There is hardly a place in Europe that evokes images of beauty, glamour and tranquility more than Lake Como in Italy. For hundreds of years it’s been a popular destination with the rich and famous but there are plenty of things to do at Lake Como for the humble tourist, too. Lake Como isn’t Italy’s largest lake (that honour belongs to Lake Garda), but there’s no denying it is one of the most attractive. It’s easy to see why celebrities like George Clooney and Richard Branson have purchased their own piece of paradise here and why many people take their holidays to Lake Como. The lake, is shaped like an upside Y, and is lined with lush gardens, luxury villas and pretty villages hugging the shore. Just like the Cinque Terre, it’s known for its breathtaking scenery.