Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Lake Como

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Looking for the best Instagrammable spots in Lake Como? Read here our top 10 if you want to make your friends jealous!

If you are looking for the best instagrammable places in Lake Como, we got you covered! Lake Como is not only one of the most lovely and romantic destinations in Italy. It is also one of the most popular places for taking amazing photos that will make jealous all your friends on Instagram.

This is our top 10 of best intsagrammable places  

10 – Cernobbio

Although it sits at the bottom of our list, Cernobbio is a very pretty town located in the Southern part of the Lake. Enjoy an Aperol spritz aperitivo sitting at one of the bars on the shores of the lake while you think about the best angle for your photo


9 - Villa Melzi

Villa Melzi is a majestic palace near the town of Bellagio. A visit to its gardens will offer plenty of opportunities to capture the beauty of the nature.



8 - Villa D’Este

Villa D’Este is one of the most luxurious hotels in the area. Located in Cernobbio, it’s a great place if you want to take photos of foods that can please not only the taste but also the eye, with the added benefit of having lake Como as a backdrop



7 – Nesso Waterfall and Bridge

A photo of this place would be perfect in any fairy tale: an ancient Roman bridge made of stones that have been there for more than 2,000 years, surrounded by old colored homes, from where you can see and hear a waterfall coming down from a narrow gorge.



6 – Varenna

The town of Varenna is one of the nicest in the Lake Como area. Walking around you will find plenty of photo ops, especially if you take the passeggiata degli innamorati, the lovers’ walk, a narrow path built right on the water   


5 - Villa La Cassinella

This magnificent villa is privately owned but it can be rented. If you are planning to stay on the lake for few days (and if budget is not a problem) it is highly recommended. An alternative (and less expensive) option is to rent a boat and see it from the water



4 - Villa Carlotta 

Villa Carlotta is now an interesting museum but the best part is probably the botanical garden. Immersed in a lush vegetation with amazing views on the blue water of the lake, you will have tons of occasions for great shots



3 - Villa Monastero 

Located in Varenna, Villa Monastero is one of the most spectacular sites on the lake. It was built as a monastery in the 15th century and became later the home of rich merchants. Now you can visit the interiors and the magnificent gardens. Make sure you have enough space on your phone for all the photos that you will want to take!  www.villamonastero.eu  


2 – Bellagio

If they named the most expensive hotel in Vegas after this town on Lake Como there must be a reason! Bellagio is small but really lovely. Walk through the little alleys, enter the old church, enjoy lunch at one of the many nice restaurants on the waterfront. 


1 - Villa Balbianello

And the top spot goes to Villa Balbianello. Why? Because it is a gorgeous villa and it’s worth visiting the interiors and learn about the story of the family. Because the gardens are magnificent and offer spectacular views on the lake. And if this wasn’t enough to make all your friends jealous, you can also tell them that Villa Balbianello has been used as a shooting location for Star Wars Episode II. So make sure you will not leave before taking a photo at Padme’s terrace!

Villa Balbianello


We hope you enjoyed reading our list of the most Instagrammable spots on lake Como. And if you liked it, share it with your friends and plan your next trip!