Between sky and water: a tour around the most exclusive clubs at Lake Como
Today we are going to take you to discover the thrilling and exciting adventures that Lake Como can offer.
The Lido di Bellagio with its club style beach invites you to relax with family and friends enjoying sun filled days at the beach, and breezy atmosphere overlooking the lake.
On Fridays and sometimes on Saturdays too, from May til August, the Lido is transformed into a place where you can sip an aperitivo at sunset and enjoy late nigh dancing
the best international DJ and live music concerts with well-known tribute bands.
Next on the list is the the Yacht Club Eriolario of Erio Matteri, in Lezzeno, on the east side of the western branch, below Bellagio that was founded in 1865. Nowadays, you can rent a luxury Rive boat, in particular you can experience a day on the beautiful Lake Como on board of Engfals II, prestigious and unique model of Riva Tritone built in 1955 and completely restored by Erio Matteri.
On the eastern coast, in Colico, you can find the SEVEN PARK HOTEL, directly on the lake. Besides being a romantic luxury 4 star waterfront hotel, it offers a wide range of facilities, for unforgettable moments at the lake: indoor and outdoor wellness area, Marina area, with swimming pools placed in the large park of the complex that leads to the lakefront, Beach Bar lounge with coffee shop and ice cream corner during the daytime. Then,at sunset the area extends becoming a modern and elegant bar where you will find a glamorous environment that integrates seamlessly with the idyllic setting by the lake .
Another way to experience Lake Como luxury is to observe Lake Como’s beautiful scenery by seaplane. Como has been home to the only seaplane school in Europe since 1913. Enjoy a flight over the splashing blue waters of Lake Como or even land on the water practically anywhere; get familiarized with the commands and instruments of flying an aircraft, completing simple manoeuvres under the watchful eye of an instructor, while at the same time admiring the wonderful surroundings of water and mountains.
Let’s visit some of them:
Aero Club Como – the oldest flight organization with hydroplanes and own classes of the world! In one of the nicest scenery on
the planet, Aero Club Como lets you make exciting experiences with those curious and interesting type of aircraft, that are also
the boat. Seaplanes are not requiring nothing but what is already present in nature: water.
The seaplane has no negative effects on the water; it doesn’t discharge oil or other fluids into the lake. The fuel used in aviation doesn’t contain toxic additives present in other fuels.
Aeroclub Volovelistico Lariano is a flying club near Lake Como, in the scenic area of the amphitheater moraine Alpine, at an
altitude of 385 meters. The tourist flights in the mountains are organized throughout the whole year. The club promotes the
flights with gliders through multiple activities. At the end of the flight you will receive a certificate of first flight , in memory of
this extraordinary experience!
Aeroclub Volovelistico Alpino: flying club that gets you closer to the power of flying. What a wonderful experience! Differently
from the normal planes and scheduled flights, where you are locked inside: here you enjoy a magic view while sitting next to thepilot who will describe the phases of the flight .
Lake Como is the ideal destination for golfers thanks to its exclusive clubs that allow you to spend unforgettable hours practicing a funny and relaxing sport with direct contact with a unique nature and landscape. Experience a magical golfing holiday in one of the seven 7 renewed golf courses scattered on the hills around Lake Como. Stay in luxury villa or hotel and let yourself be amused by the wonders of nature and the tradition that makes this area unique.
The Menaggio Cadenabbia Golf Club (18 holes) was founded in January 1907 and celebrated 100 years of history in 2007. It is the 2nd oldest Golf Club in Italy after Golf Club Acquasanta in Rome. Take a step back in time and enjoy a very memorable game thanks to the elevated position of this prestigious course offering splendid views in all directions.
The Villa D’Este Golf Club is also very popular: beautiful 18-hole course designed by Peter Gannon which winds its way through chestnut, ash and pine trees sheltering golfers even from the intense August heat. Villa d’Este is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 69’s in Europe, even though it is the site of several amateur competitions each year. The club house overlooks several holes and a spacious view of the Montorfano lake.
The Monticello Golf Club, not far from Milan and Lake Como, was founded in 1974 on about 140 hectares and has two 18-hole courses. At the moment, Monticello is one of the leading Italian golf clubs with top level modern amenities. Over the years, the original layout of the fairways has been changed and developed by a number of architects, but Graham Cooke is the name behind the present conformation. Since 1974, The Monticello Golf Club (18 holes) reigns on the area of around 140 hectares. The Club brings the
spirit of this old sport with a colorful paradise of open green spaces and more than six hundred villas – apartments as a result ofa total coincidence of evocative tones and excellent structural solutions.
Lake Como and its hinterland are a renowned vacation destination, where beautiful landscape, mild climate and ancient art have always been linked together and are always able to surprise us over and over again for the extraordinary views, different every day, that sometimes reminds us of a painting by some unknown artist, and other times, surprises us by the vibrancy and clarity of the colors. For centuries, successful entrepreneurs
and aristocratic families have spent their vacations along the shores of Lake Como. The owners have changed,
but the charm of Lake Como still remains and will be there forever.