Lake Como is a glacial lake, between the provinces of Como and Lecco, area is the third Italian lake with its 145 km ². It 'a very deep lake, in fact, boasts the fifth largest in Europe after four Norwegian lakes.
The lake has a characteristic shape of a "Y" upside down, which almost resembles the silhouette of a man, a famous local saying says: "Lake Como is shaped like a man".
The lake is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of Italy, poets and writers such as Manzoni, Stenghal, Byron were so fascinated by its beauty that they also praised their most famous works.
There are many countries who meet on the banks of the lake, each with its own characteristics and peculiarities. Going from Como on the west coast are Cernobbio, where there are large and luxurious villas, Moltrasio where he stayed on the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill; Laglio - where he bought the house the actor George Clooney; Brienno one of the most beautiful cities, which remained virtually the same for a century now.
In the middle of the lake is one island, the Isle Comacina totally uninhabited, the only buildings to have survived various sieges and wars are the seventeenth-century church of San Giovanni and the inn with a restaurant, where he used to stay Alfred Hitchcock. On the west coast meet instead the villages of Tremezzo, Cadenabbia and Griante, very popular as a holiday destination by the British.
The most famous resort of Lake Bellagio is located on the tip of the promontory that separates the three branches, known for its villas and feature staircase to the shops.
The best way to visit the lake is without a doubt by boat, you can also use the bus fare scheduled activities on the lake.