Lake Como: the identity card!
- Alias: "Lario"
- It is a natural pre-Alpine lake in Italy
- Wet the provinces of Como and Lecco
- It consists of three "branches": the Como basin to the south-west, the Lecco basin to the south-east and the northern basin
- It is located about 50 kilometers from Milan, 45 kilometers from Sondrio and 16 from Lugano (Switzerland)
- It is the deepest lake in Italy
- It hosts the highest mountain in the Orobie Alps, Mount Legnone
- The well-known river Adda is the main tributary
All these characteristics allow Bel Lago to host tourists and VIPs from all over the world thanks to its not only morphological but also environmental qualities. The three areas offer different realities starting from the glamor of the long lake with the numerous villas, to go towards decidedly wilder areas and frequented by nature lovers and sportsmen, up to the most impressive peaks with their wonderful treks, and even more exhibitions and museums including castles and nineteenth-century palaces.
146 km² of surface to be discovered!
Things to do in winter on Lake Como
Lake Como, with its azure waters and majestic surrounding mountains, is one of the most fascinating natural gems in Europe. In addition to breathtaking views, this region offers a wide range of activities to suit every visitor's tastes, in every season... even in winter. Here are some!
The winter desserts of Upper Lake Como: a gastronomic journey between tradition and flavour
Upper Lake Como - or Alto Lario - is a region rich in culinary traditions that are expressed in a particular way during the winter season. Thanks to the proximity to Valtellina, the area north of Lake Como in this period offers a wide range of delicacies. Local desserts play a leading role in local gastronomy, delighting the palate with unique and authentic flavours. Let's see and together someone!
Polenta Taragna: A Journey between History and Flavors
In the picturesque Alps, between Valtellina and Lake Como, polenta taragna is much more than a simple traditional dish; it is a symbol of local culture and identity. This delicacy, made from corn flour and cheese, embodies the history and tradition of the area. Let's discover its origins and learn how to prepare it.