Fall is the ideal season to enjoy all that Lake Como has to offer. With cooler temperatures and vibrant colors thanks to the falling leaves on the trees, the lake is transformed into a breathtaking backdrop, perfect for many activities, outdoors and otherwise.
Continue reading the article and discover everything you can do in autumn on Lake Como.
Outdoor activities surrounded by nature
Walks among the scenic trails
Lake Como is surrounded by scenic trails that wind through breathtaking scenery and offer privileged views of the lake below. The fall season is definitely the perfect time to walk these trails, given the wide range of colors that nature offers and the temperatures that are neither too hot nor too cold.
You will be able to choose from the many trails available, including the “Sentiero del Viandante,” the historic path that connects the towns along the shores of Lake Como.
Boat trips and water sports
Boat trips are a unique experience on Lake Como. During the fall, the lake is quieter and the waters calmer, making it an ideal time to rent a boat and sail all areas of the lake. You can admire the surrounding landscape from a vantage point, enjoying the sound of the waves and the wind in your hair.
In addition, activities such as windsurfing and kitesurfing are especially popular during autumn, when weather conditions are more stable and there are fewer tourists.
Cultural activities among historic villas and castles
In autumn, there is certainly no shortage of cultural activities on Lake Como, offering a unique experience that combines scenic beauty with the culture of local attractions.
Visiting historic villas and castles
Among the most significant cultural activities are visits to historic villas, such as Villa del Balbianello or Villa Carlotta, where you can admire works of art, beautiful gardens and breathtaking settings. In addition, you can participate in various festivals organized at this time of year, such as the “Fiera di San Martino” in Menaggio or the “Festival della Belle Epoque” in Cernobbio, where you can get in touch with local culture and discover local traditions. Finally, not to be missed is the opportunity to take part in guided tours of castles in the area, such as the Vezio Castle or the Plesio Castle, where you can breathe in the medieval atmosphere and admire the breathtaking views of the lake.
Typical dishes based on porcini mushrooms, chestnuts and truffles
Lake Como in autumn offers an endless range of gastronomic products, from porcini mushrooms to truffles, from chestnuts to apples. One of the most unmissable activities is picking porcini mushrooms in the forests between Lecco and Como. Restaurants in the area offer dishes based on this ingredient, from pasta with porcini mushrooms to slices of meat with grilled mushrooms. Another specialty to try is chestnuts, but especially chestnut cream, which goes perfectly with local cheese such as Taleggio. Apples, on the other hand, are the main ingredient in traditional desserts such as apple pie, apple tart and apple bread. But autumn is also the time when truffles, the excellence of Italian cuisine, are harvested. Numerous restaurants offer white or black truffle dishes, from eggs to noodles, from meat to risotto. In short, autumn on Lake Como is a true paradise for foodies!
Book your stay on Lake Como!
The autumn season is the ideal time to enjoy nature in a quieter and more peaceful way, but to relax 100% you need to choose a comfortable accommodation, that makes you feel just like home. Choose Hotel Posta Moltrasio and let yourself be pampered by all the staff, at your complete disposal for anything.
Lake Como is a natural wonder that will leave you speechless, an experience that will remain in your heart forever.