Lago di Como (Lake Como) is a lake of glacial origin in the Lombardy region, only 40km from Milan. It is the third-largest lake in Italy and is one of the most popular tourist destinations, offering plenty to do and see. Besides swimming in the crystal clear water, you can also try other water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, or water-skiing.
Lake Como is surrounded by luxurious villas, lush gardens, green hills and fresh air. Como city has its own Educational Silk Museum, where you can learn all about the traditional textile production of the Lombardy region. Don't miss the opportunity to take in the buzzing local atmosphere with plenty of restaurants to choose from.
High season at Lake Como lasts from April until October. The hottest weather is from June to August, making it the best time to swim. The spring and autumn months will surprise you with amazingly pleasant weather and fewer crowds, but torrential rain can sometimes occur during this time.
November and March see the drop in temperatures and some hotels close for winter. But if you are not that much into beach holidays, note that the lake is also charming during the cool season and accommodation rates are reasonable at this time. There are also plenty of ski spots and thermal spas to explore during winter season.