I’ll be the first to admit that Lake Como first appeared on my radar after seeing George Clooney’s palatial villa being featured in some gossip show eons ago. I have always been obsessed with all things Italian, but Lake Como is rather different than what you would associate with the country. A 90-min drive from Milan, it’s almost like an Italian version of Monaco – with panoramic views of water and the Swiss Alps, lakeside mansions, luxurious 5 star hotels and yachts galore.
All these glamour is giving the Italian touch when you move away from the coast and are greeted with the quant, traditional streets Italy is so well known for. I mean, just look at it.
Lake Como is sitting pretty near the top of my travel bucket list, along with every other city in Italy. This would be a great option for a relaxing few days, with nothing to do than sip fancy cock[mock]tails, soak in the atmosphere and perhaps pop over to Milan for a quick retail therapy session.
What to Do: Boat tours, water sports, relaxing, Teatro Sociale, cooking classes
What to See: Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Funicular Railway