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Lake Como
Varenna
Location Italy   Lombardy (Province of Como • Province of Lecco)
Coordinates 46°00′N 9°17′ECoordinates: 46°00′N 9°17′E
Primary sources Adda River, Mera River
Primary outflows Adda River
Catchment area 4,509 km² [1]
Basin countries Italy, Switzerland
Max length 46 km
Max width 4.5 km
Surface area 146 km²
Average depth 154 m [1]
Max depth 410 m
Water volume 22.5 km³
Residence time (of lake water) 4.5 years [1]
Surface elevation 198 m [1]
Islands Isola Comacina
Settlements Como, Lecco (see article)

Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italian, also known as Lario; Latin: Larius Lacus) is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400m deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 m below sea-level. Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2266 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Lecco (LC) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ... Image File history File links Lago_di_Como. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardìa) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Como (It. ... Lecco (It. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Adda (anc. ... The Mera (Maira in Switzerland) is a river in Switzerland and Italy. ... Adda (anc. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... (Redirected from 1 E8 m2) To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A measure based on the volume of water in a lake and the mean rate of outflow. ... Isola Comacina Isola Comacina is a small wooded island of Italy’s Lake Como, administratively a part of the commune of Ossuccio. ... Como (Comm in the local dialect of Lombard language) is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Lecco (LC) Mayor Antonella Faggi (North League Party) Elevation 214 m Area 45 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 46,477  - Density 1,011/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Lecchesi Dialing code 0341 Postal code 23900 Frazioni Acquate, Belledo, Bonacina... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... Glacial and Glaciation redirect here. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardìa) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Lake Garda (Italian Lago di Garda or Benaco) is the largest lake in Italy. ... Lake Maggiore (in Italian: Lago Maggiore or lago Verbano) is the most westerly of the three large prealpine lakes of Europe and the second largest after Lake Garda. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...

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Geography

Aerial view of the juncture between the three arms of Lake Como
Aerial view of the juncture between the three arms of Lake Como

The lake is shaped like an upside-down “Y”. The northern branch begins at the town of Colico, while the towns of Como and Lecco sit at the ends of the southwestern and southeastern branches respectively. The small towns of Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna are situated at the intersection of the three branches of the lake: a triangular boat service operates between them. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 558 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1116 pixel, file size: 375 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 558 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1116 pixel, file size: 375 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Colico is a municipality in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. ... Como (Comm in the local dialect of Lombard language) is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Lecco (LC) Mayor Antonella Faggi (North League Party) Elevation 214 m Area 45 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 46,477  - Density 1,011/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Lecchesi Dialing code 0341 Postal code 23900 Frazioni Acquate, Belledo, Bonacina... Buildings nearly lean over the water of the lake. ... Menaggio is a town and commune in the province of Como, Lombardy, Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Lecco (LC) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ...


Lake Como is fed in large part by the Adda River, which enters the lake near Colico and flows out at Lecco. This geological conformation makes the southwestern branch a dead end, and so Como, unlike Lecco, is often flooded. Adda (anc. ...


The mountainous pre-alpine territory between the two southern arms of the lake—between Como, Bellagio and Lecco—is known as the Larian Triangle, or Triangolo lariano. The source of the river Lambro is here. At the centre of the triangle, the town of Canzo is the seat of the Comunità montana del Triangolo Lariano, an association of the 31 municipalities which represent the 71,000 inhabitants of the area. The Lambro (Western Lombard: Lamber or Lambar) is a river of Lombardy, northern Italy, a left tributary of the Po. ... Canzo (in Italian) or Canz (in Canzés and Brianzöö) is a town and commune in the province of Como, in Lombardy. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ...


Name

The lake's name in Latin is Larius, Italianized as Lario, but this name is rarely used; it is usually called Lago di Como (literally "Lake of Como"). In guidebooks the lake may be variously described as "Lake Como", "Lake of Como", or "Como Lake." Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


While the town of Como is referred to as "Como", the lake itself is never referred to solely by this name. (This is not true of another lake in Italy, Lake Garda, where "Garda" may refer to either a town on its shores, or the lake). Lake Garda (Italian Lago di Garda or Benaco) is the largest lake in Italy. ...


Lakeside villas

The lake is well known for the attractive villas which have been built here since Pliny the Younger constructed the Comedia and the Tragedia. Many have admirable gardens which benefit from the mild climate induced by the stabilising presence of 22.5 km³ of lake water and are able to include tropical as well as temperate plants. Gayus Plinius Colonoscopy Caecilius Secundus (63 - ca. ...

Villa Carlotta.
Villa Carlotta.

