The bustling city of Como, traditionally a tourist destination for the elite, is at the southern-most end of the eastern branch of the lake area called the Lario, better known simply as Lake Como.
It is the nerve center of an area where tradition, art and culture meet innovation and high fashion, Como is renowned for its unique silks, undoubtedly of the finest quality and the ultimate in original design. Within the medieval walls enclosing the historic center of the city, seductively elegant displays in the shops, attractive bars and restaurants side by side with splendid monuments make Como the capital of all that is finest and, of course, “Made in Italy”.
The picture postcard views so typical of Como and the entire lake are absolutely incomparable. Here, where the rolling green hills meet the crystalline waters of the lake, the landscape is of rare beauty and over the centuries has inspired illustrious writers of both poetry and prose.
“Nothing in the universe can compare to the scalding hot days I spent on this most charming of lakes"