Insider’s Guide to Lake Como

Jul 28, 2015 909

Italy's third largest water body and one of Europe's deepest, Lake Como has drawn vacationers for two millennia with its lucent waters, mountain landscapes, and Mediterranean climate. Visitors today enjoy lakeside parks, historic villas, and shopping in one of the world's silk-design capitals.

Here's a brief primer on how to make the most of your time in this magical region. When to Go: Sunny, hot summers bring high season—and high rates. Better bets: spring and fall, with pleasingly mild weather (though May can be rainy), fewer visitors, and lower rates.

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