Wonderlake Como is a project dedicated to the exploration of the wonders of the region for those who are already familiar with it, but are willing to approach it as one who is seeing it for the first time. Wonderlake Como is where ancient traditions meet new cultural ideas, and where local ingredients encounter never before seen elements, approached from the perspective of a truly international vision that seeks to see and to recount the very essence of this lake. Bon voyage!

Experience

Giardino Botanico Villa Cipressi

The terraced botanic garden pieds dans l'eau.

Local products

Pastificio Gilio

After some experimentation and attentive study of the products, with the support of Francesco Gilio and a few members of staff, Franco succeeded in making Pastificio Gilio a true reference point in this sector for Como.

Experience

Lake Como Experiences

Boat tours, gastronomic experiences and cultural visits on Lake Como.

Sport&Wellness

Canottieri Lario

In Como, an important example of rationalist architecture is home to the noble sport of rowing.

Sport&Wellness

Erre SPA

The wellness spa at the Grand Hotel Victoria is a refined and elegant environment extending over a large area of 1,200 square metres.

Guided Tour

Tempio Voltiano

A stay in Como is unthinkable without a trip to the Tempio Voltiano. Its architectural beauty and lakeside location make it an essential stop for visitors to Como in any season.

Experience

Arianna Capra

Taste the authenticity of Italian home cooking in the beautiful setting of Tremezzina

Art & Design

The precursor of modernity

Alberto Marangoni was one of the fathers of kinetic art. As early as the 1960s he began exploring the myriad possibilities offered to an artist by electronics, lighting technology and media.

Fine Dining

Filo

Dining at Filo is at once a culinary voyage and a coming home. The carefully chosen ingredients represent the richness of Italian culianary history.

Casual Food

Osteria Aquila d'Oro

Just above Gravedona, in what were once the barracks of the Guardia di Finanza, there is an osteria that we could say is of another era.

Guided Tour

Museo del Ghisallo

The museum opened to the public in October 2006 to tell the story, to build collections, to archive and keep alive the history of international cycling.

Art & Design

Punto 301

In the spring of 2020, Line, Giulia and Michela set up an industrial tailor's shop, taking over a historic establishment in Mendrisio.

Local products

Res Naturae

Bringing together passions and interests that they had in common, to create gardens filled with special plants that were not only beautiful to the eye but also good to eat.

Experience

Wild Villa Experience

Overlooking Lake Como, Wild Villa Experience offers quality cuisine combined with the freshness of local ingredients

Art & Design

Libreria Plinio il Vecchio

This is an adventure born of passion. In Via Vitani, in the heart of Como, there is a small half-hidden bookshop where you can find a selection of volumes of great interest.

Casual Food

Café Thai

The home of Thai cuisine in Como, a journey through the aromas and flavours of the Orient.

Aperitif

Drop

Drop is the elegant lounge bar of the Boutique Hotel Bianca Relais, in the scenic setting of Lake Annone.

Art & Design

Frutta e Lettura

Concept store where next to books and design objects you can find bijoux, ceramics and much more.

Experience

Macchina Gialla Rent

Discovering Lake Como while driving a classic jewel from the past

Experience

Balloon Tour

Balloon Tour is all about adventure, fun and pleasure. It is about the thrill of discovering the beauty of Lombardy from an unusual perspective.

The green side

I giardini di Villa Carlotta

It is a treasury that has been amassed and recreated over centuries, overlooking a natural hollow between the lake and the mountains.

Grand Interiors

Villa Monastero

There is harmonious imperfection in the array of arches and spiral columns of Villa Monastero.

Art & Design

Casa 7

A space designed not simply as a point of sale, but as a place to live in like a home, comfortable and usable, where the customer is welcomed in a manner that is professional but not formal.

Casual Food

Vegami

The cuisine takes its cue from the classic dishes of Italian gastronomic culture, which were already originally vegan, and ethnic culinary traditions reinterpreted in vegan key.

Experience

Chilometro della Conoscenza

A walk overlooking the lake among centuries-old trees, botanical gardens, flowers and historic villas.

Where to Sleep

La casa sull'albero

In the ancient town of Malgrate, overlooking Lake Como and surrounded by a park filled with centuries-old trees with an open-air swimming pool, Casa sull’Albero consists of a spectacular building made of glass and wood containing 12 guest rooms in a distinctive warm yet minimalistic style.

Where to Sleep

Grand Hotel Imperiale

The charm of a grand period hotel that overlooks the lake, while meeting the magic of a unique landscape.

