Wonderlake Como is an invitation to look at Lake Como with fresh eyes. 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!

Food Experience

A modern shop with a retro flavour

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.

Arts & Culture

Ink Jewels

A different way of interpreting visual art is provided by Lithos, an association from Como whose works on paper, are not limited to the material, adding beauty to content through the use of form.

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.

Food Experience

At Feel Como

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

Made in Lake

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

Museo della Barca Lariana

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

Made in Lake

Authentic agriculture: 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.

Where to Sleep

Mandarin Oriental

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

Arts & Culture

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

Beyond commonplaces

There has been for some time now, in Via Natta, a gallery that was founded by the young professionals. Beyond commonplaces.

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.

Where to Sleep

Hilton Lake Como

Another great hospitality brand chooses Lake Como and its city.

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.

Where to Sleep

Filario design hotel

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

Made in Lake

The modern historic boatyard

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

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

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.

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.

Food Experience

Berton Al Lago

It was just shortly after its opening that Berton al Lago won its first star.

Arts & Culture

The Art G/ART/EN

G / A R T / E N is an exhibition space for emerging art open to the international culture.

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.

Food Experience

Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi

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

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.

Food Experience

I Tigli in Theoria

The experience unfolds over three floors and begins with the déhor, which offers lunch or dinner in the summer months.

Where to Sleep

Villa Lario

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

Made in Lake

A flash of creative inspiration

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

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.

Arts & Culture

Larian Physiognomies

A research project conceived and curated by the Cultural Commission of the Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Como.

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.

Food Experience

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.

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.

Made in Lake

DOP Oil

The oil from the lake has bitter and spicy scents, synonymous with great value. Many restaurateurs of the area use it in their kitchens.

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

Grand Interiors

Villa Monastero

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

Food Experience

Il Grillo

Since 1983, in an old farmhouse surrounded by greenery, the food has been all about tradition, experiment and evolution.

Where to Sleep

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini

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

Made in Lake

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

The Cycling Museum

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

À la recherche des objets perdus

Lucia Sala, writer and scholar of the life of Lake Como, gathers forgotten objects and uses them to tell the stories of places, people and the customs of the whole region.

Food Experience

Filo Restaurant

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

Made in Lake

Handbags at the Lake

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

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

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.

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.

Grand Interiors

Villa Fogazzaro Roi

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

Food Experience

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.

Made in Lake

Among the best cheeses in the world

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

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.

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.

Arts & Culture

Into the history

In a late eighteenth century palazzo, the Civic Museum of Como takes us on a journey of culture, art and architecture.

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.

Food Experience

Comi 107

The place itself is cosy and welcoming. The cuisine is Italian, and focusses especially on seafood.

Made in Lake

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.

Where to Sleep

Alpe del Lupo

An eighteenth century villa that enjoys views over the mountains and has beautiful grounds.

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.

Arts & Culture

Miniartextil

An internationally renowned review of contemporary fiber art and an unmissable event in the city of Como’s annual calendar.