However you choose to travel to Lake Como there are plenty of ways to get around once you're here.
There really is no better way to take in the breathtaking scenery and explore the larger towns around Como than by boat. Como's fantastic boat service runs daily, from dawn to dusk and with a frequency that changes from season to season. You have a choice of slow boats, fast boats and hydrofoils. All are reasonably priced and are easily accessed by all.
If you have your car with you, or hire one once in Italy, the roads, traffic and parking are all fine. Having the use of a car allows you to explore some of the more remote parts of the region with spectacular vistas, so don't forget your camera!
At Bella Como we love walking! Recently opened "greenways" give you clear routes (denoted by beautiful green granite slabs and steel markers) for some of the best walks around the lake.
As you might expect from this mountainous region, there are some pretty steep pathways for the more energetic, but you’ll also find plenty of opportunity to meander about the old streets and walkways of Lake Como. Most of the larger villages and towns are pedestrianised so pack comfortable shoes if you plan to hit the shops and indulge in a retail workout!
The local bus service is both frequent and cheap. It has plenty of stops and the clean and modern buses (you can't miss them, they're bright blue!) are very comfortable and of a good standard. Tickets and passes can be bought at newsagents and cafes around the lake.
For the most fun you can have on a public bus, try the route along the via panoramica - it really is a jaw-droppingly beautiful trip and you will see a side to the lake that you will never forget.