Lake Como Ferry Stops
The Lake Como ferry stops number around 45 in total in what is certainly the most enjoyable and relaxing way to explore the lake.
Lake Como is situated entirely within the northern Italian region of Lombardy and is the third largest lake in Italy with a surface area of 146 km². Its depth of 410 metres makes it one of the deepest lakes in Europe, surpassed only by a small number of Norwegian lakes.
The lake takes the form of a divining rod or an upside down letter Y, around which are dozens of beautiful lakeside towns and villages.
The most famous of those lake resorts are Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Cernobbio. There are also two cities around the lake which are the capitals of the two provinces which it is divided between. The historic city of Como is the more famous of the two and is situated at the south-western foot of the lake while the provincial capital of Lecco occupies the foot of the south-eastern spur. It is possible to drive all the way around the lake and the road is one of the most scenic in Italy. However, for those people that don't wish to drive on holiday there's nothing simpler than taking a ferry from one of the imbarcaderi (ferry stops) within each town.
Aside from the numerous resorts, there are a series of beautiful gardens around the lake including Villa Monastero in Varenna, Giardini di Villa Melzi in Bellagio and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo.