Having a 3-pointed star shape, or one could even imagine the shape of a running man, the lake is particularly beautiful to observe from the top of the surrounding mountains and ridges.

Here we propose a virtual excursion to the best panoramic points overlooking the lake, to admire it from a new point of view. There is much more to Lake Como than just delicious food, cozy villages, stunning villas with their own gardens and relaxing boat rides. Let’s take a look!

Where to start our virtual tour through the scenic trails? Without doubt the best view over the central part of the lake. It is a little known point, near the top of Monte Nuvolone. It may seem modest in height compared to its neighboring mountains and the entire Alpine region, but the view over the lake is one of the most beautiful.


The Greenway of Lake Como is a pleasant walk that takes us to the discovery of ancient villages, villas and gardens, Romanesque and Baroque churches, immersed in the enchanting natural landscape of the western shore of the Lario. An itinerary of about 11 km that crosses the municipalities of Colonno, Sala Comacina, Tremezzina and Griante, following the ancient Via Regina at times. The walk is suitable for everyone and can be done entirely in about 3 and a half hours or in stages, with the possibility of making short detours from the route to visit one of the many attractions in the area.

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Santuario della Beata Vergine del Soccorso


The Church, built starting in 1537 and consecrated in 1699, is located at the end of Viale del Santuario in a splendid panoramic position overlooking Lake Como, Isola Comacina and Tremezzina. Since 2003, the Sacro Monte complex, which includes the Sanctuary and fourteen chapels illustrating the Mysteries of the Rosary, has been included in the Unesco World Heritage List.

Chiesa di San Martino


The church is located in a splendid panoramic position on a plateau close to the Sasso di San Martino wall within the park of the same name and can be reached via a path that starts north of the town of Carsolina (Griante) and climbs through the woods. along the way offering evocative glimpses of the lake landscape.
Next to the path there are several aedicules with mosaic decorations depicting episodes of the Via Crucis and halfway there is the Cappella degli Alpini, dedicated to St. Charles.

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