If you are planning a vacation in Italy you should absolutely not ignore Italy’s most popular lake, Lake Como. Located in the shadows of the Alps and just an hour from Milan, Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquility, majestic snow capped mountains, courteous folk and style, and superb cuisine. Its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage made Lake Como a popular retreat for aristocrats and the rich already during Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems in our own. From poets, like Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley to composer Giuseppe Verdi, the lake has held famous authors, musicians, and other artists in its romantic thrall. Nowadays, the best hotels in Lake Como are hosting the most well-known celebrities around the world, of whom the aforementioned George Clooney has also owned an 18th century lakeside villa. With its dramatic landscape and beautiful climate the lake is also an ideal place for boat trips and leisurely walks. In addition, a Lake Como honeymoon will convince you that it is a hugely popular holiday destination, a must-see for travelers past and present, especially for romantic breaks. Whether your passion is food, hiking, shopping, or sightseeing, a Lake Como vacation is sure to leave you with lasting memories and a taste of La Dolce Vita.