Lake Como - details and images

Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italian or Lario) is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 m deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces (such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni and Villa Carlotta).

Currently, many celebrities have or had homes on the shores of Lake Como, such as Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Branson, and Ben Spies.

Lake Como is widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. As a tourist destination, Lake Como is popular for its scenery, wildlife and spas. It is a venue for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

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