Lake Como is a microcosm of Italy as it encapsulates everything the country has to offer and this is reflected in the lifestyle of our lake, which ranges from the rustic to the chic.
The second homes of the wealthy Milanese can be found at the southern part of the lake towards Como Town and where fashion and luxury go hand in had. Evidenced by VIP residents (George Clooney, Versace, etc.) and magnetic attraction for celebrity visitors who drop in for a break, video shoot or wedding.
Towards the central part of the lake the cultural attractions of villas –Carlotta, Balbianello, Melzi and Monastero draw visitors from around the world and is a popular for overseas residents. As for the northern part of the lake visitors are attracted by the physical characteristics of the lake, ideal for all types of watersports, paragliding and hiking.
Lake Como’s lifestyle is complemented by the array of restaurants and bars that reflect the pallet of residents and visitors alike the following selection are those that we truly feel represents the lifestyle of our Lake Como
Lo Scalo - literally means the stop, it is situated at the ferry stop at Cremia, a perfect location for an aperitif. It is signposted as 'drinks crafted by the lake’ but the fabulous cocktails that the owner Andrea produces, we would suggest he is more of a magician than a craftsman. So if an aperitif is high on your list then Lo Scalo should be at the top of it!
La Tirlindana – is situated by the lake in Sala Comacina and is a small and intimate restaurant, which serves creative dishes. If you are looking for a 5 star restaurant then just do an Internet search and look at the results for La Tirlindana
La Darsena – is the Italian word for boathouse, but this beautiful restaurant can be found in Tremmezzo situated on the lakeside, almost in the lake! The quality of the food is exceptional the location is magical and is a must for a special celebratory meal
Ajo – is Sardinian for Ciao, which as we all know means Hello! This lovely small unique lakeside restaurant located in Domaso, offers a variety of local and Sadinian dishes, which can be washed down with Ichnusa (Sardinian beer) or local wines
Cantine Angelinetta – a small vineyard located in the hills above Domaso that produces small batches of just 5 wines and if the saying ‘small is beautiful’ is true then this vineyard and its wines are very good