A taste for culture
Well known for its Michelin starred restaurants and rustic Italian dishes, holidays to Lake Como offer tasty authentic bites. You’ll find a whole range of sleek bars and bistros supplying local delights. Due to its multi-cultural influences, expect Asian cuisine and French crafted menus, alongside the traditional beloved pizza and pastas.
Some of the delicacies born on Lake Como’s shores are Cotoletta alla Milanese – a delicious meaty dish, pizzoccheri – made up of pasta, cheese and vegetables and enjoy fresh lavarello fish – caught right from the lake. You’ll find these locally sourced meals on the menu on All Inclusive holidays to Lake Como, let the experts introduce you to tasty earthy cuisine from rustic cheeses to freshwater shrimp.
A historical wonder
The leafy lakeside and stone-paved streets seem a world away, but trust us, they’re full of surprises. You can learn a thing or two about Lake Como’s Roman origins, as you’ll come across ancient remains scattered in this historic centre.
Starting its success story as one of Europe’s deepest lakes, the Romans couldn’t resist the natural beauty and built luxury villas right on the shoreside. In fact, it was Julius Caesar himself who populated the town of Como, which is reflected as you walk through the centre. After the Middle Ages, this picturesque lake became a playground of inspiration for poets and musicians, you’ll still find authors and song writers searching for innovation.
If you’re searching for the ultimate romantic package holiday to Lake Como, you’ll be happy to know this particular Italian lake was used for an intimate scene in the movie Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, we’ll credit that to its stunning backdrops and ancient ruins. To top it off, you’ll find one of the nine sacred mountains of Northern Italy here, which lies nestled in the landscape of Lake Como. We recommend packing your hiking boots because with its 17th and 18th century hilltop chapels and superb view points of the lake, you’ll be itching to explore.
If you’re not tempted by its fascinating past, you’ll be enticed by Lake Como’s ever-lasting beauty.