Wonderlake Como is an invitation to look at Lake Como with fresh eyes. A project dedicated to the exploration of the wonders of the region for those who are already familiar with it, but are willing to approach it as one who is seeing it for the first time. Wonderlake Como is where ancient traditions meet new cultural ideas, and where local ingredients encounter never before seen elements, approached from the perspective of a truly international vision that seeks to see and to recount the very essence of this lake. Bon voyage!

The green side

A centuries-old English garden, at Villa Erba

A rich botanical patrimony, embracing the old Villa and overlooking Lake Como. An architectural jewel built in the late nineteenth century.

Experience

Aero Club Como

The oldest seaplane flying organisation and seaplane flying school in the world.

Experience

Arvindaa Yoga

The Arvindaa is actually a type of lotus flower that differs from many in that it rises from the surface of the water, which is where the name chosen for their activity comes from.

Art & Design

Atelier Draga&Aurel

They have been working together in Como since 2007, the year they set up their own studio which is characterised by intersecting interests and a multidisciplinary approach.

Mixology

Bar Canova

For coffee, afternoon tea, an aperitif or a cocktail, the Bar Canova inside Villa d'Este is a perfect and pleasant environment where time passes slowly.

Mixology

Bar delle Terme

A bistrot in the Terminus hotel; the Bar delle Terme is elegant and cosy, its furnishings creating a warm atmosphere with soft lamps.

Mixology

Bar Manzoni

With an unbeatable lakefront location in Menaggio, in the heart of Lake Como, is the Grand Hotel Victoria in which we find the Bar Manzoni.

Casual Food

Bistrot Figli dei Fiori

The Figli dei Fiori Bistrot came about as the result of an encounter between an eclectic florist and a skilled restaurateur.

Art & Design

Cantiere Ernesto Riva

Cantiere Ernesto Riva: eight generations of boat building, linked by a tradition where history is connected to a focus beyond the present.

Local products

Cantine Angelinetta

The young Emanuele and Eleonora transformed what until then had been a family production, inherited from the past, into a small professional winery.

Art & Design

Casa 7

A space designed not simply as a point of sale, but as a place to live in like a home, comfortable and usable, where the customer is welcomed in a manner that is professional but not formal.

Local products

Casale Roccolo

It is named Casale Roccolo, and is where they decided in 2006 to turn what had been a passion for them into a full-time business.

Where to Sleep

Casa Santo Stefano

Located a short distance from Como, Casa Santo Stefano is the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area.

Art & Design

Castagna 1939

Beppe and Pietro Castagna see themselves first and foremost as designers and carpenters. They are carrying on the family tradition of the company founded in 1939.

The green side

Castello di Urio

The faultless rhythm of geometries that are entirely Italian in their forms, lend a certain harmony to the terracing of this lake-view garden.

Local products

Chiarella

The story of Acqua Chiarella was started in 1964 by three partners who had the idea of industrialising the bottling of water from a spring known since the nineteenth century for its special properties and beneficial effects.

Mixology

Co.Mo

Inside the historic Villa Roccabruna, pride and joy of the Mandarin Oriental resort Lake Como, is the CO.MO Bar & Bistrot.

Fine Dining

Comi 107

The place itself is cosy and welcoming. The cuisine is Italian, and focusses especially on seafood.

Experience

Como Classic Boat

Como Classic Boats is the leading classic wooden boat rental outfit on the lake.

Experience

Como Lake Pottery

Luca Mandaglio and Elisa Castelnovo decided to take the plunge into the world of ceramics, a material that has since time immemorial been used as a means of communication and expression.

Casual Food

Da Luciano

Still a butcher but also one of the most popular food stop. A long history short about the spontaneous evolution of Luciano and Marilena family shop.

Art & Design

Demosmobilia

"We love design, beauty and good living, and our aim is to live this passion while respecting the planet". This is the idea upon which, in 1995, Demetrio Zanetti founded Demosmobilia.

Art & Design

DEP store

To enter DEP is not like entering an ordinary furnishings and décor store. It is like entering someone’s home, in this case that of Doriana De Petris, the founder and owner of the shop.

The green side

Discovering Massi Avelli

For centuries they were focal points for popular beliefs and superstitions, with the result that they became places of worship.

