Lake Como is an ideal couples getaway with a mix of nature, charming villages and stunning views over the lake at sunset.
Discover how to plan a perfect day of romance.
When it comes to romance, Lake Como has everything you could possibly need, from fascinating villas to cosy restaurants for romantic trysts, and inspiring architecture and green spaces.
Romance in Lake Como isn’t just for Valentine’s day. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Lake Como for couples any time of year.
WALK ON MENAGGIO’S LAKESHORE PROMENADE
Among all the lakeside walks, Menaggio’s remains my favorite and the most enchanting ; thanks to the care and attention given to the maintenance of flowers all over the street, with palm trees and an explosion of flowers and colors , it’s always the destination of so many Italian and foreign visitors.
The town is characterized by a central square with cafes and shops and from this stunning lake that offers a unique view of the lake and the mountains that descend to the shore. In all seasons the lake and the landscape create different colors, which make this place unique throughout the year.
Perfect location to stop in one of the many bars and enjoy a sweet, an aperitif, a snack with your special person.
ROMANTIC DINNER IN TERRACE
this is the easiest choice to organize.. but you know that in this case always goes for sure . Whether on a terrace, on a dock or in a simple lake view apartment, a candle light dinner with a panorama on the Lario is the Valentine’s Day for those who do not want to risk with more demanding ideas.
The places to choose from are numerous: from the center of Como to Tremezzo, the lake high as on the shore of Bellagio, from the villas with catering to the more typical restaurants. Villa Geno , the restaurant “ La Tirlindana ” at Sala Comacina, “ The Crotin of the Platani ” in Brienno, “La Darsena“in Tremezzo,” Silvio’s restaurant “in Bellagio, A window on the lake ” at Carate Urio and many others spread across the lake.
The only reminder is to make a reservation for the table with the best view, and check that the menu offered is up to a romantic dinner.
A WINNING WITH LAKE VIEW IN TREMEZZINA
What’s more simple , unique and romantic than a day in the heart of Lake Como in Tremezzina? Not to mention the beauty in waking up with those who love it, have breakfast admiring this natural paradise: the Isola Comacina .
The accommodation options are varied: for all pockets and for all the views. The main hotels are located near the lake and almost all enjoy a great view; climbing up the hilltop we find the first farmhouses and for those who want to save something the cheapest and special idea is the rent of an apartment or, for lovers of the “wild”, a farm, via AirBnb or Booking. The overnight stay services provided by shelters on the Lari Mountains Way are also always unavailable.
THE VALENTINES DAY IN THE VILLA
Lake Como villas are one of the most important attractions in Lario and there is no better day to visit them except for Valentine’s Day.
From Villa Melzi to Bellagio to Villa Carlotta of Tremezzo, romance is the key to all these beautiful homes.
The proposals are varied because throughout Lake Como the villas are not lacking, but it is also worth mentioning, in addition to the two previously mentioned, Villa del Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Olmo in Como.
A BOAT DAY TRIP
Another suggestion is to bring your partner to the lake waters. It does not matter if you do not have a boat and you do not have a nautical license. The solution is to rent a boat, even simply rowing , from the many rental boats on Lake Como or a tour with a driver, a private tour or a simple boat ride to enjoy a day out on the water, visiting the many lost lakeside lakes and admiring the magnificent waterfront view.
The most suitable proposal, being on Lake Como, is that of a tour in Lucia : This is a typical, ancient boat, always used on our lake and eternal symbol of romance.
The most romantic and alternative choice is that of a “picnic” tailor made for your special guest. The tranquility of the winter lake with the light sun that warms the bones and total privacy will be the highlight of this Valentine’s Day on Lake Como.
A ROMANTIC PICNIC
With a sunny day , though it is not summer, you can always organize a perfect picnic.
Even in this case the places are varied, from mountain to park, from beach to boat. Lake Como has many outdoor areas where you can have lunch: As on Comacina Island or Teresio Olivelli Park on Lake Como.
The key point is simplicity . This little forgotten gesture, if arranged with care can be even better than an expensive dinner in a starred restaurant.
A HIGH ALTITUDE SUNSET
If you are a sports couple a walk on the high Lari Mountains is what makes for you. The scenery is gorgeous, the atmosphere is pure relaxation and peace and an explosion of colors at the sunset is what makes this itinerary a romantic and unforgettable experience. There are so many scenic spots: From the Monte Crocione to the many glimpses along the way.
This is the classic simplicity of the small things accompanying the sharing of this very natural proposal, making this walk an alternative to the classic Valentine’s dinner.
Then look for other details that match your partner’s needs to make it special this day: poetry, a bunch of flowers, a picnic and any other classic but simple gesture can make this perfect moment.
A FLIGHT FOR TWO
For an adrenaline couple, what’s better than a flight for two? Our lake offers the chance to experience breathtaking experiences to experience the astonishment, the fear and the beauty of the landscape together.
The calm is definitely a ride in seaplane . In Como you can book and organize such an experience. The price is certainly higher than the other proposals but the astonishment and the 360 degree panorama are a surplus that is worth it.
The other option is paragliding . This time you have to move to Sorico for a sensational adventure.
There are two special alternatives for those who do not want to stand on the ground even at Valentine’s Day, but their strength is the wonderful view that only the flight can give you.