Of glacial origin and similar in appearance to a fjord, Lake Como is encircled by high mountains which create a dynamic landscape with inlets, rocky terraces and sheer outcrops plunging straight into its waters. Travellers throughout history have been enchanted by its scenery, writers such as Pliny, Giovio, Manzoni and Stendhal have left us unforgettable descriptions of its beauty. And again, countless musicians composed their works in villas overlooking the lake: Bellini, Verdi, Donizzetti, Listz, mascagni, Wagner, Rossini and Puccini. Villa Carlotta with its renowned gardens; Villa Balbianello, Villa Erba, once home to Luchino Visconti; Villa Olmo, Villa Melzi.
While the lower stretch of the lake offers a landscape and architecture redolent of history, myth and legend, the northern end is all about freedom, a paradise for sailing and high altitude trekking. We know all there is to know about Lake Como and its secrets and will be glad to accompany you on exclusive excursions in the mountains or on the water.