Experience

Aero Club Como

The oldest seaplane flying organisation and seaplane flying school in the world.

Local products

Chiarella

The story of Acqua Chiarella was started in 1964 by three partners who had the idea of industrialising the bottling of water from a spring known since the nineteenth century for its special properties and beneficial effects.

Guided Tour

Museo dei Fossili

Inaugurated in 2012 to a design by the architect Mario Botta, the new museum allows visitors to rediscover evidence of a world dating back 240 million years.

Fine Dining

Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi

Gualtiero Marchesi’s dream is realised at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

Aperitif

Spirit Cafè & Cocktail Room

Located in the heart of Como, Spirit Café is a real gem for cocktail lovers and those looking for a unique evening entertainment experience.

Fine Dining

Giacomo a Lago

It recalls the allure of the Italian beaches of the 1950s and 1960s and is the ideal choice for those seeking an exceptional setting and traditional seafood recipes.

Sport&Wellness

MOV fitness boutique

The first fitness boutique in the heart of Como

Local products

Missoltino, Slow Food presidium

Everyone here is familiar with this Como fish delicacy but few, if any, know its true origin. Certainly, a Slow Food Presidium that has made the fortune of a number of restaurateurs.

Experience

PASSONI

That passion for the sport and culture of cycling give rise to exceptional custom bike frames from over 30 years.

Grand Interiors

Dosso Pisani

With all the air of a painting come to life this great house of irregular beauty seems suspended in a state that hangs somewhere between a material world and its unreal counterpart.

Where to Sleep

Design Loft

For those who are looking to experience Lake Como in a unique and captivating setting, immersed in a place where the beauty of design and art blend seamlessly into what truly feels like an artist’s atelier.

Experience

Arvindaa Yoga

The Arvindaa is actually a type of lotus flower that differs from many in that it rises from the surface of the water, which is where the name chosen for their activity comes from.

Café

Pasticceria Poletti

Brioches, small pastries, fresh cakes, among which the famous Chantilly, and occasional products like the Easter doves, or colombe, and the Christmas panettone prepared according to the tradition.

Fine Dining

La Sorgente

An authentic ambassador for Ticino's gastronomic and wine-growing tradition and Italian cuisine revisited by chef Francesco Sangalli with an eye to the future and sustainability.

Experience

Como Classic Boat

Como Classic Boats is the leading classic wooden boat rental outfit on the lake.

The green side

Castello di Urio

The faultless rhythm of geometries that are entirely Italian in their forms, lend a certain harmony to the terracing of this lake-view garden.

Where to Sleep

Treterre B&B

A farmhouse with rooms, an infinity pool and a restaurant. The atmosphere is typical of a renovated country farmhouse combining traditional architecture and modern comforts.

Aperitif

Terrazza 241

Where the view of the lake is not simply a matter of overlooking the water, but offers a true panorama from every side of the terrace, a view over the blue.

Art & Design

Le Cose

“The ideal emporium” is how Amina and Paolo define Le Cose, a studio-boutique inside an old Art Nouveau building that has been finely renovated in contemporary key, while retaining a charming romantic look.

Casual Food

Bistrot Figli dei Fiori

The Figli dei Fiori Bistrot came about as the result of an encounter between an eclectic florist and a skilled restaurateur.

Experience

Heliduebi

As well as its aircraft hangarage services, sea rescue for sporting events and collaboration for promotional videos and aerial photographs, it also provides helicopter services and parachute jumping.

The green side

The Greenway, a classic lakeside walk

A walk suitable for everyone, alternating between stretches along the lakeshore and other sections that venture inland.

The green side

Parco Teresio Olivelli

A gem of a location made up of trees and stone where the line between art and nature is almost imperceptible.

Art & Design

VICUS

The hands and the heart of Marco Lazzaroni, a young craftsman in Switzerland that creates handcrafted leather products with a linear and clean design.

Local products

Amaro Plinio

Amaro Plinio and the "herbae surdae" described by Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia.

Fine Dining

Una Finestra sul Lago

Una Finestra Sul Lago is a quality restaurant, where the view is rewarded by the marvellous panorama of the lake and the palate satiated thanks to the carefully selected raw materials.

Local products

RIVO Foraged Gin

The mountains, the wind, the water. RIVO distilled the essence of Lake Como to create a gin worthy of this very special place.

Casual Food

Millesimo

For a quick lunch or a refreshing aperitif by the lake, a wine shop with a wide selection of wines, sparkling wines, dessert wines...

