On the slopes of Monte Bisbino, the small garden city of Cernobbio is encircled by fine stately villas scattered around the surrounding green hillside.The town is overlooked by an ancient sanctuary and by the 1916 fortifications. It is a splendid setting with dreamy resort-like atmosphere.
The picturesque lanes of the historic centre are lively with elegant shops and gourmet venues, while the sunny lake piazza is enhanced by an art-nouveau bridge. Stroll along the Riva di Cernobbio lakefront walkway.
The Villa Erba exhibition centre and the numerous luxury hotels, among them the Villa d'Este (one of "The Best Hotels in the World") attract elite tourism from all over the world. The many villas have gorgeous gardens. You can take boat trips, walk in the hills or just sit by the lake and enjoy the view.
Explore nearby towns
Brunate on Lake Como is a popular holiday town in the hills rather than along the lakeshore.
Moltrasio sits lazily on the west bank of Lake Como's western branch, upstream from the city of Como.
The elegant and bustling town of Como is the primary and commercial center for Lake Como.
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