It is not long now until Easter and in Italy there is an old saying “Christmas at home and Easter with whomever you wish”, so it’s time to take a break from daily life and perhaps organize a long-weekend getaway trip to discover the beauties of Lake Como.

Lake Como with its mountain landscape and shores dotted with picturesque villages is a corner of paradise.

Without having to drive too far you can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and discover the gems of beautiful Lake Como.

There are many things to do in Lake Como, for all tastes and all ages.: a wide range of cultural, sports, and entertainment activities, as well as a wide selection of restaurants and trattorias where you can taste the savory dishes of traditional Lake Como cooking.

Those who love peace and relaxation can enjoy long walks on the lake and make beautiful trips to explore the lake.

For lovers of sport, Domaso and Gravedona are very popular for their sailing schools that organize courses for beginners and experts. There is also a school of windsurfing. In this area the Breva, a steady wind, blows all afternoon long, but not too strongly making it the optimal condition for sailing or windsurfing.

No one who visits Lake Como should miss a trip around the lake on a private hire boat (motor boat, sailing boat, rowing boat) to enjoy the lake from a completely different perspective, or if you just prefer to take some time to relax, you can enjoy the numerous small pebble beaches and lidos along the lake where you can rent deck chairs at reasonable prices..

You can also explore the area around the lake by bike, there are many scenic roads and cycle paths that offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake; mountain bike rental services can be found in almost every town on the shores of the lake.

There are a number of locations around Lake Como which offer horseback riding for enthusiasts and beginners first of all the Pian di Spagna, one of the most beautiful protected areas of the Lombardy region.

For those who wish to play golf, there are well known courses both in Como and Menaggio. The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club with its’ 18 hole golf course is worth to be mentioned being the second oldest club in Italy lies high in the hills over-looking the western shore of Lake Como offering enchanting views over the surrounding countryside.

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