Do you really know our beautiful Lake Como also called Lario? Do you know why is it called Lario? Today we want you to get back a little bit to school to tell you some interesting facts that characterize our lake.
The main curiosity on Lake Como, also called Lario.
The name: why is it called Lario?
We start from the name even if it’s a curiosity that it has not a precisely answer. Certainly the origins derive from Roman times when there were the first settlements here because for them, according to the writings that have come to us, it was called already Larius. In the Middle Ages the name was changed to Lacus Commacinus as a result of the strong presence of the Como’s Masters that here built schools and cultural activities.
Lake Como, also called Lario, is a natural lake positioned in the Alpine area between the Como and Lecco’s provinces that arise respectively in the two southern branches. The Lake Como shape is a characteristic ‘inverted Y’. It is 50 km from Milan and for this reason it has always been a top vacation destination for many people coming from Milan who can be in these special places in less than an hour. Did they know that Lake Como, also called Lario, it is also the deepest in Italy and the largest for perimeter extension?
Awards: Lake Como is the most beautiful in the world
We always tell how special it is, but to hear it from others is wonderful: in 2014, the blog “The Huffington Post” has ranked it as the most beautiful lake in the world for its mild microclimate and the special environment full of villas and small villages like Tremezzo, Pognana, Careno, Nesso, Brienno, Colonno, Corenno Pliny, Careno, Towers, Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Laglio...
Lake Como also called Lario: chosen by artists, actors and as a film location
That branch of the lake of Como, which extends towards the south, is enclosed by two unbroken chains of mountains, which, as they advance and recede, diversify its shores with numerous bays and inlets. Suddenly the lake contracts itself, and takes the course and form of a river, between a promontory on the right, and a wide open shore on the opposite side.”
This are the famous first lines of the Alessandro Manzoni’s novel “The Betrothed”, one of the many artists and poets such as Stendhal, George Gordon Byron, Franz Liszt stayed on Lake Comoto get inspiration for their works.
Do not forget that often the Lake, the landscape and the villas also become a location for famous films and this has also permitted to many actors and celebrities (Madonna, Versace, George Clooney…) to know our territory, deciding to stay there in their relaxing moments.
The Hotel Posta Moltrasio’s staff is waiting for you to live a unique experience. At your arrival at the Hotel ask info for tours and tourist programs and we’ll recommend the best. What are you waiting for? You’re the only one missing :-)