How to Spend 2 days in Lake Como

How to Spend 2 days in Lake Como

Lake Como has been on my travel bucket list for many many years (thanks to Pinterest). So when I realised this trip was happening, I couldn’t contain my excitement! You can easily spend weeks in the most beautiful lake of Italy. But since we were pressed on time, we were only able to spend 2 days in Lake Como. Even though it was a short trip, we still managed to fit in a lot within our tight schedule and got to experience a glimpse of what this magical place had to offer. If you’re reading this, you may have this place on your travel bucket list or you’re already planning your visit! That’s great because I’ve rounded up a couple of things not to be missed and how to spend 2 days in Lake Como!How to Spend 2 days in Lake Como

Named one of the deepest lakes in Europe (at 400 meters deep), Lake Como is situated on the northern part of Italy. The lake is shaped in the form of the letter “Y” and surrounded by scenic mountains and forests that surround it. Filled with numerous prestigious villas and museums, it’s not a surprised that many celebrities and artists (such as George Clooney and Madonna) have properties on the shore of this lake. We made our way to Lake Como by car from our road trip through Germany and Switzerland. If you’re interested in a trip here, you’re in good hands as I’ve compiled a list of things to ensure you have a great time! Here it goes:

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How To Get There
By air | The closest airport to Lake Como is Milan’s Malpensa airport and only 40 minute ride to the lake
By train | There are a few train services that go from Milan to Lake Como. Depending on where you stay, trains go to Como or Varenna. For Como get off at Como Lago station with Trenord service or Como San Giovanni station with Trenitalia service. For Varrena get off at with Varrena station with Trenitalia service.
By car | Rent a car with car rental companies and drive from Milan (we drove Switzerland)

Getting Around
By car | Probably the best way to go around Lake Como, the only downside is limited parking spaces during holiday season (so get to places early!)
By bus | Accessible from Como main station to other towns around Lake Como
By ferry | There are ferries that are connected to the popular towns in Lake Como, these are Menaggio, Bellagio, Varenna and Cadenabbia
By water limousine | If you have some money to spend, this luxury option is definitely worth it for a private tour of the lake!

Stay
Airbnb | If you’re on a tight budget with accommodations in Lake Como, Airbnb’s are the way to go! We found a beautiful spacious Airbnb called Villa Cristina located in Como that overlooks the magnificent lake at a very reasonable price (Watch a vlog about my stay here)

Must See
Villa Del Balbianello | The most magical villa to visit, going to this place made my whole Lake Como trip!
Villa Monastero | Located on in the middle of Lake Como, this villa is a must see if you go to Varrena
Villa Carlotta | Situated in Tramezzina, this garden villa has a beautiful botanical garden worth walking through!

Eat
Gelato | You’re in Italy, so first things first! You’ll find gelato shop all along
Pizzeria | You will be able to find an abundance of restaurants serving pizza and pasta along the street Lungo Lario Trieste with authentic Italian meals and great atmosphere!
Momi | Located in Como, this restaurant has a great lakeside view perfect for a relaxing dinner spot

Lake Como is one of those places where you’ll be planning your next trip by the time you leave! I felt like there is so much more I’d like to explore and personally cannot wait to visit again soon!

Do you have a place on your bucket list location you’ve always wanted to visit? Let me know in the comments below!

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Photography by Ross Vickers.

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32 Comments

  1. July 29, 2017 / 12:28 am

    Gorgeous. Beautiful photos!

  2. July 29, 2017 / 1:54 am

    These photos are incredible! Hope to get the chance to go there one day!

  3. July 29, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Oh what a dream holiday, one day we will get there

  4. July 29, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Would love to visit this incredible place, omg!! Your photos are super unique and i really love it.

  5. July 29, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I’ve been to Lake Como – it’s gorgeous. You have some lovely shots! 🙂

    • July 31, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      It really is one of a kind! Can’t wait to go back 🙂

  6. July 29, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Very beautiful! Loved reading through! Wonderful blog indeed…

  7. July 29, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I totally enjoyed the look book feel of this! Lake Como looks beautiful! I love your suggestions (and the shop my look!)

    • July 31, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you so much Alicia, Lake Como has a certain charm to it 😉

  8. July 29, 2017 / 11:14 pm

    I would love to go to Lake Como – looks so pretty! Love your pics and your outfits!

  9. July 29, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Looks absolutely delightful! I would love to go there. Love your photos!

  10. July 30, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Seeing these photos makes me think that I should go back! It is beautiful. Thanks for a great post.

  11. July 30, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Great photos! You look great too! Thanks for sharing your detailed post.

  12. July 31, 2017 / 4:32 am

    I have heard and read so much about Italy and it’s culture but hadn’t heard about lake como before. You have an eye for detail and the pics are absolutely stunning. For sure you have added one more destination to my bucket list!

  13. DTG
    July 31, 2017 / 6:14 am

    WOW this post is amazing and your photos are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing such a great informative post. Loved the information supplied. What camera did you use?

    • July 31, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks alot! I work with my photographer on imagery and visuals 🙂

  14. July 31, 2017 / 6:23 am

    This is an awesome post! And can i just say that you and your pictures are absolutely stunning! I’ll be subscribing to your blog!!

  15. July 31, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    That looks incredible, your photography is stunning 🙂

  16. Rahat Arora
    July 31, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Beautiful destination and amazing pictures

  17. August 1, 2017 / 2:53 am

    So many pretty photos you have there, no wonder why you have been dreaming to visit this place and I too wanted to visit.

  18. August 3, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    The best photographer! The destination is awesome. I can’t wait to check out your next article

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