- Take a boat trip on Lake Como (Lago di Como) to the picturesque villages of Bellagio, Varenna and Tremezzo. Tickets are cheap and can be purchased at the kiosk on the lake front
- Take the cable car (funicolare) to the tiny village of Brunate perched on the hills overlooking Como. Piazza de Gasperi 4, tel: +39 031 303608. The web site http://www.funicolarecomo.it/ is in Italian, English, German and French and has a timetable, prices, etc.
- Go ice skating at the Centro Sportivo Casate, via Virgilio 16, tel: +39 031 505118
- Rent a bicycle and ride up the hill into Switzerland before descending to the beautiful Lake Lugano. Follow the lake north to the Swiss city of Lugano .
Head east from Lugano and back accross the border into Italy. When you
reach Lake Como, turn south and return to the city of Como, completing
- Milan is a short distance away by train, bus or car.
- Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) and Lake Lugano (Lago di Lugano) are near to Lake Como and similarly spectacular.
- Como is right on the border with Switzerland. As Switzerland is not part of the European Union,
there is a possibility that you will be delayed by checks at the
border, although these are infrequent and usually not rigorous.
Remember your passport.
- Brianza the area between Como and Milan, full of little lakes and villas of XVI, XVII and XVIII sec.