Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Lake Como
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Looking for the most Instagrammable spots in Lake Como? We’ve got 10 beautiful suggestions you won’t want to miss in this jaw-dropping destination!
Welcome to Lake Como, one of the most magical corners of Italy. Take a quick train from Milan and you’ll arrive in what’s considered the Beverly Hills of the Lombardy Region. Surrounded by lush mountains, this bucket list destination sits on Italy’s third-largest lake. Everywhere you look will truly look like a scene straight out of a postcard. Recently dubbed by the Huffington Post as one of the “most beautiful lakes in the world”, it’s no wonder this area is loved by locals, tourists, and even celebrities like George Clooney who spends summers at his property on the lake. If you’re looking for the best places to take Instagram worthy photos here, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover the top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Lake Como!
1. Funicolare Como-Brunate
Connecting the city of Como to the village of Brunate, this funicular railway offers dreamy views overlooking the lake. It’s one of the main attractions of the area, and for good reason! Brunate is an ancient village with a rich history and breathtaking views. An observation deck at the top provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area, and is definitely one of the most Instagrammable spots in Lake Como.
2. Villa Melzi
Villa Melzi is another magnificent palace with a pristine botanical garden, museum, and even a small chapel. Just a short walk from the Bellagio town center, Villa Melzi is a great place to get lost in a natural paradise. And the views overlooking the lake are stunning! Terraces and flower beds made up of exotic and rare plants will make for a great feature on your Instagram feed.
3. Villa Monastero
Starting off the list of the top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Lake Como is an oldie but a goodie! Built as a monastery in the 15th century, the botanical garden and museum are now open to the public. Located in Varenna, the majestic garden is full of rare, vibrant flowers, statues, and waterfalls. Undeniably, Villa Monastero makes the perfect backdrop to any photo.
4. Villa Carlotta
My personal favourite villa in Lake Como, Villa Carlotta has a fabulous botanical garden and museum. Villa Carlotta is an easy inclusion to any list for the top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Lake Como as it has several incredible photo opportunities. Get lost strolling through the gardens or relax on a bench or picnic table. Located right on the water in Tremezzo, there’s a short route you can follow if you’re low on time. But if you can, try and opt for the longer itinerary and see everything this beautiful property has to offer.
5. Spina Verde Park
Hikers, history buffs, and photo lovers alike will all love this protected regional park bordering Switzerland. Various hiking trails pass through exceptional panoramic points and sites of historic-archeological interest.
Varenna is a charming fishing village on the water where you’ll find some of the most stunning views Lake Como has to offer. Stroll along the, ‘The Walk of Lovers’ which is a short pathway complete with scenic views of the lake, mountains, and colourful homes. Wander through the red fenced promenade for opportunities to snap more pictures.
7. Orrido di Nesso
This ancient Roman stone bridge is surrounded by colourful homes and is something straight out of a fairy tale. Orrido di Nesso should top the list of any photo lover. Located in a small town between Como and Bellagio, it’s a great spot if you want to get away from the crowds. A “secret” waterfall from a narrow gorge divides this cozy little town, and it’s the perfect place for a relaxing day in one of Lake Como’s cutest villages.
8. Como Waterfront
Walk around Como’s waterfront promenade for some lovely views of the lake. Grab a drink or some gelato and sit on a bench and watch the constant stream of boats and ferries (and even seaplanes!) go in and out of the port. The cobblestone streets of the old town in combination with the lake in the background will make for some seriously jealousy inducing photos!
9. Orrido di Bellano
Located in Bellano, the Orrido di Bellano is another magnificent waterfall in Lake Como. Trek through the falls on the manmade walkway anchored to the rocky walls. This natural wonder should not be missed, and although it might make those with a fear of heights a little nervous, the views are definitely worth it. The rocks shaped by over 15 million years worth of rapidly flowing water prove to be a powerful display of nature.
10. Anywhere from a Boat
In a body of water as beautiful as Lake Como, renting a boat to take you around is one of the best options to get some jaw-dropping Instagram photos. There are tons of options for boat trips, depending on your budget. You can buy ferry tickets and hop on and off at different towns along the lake, or even rent a self-hire motorboat, with or without prior boating experience!
Where to Stay in Lake Como
While Lake Como might have an expensive reputation, staying here doesn’t have to break the bank! Ostello Bello Lake Como is one of the top hostels in this gorgeous town, and will more than exceed your expectations. Offering a range of rooms, guests are greeted with a welcome drink, and are invited to take advantage of its incredible amenities. Whether you want to hang out in the bar, play some table tennis or boardgames, or simply relax in the cosy courtyard, there’s always something to do here. Guests can also take advantage of their hearty breakfast before starting a day of activities! Ostello Bello will make your stay in Lake Como a memorable one.
Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Lake Como
As expected, Lake Como is full of beautiful sites no matter where you wander. From the colourful houses that line its waterfront, to the grand villa’s, and lush scenery, there’s no way you or your camera won’t be happy here. But now that you know where the top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Lake Como are, you can start planning an itinerary to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
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