To finish off our huge roadtrip in July 2016 (#10countries31days) we stayed in Lake Como, Italy. Here are our three very different recommendations on where to stay Lake Como.
Malgrate is a small town on Lake Como’s south-eastern shores. There are big grassy areas for sitting and eating out (lots of restaurants), there’s a small purpose built beach where you can sunbathe and a boardwalk that stretches for over a kilometre.
The waters are very clear and you can swim, snorkle, canoe and sail from here. It is a very Italian area and we were the only foreigners staying there.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more authentic, this is a good place to be and we recommend
I BRAVI a self catering apartment in the centre of Malgrate.
Described as the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is heaving with people and cars. It’s a hub of noise and different languages.
Bellagio has a big history and it’s tiny, cobbled steep pathways that run through it’s old town are a reminder of this. There are loads of restaurants some authentically Italian, some catering for the tourist. Prices are higher than normal and if you’re vegan (like us) it’s almost impossible to find something to eat other than a salad. A lot of effort has been taken in the upkeep of Bellagio and it is awash with bright colours and lovely smells.
We recommend that you stay in:
RELAI AI CAMPI a self catering apartment just a kilometre from the centre of Bellagio.
This photo was taken from the balcony of Aurora Restaurant where we finally managed to find some vegetarian/vegan friendly food.
Below the restaurant is a water park where you can jump on water trampolines, hire boats & deck chairs and even have a go at wake surfing.
Perfect for spending an afternoon, relaxing in the sun or even a longer stay.
We recommend that you stay in
CASA VALLI a 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of Lezzeno.
Where else could you stay?
Lombardi has plenty of beautiful places to stay. If you don’t like our suggestions have a look here