Lake Como holiday destinations with LA BREVA®
Is there a land of such supreme and perfect beauty anywhere? Sweet vision! Do not fade away; Linger, until my heart shall take Into itself the summer day and all the beauty of the lake Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The enduring charm of Lake Como is the perfect antidote for any of us Europhiles still suffering the post Brexit Blues! Sophisticated but never showy, Como is the most dramatic of all the great Italian lakes. Way before Clooney moved in and invited his A-list friends, Lake Como trailed glamour and style.
The villages along the banks are stone-stepped beauties with evocative names such as Bellagio, Varenna & Menaggio. At the southern end, the market town of Como is 30 minutes by train from Milan, with a charming Centro Storico and a funicular to Brunate. The seven-minute ascent provides a wonderful panoramic view and a great place to get your bearings. To the north, the beaches of Domaso, Gravedona and Colico provide the perfect haven for water sports enthusiasts whilst the surrounding mountains offer a range of exhilarating hikes or mountain bike trails.
Want to feel like a film star, speeding across Lake Como on a private boat? The Grand Hotel, Tremezzo will fire up its own 1961 Venetian motor launch just for you. Directly across the lake from Tremezzo is Bellagio, the so-called “pearl of Lake Como” where its waterfront villas, stone alleyways, shops, restaurants and churches take the visitor back to a romantic bygone age.
Immediately next to the Grand Hotel are the exquisite botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta. Built by a wealthy textile magnate in 1690, it was given as a wedding present to Princess Carlotta of Prussia by her mother in 1843. Or drop in at Isola Comacina, Lake Como’s only island, with a restaurant said to be a favourite with Clooney and Brad Pitt.
These are just some of the highlights! Here at LA BREVA® we can help you enjoy and share the unique charm of this most perfect of holiday destinations. As specialists in the area, we offer a highly professional service together with a passion which ensures you will enjoy every minute of your stay. Our stylish, beautifully equipped holiday homes are all known to us personally and each is regularly reviewed to help us cater better for individual needs
LA BREVA® also offers you the best value for money and our service includes helping you make the most of your visit with helpful information on villas, gardens, tips for shopping, excursions and local restaurants together with details of our local contacts who are always on hand.
Quality and service – these are our trademarks! Whatever holiday you’re planning, we’re sure with LA BREVA® you’ll go home feeling “better” in body and spirit than when you first arrived – not just because of what you did but because of how and where you did it! We look forward to welcoming you as our guest and catering for your every need!