Casual Food

Dispensa 63

Martina Di Costanzo and Francesco Leoni, known as Baba, are very young entrepreneurs and the partners behind Dispensa63. So is this a restaurant? Well yes, but not just a restaurant. First and foremost it is a home. Their home.

Grand Interiors

Dosso Pisani

With all the air of a painting come to life this great house of irregular beauty seems suspended in a state that hangs somewhere between a material world and its unreal counterpart.

Experience

Eforea SPA & Health Club

Open to the guests of the Hilton Lake Como hotel and also to customers from outside, the spa includes a wellness centre and a fitness area.

Experience

Erre SPA

The wellness spa at the Grand Hotel Victoria is a refined and elegant environment extending over a large area of 1,200 square metres.

Guided Tour

Expedition Museum

Villa Balbianello has since 1974 been owned by Milanese entrepreneur Guido Monzino and is the home of his personal Expedition Museum.

Fine Dining

Feel Como

At Feel Como the young chef Federico Beretta creates a cuisine with a personality that amazes its guests.

Where to Sleep

Filario design hotel

A modern figure perfect fit amid the picturesque charm of Lake Como.

Fine Dining

Filo

Dining at Filo is at once a culinary voyage and a coming home. The carefully chosen ingredients represent the richness of Italian culianary history.

Local products

Floelab

Farm of over 20 hectares that was set up about three years ago with the aim of rediscovering medicinal and aromatic plants and taking advantage of their many benefits.

Art & Design

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Silk as the starting point for research and innovation in the visual arts, with an immense heritage to share, and as inspiration for new talents.

Mixology

Fresco Cocktail Shop

Andrea Attanasio is the perfect host. He welcomes his customers as guests as they enter a relaxed atmosphere to find convivial corners in a bar that offers an ever-changing cocktail menu.

Art & Design

G/ART/EN

G / A R T / E N is an exhibition space for emerging art open to the international culture.

Art & Design

Galleria Ramo

"To lose ourselves before a painting to find ourselves again, at a time of collective disorientation". The philosophy of the gallery is that of constructive engagement with artists and their creativity.

Fine Dining

Giacomo a Lago

It recalls the allure of the Italian beaches of the 1950s and 1960s and is the ideal choice for those seeking an exceptional setting and traditional seafood recipes.

Mixology

Giulietta al Lago

Giulietta al Lago began in May 2020, the result of an idea of Emilio Fatica and Damiano Zappella, who were taking a lakeside run in the area where the restaurant now stands.

Where to Sleep

Grand Hotel Imperiale

The charm of a grand period hotel that overlooks the lake, while meeting the magic of a unique landscape.

Where to Sleep

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Built in 1910, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo reflects the exuberance of times gone by, with the addition of contemporary luxuries.

Where to Sleep

Grand Hotel Victoria

To each his own hotel. This is the philosophy behind each RH Collections hotel: that of uniting each local area and its own particular qualities, with quality hospitality.

Experience

Heliduebi

As well as its aircraft hangarage services, sea rescue for sporting events and collaboration for promotional videos and aerial photographs, it also provides helicopter services and parachute jumping.

Where to Sleep

Hilton Lake Como

Another great hospitality brand chooses Lake Como and its city.

Where to Sleep

Hotel Barchetta Excelsior

Già attivo come trattoria all'inizio dell'Ottocento, il locale nel 1893 si trasforma nella Trattoria con alloggio della Barchetta.

Where to Sleep

Hotel Villa Cipressi

The unique setting of the hotel is that of a beautiful botanical garden that surrounds the building to make this a magical place.

The green side

I giardini di Villa Carlotta

It is a treasury that has been amassed and recreated over centuries, overlooking a natural hollow between the lake and the mountains.

The green side

I giardini di Villa Melzi

The dappled light makes its way through the leaves and geometries of the avenues, as the scent of flowers softens the neoclassical rigor.

Casual Food

Il Grillo

Since 1983, in an old farmhouse surrounded by greenery, the food has been all about tradition, experiment and evolution.

Where to Sleep

Il Sereno

A five star hotel on Lake Como, Il Sereno does not just offer luxury accommodation, but can also be defined as a green hotel due its support of sustainability.

