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Lake Como in Italy combines the glamour of international celebrity with the pristine natural beauty of its mountainous geography. Lake Como or Lago di Como in Italian is a lake that originated as a glacier during the last Ice Age. Located in Lombardy in the northern Italian Lakes District, charming historic towns and sophisticated cities are to be found on its shores. Shaped like an inverted Y, its long perimeter is surrounded by mountains that are dotted with castles, elegant villas, resorts and Lake Como accommodations. Outdoor pursuits and sports are naturally popular, including boating, swimming and hiking. For the less actively inclined, many sidewalk cafés and terraces offer splendid views. With the lake as the heart of the area, many activities and festivals, including arts performances, occur on the lake or its shores. You can be sure you're making the right choice with, with a great selection of Lake Como hotels and images from multiple angles to help your decision. There's an easy online booking system and reliable reviews from real customers to make finding a great hotel room the easiest part of your trip.

What's Lake Como Like?

The area`s various towns and cities offer many options for Lake Como hotels and different places for travelers to explore from small fishing villages like Varenna with its narrow alleyways to the picturesque town of Bellagio that sits between the arms of the lake`s Y. It features an enchanting ambiance with a waterfront promenade and historic architecture. The city of Como features striking Gothic and Renaissance era architecture, including a massive cathedral and Porta Vittoria, the gates to the city. Menaggio is a popular resort town with a beach along the western shore of the lake. Outdoor activities revolve around either the lake or the mountains. Water sports like paragliding and windsurfing, boating and boat charters are available from numerous providers, along with hiking and mountain biking. The local cuisine is typical middle Italian, but with the area`s international gloss, travelers can expect a world-class dining scene with diverse options from casual to fine dining. Lavarello - a fish caught in the lake - is a local specialty, along with pike, perch, eel and buseca or tripe.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Lake Como

The wealthy and aristocratic have been making Lake Como their holiday homes since the days of ancient Rome. The locals are sophisticated and somewhat tourist-weary; they are friendly and helpful but they appreciate good manners too. Lake Como is a very popular weekend getaway spot for Italians in nearby urban areas, making weekdays the best times to connect with locals while it`s less crowded. While the local people are well used to celebrities and tourist mobs, one pf the best ways to connect with them is to scratch beneath the glossy surface of movie stars and paparazzi and try to find out about the rich history of this place. Exploring the great outdoors offers other opportunities to live like a local and find ways to strike up a conversation. Hiking and walking are a good way to start. There are many artistic and cultural institutions, festivals and venues that compete for attention with the mountains and pristine waters. Life here revolves around the lake and enjoying what it has to offer is another sure fire way of connecting with the people of Lake Como. Search through the best of Lake Como hotels to choose the right hotel room with

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