• Lakes

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps

Where
Montorfano (CO)

Lake Montorfano is the smallest lake of Brianza. Beyond its modest size, the round form and the always cold water make it the strangest lake around Lake Como. From the streets of the town, you can easily enter the path at the lake, walking around the lake for 4 km in an easy walk. The nature lovers will note that the real boss of the lake is the flora: thick rushes round the docks, becoming home for several species of animals. Groups of mallards constantly patrol the water of the lake, and, if you pay attention and you are lucky, you can admire a belted kingfisher.

The underwater dives of these birds churn up the lilies and water chestnuts that float on the surface, forcing fishes to seek refuge among underwater vegetation to avoid to be pray of their sharp beaks. Nearby the rushes, there are wood of chestnuts and birches on the hills that embraces the lake.  On the banks of Lake Como there is Villa barbavara, marvellous palace built in XV cent. and restored to get the typical aspect of a XVIII cent. villa. More recent are the ice-houses, those remains are hidden nearby the banks of the lake. The Barbavaras changed the lake into an ice industry, equipping the banks with mechanical tools for the transportation of the largest blocks.

On the banks of Lake Como there is Villa Barbavara, marvellous palace built in XV cent. and restored to get the typical aspect of a XVIII cent. villa. More recent are the ice-houses, those remains are hidden nearby the banks of the lake. The Barbavaras changed the lake into an ice industry, equipping the banks with mechanical tools for the transportation of the largest blocks.

Today, Lake Montorfano can be easily reached by car from Como in less than 15 minutes, and it is a place of relax in the nature and in the silence. On the South-East bank of Lake Montorfano you can enjoy the Lido, with a green beach where swim and sunbathe. For swimmers, the water in the summer is cold and often is planned a race to cross swimming the lake and return.

Take me here: Lake Montorfano

Places

Circolo Golf Villa d’Este

Surrounded by beautiful nature on Lake Como, the Golf Villa d'Este is one of the most exclusive Golf clubs in Italy.
  • Golf
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este, Montorfano (CO)
623 mt

Albese con Cassano

In Roman times, a strategic road ran through Albese: it was called Via Regina
  • Active & Green
Albese con Cassano
2.58 km

Orsenigo

The history of the village, its villas and green landscapes
  • Active & Green
Orsenigo
3.81 km

Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"
  • Art & Culture
Museums in Como, Silk Museum
3.96 km

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
4.52 km

Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ratti Foundation
4.84 km

Alserio

Alserio deep links to water go way back in history
  • Active & Green
Alserio
4.9 km

Church of San Fedele

Church of San Fedele in Como: between Romanic and romantic
  • Art & Culture
san fedele basilica como
5 km

Basilica di San Fedele

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Fedele, Churches of Como
5.01 km

Markets in Como

Antiquariato e artigianato. I mercatini di Como sono un appuntamento fisso per collezionisti e amanti delle bancarelle.
  • Lifestyle
Markets in Como
5.02 km

Rationalism in Como

Rationalism in Como: when architecture shapes the city
  • Art & Culture
como momumento ai caduti razionalismo
5.04 km

Teatro Sociale di Como

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Sociale di Como
5.15 km

Cathedral of Como

  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Como
5.19 km

Look at Como with the Cableway

Go up to Brunate and admire the city and Lake Como form above
  • Active & Green
como brunate funicolare
5.6 km

Volta temple

  • Art & Culture
Volta temple
5.9 km

Lake Alserio

The kingdom of biodiversity close to Lake Como
  • Lakes
lago alserio montagne
5.97 km

Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo was acquired by the municipality of Como and turned into a venue for exhibitions and cultural events.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Olmo, Como
6.81 km

Erba

Erba sits at the foot of the Lombardy Pre-Alps, on a plain of the same name
  • Active & Green
Erba
7.45 km

Lurago d'Erba

Natural oases and delightful villas
  • Active & Green
Lurago d'Erba
7.47 km

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Lago di Como
7.92 km

Activities

Private opening of a medieval castle over Lake Como

  • Art & Culture
Private opening of a medieval castle over Lake Como
4.06 km

Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery

  • Active & Green
Como - Brunate - Torno, The Breathtaking Scenery
5.09 km

Lake Como Adventure

  • Active & Green
Lake Como Adventure
5.09 km

Lake Como food tour

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como food tour
5.22 km

Lake Como and Bellagio day trip from Como

  • Lakes
Lake Como and Bellagio day trip from Como
5.33 km

Como walking food tour

  • Food & Wine
Como walking food tour
5.38 km

Como walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Como walking tour
5.38 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
5.4 km

Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride

  • Art & Culture
Private Lake Como tour with Cable Car Ride
5.43 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
5.47 km

Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno

  • Art & Culture
Panoramic tour of Como, Brunate and Torno
5.64 km

Lake Como Villas

  • Lakes
Lake Como Villas
5.65 km

The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders

  • Active & Green
The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders
5.66 km

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

  • Active & Green
E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
6.33 km

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
6.33 km

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"
6.33 km

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
6.33 km

Brienno, The Labyrint Village!

  • Active & Green
Brienno, The Labyrint Village!
14.13 km

Where to sleep

FORESTERIA CIRCOLO GOLF VILLA D'ESTE

Montorfano
FORESTERIA CIRCOLO GOLF VILLA D'ESTE
630 mt

CAMP. MONTORFANO

Montorfano
CAMP. MONTORFANO
1.71 km

B & B IL MONTESINO

Albese con Cassano
B & B  IL MONTESINO
2.14 km

LORA GIUSTA DI POZZATI PATRIZIA

Como
LORA GIUSTA DI POZZATI PATRIZIA
2.62 km

OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO

Albese con Cassano
OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO
2.83 km

AGRITURISMO DI JESSON ROSAMUND

Senna Comasco
AGRITURISMO DI JESSON ROSAMUND
2.91 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SARI DI RONCORONI MATTEO

Como
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SARI DI RONCORONI MATTEO
3.01 km

B & B VILLA LAVANDA

Como
B & B  VILLA LAVANDA
3.3 km

C.A.V. CARSO COMO RESIDENCE

Como
C.A.V.  CARSO COMO RESIDENCE
3.56 km

FORESTERIA EL SEBAHIY MAGDY

Cantù
FORESTERIA EL SEBAHIY MAGDY
3.61 km

B & B BRIVIO GABRIELLA

Como
B & B  BRIVIO GABRIELLA
3.78 km

LA CASA DI TRIZZI DI BIANCHI ROBERTA

Como
LA CASA DI TRIZZI DI BIANCHI ROBERTA
3.82 km

CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 719)

Como
CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 719)
3.86 km

CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE S.R.L. (SUB 718)

Como
CASA VACANZE  DI IMMOBILTRE S.R.L. (SUB 718)
3.86 km

CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 717)

Como
CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 717)
3.86 km

CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 708)

Como
CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 708)
3.86 km

CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 710)

Como
CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 710)
3.86 km

CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 709)

Como
CASA VACANZE DI IMMOBILTRE SRL (SUB 709)
3.86 km

COMOFIVE APARTMENTS SNC - APPARTAMENTO VARENNA

Como
COMOFIVE APARTMENTS SNC - APPARTAMENTO VARENNA
4 km

COMOFIVE APARTMENTS SNC - APPARTAMENTO BELLAGIO

Como
COMOFIVE APARTMENTS SNC - APPARTAMENTO BELLAGIO
4 km