The Villa Carlotta was built for the Milanese marchese Giorgio Clerici in 1690 and occupies a site of over 70,000 sqm at Tremezzo, facing the Bellagio peninsula. An Italian garden, with steps, fountains and sculpture was laid out at the same time. The villa was later sold to the banker and Napoleonic politician Giambattista Sommariva. Stendhal was his guest in 1818, and his visit is recalled at the start of La Chartreuse de Parme. In 1843 it was purchased by Princess Marianne of Nassau as a wedding present for her daughter Carlotta, after whom the villa is now named. The latter, together with her husband, Georg II of Saxen-Meiningen laid out the wooded park in the Romantic style. The villa today includes a museum of agricultural implements as well as important works of sculpture by Sommariva’s friend Antonio Canova and by Luigi Acquisti. [2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article is about the city in Italy. ... Tremezzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Buildings nearly lean over the water of the lake. ... See also subsistence gardening, the art and craft of growing plants, considered as a circumscribed form of individual agriculture. ... Stendhal. ... The Charterhouse of Parma (1839; French: La Chartreuse de Parme) is one of Stendhals two acknowledged masterpieces (and only complete novels) along with The Red and the Black. ... Romantic and romanticism have a number of uses: Titles: Romantic (song) by Karyn White. ... Self-portrait by Canova, 1792. ... Luigi Acquisti (1745-1823) was an Italian sculptor active in the Neoclassic period. ...

Villa d'Este.
Villa d'Este.

The Villa d’Este, at Cernobbio, was built in 1568 by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, a native of the town. In 1816–17 the villa was home to Caroline of Brunswick, estranged wife of the Prince of Wales and shortly to become Queen Consort of King George IV of the United Kingdom. The landscaped gardens in the English style are a product of this period. Later in the century it was turned into a luxury hotel. Today the Villa d’Este is known for attracting such celebrity guests as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Paul McCartney, Oscar Kiss Maerth, Sharon Stone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yves St. Laurent, Alfred Hitchcock and Mikhail Gorbachev. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 3. ... Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 km north of Milan and about 2 km northwest of Como, on the border with Switzerland. ... Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (later Queen Caroline; 17 May 1768 – 7 August 1821) was the Queen Consort of George IV of the United Kingdom from 29 January 1820 to her death. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George IV (George Augustus Frederick) (12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 29 January 1820 until his death. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award- and Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Oscar Kiss Maerth is the author of The Beginning Was the End (1973), a pseudo-scientific book that claimed modern man devolved from a species of brain-eating apes. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Yves Saint-Laurent (born August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria) is a French fashion designer. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (Russian: ), surname more accurately romanized as Gorbachyov; born March 2, 1931) is a Russian politician. ...

Villa del Balbianello.
Villa del Balbianello.

The Villa del Balbianello, famous for its elaborate terraced gardens, lies on a promontory of the western shore of the lake near Isola Comacina. Built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery, it was the final home of the explorer Guido Monzino and today houses a museum devoted to his work. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 269 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 269 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... The Villa del Balbianello The Villa del Balbianello is a villa in the commune of Lenno (CO), Italy, overlooking Lake Como. ... Isola Comacina Isola Comacina is a small wooded island of Italy’s Lake Como, administratively a part of the commune of Ossuccio. ... Torres del Paine: Monzino was the first to climb the North Tower The Villa del Balbianello which was Monzino’s home from 1974 until his death Count Guido Monzino (2 March 1928 – 11 October 1988) was a twentieth-century Italian mountain climber and explorer. ...


The Villa Melzi, at Bellagio was built in the neo-classical style by the architect Giocondo Albertolli in 1808–1810 as the summer residence of Francesco Melzi who had been vice-president of the Napoleonic Italian Republic. The park includes an orangery, a chapel, statues and a Japanese garden, and is planted, as often on lake Como, with huge rhododendrons. Nineteenth-century guests at the Villa included Stendhal and Franz Liszt [3] The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ... Orangery in Kuskovo, Moscow (1760s). ... This view from the Symbolic Mountain Lookout in Cowra, NSW shows many of the typical elements of a Japanese garden Stone lantern amid plants. ... Subgenera Azaleastrum Candidastrum Hymenanthes Mumeazalea Pentanthera (Azaleas) Rhododendron Therorhodion Tsutsusi (Azaleas) Vireya Source: RBG, Edinburgh Rhododendron (from the Greek: rhodos, rose, and dendron, tree) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae. ... Portrait by Henri Lehmann, 1839 Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc; pronounced , in English: list) (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian [1] virtuoso pianist and composer of the Romantic period. ...


The Villa Serbelloni, also at Bellagio, houses the Bellagio Study and Conference Center, a residential center set up and managed by the Rockefeller Foundation since 1959, which operates a 'scholar-in-residence' program for scholars from around the world. This is believed to have been the site of Pliny the Younger’s villa ‘Tragedia’. Its well-known park was created at the end of the eighteenth century by Alessandro Serbelloni. The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is a prominent philanthropic organization based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. ...


Sacro Monte di Ossuccio

The Sacro Monte (‘’Sacred Mountain’’) of Ossuccio is located on a hillside slope between olive groves and woods along the western edge of Lake Como facing the Isola Comacina. Fifteen Baroque inspired chapels, built between 1635 and 1710, and dedicated to the Mysteries of the Rosary are dotted along the way that leads to the Monastery. This building is the last in the chain and is dedicated to the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin. In 2003, the Sacro Monte of Ossuccio was inserted by UNESCO in the World Heritage List. Sacro Monte di Varallo. ... Ossuccio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Isola Comacina Isola Comacina is a small wooded island of Italy’s Lake Como, administratively a part of the commune of Ossuccio. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... A chapel is a church other than a parish church, often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... Our Lady of Lourdes - Mary appearing at Lourdes with Rosary beads. ... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture displayed sometimes in homes. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sacro Monte di Varallo. ... Ossuccio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

Recreation and tourism

Lake Como is a popular tourist destination, and a popular venue for sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.[4] For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing gybe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii, one of the popular destinations for windsurfing. ... Kitesurfers use inflatable kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air Kitesurfing, also known as kite surfing, fly surfing, and kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull the rider through the water on a small surfboard, a wakeboard, or a kiteboard. ...


