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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Carate Urio, Italy your home away from home

Nestled on the side of a hill overlooking Lake Como, and just across the border from Switzerland, Carate Urio offers a beautiful destination for families and couples to escape the city. Whether on a summer beachside holiday or a mid-winter break there is always plenty to do in the area, and a Carate Urio villa offers a relaxed and tranquil second home from which visitors are free to explore and get an authentic taste of Italian life.

Things to do in Carate Urio, Italy

Being on the shores of the lake, holiday homes in Carate Urio are ideally located for all the water sports on offer in the area, including surfing, sailing, kite surfing and swimming. For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, walking and hiking in the mountains offer some spectacular views over the lake and a great photo opportunity.

Those looking for something a little more relaxing can bask in the sun on one of the many beaches around the lake, although these can be a little packed in summer.

Visitors should spend at least a day exploring the cultural heritage of the area, including the remains of the town’s castle, the Church of Saints Quirico e Giulitta and the Church of Santa Maria.

Of course no visit to the area would be complete without sampling the local fare, and there are authentic restaurants and cafes in the town serving up pasta, pizza, fresh seafood and some of the best local wines in Italy.

Places to visit on holiday in Carate Urio, Italy

Como, the town after which the Lake is named, is easily accessible from Carate Urio, just 12km down the lake’s edge. Como is the largest of the lakeside towns and offers plenty to amuse the visitor, with some of its most impressive sights including its Gothic cathedral and the art gallery. The funicular railway which runs to the top of the hill also presents a great photo opportunity with some fantastic panoramas of the lake and surrounding valley possible on a clear day.

Carate Urio is also only 40km from Milan, Italy’s second largest city and world renowned as a centre of fashion. Once you’ve flexed your credit cards in the city’s delightful boutiques, take your pick from the city’s hundreds of cafes, kick back with an espresso and soak in the atmosphere. A stroll around the city will take visitors past such fantastic buildings as the Piazza Duomo and Milan Cathedral.

Weather in Carate Urio, Italy

Carate Urio enjoys warm, sunny summers, with temperatures reaching up to 25C during the daytime. Winters are much cooler, sometimes dipping below freezing, but offer a chance for visitors to escape the summer crowds and the clear days provide for some great photographs across the lake.

Flights to Carate Urio, Italy

Carate Urio self-catering accommodation can be easily reached via Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), 69km southwest of the town. Hire cars are available from the airport, as are shuttle transfers, although Carate Urio is also served by public transport.

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                                                                                                      Lovely Apartment in Beautiful Location

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                                                                                                      My family of five recently had a very enjoyable stay in Argegno. The apartment offers fabulous views over the lake and is modern, clean and well equipped. The town is a short (max. 5 min) walk away and has a selection of excellent restaurants. We found it to be the ideal base from which to explore the towns and villages dotted around Lake Como using the very efficient ferry service; Bellagio was our favourite and is a must-see. Our three children (all under 12) were big fans of the apartment's swimming pool while the small garden fronting the accommodation is a great place to sit out in the late afternoon and evening to relax. There is a secure underground parking garage for anyone who has a hire car, as we did. We are very happy to recommend this apartment to anyone thinking of visiting the area.
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                                                                                                      Asolutely Excellent Location

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                                                                                                      The property was beautifully clean and well equipped. We were met punctually at the apartment & we were given loads of good information. I'd previously requested ferry information & this was emailed to me within hours of arrival. The property sleeps five and although there were only two of us, there is plenty of space for a group/family. The 24 hour supermarket on the opposite corner is fabulous, we ate in the apartment every night cooking the produce from this lovely shop. The centre of Como is 5 minutes walk and the lake is one minute walk away. There is a train station 5 minutes walk to the rear of the property which is excellent as within 8 minutes you can be in Switzerland. If we come to Como again, this will be our number one choice apartment to stay in. Thank you Nicolette for a great stay. Dave & Jackie Reed
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017