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

Colico is an important town situated near the northern tip of Lake Como, Italy. High up and surrounded by mountains, the town is a busy tourist centre, and a great location from which to base yourself when touring the lake, as it has some fantastic rental accommodations, and good infrastructure and amenities.

Things to do in Colico, Italy

Being situated on Lake Como, Colico is an excellent destination for water sports enthusiasts, with windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing just some of the activities on offer. Newcomers can pay for lessons and the more experienced can hire equipment and get started straight away.

After a hard day on the water there are a decent selection of bars and restaurants to relax in, and a nightclub if you fancy carrying on into the early hours. Most of the nightlife is situated in the most attractive part of Colico - the lakeside piazza, which also has a range of ice cream parlours, pizzerias and a market, as well as various shops on it.

Colico is dominated by Monte Legnone, which rises over 2600m, and is the highest mountain on the lake. A few kilometres south of the city, and standing at the foot of Monte Legnone stands the Abbey of Piona. This Clunaic monastery is open to the public, and houses various collections of Byzantine artworks. The Romanesque cloister was built in 1257, and from here you can also get a panoramic view of the lake.

Another landmark well worth a visit is the Montecchio Fortress. Built entirely of concrete and stone, it is the only Italian World War 1 fort that is still intact, and houses the four largest cannons in the country.

Places to visit on holiday in Colico, Italy

The surrounding Lombardy region is one of the most peaceful and relaxing areas in Italy, but just a relatively short distance from big cities such as Milan, should you fancy some top-quality shopping and dining. Colico is just one of several towns that surround the edges of the beautiful Lake Como, and you can make the trip south, taking in Bellagio, Lierna and a number of other worthwhile stops along the way, or head anti-clockwise around the lake and visit Gravedona and Menaggio.

Weather in Colico, Italy

A holiday rental in Colico is best enjoyed during late spring or early summer, when temperatures are warm without being overbearing. The mercury plummets in winter, but the crisp air and crystal clear waters of Lake Como mean that this is still a great time to visit the area.

Flights to Colico, Italy

Colico is an important transport hub, and has good rail and bus links with Milan. As a result, the cheapest and easiest method of reaching your holiday destination is through a budget flight to Milan, and the use of public transport or a hire car for the second leg of the journey.

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                                                                                        Wonderful Holiday House!

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                                                                                        We had an absolutely fantastic holiday at Villa La Corte for the last 2 weeks in August. Having booked it 11 months previously, we had a long time to look forward to our stay, and it was everything we had hoped for and more. We arrived after a 3 day drive through France, Germany and over the Splugen pass from Switzerland (which was an amazing experience, and one which I would recommend if you you have a head for heights and want to experience a spectacular road!). When we arrived we were delighted to find the house was every bit as beautiful and perfect as the pictures suggested. As mentioned by previous reviewers, Claudia and Beppe were lovely hosts - they made us feel so welcome and did everything possible to ensure we enjoyed our stay throughout the 2 weeks. The food treats, wine and cold beers in the fridge were very welcome after a long drive when we arrived! If the house is lovely, the gardens are even better - beautifully maintained, with a fantastic swimming pool, which kept remarkably clean. And the views surrounding the house were just incredible - everywhere you look it is beautiful and spectacular, with the views changing throughout the day with the rising and setting of the sun and different weather conditions. We will miss having a morning cup of tea on the patio, watching the sun rise over Monte Legnone (which feels like it's at the end of the garden!) Colico itself is very nice - perhaps not pretty like Varenna or Bellagio, but we enjoyed the harbour area. Huge supermarket a 10 min drive away was useful, and we loved the bread from the local bakery 5 mins walk away. Lake Como itself is so beautiful and a perfect place to spend a holiday. Overall we loved our time at Villa La Corte and would recommend it to anyone... although we want to book again, so hope it doesn't become too popular :-)
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                        Fabulous Lake Como stay in brilliant apartment!

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        Myself and my family (5 of us) had a fantastic stay at the lovely apartment in Colico. We stayed on the top floor which has 3 excellent sized bedrooms, a lovely open plan kitchen/diner/living room and front and side balcony. We absolutely couldn't fault the quality of the furniture and decoration, the photos don't do the apartment justice it was fantastic. We were met by Giada when we arrived, who was brilliant and gave us lots of information about the local area and the apartment. The pool area was great, enough beds/chairs for everyone and a pool for a dip in the hot weather! All lockable so it isn't accessible for anyone else other than part of the apartment block. We hired a car and there was a car port to park the vehicle. The location was great, beautiful views of the lake. We would recommend a car but we did manage to walk down into Colico a number of times when we wanted to have a drink, and was also able to walk back so this is definitely possible. Lovely restaurants and small shops in Colico centre, as well as a huge supermarket and shopping centre on the outskirts (10 mins drive). Easy access to lots of tourist destinations - definitely would suggest going to Bellagio/Menaggio which can be reached by boat. Overall a fantastic holiday at Lake Como, such a beautiful area and made even better because of the excellent quality apartment and service from Giada. Thank you!
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                        Lovely property, lovely location.

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        We loved the property and location. The pool was a big hit with the kids too. Spectacular views from the garden and Colico is lovely. Would love to visit again. Only feedback would be to remove reference to air con in the description of the apartment on the website. The apartment has heating but no air con, or fans. Our first week had temps of 30 to 35 degrees so aircon would have been welcome then.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016