Lake Como by boat

By Vacanze Lago • on June 20, 2013

To admire the beauty of Lake Como , its unspoiled landscapes, its shores dominated by lush greenery, luxurious villas and small towns of rare beauty where tourism, history, art and nature are harmoniously combined, the ideal solution is to do it directly from its waters.

Sailing Lake Como

To visit the lake , in the period in which the timetables permit, you can use the ferryboats of “ Navigazione Lago di Como ”, a way of public transport that allows you to purchase daily tickets with which rise and fall in the locations of your choice in total freedom. The main centers of the lake are also connected to each other by the fastest hydrofoil service; thanks to the ferry then you can carry your own car between Cadenabbia and Bellagio , Bellagio and Varenna , Varenna and Menaggio .

The history of navigation on Lake Como is an ancient tradition, it traces its roots in the classical age and even further. For centuries, every kind of rowing boat and sailing boat has sailed the waters of the lake, carrying goods and passengers from one shore to the other, providing locally links and inserting the lake in the plot of the long-range connections that linked Switzerland to the Po valley. Here, as everywhere, the real revolution came with the steamboat in the early nineteenth century.

Actually, there are about thirty boats , the most recent are the great motor ship Orione (2007) and the much-discussed catamarans. An important feature in terms of history and technology are the old steamboats, sometimes decommissioned and used as floating restaurants. There are still six of them.

A cruise on Lake Como is, without any doubt, the most impressive and exciting way to capture the romantic side of the lake and admire its small and relaxing villages, as well as offering a unique perspective on historical villas, which with their precious botanical gardens, stud the shores of this charming Lake. Navigate the lake is also synonymous with worldliness. During the summer it is possible to live the experience of a night cruise with dinner and live music on board.

Cruises are possible using the typical boats of the Navigazione Lago di Como or modern speedboats of many private rental.

For more information:

Navigazione Lago di Como

Tel. 800 5518 01 – 031 579 211  –

The tourist who is used to travel in complete autonomy and freedom, may decide to rent a boat in one of the many rental centers of private motorboats distributed along the entire lake.

Among the many solutions we can not signal the service of Taxi Boa t: the chance to have at their disposal a boat with a driver to admire the beauty of Lake, choosing the preferred route and the length of the journey.

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