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 the lake with mesmerizing colour of greens and blues. On the rare occasion when the lake is still, it mirrors mountains that surrounds it.
Many picturesque towns and villages line the lakes shores as well as up into the mountainside, with each place feeling like it could be home to any number of celebrities. As with many holiday destinations, summertime finds the lakeside inundated with tourists from all around the world. Certain areas of the lake attract higher concentrations of particular nationalities. Lakeside lidos (beaches) are buzzing with atmosphere in the summer months, especially at weekends when they become beachside clubs in the evenings, attracting both tourists and local residents. The Milanese tend to come to the lake for their weekend break as well as to escape the smothering city heat.
Winter months in Lake Como are quieter but tourists still come to see the snow-capped mountains and clear crisp winter days with amazing blue skies. If you like to ski or snowboard, there some good ski resorts in the vicinity.
Whatever the weather, Lake Como is a truly amazing place to visit anytime of the year.