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Lake Como

The famous Lake Como is the deepest lake in Italy. The dark green water is surrounded by forests, colorful flowers and foothills of the Alps.

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 Lake Como is a lake in Lombardy. With an area of 146 km², it is the third largest of the Italian Alpine lakes and is of glacial origin. It may have been formed as early as 1.8 million years ago. The lake is 198 meters high and has a maximum depth of 425 meters.

 

The lake is shaped like an inverted letter Y. The western arm has the most spectacular shoreline and is therefore the most touristy. The northern shores are rougher and less touristy.

In general, Lake Como attracts a more classy and exclusive crowd than the other well-known lakes such as Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore . Lake Como has only one island: Isola Comacina. An island with a rich history and one of the most important archaeological sites in northern Italy. Lenno is a quiet village in a bay of Lake Como . Lenno has a popular public beach and archaeological excavations from the Roman era of Isola Comacina.

Picturesque Argegno enjoys a beautiful location, less than 15 minutes from our apartment in Laino, and is situated at the entrance of the Valle d'Intelvi. The small village is split into two parts by the mouth of the Telo and connected by a beautiful old stone bridge. You can take a cable car to the plateau of Piagra. From here you have a view at an altitude of 880 meters on Lake Como and the surrounding area

The pleasant town of Menaggio can be counted as one of the most touristic places on Lake Como. You'll find it on the western shore of the lake, among the foothills of the Swiss Alps where the Sanagra River flows into Lake Como.

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