Places on the lake

Cities and villages on Lake Como
Western shore
from North to South
South shore
from West to East
Eastern shore
from North to South

Domaso is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 80 km north of Milan and about 40 km northeast of Como. ... Gravedona is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 80 km north of Milan and about 40 km northeast of Como. ... Dongo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 70 km north of Milan and about 40 km northeast of Como. ... Musso is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 70 km north of Milan and about 35 km northeast of Como. ... Menaggio is a town and commune in the province of Como, Lombardy, Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra. ... Cadenabbia as seen from across the lake. ... Tremezzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Mezzegra is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Lenno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Ossuccio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50 km north of Milan and about 15 km north of Como. ... Brienno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50 km north of Milan and about 10 km northeast of Como. ... Moltrasio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 45 km north of Milan and about 6 km north of Como, on the border with Switzerland. ... Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 km north of Milan and about 2 km northwest of Como, on the border with Switzerland. ... Como (Comm in the local dialect of Lombard language) is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan. ... Como (Comm in the local dialect of Lombard language) is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan. ... Blevio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 40 km north of Milan and about 2 km northeast of Como. ... Buildings nearly lean over the water of the lake. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Lecco (LC) Mayor Elevation 231 m Area 2. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Lecco (LC) Mayor Antonella Faggi (North League Party) Elevation 214 m Area 45 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 46,477  - Density 1,011/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Lecchesi Dialing code 0341 Postal code 23900 Frazioni Acquate, Belledo, Bonacina... Colico is a municipality in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. ... Dorio, or Dorion is a municipality and a village in the prefecture of Messinia, Greece. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Lecco (LC) Mayor Elevation 220 m Area 11. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Lecco (LC) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Province of Lecco (LC) Mayor Elevation m Area 11. ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Lecco (LC) Mayor Antonella Faggi (North League Party) Elevation 214 m Area 45 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 46,477  - Density 1,011/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Lecchesi Dialing code 0341 Postal code 23900 Frazioni Acquate, Belledo, Bonacina...

Gallery


Lake Como seen from Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, near the centre of the lake.
Lake Como seen from the city of Como.
View of Lecco and the Lake of Como, branch of Lecco, from "Ciresa plain" on Mt. Barro.
View of Lecco and the Lake of Como, branch of Lecco, from "Ciresa plain" on Mt. Barro.
Shoreline of Como from inside Lake Como
Shoreline of Como from inside Lake Como

Download high resolution version (2541x480, 147 KB)Lake of Como panorama seen from Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo, 2004-06. ... Download high resolution version (2541x480, 147 KB)Lake of Como panorama seen from Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo, 2004-06. ... Tremezzo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northeast of Como. ... Download high resolution version (2979x452, 205 KB)Lake of Como panorama seen from the World War I memorial in Como, 2004-06. ... Download high resolution version (2979x452, 205 KB)Lake of Como panorama seen from the World War I memorial in Como, 2004-06. ... Como (Comm in the local dialect of Lombard language) is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2684x701, 1484 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lecco Lake Como ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2684x701, 1484 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lecco Lake Como ... Country Italy Region Lombardy Province Lecco (LC) Mayor Antonella Faggi (North League Party) Elevation 214 m Area 45 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 46,477  - Density 1,011/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Lecchesi Dialing code 0341 Postal code 23900 Frazioni Acquate, Belledo, Bonacina... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 212 pixelsFull resolution (2801 × 744 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 212 pixelsFull resolution (2801 × 744 pixel, file size: 1. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d laghi italiani. Istituto Italiano di Idrobiologia. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.
  2. ^ See Infoparchi, Villa Carlotta; Villacarlotta.it, Villa Carlotta; Macadam, Alta
  3. ^ See Infoparchi, Villa Melzi.
  4. ^ 2006 Kiteboard Pro World Tour event, Lake Como, Italiaspeed.com, June 6, 2006

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References

  • Macadam, Alta (1997). Blue Guide. Northern Italy: from the Alps to Bologna. London: A & C Black. ISBN 0-7136-4294-7.
  • Infoparchi, Villa Carlotta
  • Infoparchi, Villa Melzi
  • Villacarlotta.it, Villa Carlotta

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Lake Como [1] is situated in Lombardy, Northern Italy.
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ust half an hour from noisy, bustling Milan, Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquillity, a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine peaks.
alking (or driving) along the western perimeter of the lake, you can stop in at the Tempio Voltiano, a surprising classic temple with marble columns and mosaic floors, housing the apparatus of Alessandro Volta, inventor of a battery that was the first reliable source of electricity.
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