Lake Como Winter on the Lake
Some say that winter on Lake Como is when the lake is at its best as there are few tourists and the amazing shimmering browns and golds of Autumn create an incredible backdrop to the peace and quiet of the lake.
As the summer season eases, the ubiquitous ferry service goes into slow mode and a new level of tranquillity falls gracefully across the water. The lake sheds its summer skin to reveal a beauty that can only be described as stunning.
Hiding amongst the peace and quiet (if it's peace and quiet you want, you'll find it here in abundance) lies the beating heart of a real working lake that still thrives even when the tourists have gone.
The nearby fantastic Swiss town of Lugano (60 mins by car) is great for traditional Swiss chocolates and food or you can enjoy fantastic shopping in Milan (2 hours by car or train). If you fancy doing something a little closer to home then you can find plenty of culture, food and shopping in Como town (only 30 minutes by car).
For those of a sportier nature, why not try Madesimo for skiing (one hour 20 mins by car). There are plenty of pistes for all abilities and lots of easy stuff for the kids too. Or if you simply want to bask in the chilly, but satisfying winter sun, why not relax and enjoy the lake's micro climate.
The central position of the lake is perfect for that winter break without you having to be tied to one particular activity. With our help you can make your winter break as busy or as tranquil as you want. It's your choice.
Bella Como, 2011