Nestled on a mountain above the village of Domaso on the western branch of Lake Como, Vercana is an ideal holiday location filled with sun, nature and freshwater activities. Visitors can enjoy peaceful lakeside strolls, mountain biking and plenty of fabulous views. Vercana is a clutch of different hamlets along the River Livo on the slopes of Pizzo Sasso Canale. The village has a grocery store and a small bakery, but a footpath leads down to Domaso which has a few more amenities, and the walk takes the visitor past several restaurants.
HomeAway offers a good selection of holiday apartments in Vercana that are perfect for groups of all sizes, from couples all the way up to large families. Amenities such as internet access, terraces and washing machines make visitors feel immediately at home. They enjoy stunning views of the water as do HomeAway’s collection of beautiful Vercana holiday villas. With weekly rental prices that start at £300 per week these are excellent value for money and priced more reasonably than rentals in other Lake Como locations like Lecco.
-Watersports:The views are one thing, but most visitors come to Vercana to get out on Lake Como. Canoes, sailboats and other aquatic sporting equipment can be hired from the many water centres that dot the area. Some offer beginners courses in windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing.
-Historic buildings: There isn’t a lot of ancient history to be glimpsed at Vercana, but one of its most fascinating sights is the Baroque architecture of the Church of San Salvatore, built in the 15th century. Inside is just as rewarding as there are beautiful frescoes, statues and sculptures.
-Beaches: The beach at Domaso is one of the main attractions in the area. The long stretch of sand and smooth pebbles is an idyllic spot for sunbathing and for a gentle swim in the calm, shallow water near the edge. Consequently, it is suitable for families with young children.
-Outdoor activities: As visitors with holiday apartments in Vercana will discover, Mother Nature has smiled on this part of the world. The astounding scenery can be explored by walking along lakeside paths, going for treks in the hills and by taking mountain bike tours. Vercana is above the Pian di Spagna, a protected wetlands area that is a nest place for numerous bird species and another wonderful place to explore.
The climate around Lake Como is similar to Mediterranean, one of the reasons why Vercana holiday villas are booked throughout the year. The summer days are long and warm with temperatures of between 24 and 27°C in June, July and August. January is the coldest month where the average temperature drops to 6°C.
A hire car is essential to get around Vercana and other lakeside towns and villages. The nearest airport to the village is Milan-Malpensa Airport (111 kilometres) and the nearest railway stations are Como-San Giovanni (80 kilometres) and Varenna-Esino (27 kilometres).