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Meet Hollywood stars on the lake of Como
Every lake in Northern Italy Lake District is a fabulous travel destination but none of them is the Lake of Como alike. Heavenly landscapes, yachting and water sports facilities, wonderful historical neoclassical villas, ancient lively villages where exclusive shopping and Martini drinking is indeed a religion, you will never find a better lifestyle in Italy than the one you can experience in Como and around its lake. If you wish to spend a holiday in Como choose an apartment or a villa. A vacation rental in Como is less expensive than a hotel room and it is much more private and affordable. If your budget is tight, you can rent a room or a bed and breakfast in Como, you will love discovering that you can spend a gorgeous holiday with a very reasonable amount of money.
Como, the pearl of Lombardy
To have a splendid view of Como from an unusual vantage point, take the funicular up to the top of the hills surrounding the town and enjoy the magnificent view of Como and of its "Y" shaped lake, you will absolutely love Como's everyday lifestyle so lively and pleasant, a simple life made of exclusive shopping promenades in its elegant shops and huge "gelato" ice-creams in 19th century "caffé" on a baroque square surrounded by the elegant fronts of 16th century buildings. Fall in love with the historical centre of Como and visit its ancient cathedral built in year 1000, its medieval churches and art galleries. Rent a vacation accommodation in Como and enjoy the very cool Italian dolce vita by the most stunning lake of Lombardy.
An elegant lake surrounded by the most stunning neoclassical villas of the world
Since the Romans arrived in the region the lake of Como has not stopped being the chosen destination of upper class and well-off people because of its very mild climate stabilized by the presence of lake waters within a perfumed atmosphere created by plants and flowers growing in its botanical gardens. Since that time important and well known people have not stopped building their villas around the lake romantic landscape from 1300 to 1900. Most of these villas are now museums and witness the splendor of their interiors and architecture to all visitors. Visit the Villa Carlotta built in 1690 at Tremezzo in front of Bellagio, its Italian gardens spread over more than 70.000 m2 are nothing but an uninterrupted sequence or marble steps, fountains and neoclassical sculptures by Antonio Canova. It is indeed in the Villa Carlotta that French writer Stendhal wrote his masterpiece "La Chartreuse de Parme" during its visit in 1818.
The stunning Villa d'Este in Cernobbio built in 1568 owes its English shaped gardens to Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales and Queen Consort of King George IV. It is nowadays a very well known six stars hotel where all show-biz stars have their own headquarters when they spend their holidays on the lake. If you sail on a boat along the lake waters in Laglio do not forget to admire the noble front of the Villa Oleandra purchased by George Clooney. As the famous American actor often says, this is the only place in the world where he feels at home and surely this is one of the reasons why he spends so many months of the year in his Como lake villa where fans and curious try to get shots of him and of his splendid wife Amal Alamuddin sunbathing on the elegant 17th century columned terrace decorated with marble statues. Number of his friends have now become Laglio habitués, such as Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Bono and Cindy Crawford. Since George Clooney established here for one part of the year the lake of Como has become the ultimate destination for Hollywood stars and VIP. Visit the splendid Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio or the Villa del Balbianello near Isola Comacina, other marvelous examples of magnificent neoclassical villas overlooking the lake waters from their columned marble terraces covered by bougainvillea espaliered walls.
To experience the everyday life of an Italian noble family choose a vacation rental in Como and forget about hotels, you can find a number of holiday villas and apartments in Como. It is very pleasant and easy to reach all destinations by ferries on the lake through a well organized frame of services which connect westerns branch and northern end of the lake to the mid lake area and south lake area. Hydrofoil, motorships and fast ferries, will take you quickly from Varenna to Cadenabbia and from Colico to Piona.
Water sports, golf and supreme relax, lifestyle on the lake of Como is gorgeous
Como and its lake offer the greatest variety of restaurants, clubs, and fashionable bars but also a huge variety of sport facilities. The whole lake could be easily compared to a big natural spa and gym where you will only have the problem of choosing which activity suits you better. Water sports lovers will appreciate sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating. You can also practice waterskiing, canoeing, wakeboarding and kite surfing. Brave ones will love hydroplane private classes. Windsurfing and kite surfing are particularly recommended on Como Lake as the wind is constantly blowing at the convenient strength to sustain these sports. Rent a villa in Como on the lake and live like a billionaire, at least once in your life this holiday is not just highly recommended, it is a "must".