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When taking a family trip, the most valuable aspect is the uninterrupted quality time you get to spend with the ones you love. Lake Como is the ideal destination for those looking for a luxurious getaway that the whole family can enjoy. We’ve got all you need to know about planning the ultimate family-friendly vacation in Lake Como.   

Where to Stay

Il Sereno Hotel

With 30 spacious suites, ranging in size from 40 square meters to the Penthouse at 200+ square meters, Il Sereno Hotel offers a luxurious base from which to explore the beauty of the lake. Many of the suites have the option of being connected through an inter-leading door – offering more space and privacy for your family to enjoy. With a wide variety of first class amenities, unparalleled design and world-renowned hospitality, this one-of-a-kind hotel is the perfect setting to spend uninterrupted time with the special people in your life.

Villa Pliniana

Spanning 18 acres of waterfront, the breath-taking Villa Pliniana is a 16th century Italian Palazzo offering the ultimate in private and secluded Lake Como family accommodation. With 17 bedrooms in total on the property, a pool and spa, dedicated staff and a private boat dock, it’s got all the ingredients for a carefree holiday with the ones you love. Ease into the feeling of being in your own private home, with the luxurious comforts of 5 star service. The villa is well equipped to deal with children of all ages, and special arrangements can be made on request.

Villa Pliniana

What to Do

Water Activities

Explore the lake and spend countless days out on the sunny water jetting around on your own private boat. Water sports like skiing, kayaking and swimming make for an exhilarating vacation on the banks of Lake Como. Il Sereno offers custom-made Riva boats which are perfect for treating your family to a day out on the mirror-like lake. A favourite activity among the little ones is the chance to jump from the classic boats into the cool water for a refreshing swim. 

Il Sereno Hotels
Il Sereno Hotels

Jump off the Roman Bridge in Nesso

An absolute must when boating on the lake, is a trip to the quaint town of Nesso. For those not faint of heart, the Roman Bridge at Nesso offer an exhilarating activity for locals and travellers alike – a dizzying jump off this tall bridge into the clear water below! For those not looking for an adrenaline spike, picturesque buildings line the banks of the lake, offering a pleasant view for parents soaking up the sun while the little ones spend hours in the water. If you’d like to explore on land, the creek beyond the bridge leads to a wonderful waterfall that is well worth the stroll. 

Image Credit: Michael Holler

Jungle Raider Park

Looking for a little adventure? Jungle Raider park is an adventure park built in the treetops of a forest near Lake Como. A great way to get everyone out into nature with activities like zip lining, canopy walks and a variety of slides, this family friendly Lake Como activity promises fun, sun and unforgettable memories!

Ride the Funicular

Take the funicular up high above the city and experience panoramic views of Lake Como. There is also a small hike to a nearby the lighthouse which is perfect for all levels of experience. The views are amazing, and you can treat your loved ones to a delicious cioccolata or ice cream at the Bar next to the funicular stop.

Hiking and mountain biking

Surrounded by rolling hills and epic mountain ranges, Lake Como is a sought-after destination for nature loving families. With a range of mountain biking and hiking trails in the area, it’s great for getting out and enjoying fresh mountain air. For more on hiking trails in Lake Como, take a look at our blog.

Image Credit Luca Casartelli

Where to Eat

Locanda Dell’isola

Found on Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como, Locanda dell’Isola is a unique experience that the whole family can enjoy. Locanda dell’Isola is accessible only by boat, and is a scenic 45 minute trip from Il Sereno. Easily incorporated into a daytrip, this adventurous location and tasty menu is sure to keep everyone smiling.

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Albergo Ristorante Vapore

This popular restaurant is situated a short walk from Il Sereno hotel and offers a casual yet picturesque dining experience. Pick a table near the window for a view of the lake, enjoy wholesome Italian cuisine and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with the whole family.

Contact our expert concierge desk and have them plan a family friendly Lake Como vacation that best suits your needs.

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