Torno - Como Lake Como
The Picturesque Lakeside Town of Torno on Lake Como

Como Lake Como is dedicated to all things beautiful in Lake Como. Concentrating on the western arm of the Lake and the historic provincial capital of Como located in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy.

You will find information on public transport services, the arts, exhibitions, popular and not-so-popular historical buildings, places and attractions. Also, generally, highlight social and cultural events that take place in the City of Como and the Province of Como throughout the year.

The Ponte at Bellagio - Como Lake Como
The Ponte at Bellagio

Lake Como is a popular holiday destination for tourists from all around the world and a popular destination for both the Milanese and the Swiss alike. The rich and famous are known to have a villa or two in Lake Como too!

Famous Quotes about Lake Como

When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como.

Franz Liszt

When you look at the sky over Lake Como, it’s clear that God exists.

Robin Williams

The Earth has music for those who listen.

William Shakespeare
Grand Hotel Tremezzo - Com Lake Como
The Chic Luxury 5-Star Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Province of Como

The Province of Como has a population of over 599,000 inhabitants and is geographically situated at the southwestern tip of Lake Como 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Milano (Milan) in the Regione Lombardia (Lombardy Region) of Northern Italy.

The region is famous throughout the world for its long tradition of silk manufacturing and weaving and without no exception the adjoining lake of the same name. Today the Province of Como is a centre for design, business, insurance, and banking.

Milano Paddle Steamer - Como Lake Como
The Milano A Former Paddle Steamer Circa 1904

Lake Como

Lake Como is of glacial origin and is the third-largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest lakes in Europe at over 400 metres (1,300 feet) deep and covering an area of 146 square kilometres (56 square miles).

The name of Lake Como in the Italian language is Lago di Como or Lario is the name given to the lake by the Romans.

Nesso - Lake Como - Como Lake Como
The Beautiful Lakeside Village of Nesso with a Natural Waterfall on Lake Como

City of Como

The City of Como, also known as Como and is one hour away from Milano by train and approximately fifteen minutes away by road from the border town of Ponte Chiasso in neighbouring Switzerland.

The foundations of Como began in 196 BC, by order of Julius Caesar, the swamp near the southern tip of the lake was drained and the walled city of Como began to be built with the grid streets created by the Romans that are still in use today. The current population of Como is around 85,000.

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