Fine Dining

Il Sereno Al Lago

In the little village of Torno on Lake Como, just a few kilometres north of the provincial capital, is the 5-star luxury hotel Il Sereno, designed by Patricia Urquiola, and in the heart of this is located the Al Lago restaurant.

Fine Dining

Imperialino

At the restaurant the lake is just a stone's throw from your table. An elegant garden welcomes guests to savour creatively interpreted Mediterranean specialities.

Art & Design

Ink Jewels

A different way of interpreting visual art is provided by Lithos, an association from Como whose works on paper, are not limited to the material, adding beauty to content through the use of form.

Fine Dining

I Tigli in Theoria

The experience unfolds over three floors and begins with the déhor, which offers lunch or dinner in the summer months.

Fine Dining

Kitchen

The Kitchen, with a Michelin star in the 2021 Guide, is led by Chef Andrea Casali and presents a menu inspired by the most distinctive dishes of his cuisine.

Guided Tour

LAC

Known as a venue where different artistic disciplines converge and influence each other, the cultural center LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, in its very architectural design, is testimony to a vocation of openness, a place where the arts, artists and public can meet.

Art & Design

La Collina del Cinema

Studio Monte Olimpino, ten years, between 1962 and 1972 of video experimenting and cinema d'essai by Bruno Munari and Marcello Piccardo.

Experience

La cuoca della porta accanto

On the first floor of the showroom, in a fully equipped Bulthaup kitchen, Viviana welcomes guests and students to her "private restaurant" where she offers a series of events, dinners, cooking classes, aperitifs and convivial evenings.

Experience

La Fucina

A hidden loft, with its industrial flavor, open for events, meetings and private dinners.

Fine Dining

Lago

All-day dining and a veranda with stunning views of the lake at Grand Hotel Victoria.

Fine Dining

La Musa

An exciting journey through the contemporary cuisine of chef Michele Pili. A restaurant overlooking the picturesque Lake Lugano, in Cima di Porlezza, this is the perfect setting for a journey into the world of taste.

Art & Design

Larian Physiognomies

A research project conceived and curated by the Cultural Commission of the Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Como.

Art & Design

Libreria Plinio il Vecchio

This is an adventure born of passion. In Via Vitani, in the heart of Como, there is a small half-hidden bookshop where you can find a selection of volumes of great interest.

Mixology

Lobby Bar

In the 5-star luxury hotel Il Sereno, designed by the architect Patricia Urquiola, can be found a landmark of national mixing. The sign reads Lobby Bar and the bar manager is Don Vidura Nilaksha Colambage.

Casual Food

Locanda Il Grifo

The Locanda is a typical lakeside restaurant that can boast a centuries-old culinary tradition handed down from generation to generation.

Mixology

Lo Scalo di Cremia

A cocktail bar overlooking the jetty of the Cremia mooring point, a pearl of the upper lake not far from Tremezzo.

Fine Dining

L˜Aria

The gourmet restaurant of the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como. A balanced encounter between Mediterranean cuisine, oriental cues and contemporaneity.

Where to Sleep

Mandarin Oriental

A seductive combination of Italian style, oriental charm and natural beauty.

Fine Dining

Materia

It is a journey characterised by sensations, flavours and fragrances, and its paths are marked out by the top-level team headed by chef Davide Caranchini.

Local products

Missoltino, Slow Food presidium

Everyone here is familiar with this Como fish delicacy but few, if any, know its true origin. Certainly, a Slow Food Presidium that has made the fortune of a number of restaurateurs.

Guided Tour

Museo Barca Lariana

A unique heritage for the nautical world and for Italian history with a collection of over four hundred boats.

Guided Tour

Museo Circolante Casartelli

It was thanks to the ingenuity of Enrico Musa that the Guido Casartelli School Museum in Como came to be established in the early 1920s as a unique collection of scientific teaching materials.

Guided Tour

Museo dei Fossili

Inaugurated in 2012 to a design by the architect Mario Botta, the new museum allows visitors to rediscover evidence of a world dating back 240 million years.

Guided Tour

Museo del Ghisallo

The museum opened to the public in October 2006 to tell the story, to build collections, to archive and keep alive the history of international cycling.

