Although there are many lakes in Italy, the most famous are those in the Italian lake district in the north of the country. Lake Como, 50 km long and with two legs, is the perfect destination for car rental holidays in Italy.
If you fly to Milan’s main airport (Malpensa International Airport), you can rent a car on site and it will take you less than an hour to reach the city of Como, located at the south end of the west branch of the lake and is an excellent starting point for a car ride.
Here are the details of some of the places you can visit if you rent a car when visiting Lake Como.
Car rental on Lake Como – Como
As it is a great place to stay for a day or two. Its historic attractions include the Duomo, the Cathedral of Como, which dates back to the 14th century, and the nearby Broletto, which was originally used as the prefecture of Como, but was later used as a theater.
Como’s museums include the Didattico Della Seta Museum, which tells the story of the city’s silk manufacturing, and Tempio Voltiano, a neoclassical temple that houses elements related to the work of physicist Alessandro Volta, who lived in Como.
You can also take a break in your rental car by relaxing in one of Piazza Cavour’s cafes or boating on Lake Como.
Car rental on Lake Como – Bellagio
After exploring Como, head northwest towards Bellagio, located at the fork in the southern part of Lake Como. It will take about 40 minutes by car from Como to Bellagio in your rental car at Milan airport.
Bellagio was one of the first internationally known tourist centers in Italy and is known as “the Pearl of the Lake”. Park your rental car and stroll the cobblestone streets, stroll the limero and the oleander boardwalk and stop for a meal at one of Bellagio’s many restaurants.
The famous Hotel du Lac, overlooking the square by the lake, and the historic five-star Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, will show the opulence and glamor traditionally associated with Bellagio.
Car rental on Lake Como – Bellano
When leaving Bellagio, you can drive south along the eastern stretch of Lake Como and then north, back to the other side of the lake, or you can take your rental car on the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna. The town of Bellano is about a five-minute drive from Varenna.
Bellano is a beautiful city, located on the banks of the lake, and you can stroll through its streets and alleys and see some beautiful examples of medieval and baroque architecture. There are also excellent restaurants in Bellano and its surroundings.
Car rental on Lake Como – Menaggio
You can continue driving north from Bellano to the other end of Lake Como and then drive south along the lake’s west coast, or you can take your rental car on the ferry to Menaggio.
Menaggio is a small but popular tourist complex, with hotels, restaurants and a beach. It has an attractive town square and you can stroll along the lake. There are also many sports activities available in and around Menaggio.
If you are planning a car tour of the lake district in Italy, easyCar, a low-cost online car rental company, offers great deals. EasyCar operates in more than 2,400 locations in more than 60 countries, including Italy. You can rent a car at easyCar’s offices at Milan Malpensa International Airport and drive to Lake Como. You can also book a taxi for Jaipur tour package.