There are many beautiful places in Italy but one of the best is the area around Lake Como, including the municipality of San Siro. This is a wonderfully scenic place that lies within the province of Como, which is part of the Lombardy region of North Italy. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and campsites.
San Siro is a great place for hiking and cycling with many trails in the region with scenic views of the lakes, valleys and mountains. The magnificent Lake Como offers holidaymakers many water activities such as swimming, water skiing, canoeing, sailing, diving, kayaking and motor boating. Many places in and around the San Siro area have horse riding centres and there are some lovely places to ride.
During the winter months visitors come to Lombardy for downhill and cross country skiing. There are many excellent golf courses in Lombardy including about eight clubs located in the Como region. Fishing is also popular here with late summer a good time to fish on Lake Como.
There are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants in and around San Siro serving good Italian food, especially down by the lakeside. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and beverages at stores near Lake Como. There are a few shops in the area and visitors will be able to buy some souvenirs and gifts.
There are a number of interesting places to visit in the region including historic building and churches such as Villa Marina. A shot ferry ride on Lake Como connects the popular towns of Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna. Como also houses a few museums including Museo Storico G. Garibaldi and Museo Didattico della Seta.
Milan is about an hour and a half away via the A9 road and features some magnificent buildings, not to mention plenty of shops. Here there is the famous San Siro football stadium, which is well worth a visit.
The temperature in Northern Italy does not get as hot in summer as the south, but average maximums in Lombardy are around 29 degrees centigrade in July and August. Temperatures normally stay in the 20 degree centigrade area between May and September. October is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 110 mm rainfall.
Orio al Serio Airport in Milan offers low cost flights with Ryanair the main airline operating here. It offers flights to and from domestic and major European destinations such as Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Madrid and Paris and numerous British airports including Bristol, East Midlands, London-Stansted, Liverpool and Glasgow. Buses from the airport take passengers to Milan, Brescia and Bergamo.
Car hire firms such as Autoeuropa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Tirreno, Major Rent and Sixt are located at the airport. The airport is approximately two hour’s drive from San Siro via the A4 road.