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Lake Como

Lake Como The Lake of Como is particularly favourable and renowned for its generally mild and humid climate which assists the lushness of nature. All of this is possible due to the Alpine ridge which resists the winds from the North and also because of the great mass of water of the lake, which tend to reduce sudden drops in temperature. In the sunnier areas, for example around Tremezzo, the winter climate is never very harsh and in the summer the heat is hardly ever stifling as it is mitigated by great vegetation. However, rainfall is heavy in the pre-alpine zone. Thanks to these unique climatic characteristics, the flora along the lake banks is varied, abundant and of a mediterranean sort: cypress trees, laurel trees, camellias, azaleas. rhododendrons, magnolias, and palm trees. In some more wet and sheltered areas we can even find tropical and sub-tropical vegetation.In Tremezzo for example Villa Carlotta is famous for its splendid park where the visitor can admire all sorts of flowers and rare plants; during the warmer seasons we can see azaleas, cacti, austral ferns, palm trees citron trees and orange trees. The growing of grape-vines and of olive trees is not common because of the geological nature of the land and one can find these in certain areas only. Along the banks of the lake, certain localities recall a tradition of olive growing: along the west bank there is a zone in Tremezzo which in dialect is called "Zoca de L'Oli" while on the east bank we have Oliveto Lario and Olcio.

On the mountain slopes around the lake there are numerous chestnut woods and higher up one finds pasture-land where narcissuses and lilies of the valley grow. Lake vegetation is sparce and is found only in areas like the Pian di Spagna as there are neither pools nor areas of still water along the lake banks.

The limited extension of the territory should not be misleading as few other Italian localities offer such a variety of environmental, landscape and human settlement tipologies. In just a few kilometres one can go from high mountains to the lakeside, from wild alpine valleys to hill-tops, from urban areas to small remote hamlets, from a wildlife oasis to ski-slopes. Hares, pheasants, deer, chamois, steinbock, birds of prey populate these valleys still in a perfect state of conservation.

There are different destination for those who wants to "live" the lake Como. The area offers different possibilities: cultural tours to Como or to Lecco; relaxing walking tours among the towns in the central part of the lake,where you can visit the beautiful villas; walks along the green valleys of the area; it is possible to do every watersport in northern part of the lake.


Como - Lombardy Como
Como rises on the southern point of the western branch of the Lario; the city has roman origin, according to the legend it was founded by Caesar, in the year 59 b.C., and today it has ab ...

Bellagio - Lombardy Bellagio
Bellagio is the more famous locality of lake Como, also known as " the pearl of the Lario".

The town deserves the reputation that it has: it is a jewel of landscape and architect ...

Menaggio - Lombardy Menaggio
Menaggio, thanks to its panoramic position, from which you have a charming view over Bellagio, Varenna and all the central part of the lake, is a famous touristic resort, with a very good hotel ...

Gravedona - Lombardy Gravedona
Gravedona is located in a wonderful position, laid in a graceful and sunny gulf, that guarantees a mild climate during the winter and eased by constant breezes in summer.

The small village ...

Varenna - Lombardy Varenna
Varenna rises on a promontory at the foot of a mountain that has been exploited for centuries because of its richness in black marble; today the quarries are closed, and Varenna became an important to ...

Tremezzo - Lombardy Tremezzo
The town is situated on the western side of the Lario, in front of Bellagio, sightseeing on the central part of the lake; Tremezzo has been a famous place of holiday in all the times and this i ...

Cernobbio - Lombardy Cernobbio
Cernobbio is located on the western shore of the lake, at the foot of the Monte Bisbino.

The town has ancient origins, and in the older part of the town, not far from the public square on th ...

Lecco - Lombardy Lecco
The city of Lecco is located in the southern point of the Lario, in a small plain valley surrounded by rocky mountains. In the city you can visit several monuments, among which the beautiful Basilica ...

Domaso - Lombardy Domaso
Domaso is located in the northern part of the lake, on the western side. Its position allows it to have a particularly favorable and mild climate, caressed by a constant breeze called Breva that has ...
 
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