Your dream wedding on Lake Como, the most elegant and refined lake in Italy, discover the beautiful location for your wedding, antique town hall or an open air beautiful garden, luxury villas, shabby chic villas, exclusive hotels. Lake Como is a paradise, from the most beautiful villas and grand lavish ballrooms to the cutest private gardens and terraces, I live at Lake Como and know very well all the options available to you for an unforgettable Lake Como wedding. Let me help you find the one which is just perfect for you!
Set entirely within the Italian region of Lombardy, Lake Como, of all the Italian Lakes, has the most variety, and in my opinion, the most charm. Picturesque villages, stone-hewed ports, magnificent villas in resplendent verdant gardens along the banks of this Pre-Alpine lake…. The only difficult question is deciding which of these options is the perfect choice for your Lake Como Wedding. Bellagio, often known as the ‘Pearl of the Lake’, is a most alluring and captivating town and sits snugly on a promontory at the confluence of the lake’s two arms.
Specialties from the region include Taleggio cheese (one can visit the caves in the Valsassina region), and Gorgonzola, from the town of the same name. Saffron risotto to the breadcrumbed cutlet called cotoletta Milanese. Then there is a consommé from Pavia with an egg added, a pork and cabbage cassoulet, from Valtellina’s contribution of pizzoccheri (a buckwheat version of tagliatelle) and bresaola (air-dried salt beef) to the cured salame of Varzi and fresh water fish, including the famous dried and grilled lake Como lavarello. Milan’s panettone is renowned, as is the almond-flavoured Amaretto liqueur from Saronno and nougat from Cremona.
The Domasino wines http://web.sorsasso.com/ are made on the northern end of the lake; the vineyard has a cellar door. Nearby, DOCG wines in Lombardy include Franciacorta (a fine bubbly), Valtellina Superiore (high altitude wines) and Sforzato di Valtellina. Some famous DOCs here include Lugana and Garda, while lesser known DOCs include Botticino (near Brescia), Moscato di Scanzo and Valcalepio (both near Bergamo), and Oltrepò Pavese (south of Pavia).
The Dorsale Del Triangolo Lariano Trail, the walk from Menaggio to Mount di Tremezzo or the supposedly relatively easy 10.5 km Greenway walk, from Colonno to Griante are highly regarded.
Enjoy the experience of sailing the Lake with your Private Motor Boat, or hire the equipment and go windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking or take lessons with local Lake Como esperts.
Enjoy a flight over Lake Como in a seaplane and leave your mind free to dream your Lake Como Wedding.
Bellagio occupies a magnificent site on a promontory dividing Lake Lecco from the southern arm of Lake Como. It has a worldwide reputation for the friendliness of its people, its world-class amenities and outstanding natural and architectural beauty. It deserves it’s reputation as the Pearl of Lake Como. Come for yourself and see why!
The splendid Lakeside gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, with their fragrant and luxuriant vegetation are just the start of Bellagio’s seductive appeal. It’s no accident that the Rockefeller foundation based their artist in residence program in Bellagio – it’s one of the most inspiringly beautiful places on earth.
Varenna is on the Lecco shore of the lake, with its many gardens and cypresses stands on a small promontory.
Here it is possible to visit two wonderful villas: Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero which date back to the 12th century. It’s a gorgeous village, whose tiny fishing port and industry is still active today.
Favoured by a cool summer breeze, this is one of the lake’s larger towns and commercial centres. This town offers an eighteen golf course as well as a Lido with a swimming pool and beach for sunbathing.
This delightful resort is situated opposite Bellagio. A mild climate and a beautiful outlook combine to make Tremezzo a favourite place for a stay.
The 18 century Villa Carlotta occupies an imposing site facing the Grigne Massif. Amongst it’s numerous statues and artworks is a copy by Tadolini of the famous group of Love and Psyche by Canova. It’s superb terraced gardens are a must-see in spring.
On an exclusive wooded headland next to the quaint tiny village of Lenno, stands the Villa del Balbianello, which epitomises the refined elegance of Lake Como. In addition to the historical residence, the complex includes the sublime loggia, which offers an unparalleled view of Bellagio and the Comacina Island..
Como is a dynamic, business city with an important history of textile manufacturing. The historic centre is surrounded by a medieval stone wall, and offers many high-quality shopping options, buzzing cafés, superb gelaterie and fabulous restaurants.
Cernobbio is a little town, close to Como, best known for the Villa d’Este, one of the most beautiful and desired hotels of the world.