Lake Como's landscapes are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. And with spring in the air, what better way to celebrate than by planning a trip to some of its gardens?  Here are some to put on your list. Villa del Balbianello, Lenno  Star Wars lovers, you know the scene. The film is Episode II – Attack of the Clones, the setting is...

When you think of Lake Como it’s hard not to conjure up images of boat trips, George Clooney and Bellagio for Bellinis! These are all very enjoyable things to see here; although I would recommend the Bellinis in Harry’s Bar, Cernobbio! The glitz and glamour of the lake district is a more recent attraction of this area but back in 1700 when the Gran...

Count Guido Monzino, a twentieth-century Italian explorer and mountain climber, first summited Cervino (the Italian name for the Matterhorn) in the 1950s which ignited his vocation in adventure. Then many years later, he led the country’s first Everest expedition and became the first person ever to summit Torres del Paine. By the end of his career,...

Lake Como has been attracting visitors for thousands of years but many completely overlook the serene City of Como on the South Western tip. Only one hour from Milan and 40 minutes drive from Malpensa Airport if you are looking for a town with lots to do but without feeling rushed this is the perfect destination. While Lake Como is known for its ce...

Travelers and artists have been charmed by the landscape of Lake Como for centuries, and continue to be today, with the lake a favorite destination of celebrities and the international jet-set. Lake Como, located about 50 kilometers from Milan, between the provinces of Como and Lecco, is Italy’s third largest lake, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggior...

As a Los Angeles native who has rubbed elbows with my fair share of celebrities, I found myself imagining Lake Como, Italy, as any cliché-skeptical American might: an overrated luxury resort town that had only gained international attention when George Clooney bought a villa there in 2002. But this cynic stands corrected. The truth is, Lake Como is...

Almost everything I thought I knew about Lake Como was wrong, so I was pleasantly surprised. I went to Lake Como, Italy in June, imagining it as a small and sleepy luxury resort town. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Como is everything but small and offers the best of Italy’s beauty, culture, history and much more. Como appeals to all types...

There's more to Como than ritzy villas and celebrities. Head off the beaten path and you'll find a lake for all budgets and all seasons. Lake Como – Liberty Style villas and gardens, pastel-coloured villages and mountains that plunge down into the lake. Pliny the Younger, Bryon, Stendhal, Goethe, Mark Twain, Gianni Versace and George Clooney all lo...

I went to Lake Como, Italy in June, imagining it as a small and sleepy luxury resort town. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Como is everything but small and offers the best of Italy’s beauty, culture, history and much more. The lake is located in northern Italy’s Lombardy region, about fifty-two miles north of Milan, close to the Swiss bord...

Villa Melzi, located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, was built between 1808 and 1810, in a sober and elegant neoclassical style, designed by the architect Giocondo Albertolli at the request of the Duke of Lodi Francesco Melzi d'Eril, then vice-president of the First Italian Republic and later Grand Chancellor of the Kingdom of Italy, as well as...