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Holiday Accommodation in Italy

Jul 3, 2008
The region of Lake Como, Italy is to be found in the northern part of this country situated close to city of Milan. The lake itself measures 50km long and at the southern end it forks and situated between these is the beautiful town of Bellagio. However, this is not the largest of all the lakes in Italy and Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore are much bigger but it is one of the deepest.

For many centuries ever since the Roman Empire this like the other lakes situated around Italy has been a popular tourist resort. Today the towns that line its shores are not just popular with tourists but also cyclists, walkers and swimmers as well.

Actually getting to the area is not that difficult as it is actually situated on the country's main railway network. There are trains which frequently leave from Milan to take visitors to Lake Como and the journey time is around 40 minutes. The trains leave Milan's Central Station or the Porta Garibaldi Station and take visitors directly to the main station at Lake Como known as San Giovanni.

Actually traveling around the lake is not difficult you can either take a bus or cycle or drive round if you have a hire car. But for a more pleasant and quicker way to get from one resort to another around the lakes shores hop on one of the various boats or steamers. These offer regular services and will take you to the many towns and resorts such as Bellagio, Tremezzo, Lenno, Varenna, Menaggio and Villa Carlotta.

The town of Commo itself is a very pleasant and lively one and is located at the southern end of the lake itself. But as well as enjoying the varied architecture of this historic town from its Gothic to Renaissance features why not take a ride on the funicular. This takes you to the top of the hill situated outside of the town and offers you spectacular views not just over Commo but also of the lake as well.

A popular tourist destination however on Lake Como is the town of Menaggio. Situated on the western shoreline it not only has some really great hotels, but also a beach as well.

As mentioned at the southern end of the lake along with the town of Commo there is the town of Bellagio. This is a picture perfect Italian town and has some of the stateliest hotels in the whole area as well as beautiful gardens that are open to the public to enjoy.

For those who are looking for somewhere that is a little more peaceful and relaxing then consider staying in the town of Varenna. It is a much smaller sized town than Bellagio but has some truly wonderful architecture to view and also a visit to Castello de Vezio in the town allows you to enjoy spectacular views looking out over Lake Como.

The best times to visit Lake Como, Italy is mid weekend as the area is extremely popular with people from Milan at the weekends. Also if you can avoid the months of July and August as this is when most people choose to spend time here and it can become extremely crowded. Certainly the best time to visit the area in the spring or autumn months. The weather is still pleasant, but there are far less people to contend with.
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A holiday rental in Italy is very popular and many families decide to rent directly from the owners to save some money. Also the holiday accommodation in Italy is often set in amazing locations in mountains and by lakes.
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