The Lake Como in Italy Weekend Guide

The Lake Como in Italy Weekend Guide - Lucy Williams Global

Lake Como is in the region of Lombardy in the north of Italy. It is the perfect place to visit for a long weekend, especially in the summer months.

It is such a relaxing place with the beauty of the lake and the mountains on either side. The houses are scattered around the lake and all painted different colours that compliment each other perfectly with terracotta tiled roofs.

It is visually pleasing and looks fantastic on Instagram!

I have been to Lake Como many times since I met my husband. He grew up in the area whilst he was a teenager, so we spend a lot of time there throughout the year.

In the winter it’s nice as long as it’s not raining. I know I’m British, but I do not like rain!

How to Get Around

Lake Como is beautiful, but you do need transport, as it is spread out. While you are there you will want to sit by the lake, eat some pasta and drink an Aperol Spritz.

Just as a warning, parking is a nightmare in Como when you leave the city centre. So you can hire a car, but a scooter is better, as there is always somewhere to park.

Or use public transport, there are buses or you can use the ferry boats that go up and down the lake. Taxis are available, but you can not rely on them at night as sometimes they stop working before 10.00 pm.

Where to Eat

Whilst I’m in Como I love to eat and drink as there are so many amazing bars and restaurants. One of my favourite restaurants, which I recommend if you love seafood, is Le Soste al Mare (Via Armando Diaz, 59/63 Como), it is in the centre of Como.

The decor of the restaurant is beautifully designed and the food is delicious. We had oysters, lobster and gelato while we were there and all the plates were cleared.

What to See

Apart from visiting the lake, the city centre of Como is easy to walk around and has lots of shops, bars, restaurants, museums and a large cathedral.

Lake Como is not Rome, Venice or Florence, but it is the perfect place to just switch off and unwind and watch the beautiful scenery.


  • Weather in Summer: 25*C – 38*C
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Italian and English is spoken in some places (tourist attractions, restaurants, shops)

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Have you been to Lake Como? What would you recommend doing?

Happy Travels

Love Lucy x

The Lake Como in Italy Weekend Guide - Lucy Williams Global


  1. June 26, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Wow. Looks beautiful!!

  2. July 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Lake Como is a beauty! I visited the place last year, but I will return and maybe stay for the night in one of the villages.
    We took the train from Milan for a one day trip and then headed to Torino(Turin).

    Glad to have found your articles, really nice exposure of the places.
    Here is also my travel blog at

    I would love to have back your follow and maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your travels also.


    • July 15, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you for finding me, Julia! Lake Como is beautiful and staying on the lake is very relaxing. I will have a look at your blog x

  3. October 5, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Great post, I’m just about to go so thanks for the info!

  4. July 27, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    We just got to Bellagio today! Heading to Como on Monday. I’m going to the restaurant you recommended.

    • August 1, 2018 / 9:21 am

      I hope you have a lovely time in Como! Enjoy the amazing food!

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