A day on the lake…
Would you like to take a look at the beautiful villas and renowned hotels on the shores of the lake? Reach the landing stage in Cernobbio, which is only a few meters from the vacation home, and take the boat to Bellagio, at the center of Lake Como.
Stop in Tremezzo, for a visit to the beautiful Villa Carlotta, with its lush gardens (a must if you are visiting in spring, during the azalea bloom). Upon arriving in Bellagio stroll through the streets of the village breathing in the Art Nouveau atmosphere while browsing the stores for a souvenir. After lunch, where you may have tasted typical products from our lake, enjoy a walk in the verdant gardens of Villa Melzi.
On the way back, a refreshing dip awaits you at the Lido of Cernobbio, and then a dinner at one of the restaurants near our vacation homes.
If you prefer to use your own car, head to Lenno, where a visit to the Villa del Balbianello, which sits on a promontory overlooking the panorama of the center of the lake. Continue then to Tremezzo to visit Villa Carlotta. Less than a kilometer away, the ferry will take you to the other side, to Bellagio. From here , you can go down the coastal road toward Como, stopping at the Lido of Villa Geno “Juliet by the Lake”, where the sun sets late, giving you a chance for a refreshing swim.
… or a visit to Cernobbio and Como.
If you prefer not to take means and just walk around, visit Cernobbio and its villas, all within walking distance of La Corte di Zizi. From Villa Bernasconi, a true Art Nouveau jewel, if you still feel like walking, you can continue always on foot to Como, a walk of only 4 km,
Como is only 4 km from La Corte di Zizi, and if you wish to spend a day there, you can take a walk, starting from Villa Bernasconi in Cernobbio, a true Art Nouveau jewel, from which to continue to the Kilometer of Knowledge, a scenic trail that extends from Villa Sucota and Villa del Grumello, to the gardens of Villa Olmo.
When you arrive in Como, you can opt for a visit to the city’s churches, starting with the Cathedral, which tells a story spanning three and a half centuries, as long as its construction lasted, not to mention the nearby Broletto, an ancient town hall. From there you can continue your walk through the historic center, and reach the church of San Fedele, the Sanctuary of the Crucifix, Sant’Abbondio, San Carpoforo…
If you prefer modern architecture, you will surely appreciate some masterpieces of Rationalism, starting with the “Rationalist Quarter,” between Puecher Avenue and Sinigaglia Avenue, where you can find a good number of buildings designed by Giuseppe Terragni, up to the Casa del Fascio, a true masterpiece of Rationalist architecture.
Taking advantage of the long summer days, in the afternoon, you can take the funicular to Brunate for a view of Como and the lake from above. From here you can continue on foot or by shuttle to the Voltian Lighthouse of San Maurizio, from which you will enjoy a splendid view of the entire first basin of the lake, which, on clear days, also embraces the Milan skyline.
If you have energy left after such a busy day, a refreshing dip awaits you at the Lido di Cernobbio and then dinner at one of the local restaurants.