Information to plan a holiday on Lake Como

In this page, you can find the frequently asked questions from tourists want to reach Lake Como spending an unforgettable holiday and knowing the most extraordinary attractions.

F.A.Q.: Frequent Asked Questions

Where can I fly by paraglider?

Paragliding on Lake Como is one of the most required experience for an active holiday. The most famous starting point is on Monte Cornizzolo. Other starting points are in Valsassina and in North Lake Como. Paragliding is an activity for everyone with good physical conditions for outdoor sports.

Where can I do canyoning?

You can do canyoning around Lake Como only with authorized alpine guide. We suggest choosing in Val Bodengo, that offers trails with increasing difficulty, and it has a trail perfect for kids over 10 years.

Where can I get married on Lake Como?

Any town on Lake Como welcomes you for a civil ceremony: contact the municipal marriage office of the location. You can celebrate the legal marriage in several venues. You can also celebrate weddings as Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Indian marriage in base of your religion and referring to the church or institution with local competences. For particular or thematic weddings, we suggest you to be help by a professional wedding planner.

Where does the seaplane take off?

The seaplane starts from Aeroclub Como and it is located at the end of the walk on the lakeside in Como. If you are in North Lake Como you can use the services of Aeroclub Colico.

Where can I swim in Lake Como?

There are several free beaches and Lidos around Lake Como: check out the map and choose one that has your favorite services. In some areas, bathing is forbidden for security: respect the indications and the prohibitions.

Is Lake Como dog-friendly?

Dogs are welcome on Lake Como. There are several excursions between woods and hills; if you visit villas and gardens on Lake Como, pay attention to the access rules. For tourists with 6 legs, we suggest discovering the Greenway of Lario, using the leash and respecting the other tourists and locals. The dog friendly beach on Lake Como is close to Varenna.

When is Villa Carlotta open?

Villa Carlotta opens from the beginning of spring to autumn, but also it has special opening during the Christmas Time. Villa Carlotta is open all day 09.00 – 19.30 (March-September) or 09.00-18.30 (October). The access is granted until an hour before the closure.

Can I visit Villa Balbianello?

Villa Balbianello is open for visit from March to October, during the days open for public. The access is not granted during private events. It is open for visit from 10.00 to 18.00 all days, except Mondays and Wednesdays.

Where is George Clooney’s Villa?

Villa Oleandra, George Clooney’s Villa on Lake Como, is in Laglio, 10 minutes by car from Como.

Where can I get the boat with car?

Ferry boat with car transport between Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Cadenabbia leaves each 30 minutes: check out the timetable on the official website of ferryboat service.

Can I do canoeing on Lake Como?

Lake Como is perfect for rowing or using kayak: you can rent the complete equipment in several sporting centres along the coasts or enjoy guided tours starting from Bellagio, Blevio, Mandello del Lario and Lecco. Canoeing and Kayak can be done also in Brianza lakes, with flatter water and picturesque landscapes.

Can I dive in Lake Como?

Lake Como is the deepest lake in Italy. You can dive in Lake Como from Cernobbio and Colico, two destinations specialized in scuba diving. Pay always attention to weather changing conditions.

Where can I watch the event calendar?

You can watch the event calendar on Lake Como directly on the website, in the special section. Here you can find all the events, the locations and the details of each one.

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