5It’s Italy’s third largest lake
From the stunning mountain scenery to the wonderful local culture, it’s easy to see why Lake Como has emerged as one of Italy’s most popular destinations. A hotspot for international jetsetters and families alike, Lake Como’s wide range of activities, attractions and culinary options make it a wonderful destination to visit. What you might now know, however, is that there’s far more to Lake Como than the typical tourist attractions and Italian culinary treats. Read on to learn five amazing facts about this geographically and historically significant destination. At close to 30 miles long and almost 3 miles wide, Lake Como is one the largest lakes in Europe by surface area. The lake itself is shaped like the letter ‘Y’ – a shape that it acquired during its formation in the Ice Age. Lake Como’s immense size makes it a popular boating destination. From ferries and steamships to private speedboats, the lake is one of Italy’s best summer destinations for boating, kayaking and on-water adventures. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!