5 Things to do on Lake Como for Valentine’s Day

  • February 6, 2022

Wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Lake Como? The opportunity to spend the most romantic day of the year in the world’s most romantic place feels like a dream come true. Unfortunately, as seasonality has an impact on Valentine’s Day on Lake Como (many establishments are closed during the winter months), it is not always evident what you can do in February with your beloved.

However, there are still many things you can do on Lake Como to show your Valentine how much they mean to you.

1. A trip to Balcone d’Italia

Balcone d’Italia is a hillside terrace located on the Swiss/Italian border where you can enjoy the silence and the natural beauty of the territorio. It is the perfect place to be alone with your loved one so you can enjoy the captivating views and landscapes together. Why not put together a picnic to savour the moment?

If you are lucky, the local bar might be open, where you will have the chance to have a romantic aperitif at an altitude of 1320m.

When on the way down from Balcone d’Italia, be sure to take a break at the ‘Big Bench’ (or ‘Panchina Gigante’ in Italian) installation in the Intelvi valley. Co-ordinates: 45.945850, 9.063514

Balcone d'Italia Lake Como
Balcone d’Italia (photo: Instagram amoretta108)

2. Walk along the Passeggiata degli Innamorati in Varenna

Crowned the most romantic village on the lake, why not take a trip to Varenna to walk along the Passeggiata degli Innamorati (Lovers’ Walk)? The narrow promenade hugs the cliff-face, promising magical 180-degree views of the lake. At the end of the walk, take a stroll around the picturesque lakeside village with its cosy cafés and colourful houses – the photo opportunities are endless. A must-do for Valentine’s Day.

Varenna Lake Como
Varenna, Lake Como

3. A private flight in a seaplane

Want to pull out all the stops this Valentine’s Day? There’s nothing that says ‘I love you’ more than a private flight in a seaplane!

Established in 1930, Aero Club Como is the holder of a Guinness World Record as the oldest seaplane flight organization and seaplane flight school in the world. Aero Club Como promises thrills, exceptional landscapes, and a truly unique experience of Lake Como from another point of view.

Book a flight in advance to guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

5 Things to do on Lake Como for Valentine's Day
Aero Club Como, Lake Como

4. Spa day at Hilton Lake Como.

How about spending this Valentine’s Day relaxing in the SPA at Hilton Lake Como?

Spend a lovely morning or afternoon enjoying the award-winning spa area, where you will find an indoor pool, sauna, an ice waterfall, five state-of-the-art treatment rooms and a variety of treatments.

Treatments include body wraps, massages, and beauty treatments and facials featuring ELEMIS® skincare products. Special spa treatments for couples are also available.

For couples:

Freestyle massage (60 minutes) – €200

Hot stone massage (60 minutes) – €230

Salt scrub & massage (60 minutes) – €240

Facial & massage ((60 minutes) – €220

To end your spa day, have a romantic meal on the rooftop with a fantastic view of the lake.

The eforea SPA & Health Club at the Hilton Lake Como is a winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards 2021.

Hilton SPA Center
The eforea SPA, Hilton Lake Como

5. Dinner at Kitchen restaurant

The Michelin-starred Kitchen restaurant is located within the intimate leafy grounds of the Sheraton Lake Como.

Chef Andrea Casali, originally from Como, creates unique dishes by using the finest seasonal ingredients. Even the herbs and vegetables are local, as they’re grown in Kitchen’s own garden within the grounds of the park.

Kitchen offers three menus – ‘à la carte’ and two tasting menus: a non-vegetarian tasting menu (the contemporary path, ‘Cuisine Vision’), and a vegetarian tasting menu (the vegetarian path, ‘Vegetables, Fruit and Roots’). The tasting menus start from 70€.

During the warmer months, there is the opportunity to dine outside under the shade of the trees.

Kitchen also offers exclusive experiences, including wine tastings, gourmet cooking classes, and pastry cooking classes.

Kitchen Lake Como dish
Kitchen, Lake Como

Olivia Farley
Olivia splits her time between Lake Como and Liverpool (United Kingdom), where she studies French and Italian at university.
Olivia is passionate about language-learning, travelling, and ‘il dolce far niente’. She also enjoys exploring cultural and historical sites, and hiking up the many trails around the lake. 

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