Sport&Wellness

Maso Zambo - The Spa

An oasis of peace and relaxation immersed in the picturesque Valsassina woods

Casual Food

Trattoria San Biagio

For seven years now in the capable hands of Danilo Vadis and Anita Bertacchi, the trattoria San Biagio has had a centuries-old history that has seen the management of the restaurant handed down from family to family.

Local products

Soalp

Small niche brand that offers natural products that the evoke the atmosphere of, and the sensations experienced in, these mountainous and rural areas.

Where to Sleep

Dandelion

A few kilometres from Como, lying immersed in the countryside, is a historic courtyard, transformed a few years ago into a sophisticated boutique hotel.

Guided Tour

Museo Didattico della Seta

In what was, back in the nineteenth century, a dyeing works, there is now the Silk Museum, which is also a research institute and place of textile education.

Local products

Pasticceria Tarantola

A go-to place to satisfy a sweet tooth, and to indulge in pastry fantasies. A must-try specialty is Ul Gulusin, the Appian biscuit.

The green side

Discovering Massi Avelli

For centuries they were focal points for popular beliefs and superstitions, with the result that they became places of worship.

Where to Sleep

Mandarin Oriental

A seductive combination of Italian style, oriental charm and natural beauty.

Fine Dining

Raimondi

Villa Flori is home to the Raimondi restaurant at garden level, just a stone's throw from the lake.

Casual Food

Osteria Figli dei Fiori

A location where it could enjoy dishes influenced by Italian gastronomy and local products.

Guided Tour

Esposizione Caffè Milani

A journey of discovery of coffee culture from plant to cup.

Art & Design

Anna Flower Designer

A sensory journey into the floral world of designer Anna Tacca

Art & Design

The italian style of Ico and Luisa Parisi

Back in the early fifties Ico and Luisa Parisi put forward a new idea of household living through the art of careful mixing of diverse identities and diverse periods.

Art & Design

Fabrizio Musa

An artist of international interest who pours architectural language onto canvas in a two-tone interpretation: black and white only.

Fine Dining

Feel Como

At Feel Como the young chef Federico Beretta creates a cuisine with a personality that amazes its guests.

Experience

Spaziobianco

An intimate and familiar place to feel at home away from home.

Art & Design

Demosmobilia

"We love design, beauty and good living, and our aim is to live this passion while respecting the planet". This is the idea upon which, in 1995, Demetrio Zanetti founded Demosmobilia.

Art & Design

La Carlia

La Carlia, a women's clothing and accessories brand founded in 2021 by Marianne Brandi.

Fine Dining

Radici

A laboratory, rather just a kitchen, or to be more precise, both things at once. Radici is a place in which to enjoy a real culinary experience.

Experience

Tenuta Castello di Morcote

A family and wine story in perfect harmony with nature and the territory

Fine Dining

Sottovoce

On the fifth floor, which affords breath-taking views, is the Sottovoce, the restaurant of VISTA Palazzo | Lake Como.

Fine Dining

Bianca Sul Lago

Chef Emanuele Petrosino, a young star of Italian cuisine, leads the gastronomic experience of Bianca Sul lago.

Casual Food

Terrazza Olmo

The latest adventure of floral designer Vincenzo Dascanio is a restaurant that celebrates the flavours of his land and the colours of the lake

Where to Sleep

Il Sereno

A five star hotel on Lake Como, Il Sereno does not just offer luxury accommodation, but can also be defined as a green hotel due its support of sustainability.

Where to Sleep

Hotel Villa Cipressi

The unique setting of the hotel is that of a beautiful botanical garden that surrounds the building to make this a magical place.

Casual Food

Bottega Comacini

Tradition and modernity in a new restaurant inspired by the ancient creativity of the Maestri Comacini.

Fine Dining

Ristorante Tarantola

The thousand colours in the heart of the Pine Forest Park in Appiano Gentile, to taste the culinary journey of research and tradition curated by Chef Vittorio.

Experience

Ferrovia Monte Generoso

From the shores of Lake Lugano to Mario Botta's high-altitude architectural jewel on a mission to discover the naturalistic wealth of Monte Generoso

Fine Dining

Imperialino

At the restaurant the lake is just a stone's throw from your table. An elegant garden welcomes guests to savour creatively interpreted Mediterranean specialities.

Local products

Aqua Dulza beer

Beers that are firmly tied to Como area, as are the names they take: Patria, 3mezzina, Via Regia...

Café

Grand Café Al Porto

An historic venue with timeless charm set in the heart of Lugano 

Art & Design

Grand Tour Lake Como

This young brand of foulards, scarves and bandeaux designed and printed in Como on Italian silk has two cornerstones: the close link with the local area and the promotion of local craftsmanship.

