10 Towns to Visit on Lake Como


Bellagio is located halfway between the two southernmost branches of the lake, and is famous worldwide for its beautiful villas overlooking the water.  The old town center of Bellagio has one main road, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, which gets to Punta Spartivento in less than 10 minutes.


Tremezzina is located on the western banks of Lake Como, right in front of Bellagio, and is the result of a recent merger of the comunes of Lenno, Mezzegra, Ossuccio, and Tremezzo.


Varenna is an attractive village on the eastern shore of Lake Como, looking over the central part of the lake towards Bellagio. Varenna’s picturesque lanes and old fishermen’s houses are unpretentiously appealing, and some visitors prefer the town to its grander neighbours.


Como sits at the southern end of the western branch of Lake Como in northern Italy. It’s the most important town on the lake, with a long history, lively streets and a busy waterfront.


Lecco is a rather industrialised town on the least touristy section of Lake Como, the fiord-like eastern branch of the lake.


Bellano is just a few kilometers from Varenna toward Colico, and it stands on a cape, where the vast panorama embraces the lake’s western shores, from Menaggio up to Dongo.


Upon your arrival in Menaggio, you may want to experience the town the way a local would. In that case, you can simply start from Via Calvi and take a look at the small shops of craftsmen and retailers, who mainly sell local products such as shoes, clothing, and home accessories.


Argegno is a small and characteristic village, which overlooks Lake Como in the area of its major depth. Its proximity to Como, Tremezzina, and other famous Lake Como’s towns makes it one of the destinations more loved by tourists from all around the world.


Cernobbio is a small town located northwest of Como. It is a popular holiday resort because of its proximity to the city of Como and other popular lake towns such as Argegno and Tremezzina.


Gravedona ed Uniti is a small town that came out of the 2011 merger of Gravedona, Consiglio di Rumo, and Germasino. Located on the north-western banks of Lake Como,