Como Lakeside Walk

Views over Lake Como on a walk along the lakeshore
Views over Lake Como on a walk along the lakeshore

By Vicky · Published Jun. 17th, 2024

This easy walk along the Lakeside of Como has fantastic views and visits a gorgeous park with the opportunity for swimming.

Como Lakeside Walk Map


This walk along the edge of Como Lake starts from the Church of San Lorenzo in Tremezzo. You can park along the lakeshore opposite (free, 2-hour limit until 7pm) or catch a bus to the nearby Tremezzo – Boliviana Bus Stop. At the far end of the walk, you can either walk back the way you came or catch a bus back from Griante-Fornace Bus Stop. Buses are roughly every 30 minutes and you can pay by swiping your credit/debit card.


  • Walking both ways is roughly 5 km and will take about 1-1.5 hours depending on how fast you walk.
  • After the walk, why not go on a boat tour of Lake Como*?
  • For more walks and hikes, check out our Italy Hiking Page.

Como Lakeside Walking Route

Villa Bertoni Terrazzo
Villa Bertoni Terrazzo
Church of San Lorenzo
Church of San Lorenzo

From the car park or bus stop, first check out the striped Church of San Lorenzo. Next door, to the left of the church, you’ll see the lovely Villa Bertoni Terrazzo, one of the many elegant villas that line this section of Como Lakeside.

Cross over the road into the lovely park (Parco Civico Teresio Olivelli). This is one of the nicest lakeside areas of Como. Although it’s fairly small, there’s a lovely fountain, plenty of trees for shade, and you can also swim off the steps.

Parco Civico Teresio Olivelli, one of the most beautiful lakeside parks on Lake Como
Parco Civico Teresio Olivelli
Pedestrian Walkway on the shores of Lake Como
Pedestrian Walkway

After strolling through the park, leave through the gate at the far end and turn right along the road. The walking route now follows the edge of Lake Como all the way to the far end. It’s a mix of pavement and pedestrian walkways, sometimes through little green spaces.

Always try and keep as close to the lake as possible. Where there are small car parks by the lake, the pavement often continues between the cars and the lake. This means you don’t need to walk behind the cars, but can keep right by the water.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo & Villa Carlotta

Views over Lake Como
Views over the Lake
Villa Carlotta
Villa Carlotta

Soon you’ll come to Grand Hotel Tremezzo*. This is one of the finest places to stay on Lake Como. With several swimming pools, restaurants, lounges, bars, a wellness centre and much more, it’s the place to stay to feel like a celebrity. The lovely-looking seafood restaurant is open to all, but the prices are very high.

Continuing along the lakeshore, Villa Carlotta is just a short distance further. This popular lakeside villa, formerly lived in by royalty, houses an art collection, plus you can visit the gorgeous botanical garden. Get tickets online here*.

Alps Viewpoint from walk along Como Lakeside
Alps Viewpoint
Harbour on lake como at the start of a lakeside walk
Harbour on the Lake

Walking further along Lake Como, you’ll pass more villas and fancy hotels. The views over the lake are fantastic. At the far end of the walk, roughly 2.5 km from the start, you round a corner and can see the high Alps in the far distance. From here, you can either walk back the way you came or take a bus from the nearby bus stop back to the beginning.

For more walks and hikes, check out our Italy Hiking Page.

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