Casual Food

Il Belvedere

In the small square of Torno, the panorama is a prelude to the discovery of the scents and flavors of Lake Como.

Casual Food

Arabella Como

The elegant restaurant inside Dandelion Como Suites & Park, a boutique hotel located in the centre of the village of Villa Guardia.

Fine Dining

L˜Aria

The gourmet restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como. A balanced encounter between Mediterranean cuisine, oriental cues and contemporaneity.

Fine Dining

Villa Lario Kitchen

Villa Làrio's restaurant is located in the picturesque setting of Villa Bianca, where in summer lunch and dinner can be taken on the terrace overlooking the lake.

Guided Tour

Museo Barca Lariana

A unique heritage for the nautical world and for Italian history with a collection of over four hundred boats.

Art & Design

Galleria Ramo

"To lose ourselves before a painting to find ourselves again, at a time of collective disorientation". The philosophy of the gallery is that of constructive engagement with artists and their creativity.

Art & Design

Ilaria Cuccagna

Ilaria Cuccagna's passion for archaeology is reflected in her most recent works, which are inspired by classical and symbolic forms, stimulating new thinking around our artistic and cultural heritage.

Local products

Cantine Angelinetta

The young Emanuele and Eleonora transformed what until then had been a family production, inherited from the past, into a small professional winery.

Art & Design

Marie-José d'Aprile

Marie-José d'Aprile's organic compositions reveal the primitive essence of the earth

Art & Design

Studio Zero

So began Anna Seminara’s and Maria Francesca Cicirelli’s joint career adventure.

Art & Design

CoCo

CoCo is the signature cocktail glass from the creative team of Amaro Seta. Made of blown glass by Venetian master craftsmen, it is a tribute to Lake Como and the steamships that have plied its waters.

Local products

Sambì

A fresh, contemporary and organic drink with delicate aromatic notes of elderflower from Ticino

Casual Food

Locanda Il Grifo

The Locanda is a typical lakeside restaurant that can boast a centuries-old culinary tradition handed down from generation to generation.

Art & Design

Cantiere Ernesto Riva

Cantiere Ernesto Riva: eight generations of boat building, linked by a tradition where history is connected to a focus beyond the present.

Where to Sleep

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini, an aristocratic building within the historic city walls of Como.

Local products

Treterre

In Pianello del Lario, a small area made up of a series of hamlets nestling on a hillside that slopes gently down towards the lake, the Treterre adventure began with a few blueberry plants, purchased twenty years ago.

Art & Design

Galleria Como

Art, fashion and sport come together in the new creative space of Football Club Como 1907

Art & Design

Mitchumm

Starting out life as a casual and sportswear brand, over the years it has become a total look brand that includes classic wear, tailored suits, leather jackets and motorbike accessories, as well as swimming costumes, Hawaiian shirts and colourful prints that today make up the heritage collection.

Experience

La Fucina

A hidden loft, with its industrial flavor, open for events, meetings and private dinners.

Art & Design

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Silk as the starting point for research and innovation in the visual arts, with an immense heritage to share, and as inspiration for new talents.

Casual Food

Bar delle Terme

A bistro within the Terminus hotel: elegant and cosy, where the furnishings create a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Fine Dining

Trattoria contemporanea

A taste revolution led by four enterprising under-thirty chefs

Art & Design

DEP design store

To enter DEP is not like entering an ordinary furnishings and décor store. It is like entering someone’s home, in this case that of Doriana De Petris, the founder and owner of the shop.

Casual Food

Osteria del Gallo

One of the last true *osterias* in the city, perfect for who wish to taste local dishes, with a gastronomic proposal that changes daily.

Local products

IndoVino

One of the highest vineyards in Lombardy above sea level, where everything is done by hand, with passion handed down from father to son.

Where to Sleep

Rovelli 41

Luxurious and very spacious apartment located in a courtyard in the heart of Como.

Casual Food

Dispensa 63

Martina Di Costanzo and Francesco Leoni, known as Baba, are very young entrepreneurs and the partners behind Dispensa63. Together with Tiggy, they cooperate harmoniously to create not just a restaurant, but first and foremost, a home. Their home!

Sport&Wellness

Tennis Como

A tennis club with an illustrious history in a splendid architectural and scenic setting.

Casual Food

La Cava dei Sapori

Ernest Dedgjonaj creates contemporary dishes based on homemade pasta and local ingredients, which coexist there with maestro Mimmo's signature pizzas.

