A seasonal guide to Lake Como, Italy

Jun 14, 2022 315

BY: KIKI DEERE

Spring arguably affords the best views of Lake Como. Alpine peaks frame the view to the north — their white accents contrasting to stunning effect with the  green slopes in the middle distance — while wisteria, camellias and rhododendrons paint the waterfront villas in a riot of colour. Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, open from April to November, is home to some of the lake’s most spectacular botanical gardens, with paths weaving past cedars, sequoias and plane trees.

The season’s mild, sunny days are perfect for enjoying panoramic lakefront strolls. After operating a reduced timetable for the winter months, local ferries resume their full schedule, making it easier to reach sleepy villages lining the banks. Popular options include Cernobbio, Bellagio and Varenna, but lesser-known, smaller hamlets such as Torno and Menaggio are just as picturesque.  

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SOURCE: https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/

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