Since my Interrail-trip in June, I wanted to see Lago di Como by myself. Back then, I enjoyed the view from inside of the train above the lake a lot and it made me wanting to go there. After 2 weeks in Desio, Italy I finally decided to visit nearby Como. Famous for its views, gelato and expensive mansions of Hollywood stars I expected a lot.

Como, a little extravagant city right at Lake Como

Lago di Como itself has clear water and is located in the middle of mountains. Perfect for some romantic days with your partner, relaxing in the sun, or being active. Here, you can do a lot, especially in summer. No matter, if hiking, mountain-biking, or wind-surfing, everyone will find something over there. In addition, it is highly recommended by the people in northern Italy.

A recommendation from natives is often an indicator for awesome places!

After a train ride for about 30 minutes I arrived at the train station of Como. From there, I went straight through the small city to the lake. The walk only took a few minutes and I was rewardes with a breathtaking view!

I enjoyed the view and the sea-breeze for a while and decided to walk along the sidewalk right at the sea. It is for sure, an impressing place right in the middle of the mountains, beautifully located and romantic, too.

Living the good life

Along the sidewalk were a lot of people soaking up the last sunshine of the year. You have to know, that especially the days before it rained the whole time. So, I was kind of lucky to get there with a little bit of sunshine. After I spent almost 2 hours relaxing in the sun, my next stop should be downtown. The old city center of Como, with its cathedral and small little shops, cafes and gelaterias, was the perfect spot for a few shots and an amazing coffee. As you probably can imagine icecream is a big thing here and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to taste it! Another nice thing about this small famous city is it’s alleys and hidden places. In these, you will meet a lot of different people and start understanding why this city is so special. You have to feel this Italian atmosphere!

From natives I heard that you can enjoy an even better view on the lake, if you decide to go to the top of the mountain, nearby. This is what I did. I took the cablecar, to visit Brunate, a small village right above Como at the top of the mountain. This small village has a lot of guest houses and places to stay to enjoy an even more spectacular view! It takes about 5-10 min to get to the top of the mountain and I promise you won’t regret it! The view up here is amazing and here you can breath in the clear mountain air. If you are a sporty guy you can check out different trails to hike and mountain-bike. But, no matter what you do, you will have an amazing time up there!

Views guaranteed!

Como is also a place where always were wealthy people. Not only the prices, but also high-end boutiques and mansions around the sea are a strong indicator for this. In general, the whole atmosphere feels like you start becoming part of the good life by the lake. It is amazing, to drink a coffee while enjoying the view on the lake and the warm sun. For sure, it is worth another visit in the summer, when you can take a swim in the lake itself.

You won’t regret a trip to Como

After all, Como is a lovely, small but famous city. It is located at the southern end of Lago di Como in Italy, right between mountains. No wonder, Hollywood stars like George Clooney and Cindy Crawford come here to relax and live the good life! I enjoyed my day over there and definitely want to visit it some day again in the summer!

Now tell me, what is your favorite Lake?