Lake Como is filled with idyllic towns and villages that can help you make the most of the fantastic weather, scenery and attractions that the region has to offer, and Rezzonico is one of the finest of them all. The village is something of a hidden gem, receiving just a handful of visitors every year, but offers some of the most amazing views out over the lake, has good transport links, and gives off an almost unmatchable aura of peacefulness and serenity - making it an ideal destination for a relaxing Lake Como break.
Lake Como is nothing short of spectacular, and some excellent views of the crystal-clear lake can be enjoyed from Rezzonico’s main piazza. The reason for this is that the town lies in direct line with the fork of the lake - where Como heads off to the right and Lecco fades off to the left – the perfect snapshot opportunity.
Lake Como is surrounded by high mountains, which offer plenty in the way of energetic activities that make the most of the weather of the season. Water sports and other activities are easy to arrange around Lake Como, and a boat tour along the serene lake is arguably the most popular excursion with visitors of all ages.
With neighbouring San Siro under 1km away, the two villages essentially blend in to each other, doubling your options when it comes to dining out and shopping. San Siro boasts an excellent pizzeria and some good grocery stores, and an enjoyable 10-15 minute walk can be had between the two destinations. An even wider range of shopping and eating options can be had in Menaggio, 7km away.
Both Milan (84km) and Switzerland are within easy reach of Rezzonico, but if you are not prepared to venture even that far, there are still many day trip options available to you. One idea is to head straight to Como itself. The region’s principle city sits at the southern tip of the south-western arm of the lake, 40km south of Rezzonico, and has an array of historic and modern attractions.
From May to October it is hard to fault the weather in Rezzonico, with clear blue skies, warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine being the norm. Temperatures cool somewhat from October onwards, but this is also when rainfall levels decrease, meaning a pleasant holiday in Rezzonico can also be enjoyed even during winter.
The two Milan airports – Bergamo (BGY) and Malpensa (MXP), are a similar distance from Rezzonico and represent the best and cheapest way of getting to the town from the UK. The distances are 103km and 97km respectively, and a number of UK airlines fly to these destinations throughout the year.