Guided Tour

Museo del Trasparente

Casa Croci, a jewel of 19th century architecture, houses the Mendrisio Transparencies Museum. This is the first exhibition space dedicated to an extraordinary artistic and historical heritage of the region.

Guided Tour

Museo Didattico della Seta

In what was, back in the nineteenth century, a dyeing works, there is now the Silk Museum, which is also a research institute and place of textile education.

Guided Tour

Museo Villa Carlotta

For over 300 years Villa Carlotta has been engaged in a rich dialogue between art and nature, set as it is in a fascinating landscape.

Art & Design

Nordisk

Founded in 1953 in Basel and Lugano as a furniture shop specialising in Scandinavian and Danish design, Nordisk quickly became a go-to location for high-quality modern furniture and accessories.

Art & Design

Nosetta

Elegance, sobriety and the high quality of materials for a new brand made in lake.

Casual Food

Osteria Aquila d'Oro

Just above Gravedona, in what were once the barracks of the Guardia di Finanza, there is an osteria that we could say is of another era.

Casual Food

Osteria Figli dei Fiori

A location where it could enjoy dishes influenced by Italian gastronomy and local products.

Where to Sleep

Palace Hotel

The Belle Époque building overlooking the lake was renamed the Palace Hotel in 1992.

Where to Sleep

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini, an aristocratic building within the historic city walls of Como.

The green side

Parco Teresio Olivelli

A gem of a location made up of trees and stone where the line between art and nature is almost imperceptible.

Local products

Pastificio Gilio

After some experimentation and attentive study of the products, with the support of Francesco Gilio and a few members of staff, Franco succeeded in making Pastificio Gilio a true reference point in this sector for Como.

Experience

Pic-unique

It offers an unusual gastronomic experience that reflects its creators’ love of good food, attention to detail and enthusiasm for conviviality in the open air, in contact with nature.

Guided Tour

Pinacoteca Civica Como

Inaugurated in 1989, in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Volpi, the Pinacoteca conserves many paintings and sculptures that are part of the city's heritage.

Mixology

Posta Bistrot

Posta Bistrot is located within the iconic rationalist building by Giuseppe Terragni, an architectural masterpiece that today houses the boutique Posta Design Hotel.

Art & Design

Punto 301

In the spring of 2020, Line, Giulia and Michela set up an industrial tailor's shop, taking over a historic establishment in Mendrisio.

Fine Dining

Radici

A laboratory, rather just a kitchen, or to be more precise, both things at once. Radici is a place in which to enjoy a real culinary experience.

Fine Dining

Raimondi

Easily mistaken for an aristocratic villa, rather than a place of hospitality, Villa Flori is home to the Raimondi restaurant at garden level, just a stone's throw from the lake.

Local products

Res Naturae

Bringing together passions and interests that they had in common, to create gardens filled with special plants that were not only beautiful to the eye but also good to eat.

Grand Interiors

Ridotto del Teatro Sociale

Located in the heart of the city, on the first floor of the theatre that was first opened in 1813. Its halls make up the historic foyer which was used to host the owners of the boxes after the shows.

Casual Food

Ristorante In Teatro

After years working in the catering business, the members and friends of “In Teatro” decided to join forces and open their own restaurant in 2008.

Local products

RIVO Foraged Gin

The mountains, the wind, the water. RIVO distilled the essence of Lake Como to create a gin worthy of this very special place.

Fine Dining

Sottovoce

On the fifth floor, which affords breath-taking views, is the Sottovoce, the restaurant of VISTA Palazzo | Lake Como.

Art & Design

Studio Zero

So began Anna Seminara’s and Maria Francesca Cicirelli’s joint career adventure.

Guided Tour

Tempio Voltiano

A stay in Como is unthinkable without a trip to the Tempio Voltiano. Its architectural beauty and lakeside location make it an essential stop for visitors to Como in any season.

Mixology

Terrazza 241

Where the view of the lake is not simply a matter of overlooking the water, but offers a true panorama from every side of the terrace, a view over the blue.

Fine Dining

Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi

Gualtiero Marchesi’s dream is realised at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

The green side

The Greenway, a classic lakeside walk

A walk suitable for everyone, alternating between stretches along the lakeshore and other sections that venture inland.

