. Each day of the tour gets increasingly challenging, as well as picturesque, when you see places like Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the Matterhorn, Villa Carlotta and many other great scenes around the Lake Como area.

Lake Como Cycling
Via Burgo, 2/a
22036 Maslianico (Como) - Italia
http://bicyclinginitaly.com/english/tour_description_en.asp?tourID=72

Villa Carlotta and Gardens

Step back in time when you stroll through gardens that are over 500 years old and enter a castle from the 17th Century at the Villa Carlotta. Set in the hillside above Lake Como near Bellagio, the villa was the home of the ruling monarch of the time, the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici. The villa features many sculptures, fountains and gardens that cover about 20 acres with several varieties of plants and shrubs including the five century old garden area with geometric shapes, staircases and fountains as well as the bamboo gardens, the azaleas, the rock garden, terraces, the rhododendron woods and more. There is also a museum on site that showcases agricultural tools from the early days of the villa and a coffee house, where you can sit and take in the beauty of the gardens while enjoying an espresso or cappuccino.

Villa Carlotta and Gardens
22019 tremezzo,
Como, Via Regina
Phone:(011) 39 0344 40405
villacarlotta.it/sito/index2.php

Hiking Tour around Lake Como

Take an eight day guided tour around Lake Como, when you travel with Explore Lake Como Tours. Your tour will take you around the lake to some of the most beautiful and historic sites in the area including the old cathedral of Como, the lake village of Tomo and its nearby forest, quaint Italian farmers villages, St. Benedicts Abbey, the Queen's path and finally to the village of Bellagio. You can tailor this tour to include any portion that will fit your schedule and vacation plans. The trails around Lake Como range from an easy stroll to rough terrain and provide amazing scenery with every turn around the corner. Tours require a minmum or two people and training in walking mountainous terrains is recommended.

Hiking Tour around Lake Como
hiddentrails.com/outdoor/tour.aspx?id=outdoor_bike_italy_Cycling_como&tourtype=Hiking

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Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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