Experience

Bellagio Sailing

Bellagio Sailing has become a focal point for tourists and the enthusiasts wishing to get to know the beauty of the lake in authentic and original ways

Where to Sleep

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Built in 1910, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo reflects the exuberance of times gone by, with the addition of contemporary luxuries.

Café

Anagramma

The Bar Bistrot of Associazione Cometa where the service is quality, the products fresh, and the air is good

Where to Sleep

Vista Lario

Situated a few steps away from Urio Castle, a very impressive 18th century castle with a vast park that can host large events, such as weddings or other receptions.

Aperitif

Fresco Cocktail Shop

Andrea Attanasio is the perfect host. He welcomes his customers as guests as they enter a relaxed atmosphere to find convivial corners in a bar that offers an ever-changing cocktail menu.

Fine Dining

Acquadolce

A charming restaurant pieds dans l'eau where you can discover with taste, smell and sight, refined dishes inspired by Italian tradition.

Art & Design

Dalmoto

A collection designed by a young reality form Como, in strong connection with the culture, history and traditions of the area.

Fine Dining

Il Sereno Al Lago

In the little village of Torno on Lake Como, just a few kilometres north of the provincial capital, is the 5-star luxury hotel Il Sereno, designed by Patricia Urquiola, and in the heart of this is located the Al Lago restaurant.

Art & Design

Olga's Flower Farm

Midway between Como and Lecco, at Longone al Segrino, is the Flower Farm of Olga Campagnoli, a nurserywoman and garden designer who with her mother Cecilia carries on the family business that is now in its third generation.

Casual Food

Casa Aquadulza

From the love of the Lake and of beer to the creation of Casa AquaDulza.

Casual Food

Da Luciano

Still a butcher but also one of the most popular food stop. A long history short about the spontaneous evolution of Luciano and Marilena family shop.

Art & Design

Abstract

Research, quality and passion are the cornerstones of the brand, founded in 2014, which owes its name to the first abstract-style fabric prints.

Aperitif

Co.Mo

Inside the historic Villa Roccabruna, pride and joy of the Mandarin Oriental resort Lake Como, is the CO.MO Bar & Bistrot.

Guided Tour

Museo Circolante Casartelli

It was thanks to the ingenuity of Enrico Musa that the Guido Casartelli School Museum in Como came to be established in the early 1920s as a unique collection of scientific teaching materials.

Fine Dining

Villa Principe Leopoldo

For a gourmet dinner with a fairy-tale view of Lake Lugano

Fine Dining

Kitchen

The Kitchen, with a Michelin star in the 2021 Guide, is led by Chef Andrea Casali and presents a menu inspired by the most distinctive dishes of his cuisine.

Where to Sleep

Al Molo 5

At Molo 5, a quaint boutique hotel nestled in the historic village of Vassena, featuring five lakefront rooms, two suites, and two apartments.

Where to Sleep

Villa Liberty

This building dates from the beginning of the last century, built in the Art Nouveau style, and features the typical floral and sinuous designs of the period.

Fine Dining

La Musa

An exciting journey through the contemporary cuisine of chef Michele Pili. A restaurant overlooking the picturesque Lake Lugano, in Cima di Porlezza, this is the perfect setting for a journey into the world of taste.

Fine Dining

Visteria

In the picturesque medieval village of Varenna is the gourmet restaurant VISTERIA, headed by Campania chef Francesco Sarno.

Art & Design

3sixty

Como's first streetwear brand inspired by the international underground scene.

Local products

La Costa

When wine can interpret and tell the past and future of an entire territory.

Grand Interiors

Villa Pliniana

Sheltered by the rocky shore and its densely packed trees and bushes, the house rises proudly and substantially out of the tranquil waters of the lake.

Guided Tour

Pinacoteca Civica Como

Inaugurated in 1989, in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Volpi, the Pinacoteca conserves many paintings and sculptures that are part of the city's heritage.

Experience

Pic-unique

It offers an unusual gastronomic experience that reflects its creators’ love of good food, attention to detail and enthusiasm for conviviality in the open air, in contact with nature.

Local products

Floelab

Farm of over 20 hectares that was set up about three years ago with the aim of rediscovering medicinal and aromatic plants and taking advantage of their many benefits.

Art & Design

La Collina del Cinema

Studio Monte Olimpino, ten years, between 1962 and 1972 of video experimenting and cinema d'essai by Bruno Munari and Marcello Piccardo.

