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Planning an escape to Como, but unsure of what to do while you’re there? With such a variety of activities and events, the task of designing an itinerary can be daunting. Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. We sat down with our dedicated concierge team and highlighted four experiences that would make for one of the best bucket-list Lake Como holidays to date. Read on to find out more.


There’s truly no better way to experience the lake than through the wide selection of watersports on offer at Il Sereno. These activities are available from May 12th until mid-September and closed for the winter months. A classic addition to many Como holidays is the chance to try your hand at waterskiing. This elegant activity combines adrenaline and skill to offer an afternoon of pure delight. Ringo ride is an activity for two people that is perfect for those looking to feel the wind through their hair, a Ringo ride ranks as one of the top bucket-list Como activities.

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Hiking to Montepiatto

Hiking in Lake Como offers you the opportunity to experience nature at its finest. Scaling the verdant amphitheatre that encircles the lake will reward you with panoramic views and fresh mountain air. One of the most popular hikes Como has to offer is the trek up to Montepiatto. This short and easy hike starts near the Hotel in Torno. The scenic loop takes you to 1804 feet above sea level to a spectacular viewpoint from which to see the lake in all its glory. At a leisurely pace, the walk takes 4 hours.

Image Credit Luca Casartelli

Wine Tasting

Experience Italian culture through a very particular artform, and visit the world-renown wineries in Valtellina. Nestled in the heart of the Alps of Lombardy, where the weather is ideal for cold climate grapes, are a multitude of top notch wine estates boasting beautiful views and gastronomic delights. Sip on a wide range of veritales and take a moment to soak in one of the oldest traditions in Italy. A short day trip from Como, the Valtellina wine country is a not-to-be-missed bucketlist Lake Como experience.

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Visit Bellagio by Water

The town of Bellagio boasts old world Italian charm and streets lined with character. Take a Vaporina or a Jetto from Il Sereno and enjoy the stillness of the lake before exploring this Lake Como treasure.We suggest a decadent lunch at Bellagio’s Darsene di Loppia, followed by a mouth-watering gelato at Gelateria del Borgo before you explore what’s around the next corner.

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After all this exploring, you’ll have earned a well-deserved rest. End your day of adventure at the Il Sereno spa and indulge in a wide range of treatments and internationally renowned products.

To start planning any one of these bucket-list Lake Como holidays, get in touch with our friendly reservations team today.

Image Credit: Luca Casartelli (hiking image)

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