Looking for a relaxing place to spend your summer vacation or simply to take a trip out of town? Lake Como is certainly a perfect destination to spend your summer in Italy.
In fact, the Lake offers all kinds of activities: outdoor, cultural and gastronomic activities, but these are just a few!
Read the article to discover some of the best experiences you can have on Lake Como during the summer season!
Stay in touch with nature through outdoor activities!
The view of the lake and the surrounding mountains is an enchanting sight. To fully enjoy the surrounding nature, you can do many outdoor activities, including mountain hiking, walking or biking, or even water activities.
Take a bike ride
Biking on Lake Como is undoubtedly a wonderful activity to do in any season, but in summer it has a whole other flavor, given the possibility to explore the wonderful landscapes and towns surrounding the lake.
This is all possible thanks to the bike trails that offer breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding areas.
One of the most popular bike routes on Lake Como is the Lake Route itself, which offers unique views of the lake and surrounding area. The route is about 170 kilometers long and is passable to cyclists of all levels. In addition, there are several points of interest along the route, such as the gardens of Villa Carlotta and Palazzo Olginati.
Another popular bike path is the Lake Lecco Trail, which offers breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding area. It is about 50 kilometers long and is also accessible to cyclists of any level. This route offers breathtaking views of the Alps and the city of Lecco.
Beaches and lidos on Lake Como
Although beaches are certainly not the most famous aspect when it comes to Lake Como, there are several lidos where you can relax and enjoy the sun.
Lake Como is known to be known for its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking panoramic mountain views, so if you want to spend a day sunbathing and relaxing, you are definitely in the right place.
If you want more information about the shores of Lake Como, the Como and Lecco shores, read the dedicated article!
In addition, the beaches of Lake Como are perfect for trying water sports such as windsurfing and paddle surfing, typical of Lake Como.
Another popular activity in the areas is certainly water skiing, an activity that is also highly promoted thanks to the many schools that provide courses and equipment.
Don’t miss the many cultural activities to experience on Lake Como
Villa del Balbianello
If, on the other hand, you are a lover of history and would like to do some culturally themed activities, one of the main attractions is certainly Villa del Balbianello, located in Lenno, on the location of a promontory overlooking the lake. The villa dates back to the 18th century and was inherited by Giovanni Battista Sommariva, who embellished it with ancient decorations and sculptures that can still be admired today.
Educational Silk Museum
Art lovers, on the other hand, can visit the Educational Silk Museum in Como: it is a real gem. Located in an old 17th-century mill, the museum illustrates silk production techniques, from silkworm breeding to textile processing. In addition, the museum also houses an educational workshop where you can learn how to work with silk and get involved with this fun but educational activity.
If, on the other hand, you want to delve into the world of antiquity, the Como Archaeological Museum is ideal. Located in the city center, the museum preserves important artifacts that tell the story of the city from the time of the Gauls to Roman times.
Classical music festival
Finally, for lovers of classical music, the city of Como hosts the famous Classical Music Festival, which attracts internationally renowned musicians every year. The festival takes place among the most prestigious villas on the lake, creating a unique and evocative atmosphere.
Food lover? Discover gastronomic activities
Lake Como is famous not only for its beauty but also for its gastronomy. During the summer, there are many gastronomic activities to try. First of all, local restaurants offer typical Lombard dishes such as polenta, gnocchi, meat, and cheeses. In addition, there are many festivals and village festivals where you can taste local specialties such as lake fish, perch risotto, while on the beach you can find kiosks serving sandwiches, ice cream, and cold drinks. Finally, it is possible to take a boat trip on the lake and enjoy an aperitif on board with a breathtaking panoramic view. In all cases, the gastronomy of Lake Como offers the opportunity to discover the authentic flavors of the region and spend unforgettable moments.
Stop by and visit us at the Hotel Posta Moltrasio
As you may have guessed, Lake Como is a perfect destination to spend the summer in Italy, with many outdoor, cultural and gastronomic activities to do. What really makes it an important national landmark, however, is its naturalistic beauty, capable of enchanting anyone and restoring a sense of peace and tranquility capable of relieving the fatigues accumulated during the year.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience a perfect summer without precluding a good night’s sleep: come and visit us at Hotel Posta Moltrasio and fully enjoy a relaxing vacation.