Lake Como in Northern Italy is the place to go to in the summer months, but it is also a beautiful place to go in December. It will be cold but is worth it, just wrap up warm.
The city centre is beautiful to walk around and is full of lovely shops, bars and restaurants.
Christmas Lights and Market
The city is lit up with some of the most stunning Christmas lights, not just the tradition lights. The lights are projected onto buildings.
These lights are really thought out. This year the lights were in the scenes of old houses, stars, Christmas scenes of Santa, presents, Christmas trees, snow, all in different colours.
Christmas music is playing in the cathedral square and it is magical!
Como has a lovely Christmas market with each stall in a wooden house, selling all types of things. Including Christmas decorations, sweets, chocolates, cheeses, cold cuts, chestnuts, toys, clothing, shoes and novelty items.
The Christmas Market is beside the lake in the city centre and near the cathedral, between the streets Piazza Cavour and Via Plinio.
The beautiful lights are located all around the cathedral and theatre. In the cathedral square and in some of the other shopping areas, just keep a lookout.
What to Wear
Como in the summer is boiling hot, but in winter it is freezing cold! So, dress appropriately in warm attire.
A warm coat is a necessity and in Italy, everyone wears a quilt type coat, as they are warm and stylish.
Wear a hat to keep the wind out of your ears and warm.
Gloves for those cold days and evenings. I love to wear gloves that I can still use my phone with, I love my, The North Face ones.
The streets in Como are mainly cobbled so I recommend a flat pair of boots, for easy walking!
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- Weather in winter: 0*C – 5*C
- Language: Italian, some English spoken
- Currency: Euros
- Avoid the second weekend of December as it is a bank holiday on Friday in Como and Milan (this year Friday 8th, 2017) as Como is packed!
- The Christmas Market runs from 25th November 2017 – 7th January 2018
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Have you been to Lake Como in winter? What would you recommend doing?
Love Lucy x
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