Casual Food

Bellavista Ristoro

To taste home-style Lombard cuisine from the splendid terrace of a late 19th century Art Nouveau villa above Como.

Fine Dining

Lisander

On the shore of the Lecco branch, with breathtaking views, an intimate and exclusive proposal opened in early 2023.

Art & Design

CouLture Migrante

A textile workshop working with creativity for social inclusion and sustainability.

Casual Food

Da Morris Vineria e Cucina

An old-style *osteria* where traditional wooden tables, wood-beamed ceilings, crates of wine on the walls and friendly, informal service create a homely, convivial atmosphere.

The green side

A centuries-old English garden, at Villa Erba

A rich botanical patrimony, embracing the old Villa and overlooking Lake Como. An architectural jewel built in the late nineteenth century.

Casual Food

Harry’s Bar

Famous for its exquisitely retro atmosphere, its quality dishes inspired by Italian and Milanese tradition and its worldly haunts

Grand Interiors

Villa del Balbianello

Centuries of history overlie a green hill that plunges into the lake. An intense and amazing journey through magnificent rooms and virtuoso gardens.

Experience

Slow Emotions Tour

Slow Emotions Tour offers experiential Vespa tours custom-designed for each customer.

Grand Interiors

Villa Sola Cabiati

A virtuoso performance of neoclassical architecture that embraces the lake in the form of an immense and harmonious building extending along its broad bay.

Aperitif

Bar Manzoni

Con una posizione insuperabile fronte-lago a Menaggio, nel cuore del Lago di Como, il Grand Hotel Victoria ospita al suo interno il Bar Manzoni.

Art & Design

Atelier Draga&Aurel

They have been working together in Como since 2007, the year they set up their own studio which is characterised by intersecting interests and a multidisciplinary approach.

Experience

Como Lake Pottery

Luca Mandaglio and Elisa Castelnovo decided to take the plunge into the world of ceramics, a material that has since time immemorial been used as a means of communication and expression.

Fine Dining

Veranda

Veranda is Villa d'Este's fine dining restaurant. It is located in the Cardinal's building and offers an exclusive panorama over the gardens and the lake.

Art & Design

Eredi Marelli

Eredi Marelli: The Union of Craftsmanship and Design.

The green side

I giardini di Villa Melzi

The dappled light makes its way through the leaves and geometries of the avenues, as the scent of flowers softens the neoclassical rigor.

Local products

Vanini

The Vanini family has a long history of oil mills, having started two centuries ago. In Lenno the tradition has been handed down and continues today in the family oil mill.

Grand Interiors

Villa Fogazzaro Roi

An example of nineteenth-century architecture in perfect equilibrium between its hanging garden and the banks of the lake.

Café

Pasticceria Cassera Moretti

The classics of Italian pastries: mignons, cream puffs, cannoncini, fruit tartlets, croissants with different fillings and the famous 'maritozzi'. Entirely own production.

Café

Luisita

Cakes, *cannoncini* and cream puffs take shape according to the recipes and ways of preparation that have been handed down, from generation to generation.

Where to Sleep

Palace Hotel

The Belle Époque building overlooking the lake was renamed the Palace Hotel in 1992.

Guided Tour

Museo del Trasparente

Casa Croci, a jewel of 19th century architecture, houses the Mendrisio Transparencies Museum. This is the first exhibition space dedicated to an extraordinary artistic and historical heritage of the region.

Art & Design

Castagna 1939

Beppe and Pietro Castagna see themselves first and foremost as designers and carpenters. They are carrying on the family tradition of the company founded in 1939.

Art & Design

Aenēis

A brand of silk accessories combining Italian expertise, Swiss values and Parisian charm

Casual Food

Onda

The bold vision of four young entrepreneurs has confirmed Onda's prestige through the quality of its cuisine and entertainments

Aperitif

Lobby Bar

In the 5-star luxury hotel Il Sereno, designed by the architect Patricia Urquiola, can be found a landmark of national mixing. The sign reads Lobby Bar and the bar manager is Don Vidura Nilaksha Colambage.

Casual Food

Giovannino Bistrot

Historic Lake Como restaurant 5 minutes from Lecco, offering Italian cuisine and gourmet pizza.

Sport&Wellness

WLC Blevio

For thirty years, the Lucini family has devoted itself with passion and professionalism to the teaching of water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing in the wonderful setting of Lake Como.

Art & Design

Patrizia Cassina

The Como artist for whom colour takes the lead role in her visual poetic.

