Lake ComoLake Como, Italy
Life is slower around the northern Italian lakes than in fast-paced Milan.
Como is an ideal base for drawing breath and chilling out. Tourists flock here for its ancient heritage, beautiful churches, and stunning lake views. Como is the starting point for most adventures on the lake, and the 10-minute funicular ride up to hilltop Brunate leads on to stretches of hiking along wooded trails to Bellagio.