Where To Stay On Lake Como With Kids

Are you looking to take a holiday on Lake Como in Italy?  If you’re wanting to visit Lake Como with kids and looking for recommendations on where to stay, we’ve compiled this post for you. The Italian Lakes are great for holidays with children and here we recommend a number of different areas along Lake Como for you to stay.


Lake Como with kids
Lake Como

Where Could You Stay On Lake Como?

The places we recommend are located on the map with a pin.

Do You Fancy Staying In Malgrate?

Malgrate is a small town on Lake Como’s south-eastern shores. If you’re looking for an authentically Italian place, this is a good place to be and we recommend it. 

There are lots of Italian restaurants serving big, mouth-watering dishes, big grassy areas for sitting and eating out, 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, snorkel, canoe and sail from here.   It is a very Italian area and when we stayed, we were the only foreigners there.

We Stayed at I BRAVI, a self-catering apartment in the centre of Malgrate but there are also loads of AirBNBs close to the water’s edge.

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Our family swimming in the waters of Malgrate. Go Pro photo.

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The waters of Malgrate

Things To Do Near Malgrate

How About Staying In Bellagio?

Described as the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is heaving with people and cars. It’s a hub of noise and different languages and has a lively ambience.

Bellagio has a big history and it’s tiny, cobbled steep pathways that run through its 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.  A lot of effort has been taken in the upkeep of Bellagio and it is awash with bright colours and lovely smells.

RELAI AI CAMPI a self-catering apartment just a kilometre from the centre of Bellagio would be a great stay if you chose to base yourselves in Bellagio alternatively we’ve saved AirBNB’s close by for you to look at too.

Beautiful Bellagio Lake Como

Beautiful Bellagio

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Sculptured pathways of Bellagio

Things To Do Near Bellagio

Could You Stay In Lezzeno?

This photo was taken from the balcony of Aurora Restaurant where we had a wonderful vegan meal overlooking this glorious part of Lake Como.

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.

CASA VALLI is a 2 bedroom apartment in the centre of Lezzeno or alternatively there are plenty of self-catering AirBNBs in the area.

Italian Lakes With Kids

Lezzeno: Italian Lakes With Kids

Where Else Could You Stay?

Lake Como is surrounded by quintessentially Italian architecture and there are plenty of places that would make an ideal stay for a holiday on Lake Como.


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