Experience

Cascina Selvetto

Rediscovering the roots of rural culture and living in harmony with nature: at Cascina Selvetto you can still enjoy the rhythms of the past.

Where to Sleep

Filario design hotel

A modern figure perfect fit amid the picturesque charm of Lake Como.

Where to Sleep

Villa Infinity

Villa Infinity is the perfect solution to visit Come and surrounding. The strategic location makes it unique: far enough from the city centre, the traffic, and the noises, but only a few kilometres away from the main attractions.

The green side

The Kilometre of knowledge

The project came about with the idea of bringing together and developing various features of natural and artistic value in a single route.

Casual Food

Trattoria La Moltrasina 1902

Since its establishment in 1902, the historic Moltrasina Consumers' Cooperative has been seen as a meeting place and as a reference point for cultural and social activities.

Where to Sleep

Hilton Lake Como

Another great hospitality brand chooses Lake Como and its city.

Café

Deposito 80

A concept store and café with a vintage flavour that reflects the eclectic personality of its owner, Emanuela Pitozzi.

Art & Design

Rose Unite Archivi Tessili

A place to discover the world's textile heritage through more than 300,000 archival items.

Where to Sleep

La Civera

Close to the famous waterfall, the Orrido di Nesso, in one of the most picturesque spots on Lake Como, is the apartement La Civera. You will not have to leave your room, the incredible panorama is right outside your window.

Café

Erre Bar

Just a stone's throw from Como's lakeside promenade, Erre Bar is located in the central Piazza Cavour; a recently refurbished, modern ambience in the heart of the city.

Local products

Liquori di Como

Mr De Toma's artisanal liqueurs are the result of years of study and passion for the recovery of traditional products.

Where to Sleep

Relais Castello di Morcote

A boutique hotel with timeless charm inside a former 17th century convent immersed in the picturesque village of Vico Morcote

Where to Sleep

Casa Santo Stefano

Located a short distance from Como, Casa Santo Stefano is the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area.

Guided Tour

Spazio Circolo Vitali

Three authors who share the same surname and place of birth: Andrea, Giancarlo and Velasco Vitali, all three from Bellano, a village on the eastern shore of Lake Como.

Grand Interiors

Villa Pizzo

The lake’s waters reflect both the austereness and the grace of this villa in a harmonious interweaving of styles, yellow ochre and soft pink.

Art & Design

Ink Jewels

A different way of interpreting visual art. Works of paper where the material adds beauty to the content.

Where to Sleep

Hotel Barchetta Excelsior

Already operating as a trattoria at the beginning of the 19th century, the restaurant was transformed into the Trattoria con alloggio della Barchetta in 1893.

Casual Food

Agriturismo Treterre

A little oasis of peace and serenity in a scenic and unspoilt area, for a meal made with organic produce, in a natural setting.

Aperitif

Posta Bistrot

Posta Bistrot is located within the iconic rationalist building by Giuseppe Terragni, an architectural masterpiece that today houses the boutique Posta Design Hotel.

Casual Food

La Baia di Moltrasio

Fine cuisine, drawn on the Italian and Lombard tradition, streamlined, reinvented and constantly renewed by Chef Alessio Rossi.

Guided Tour

Museo Villa Carlotta

For over 300 years Villa Carlotta has been engaged in a rich dialogue between art and nature, set as it is in a fascinating landscape.

Experience

Slow Lake Como

Slow Lake Como organises walking tours well off the beaten tourist track in search of the true soul of Como and its lake area

Experience

La cuoca della porta accanto

On the first floor of the showroom, in a fully equipped Bulthaup kitchen, Viviana welcomes guests and students to her "private restaurant" where she offers a series of events, dinners, cooking classes, aperitifs and convivial evenings.

Guided Tour

LAC

Known as a venue where different artistic disciplines converge and influence each other, the cultural center LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, in its very architectural design, is testimony to a vocation of openness, a place where the arts, artists and public can meet.

Café

Sartoria Ciclistica

Sartoria Ciclistica is Como's only cycling café, the brainchild of Alessandro and his wife Annalise. Located in the historic via Borgo Vico, the coffee bar combines everything a traditional café has to offer with the addition of a cycling clothing line that bears the bar’s name.

Aperitif

Bar Canova

For coffee, afternoon tea, an aperitif or a cocktail, the Bar Canova inside Villa d'Este is a perfect and pleasant environment where time passes slowly.

Aperitif

Vineria Vitani

Wine shop and wine bar with few tables and many bottles, recently opened in the historic Via Vitani in Como.

Local products

Caffé Milani

A family history spanning almost ninety years dedicated to the love of good coffee.

