Unusual Things to Do in Lake Como

If you love to explore the beauty of the lakes and are looking for unique activities to do while visiting Lake Como, here are a few fun and unusual things to do. You can rent canoes, rowing boats, pedal boats, and more to explore the lake and its surrounding countryside. Stand-up paddleboarding is a popular sport on Lake Como, thanks to the calm waters. If you prefer to fly above the water, a water plane tour of Lake Como is also available, which is both exclusive and fun. The views from the lake are simply breathtaking.

If you’re staying in one of the towns along the lake, consider taking a boat tour to one of the smaller villages, including Varenna. This town is just minutes away from Bellagio by boat, and it offers picturesque lakeside views. If you have time to walk a little farther, try climbing up to the Castello di Vezio, which offers panoramic views of the lake and its surroundings.

If you’re a history buff, you can visit the Historical Museum of Giuseppe Garibaldi, where you’ll learn about local traditions and the Italian Revolution. The museum has a large collection of handmade laces and details of the battle of Risorgimento. For a more unique view of Lake Como, take a ride on the funicular train that circles the mountain.