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Customer Travel Tips for Lake Como

79% Avg. city rating Rated by 40 customers

Activities / excursions 88%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 61%

Chilling out / relaxing 95%

Getting around / public transport 74%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 82%

Nightlife / partying 57%

Value for money 79%

Customer Travel Tips for Lake Como

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76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


01 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Spent time discovering the lake by the ferry.

Liked: The little towns, the views the atmosphere.

Disliked: Not to many kayaks to view the lake by your self.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Get out of Como and stay along the lake

Liked: The view.

Disliked: The ferry services and the staff are bad

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


09 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay at the hostel

Liked: Natural Beauty

Disliked: The Hostel

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 20%
47% Avg. rating


02 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Partying / nightlife Romantic getaway Shopping Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Get into the water

Liked: So so scenic

Disliked: We were staying a bit out in domaso

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Do hiking there :)

Liked: Nature! one of the nicest places I've visited so far.

Disliked: very expensive ferries.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


06 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Pack a warm jacket even if travelling there in summer. Pack a good pair of hiking boots so you can explore the outdoors!

Liked: Gorgeous scenery and lots of outdoors activities.

Disliked: Bad weather (rain) is common there.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Bring cash not only credit cards

Liked: Great place!

Disliked: In general its hard to pay with credit card around Lake Como. I think 70% restaurants, shops had terminals but in 99% of cases they told us its broken and they dont accept credit cards. Even when trying to buy a ticket for a ferry. I think they just dont like to pay commissions to credit card companies. Its very annoying.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: do not rush your time here, it is a beautiful spot, get out and walk - you see more

Liked: Easy transport system everything is easy to get too

Disliked: no

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 20%
78% Avg. rating


21 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: If you are going out on the lake take a jacket with a hood as it may rain at any time. Also, be wary of what time you arrive into S.G. Como train station. The last bus towards the small towns on Lake Como like Menaggio and Bellaggio etc is at 8:30pm. If you miss this bus your only option is a taxi which will cost you around 80 Euros.

Liked: Lake Como is simply beautiful.

Disliked: There is nothing to dislike about Lake Como but be wary of the folk in the town of Como itself. I was accosted in a supermarket by a young delinquent. Also, there are hardly any mens' clothes shops and those that are there close for a long period in the afternoon.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


23 Sep 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take the ferry.

Liked: Its beauty. We went on a ferry across the stunning lake. Driving up the mountain roads was scary, fun and beautiful.

Disliked: No

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
73% Avg. rating


18 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


11 Jul 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Before arriving there buy food to go.

Liked: The sightseens and the nature!

Disliked: it was pretty expensive.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: take your time!

Liked: Beautiful, chilled out, lots to do and see

Disliked: A bit cold in november

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
82% Avg. rating


06 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Definitely take a kayak out onto the lake! It's amazing! :)

Liked: One of the most beautiful places I've been to! :)

Disliked: Nothing

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


01 Sep 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: go to varenna

Liked: The lake is very very beautiful and there are lots of places to see, lots of things to do.

Disliked: no

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: .

Disliked: .

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


11 Aug 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Do day trips to other lakes also to see what else is there.

Liked: Tranquil place, beautiful scenery, not as busy as expected.

Disliked: No, although it did rain one day.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


02 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: It was a little hazy on the lake due to the heat...apparently May is the best month to visit for clear views.

Liked: I fell in love with this place and will definitely return. Lake Como is fantastic for those people who just want somewhere to chill out for a few days. It is easy (and cheap) to catch the ferry to the little towns around the lake which makes for a wonderful couple of days.

Disliked: No

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: spend very little time in the city of como

Liked: very pretty

Disliked: nothing i can think of

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


15 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at La Primula Youth Hostel in Menaggio.

Liked: It is like heaven, spectacular.

Disliked: No

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79% Avg. city rating Rated by 40 customers

Activities / excursions 88%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 61%

Chilling out / relaxing 95%

Getting around / public transport 74%

Sightseeing 87%

Culture 82%

Nightlife / partying 57%

Value for money 79%

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