Art & Design

The italian style of Ico and Luisa Parisi

Back in the early fifties Ico and Luisa Parisi put forward a new idea of household living through the art of careful mixing of diverse identities and diverse periods.

The green side

The Kilometre of knowledge

The project came about with the idea of bringing together and developing various features of natural and artistic value in a single route.

Art & Design

The precursor of modernity

Alberto Marangoni was one of the fathers of kinetic art. As early as the 1960s he began exploring the myriad possibilities offered to an artist by electronics, lighting technology and media.

Casual Food

Trattoria La Moltrasina 1902

Since its establishment in 1902, the historic Moltrasina Consumers' Cooperative has been seen as a meeting place and as a reference point for cultural and social activities.

Casual Food

Trattoria San Biagio

For six years now in the capable hands of Danilo Vadis and Anita Bertacchi, the trattoria San Biagio has had a centuries-old history that has seen the management of the restaurant handed down from family to family.

Local products

Treterre

In Pianello del Lario, a small area made up of a series of hamlets nestling on a hillside that slopes gently down towards the lake, the Treterre adventure began with a few blueberry plants, purchased twenty years ago.

Fine Dining

Una Finestra sul Lago

The kitchen is run by the chef Foriglio, whose philosophy is to prize simple raw materials and also focus on high quality vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Mixology

Una Finestra sul Lago cocktail bar

Terrace overlooking the first branch of Lake Como with a garden designed and tended in harmony with the philosophy of the restaurant. At the bar experimental cocktails and high-quality ingredients are served.

Local products

Vanini

The Vanini family has a long history of oil mills, having started two centuries ago. In Lenno the tradition has been handed down and continues today in the family oil mill.

Casual Food

Vegami

The cuisine takes its cue from the classic dishes of Italian gastronomic culture, which were already originally vegan, and ethnic culinary traditions reinterpreted in vegan key.

Fine Dining

Veranda

Veranda is Villa d'Este's fine dining restaurant. It is located in the Cardinal's building and offers an exclusive panorama over the gardens and the lake.

Grand Interiors

Villa Balbiano

Its beauty is completed by the perfection of its gardens, and in the precision and proportions of its interior spaces, which retain all the charm of an elegant literary parlour.

Grand Interiors

Villa del Balbianello

Centuries of history overlie a green hill that plunges into the lake. An intense and amazing journey through magnificent rooms and virtuoso gardens.

Grand Interiors

Villa Fogazzaro Roi

An example of nineteenth-century architecture in perfect equilibrium between its hanging garden and the banks of the lake.

Where to Sleep

Villa Lario

When classic Italian architecture meets modern standards of luxury, the result is a quite unique harmony.

Fine Dining

Villa Lario Kitchen

Villa Làrio's restaurant is located in the picturesque setting of Villa Bianca, where in summer lunch and dinner can be taken on the terrace overlooking the lake.

Where to Sleep

Villa Liberty

This building dates from the beginning of the last century, built in the Art Nouveau style, and features the typical floral and sinuous designs of the period.

Mixology

Villa Làrio Lounge Bar

At Villa Làrio's Lounge Bar, on the ground floor of Il Palazzo with its 18 square metre terrace overlooking the lake, you can enjoy an aperitif in true "Dolce Vita" style.

Grand Interiors

Villa Monastero

There is harmonious imperfection in the array of arches and spiral columns of Villa Monastero.

Grand Interiors

Villa Pizzo

The lake’s waters reflect both the austereness and the grace of this villa in a harmonious interweaving of styles, yellow ochre and soft pink.

Grand Interiors

Villa Pliniana

Sheltered by the rocky shore and its densely packed trees and bushes, the house rises proudly and substantially out of the tranquil waters of the lake.

Grand Interiors

Villa Sola Cabiati

A virtuoso performance of neoclassical architecture that embraces the lake in the form of an immense and harmonious building extending along its broad bay.

Where to Sleep

Vista

Vista|Palazzo|Lago di Como, the first and only 5 Star Luxury Hotel in the heart of the city of Como.

Experience

Wakeboard Lake Como

For thirty years, the Lucini family has devoted itself with passion and professionalism to the teaching of water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing in the wonderful setting of Lake Como.