Yes, of course. This is the same Lake Como where George Clooney has chosen to live. Maybe you may meet him by chance while he is sipping a glass of white wine in a small bar in front of Laglio’s pier. But this is not the story we want to tell you. Lake Como is not a Hollywood discovery. It has been loved along the centuries, definitely since the Romans of the colony Nova Comum (founded on the lakeshore by Julius Caesar in 59 BC) set foot here and built their majestic villas along its shores.
They brought their own culture and amazing products: olives and vineyards. Here they were looking for silence, rest, inspiration by the complex beauty of the places. The flash of inspiration for the landscape of Lake Como, anyway, has continued over the centuries and it couldn’t have been otherwise given the so peculiar characteristics of these places, for their mysterious nature and their beautiful yet at times unsettling nature. With the high wooded mountains which arise vertically from the lake and the sky clouding in sudden storms, Lario was, and is, made for the most sensible spirits, for travelers capable to fully understand its sublime beauty.
For centuries great intellectuals and casual travellers came here to find a place where they could reinvent their own story, restart a new life. Some left describing it nostalgically. Some stayed, unable to move away from its strange and magnetic charm. Someone officially disappeared continuing a different existence in faraway places, and protected from the proverbial discretion of our people.
Many people come here looking for the shores where dolce vita is lived in the most luxurious villas bought for millions by movie stars, footballers and big magnates from all over the world. This is one aspect of our Lake, there are even tours dedicated to this, but now, thanks to Slow Lake Como, you have the possibility to also discover the secrets of Lake Como area. Wild places, amazing and little visited mountains, hidden ancient abbeys, less known art treasures, secluded beaches, ancient hamlets where time seems to have stopped and lifestyle has never changed.
With Slow Lake Como tours you can discover from original points of view our territory and fall in love with the hidden beauties of the Lake, places that even those who live here have never seen or do not know, fully, of the intense charm of this landscape. Do not miss the opportunity to live a few hours outdoors, away from the crowds of the most popular places, in the company of local experts and enthusiasts of their territory.
Simple walks, suitable for everyone, full of charm and conviviality.
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