Nestled away on the quiet northern shore of the enchanting Lake Como in northern Italy, Gravedona is squeezed between picturesque mountains and the turquoise waters of the lake. The town is both a haven of peace, perfect for a romantic escape, and a water sports haven attracting young adventure seekers. Regardless of what you decide to do upon your arrival at a self catering Gravedona property, you will certainly return home filled with the joys of life and completely refreshed, relaxed and recuperated.
Gravedona is a wonderful place to simply sit and watch the world drifting serenely by. There are a number of stunning little churches nestled among the narrow streets, including the national monuments of the Santa Maria delle Grazie, Santa Maria del Tiglio and the Palazzo Gallio, all of which are extremely picturesque and definitely worth further exploration due to the rich artistic and historic treasures they hold.
The surrounding countryside is immersed in walking and mountain biking trails. Trails leading into the surrounding hills are hugely popular, but with such isolation and so many individual trails, meeting other people on route is a rare occurrence. The walking and riding available from a Gravedona holiday rental property is sensational, with routes taking in the most tranquil mountain lakes, the most inspiring views and most impressive natural phenomenon. There is also a riding stables in the Pian di Spagne should you wish to explore the surrounding area from the saddle.
Water sports lovers keep Gravedona accommodation in high demand, especially during the summer. Sailing is particularly good from Gravedona, and there are courses available from Gravedona’s sailing centres throughout the summer. Windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing and canoeing holidays also thrive from self catering Gravedona villas.
Gravedona holidays can be far more relaxing too. There are a great range of bars, restaurants and clubs to enjoy, as well as a glorious little sandy beach and a great range of tennis courts, swimming pools and golf courses to play.
Bellagio is known as the most famous destination on the banks of Lake Como, and there is a magnificent steam boat which tours from the lake, leaving from the Bellagio pier. Some of Lake Como’s best restaurants are found here, and for those looking for a little culture, the trip to Bellagio from their Gravedona accommodation is an essential one.
Lake Como is at its busiest from March until October, when temperatures routinely reach 30˚C during the heat of the day. The winter months are much cooler, and Gravedona can seem very quiet.
The closest airport to a Gravedona property is Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP), just 100km away. There are a vast range of regular flights arriving into Milan from the UK, with flights arriving from almost every corner of Great Britain. Hire cars are readily available from the airport, and are an advised asset to have during your Gravedona holiday.