For more than 2,000 years, there’s a place in Italy that has been seducing visitors.

National Geographic Travel takes you to Lake Como to see for yourself the spell it casts on people.

The lake is Italy’s third largest water body. It is also one of Europe’s deepest lake.

To get to Lake Como, you take an hour’s drive north of Milan.

You will know you are there when you see an extravagant natural setting at the foothills of the Alps, thermal springs and grand villas.

Once there, you can enjoy lakeside parks, delectable restaurants and shopping.

Lake Como is located in one of the world’s silk-design capitals. The towns along its shores have constituted one of the world’s great silk centers since the Renaissance.

To best enjoy your Lake Como experience, visit in the spring and fall. If you choose to visit on a summer, be ready to empty your pockets – it’s also the peak season which means rates are higher.

Fall deeper in love in—and with—this idyllic paradise, offering a winding shoreline dotted with ancient villages and delightful villas.

Posted by National Geographic Travel on Saturday, January 26, 2019

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