Where to stay around Lake Como?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,768 holiday lettings near Lake Como. From 2,354 apartments to 728 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lake Como is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Como?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Como. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Switzerland: 12,988 holiday homes
  • Milan: 3,287 holiday homes
  • Lake Maggiore: 3,984 holiday homes
  • Como: 980 holiday homes
  • Como: 982 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Como! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Como?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lake Como with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Milan: 3,287 holiday lettings
  • Como: 980 holiday lettings
  • Como: 982 holiday lettings
  • Bergamo: 717 holiday lettings
  • Lugano: 1,193 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Lake Como?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Lake Como are:

  • Como (QCM-Como Seaplane Base): 2,632 self catering accommodations
  • Lugano Airport (LUG): 1,252 self catering accommodations
  • Locarno Airport (ZJI): 1,338 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lake Como?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lake Como. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bergamo Alta Funicular: 553 holiday rentals
  • Villa Carlotta: 3,660 holiday rentals
  • Bellagio Port: 3,652 holiday rentals
  • Menaggio Beach: 3,630 holiday rentals
  • Bollate Nord Station: 2,633 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Como listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental house or villa in Lake Como, Italy your home away from home

Lake Como, Italy, deep in the Lombardy region, is a haven of peace and serenity, just half an hour from the vigorous life styles of Milan. The snowy peaks and lush Mediterranean vegetation give Lake Como a magnificently tranquil atmosphere, and the area has become synonymous with relaxing or romantic getaways. Since the days of the Roman Empire, visitors have traveled for many miles to see the blue waters, wooded mountains and luxurious villas of Lake Como.

Things to do on holiday in Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como itself is an ideal spot to enjoy sailing, swimming, windsurfing and kite-surfing to name a few of the water sport activities popular available from a villa on the banks.

Walking and cycling holidays are hugely popular around Lake Como. Tours on bike and foot are available of some of the better known trails, but with so much idyllic countryside to be enjoyed, taking a map and exploring is a magnificent way to discover this wonderful region when staying in a self catering Lake Como villa.

However, a huge majority of your holiday spent in a Lake Como villa will undoubtedly be spent relaxing and enjoying both the scenery and company.

Places to holiday in Lake Como, Italy

Bellagio, ‘the pearl of the lake’, has the pick of the locations on the banks of Lake Como, where the two forks of Lake Como split. Offering awe-inspiring views, rich cultural heritage and historic gardens, a Lake Como villa in Bellagio will not fail to impress and relax any visitor.

Varenna is a magnificently peaceful resort on the shore of Lake Como. Smaller than Bellagio, it does however boast a magnificent castle offering stunning views down the lake, and a myriad of water sport possibilities. As a mid-lake fishing village, boats and sailing are in the blood, and it is also a great base to set off on mountain treks.

The ancient town of Gravedona sits peacefully on the banks of Lake Como, sheltered by the mountains. It is one of the most picturesque areas of the lake, characterized by small, intimate squares and quaint historic monuments, churches and religious events, not to mention a wealth of sporting and leisure activities, from sports centres to nature-tourism.

Weather in Lake Como, Italy

From March until late October is when the villas of Lake Como are at their busiest, when sailing, windsurfing, hiking and cycling are best enjoyed. Temperatures average around 29°C in July and August, making Lake Como accommodation a hugely pleasant place to be. During the winter, many hotels and restaurants close, but the self catering villas still offer a stunningly peaceful retreat from the bustle of everyday life, and snow is not unusual in January, making Lake Como even more beautiful.

Travel to Lake Como, Italy

Access to holiday rentals in Lake Como comes from Milan and Bergamo, by train, bus or car. Cheap flights to Lake Como arrive into Milan Airport (MXP), provided by a range of ‘no frills’ airlines depending on your departure point from the UK.

Adventuring in the outdoors around Lake Como holiday homes

This enchanting body of water stretches more than 45 kilometres into the heart of the Italian Alps, and has long been a magnet for outdoorsy types. On the western banks, Lake Como holiday homes have trailheads right on their doorstep. You can pull on the hiking boots there and join La Via dei Monti Lariani as it wiggles through the alpine pastures for over 120 kilometres. Parts of the trek take you to the Valle Albano, where the high-altitude meadows reward walkers with views of the rocky Marmontana massif, on the border with Switzerland. Meanwhile, back down on the water's edge, everything from sailing to windsurfing is a possibility.

Exploring the natural landscape of Lake Como

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lake Como is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Villa Melzi Gardens (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Villa Serbelloni (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • La Punta Spartivento (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Menaggio Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Nesso Waterfalls (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Argegno Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)