January 25, 2013

Climate

Lake Como has a micro-climate resulting in a Mediterranean style climate with lots of sun and warm temperatures.  The temperatures here vary considerably compared to Milan, due to its alpine location (even though it is only 25 miles north of Milan).  Because of this phenomenon,
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Lake Como Terrain

Did you know that a large percentage of Italy is mountainous?  Almost 40%, with the Apennine Mountains forming the spine of Italy and the Alps to the north. Lake Como is in the southern sector surrounded by limestone hills, such as the Grigne range while in the northern part
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Lake Formation

The remarkable landscape was formed at the end of the last Ice Age when the Alpine glaciers retreated, leaving deep lake-filled valleys. For over ten thousand years people have been leaving their mark here, from prehistoric rock carvings at Val Camonica to the magnificent 17th
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History of Lake Como

Lake Como or Lago di Como in italian, lies in the northern region of Italy known as Lombardy (Lombardia) bordering on Switzerland and is approximately 40km from Milan (the capital of Lombardy region). Due to the location of the lake it was used as a main trade route in Roman
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About Lake Como

Lake Como is probably the most famous out of all the Italian lakes and has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, with spectacular  jaw dropping scenery to confirm it. Magnificent mountains with deep valleys and unbelievably steep gradients run down towards th
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Como

Como is an industrial town in the north of Italy and is situated at the southern end of the western branch of Lake Como. Como is approximately 50km north of Milan and borders Switzerland (Chiasso). On first impression, Como is not that pleasing to the eye (as with most industrial
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Skiing and Snowboarding

Lake Como is ideally situated for skiing or snowboarding surrounded by the Alps.   There are many ski schools located nearby with some maybe a little longer to get to by car.  However if you are an enthusiast of either of these winter sports, then a one or two hour drive to reach
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