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 ho...

The delightful town of Como is located in the southern part of one of the two branches of the lake that takes its name from it, even if it is known as Lario. Spending your holidays here is an excellent alternative to discover some of the many cultural and natural beauties that Italy offers. Starting with the famous lake, surrounded by many suggesti...

Italian football club Como 1907 launches an innovative charity auction inclusive of a non-fungible token (NFT) for lifetime tickets to matches, a VIP stadium experience, and a once-in-a-lifetime Lake Como travel package. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity organization EMERGENCY, which offers free care to victims of war, landmi...

Italian football club Como 1907 has launched an innovative charity auction inclusive of a non-fungible token (NFT) for lifetime tickets to matches, a VIP stadium experience, and a once-in-a-lifetime Lake Como travel package. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity organization EMERGENCY, which offers free care to victims of war, la...

Stretched over two chairs atop the skinny passenger deck of a 10-car ferry as it shuttles across Lake Como, I look south into the haze of Italy. I'm savoring the best of my favorite country with none of the chaos and intensity that are generally part of the Italian experience. Looking north, into a crisp alpine breeze, I see snowcapped Alps. I'm ju...

It’s called Balcone d’Italia (Balcony of Italy) and it’s considered one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Italy. This spectacular lookout is located on top of Monte Sighignola in the Lugano Prealps, right on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Despite its relatively modest height - 1320 meters - it offers an incomparable view.  The natural...

Lake Como is one of Italy’s biggest and most beautiful lakes. In warmer months, it buzzes with aquatic activities and 'dolce vita' flair. A combination of stunning scenery and chic style are a magnet for Hollywood celebrities, including George Clooney, who can be spotted zipping around in his Riva boat, as sleek and speedy as a Ferrari. It’s not ju...

The stunning turquoise waters of Lake Como are as dazzling as the stars who flock there to escape the limelight. What better way to enjoy the mountains that sweep down to this lake than in the comfort and style of a film star while exploring the region.  Holidaying in Lake Como has been popular for the wealthy and famous since Roman Times, more rec...

The most famous Christmas markets in Italy are those located in the northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige. They are usually the ones that get the most visitors, but why not go off the beaten track this year and discover other quaint markets from north to south? Here’s a selection of some great ones. Most of them are already under way and will cont...

In House of Gucci, family patriarch Aldo Gucci resides in a grand palazzo complete with lush gardens, Baroque-era frescos, and ornate gilded interiors. It is, remarkably, not a movie set. In fact, some viewers may recognize its real-life identity almost instantly: Villa Balbiano is one of the most iconic homes on Lake Como. And now, it’s available...