Lake Como in 4 Days
Lake Como has been on my ‘places to visit’ list for a while, so when our close friends mentioned that they wanted to go too we couldn’t wait to book. Aside from the gorgeous pictures I’d seen of the lakes on Instagram and Pinterest, no one I knew had been before so I really didn’t know what to expect.
Day 1 – Bellagio
We arrived at Milan Malpensa airport and headed towards Bellagio where our apartment was booked overlooking gorgeous Lake Como. Bellagio is an hour and a half drive from the airport so we stopped off halfway in Como for some lunch at a restaurant called Mystic Burger (they cater for vegetarians!) and the best frozen yoghurt I have EVER had at Yoyogurt Como Lago. We spent the rest of the day wondering the town of Bellagio with its pretty cobbled streets and cute restaurants and bars. There isn’t much for nightlife in Bellagio but I’d recommend the Princess Bar which looks like an underground cave. It’s open late and has amazing cocktails and desserts!
Day 2 – Varenna
Still in work mode, we woke up really early the next morning and walked to Giardini di Villa Melzi – the intention was to do a 20 minute HIIT session but it rained so much we ended up just taking a long walk around the gardens. It was roughly €6 entry but there was so much to see, and it seemed nicer than some of the others that we had to pay more to get into. Later on in the day we took the ferry to explore Varenna, and if there is one thing that you see I would definitely recommend the Orrido di Bellano waterfalls.
Day 3 – Tremezzo
This was the best part of our trip, the sun was shining and the views looked SO beautiful. We took the ferry over to Cadenabbia and walked an hour and a half towards Tremezzo to take a taxi boat to Villa del Balbianello.
Other places in Tremezzo worth visiting are the Villa Carlotta Botanical Gardens which is also close to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo where you can enjoy yummy cocktails at the T Beach Bar.Day 4 – Como
On our last day we headed back to Como (and took another visit to Yoyogurt Como Lago, obviously), and took a ride on the funicular railway up to the Como-Brunate funicular. It was a strange experience as I’d never been on one before, but it was so worth it when you got to see the amazing views at the top.
If you ever get the chance to go to Lake Como I would 100% definitely recommend it. I would also say to get the most out of your stay to hire a car as we didn’t really see any public transport while we were there apart from the ferries to the different towns in Lake Como. If you have anything else you’d like to know about my trip just let me know 🙂