Aperitif

Una Finestra sul Lago cocktail bar

Terrace overlooking the first branch of Lake Como with a garden designed and tended in harmony with the philosophy of the restaurant. At the bar experimental cocktails and high-quality ingredients are served.

Fine Dining

Lago

All-day dining and a veranda with stunning views of the lake at Grand Hotel Victoria.

Grand Interiors

Villa Balbiano

Its beauty is completed by the perfection of its gardens, and in the precision and proportions of its interior spaces, which retain all the charm of an elegant literary parlour.

Aperitif

Lo Scalo di Cremia

A cocktail bar overlooking the jetty of the Cremia mooring point, a pearl of the upper lake not far from Tremezzo.

Casual Food

Ristorante In Teatro

After years working in the catering business, the members and friends of “In Teatro” decided to join forces and open their own restaurant in 2008.

Art & Design

Nosetta

Elegance, sobriety and the high quality of materials for a new brand made in lake.

Guided Tour

Expedition Museum

Villa Balbianello has since 1974 been owned by Milanese entrepreneur Guido Monzino and is the home of his personal Expedition Museum.

Art & Design

CMP Design

CMP is an acronym of Cazzaniga Mandelli Pagliarulo, the three founders and friends who gave birth to the studio in 2009.

Fine Dining

Roteo

Chefs Robert Moretti and Matteo Corridori offer taste experiences with an international flavour in an exceptional location overlooking Lake Como.

Fine Dining

Materia

It is a journey characterised by sensations, flavours and fragrances, and its paths are marked out by the top-level team headed by chef Davide Caranchini.

Casual Food

Osteria Il Governo 1801

Byzantine origins and Resurgent secrets imbue this place with tastes of East and West, passed down to our palate. Four suites are available for guests to enjoy the magic of the ancient Roman fortress on the lake.

Where to Sleep

Grand Hotel Victoria

To each his own hotel. This is the philosophy behind each RH Collections hotel: that of uniting each local area and its own particular qualities, with quality hospitality.

Aperitif

Villa Làrio Lounge Bar

At Villa Làrio's Lounge Bar, on the ground floor of Il Palazzo with its 18 square metre terrace overlooking the lake, you can enjoy an aperitif in true "Dolce Vita" style.

Where to Sleep

Villa Riva Bellagio

Ancient villa surrounded by a vast park, a perfect location for nature lovers.

Casual Food

Càmp di Cènt Pertigh

Traditional Lombard flavours, original furnishings and an old farmhouse; a rural atmosphere in the Lambro Valley.

Sport&Wellness

Eforea SPA & Health Club

Open to the guests of the Hilton Lake Como hotel and also to customers from outside, the spa includes a wellness centre and a fitness area.

Where to Sleep

Vista

Vista|Palazzo|Lago di Como, the first and only 5 Star Luxury Hotel in the heart of the city of Como.

Casual Food

Sorso Bistrot & Jazz Restaurant

Vini italiani e musica jazz in un piccolo bistrot dall’animo vintage nel cuore di Como.

Art & Design

18 del Pero

A story of passion and weaving that began in a small workshop in the cobbled streets of Como's historic centre.

Casual Food

Osteria del Beuc

Rustic local cuisine with many regional influences. For a lunch, a dinner, or even for a flavoursome aperitif.

Local products

LIGHT IS - Handmade Candle

An intense sensory and emotional journey in the name of sustainability

Local products

Casale Roccolo

It is named Casale Roccolo, and is where they decided in 2006 to turn what had been a passion for them into a full-time business.

Where to Sleep

Villa Lario

When classic Italian architecture meets modern standards of luxury, the result is a quite unique harmony.

Grand Interiors

Ridotto del Teatro Sociale

Located in the heart of the city, on the first floor of the theatre that was first opened in 1813. Its halls make up the historic foyer which was used to host the owners of the boxes after the shows.

Casual Food

Atelier Nido

Taro and Andrea and their little piece of Japan in the historic centre of Mendrisio.

Art & Design

Elisa Ceramics

Ceramic products entirely handmade by Elisa Condoluci and sold also by small boutiques all over the world, from France to Australia, from Denmark to Japan.

Art & Design

Nordisk

Founded in 1953 in Basel and Lugano as a furniture shop specialising in Scandinavian and Danish design, Nordisk quickly became a go-to location for high-quality modern furniture and accessories.

Art & Design

Irma Kennaway

Irma Kennaway, a British artist, has for some time been fascinated by Pop Art using popular consumer goods.