For lunch everywhere along the lake, do not snooze on piadine, a type of Italian sandwich most comparable to a flour tortilla quesadilla. You can get one particular at just about any bar or café, stuffed with oil-packed tuna and arugula and tomato, or with turkey and vinegary mayonnaise, and the very best ones arrive scorching with melty cheese inside of and a crispy, flexible exterior.
In which to remain
If your spending plan is on the superior conclude, article up at Passalacqua, the newest luxurious lodge in town, which sits at the close of a slender, winding street on the shore of Moltrasio. As a part of the Grand Lodge Tremezzo loved ones, the restored 18th century super-villa provides impeccable services, vistas, and grounds—plus a bar cart that produced me audibly gasp—with virtually no crowd. (It has only 24 rooms and a very similar residence footprint to the GHT, which has 90 rooms, so Passalacqua feels serene although if you get lonely, you may perhaps pay a visit to the fuzzy chickens penned off to just one aspect of the gardens, laying eggs for breakfast.)
For a moderate-to-superior spending plan, if a distant and tranquil sanctuary appeals, look at Villa Lario, a up to date hotel with 18 rooms tucked into the steep roadside halfway among Como and Bellagio. Or if you’re immediately after a modern location that permits you to discover by foot, e-book a room at MUSA Lago di Como, which opened on the shore of charming fisherman village Sala Comacina in June 2022. Its lakefront GAIA Bar has magical superpowers—it can change function anxiety into a different spherical of aperitivi in below 10 minutes, flat—and a gracious patio with panoramic sights from its cozy sofas. There are also loads of non-public villas for hire, like the rustic-stylish Villa Torno just a number of minutes south of Villa Lario, or Villa Musa if you’re soon after the sunny western shore.
If you are wanting to spend significantly less on lodging, rely by yourself fortunate if you can snag one of the a few trendy rooms at Villa Lina, a mattress and breakfast with a stellar location and the kindest entrepreneurs. Just about every of its bedrooms is soothingly appointed in neutrals, with head-on sights of the lake, and it is conveniently situated on the walking path that connects every cluster of dining establishments and bars in Tremezzo. For the intrepid, sporty traveler wanting for chic-spartan lodging even more north—Grand Central for windsurfing and other h2o athletics, as perfectly as some trekking routes—check out Casa Olea in Cremia, a minimalist joint recently opened in a restored 18th-century vicarage. (Come with a rental car or truck, considering that there are not numerous solutions for dining close by.) Or, for lavender-scented poolside slopes, make your way all the way up to Agriturismo Treterre, perched at the top rated of a looping street with a extreme quality. Treterre gives scenic isolation and a landscape that mainly forces your shoulders down from all-around your ears, with a restaurant that culls from the property’s farmland.
And if you do come across your self in want of a home in downtown Como, say to catch an early practice, or because you like the ease of being inside of a town, e-book a home at Palazzo Albricci Peregrini, a 15th-century palace-turned-treasure upper body of a boutique lodge with Venetian plaster partitions, exquisite furnishings, and plush finishings effectively truly worth your time. Como is rife with persons for great explanation, just after all.