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The luxe lake
Holidays in Lake Como bring you dramatic mountains, traditional towns full of colourful buildings and a sparkling lake just waiting to be discovered. It’s the ideal place for couples, families and explorers alike, with its stunning natural scenery, pretty villages and water sports and activities.
Spend your days on the golden sandy beach and soak up the sun and beautiful surroundings before heading to one of the towns for a delicious traditional Italian dinner. Active holidaymakers can hike, mountain bike or even horse ride through the surrounding mountains, or hit the water with sailing, kayaking, water skiing and lots more. Wander through the succulent gardens of the town or soak in the history of the area at museums and art galleries. Architecture lovers will find plenty to keep them occupied, while celebrity spotters might see one of the many stars who own homes here. If you want to explore further you can combine your trip with another of the Italian Lakes and discover more of the area.
Luxury holidays in Lake Como are becoming increasingly popular with the rich and famous. Spend your days in luxury and maybe rub shoulders with the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Richard Branson, who both own homes around the shores. There are some fantastic restaurants to choose from, including internationally renowned Michelin starred establishments and traditional Italian eateries. Pick up the chic fashions Italy is so famous for in the little boutiques, or spend the day in the spa.
Whatever you’re looking for, at Sovereign we’ll help you find the perfect hotel and itinerary for your Lake Como holidays. We’ve carefully selected the best hotels in the area to ensure you have everything you need. Stay at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo for striking views, a historic building and secluded, luscious gardens. Alternatively, choose the Villa d'Este for a floating swimming pool on the lake, a luxury spa and extensive range of activities on offer.
Flights to the Italian Lakes take around 2 hours from the UK.
Transfer time from Malpensa airport to Lake Como is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
The Italian Lakes are at their best between April and October. June, July and August see temperatures soar to the high 20s (perfect for swimming and sunbathing), while the slightly cooler temperatures in April, May, September and October are ideal for those who want to spend a bit more time walking, cycling or sightseeing.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.