Azalea blooms, luxury aperitifs on sunset, Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and the annual pyrotechnic show over Comacina island: COMO LAKE Today has prepared a guide to the main events of 2020 on Lake Como.
The New season at the luxury hotels on Lake Como
The tourist season traditionally begins on Lake Como in March. All of the hotels open their hospitable doors after the winter break.
One of the gorgeous hotels on the Lake is the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. With more than a century of history, this hotel is located on the shores of Lake Como with stunning lake and mountain views. The hotel building is an authentic art Nouveau Palace. Every detail in the interior recalls the aristocracy and the rich past of these places. It is the perfect place for an aperitif, dinner, a cup of tea, or a day at the hotel’s SPA. Here you can experience real Italian luxury, hospitality, and old traditions.
Another opening that we are waiting for – is the Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa. Located in the picturesque Moltrasio, this place is ideal for holidays, romantic dinners, meetings, and events. A summer dinner on the terrace of the Imperialino restaurant, which descends directly to the water – is an incomparable pleasure. Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa is well prepared for the new season of 2020. The hotel has been renovated and promises many new surprises for the opening.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa
Spring blooming gardens in the villas of Lake Como
The new season for villas on Lake Como begins in mid-March. At the same time, luxurious gardens start blooming. Most plants bloom in March and April. Magnolias and camellias bloom first, followed by wisteria, azaleas, and citrus. Every year, the gorgeous villas of lake Como invite to admire the spring flowering of camellias. Bright flowers frame villas and green parks on Lake Como. Masterpieces of nature are harmoniously intertwined with the creation of man – villas, terraces, sculptures, ancient gardens, and all this on the background of a blue lake. Spring perhaps is the ideal time to visit Lake Como.
Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Villa Monastero
Starting March 20, 2020
Tremezzo, Bellagio, Varenna
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2020 car competition
Postponed from the last weekend of May to October, the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2020 elegance competition will be held in Cernobbio. The classic car competition is the most expected event on Lake Como.
The most exclusive part of the event takes place at Villa d’Este on Saturday, where the entrance is allowed only for participants and by invitation.
A car exhibition at Villa Erba is open for the public. On the vast territory of the Villa, vintage exclusive cars and concept cars are shown annually.
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2020
October 16-18, 2020
The festival of lights on the Comacina island
Every year, on the last weekend of June, the San Giovanni traditional festival is held on the island of Comacina (the only island on Lake Como). This event reminds the history of the past days when the island was burned to the ground after long wars.
During the festival, the island hosts incredible music and a pyrotechnic show that literally plunges the island into the fire. The event attracts so many spectators that the number of moored boats allows going to the island, stepping from side to side.
Tourists from all over the world come to the festival to admire the lights over the island of Comacina and spend an unforgettable weekend on Lake Como.
Festival of San Giovanni 2020
June 27-28, 2020
Orticolario 2020 flower and design exhibition
Every year on the first weekend of October, the garden of Villa Erba in Cernobbio turns into a magical flower oasis. These days, the Orticolario exhibition is held. At the event, you can not only admire the beautiful creations of the best landscape designers from Italy and Europe but also buy plants, flowers, and interior decor objects.
During the event, there is an intense program that offers free seminars on gardening and floristry, as well as various masterclasses. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy the old Villa Erba park and spend a weekend surrounded by incredible beauty.
October 2-4, 2020
Villa Erba, Cernobbio