• 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

Lake Montorfano

A quirk round shape characterizes the smallest of Lakes Briantei. Here you are lake Montorfano.
  • Lakes
Lake Montorfano
539 mt

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

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

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

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

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Lago di Como
7.92 km

Golf Club Carimate

This beautiful Golf Club is situated in the first hills of Brianza, halfway between Milan and Como.
  • Golf
Golf Club Carimate, Carimate (CO)
8.84 km

Golf Club Monticello

On the edge of Milan, around the corner of Lake Como there is one of the most important Golf Course in italy, the Golf Club Monticello.
  • Golf
Golf Club Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, Como
9.78 km

Lake Pusiano

Lake Pusiano is a small glacial lake with an isle inside, characterized by old-centuries cypresses. Few minutes far from Lecco.
  • Lakes
Lake Pusiano
10.61 km

Lakes Briantei

A constellation of lakes between Lecco and Como. Several opportunities to discover their unique beauty completely immersed into nature.
  • Lakes
Lakes Briantei
10.84 km

Lake Segrino

Lake Segrino: natural biodiversity in its rich park registered as site of EU interest.
  • Lakes
Lake Segrino
11.1 km

Events

Campo Umano

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Via Cernobbio, 19, Como
21/09/2019 - 26/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
Campo Umano
7.02 km

Experience tour in Villa Bordone La Rocchetta

Via del Carreggio, Bosisio Parini (LC)
19/10/2019
  • Lifestyle
Experience tour in Villa Bordone La Rocchetta
10.92 km

Activities

Volta lighthouse and liberty villas Jeep tour on Lake Como hillside

  • Art & Culture
Volta lighthouse and liberty villas Jeep tour on Lake Como hillside
5.1 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
5.4 km

Como gourmet walking tour with wine and food tasting

  • Art & Culture
Como gourmet walking tour with wine and food tasting
5.46 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
5.47 km

Como tour with cruise on the lake

  • Art & Culture
Como tour with cruise on the lake
5.49 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

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

Where to sleep

SANTANDREA GOLF HOTEL

Montorfano
SANTANDREA GOLF HOTEL
356 mt

ALPE 3 IMMOBILIARE- FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Tavernerio
ALPE 3 IMMOBILIARE- FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
1.29 km

FORESTERIA RESIDENCE CAMPO ROTONDO

Tavernerio
FORESTERIA RESIDENCE CAMPO ROTONDO
1.39 km

DELFINO BLU ROOMS S.R.L. - FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Lipomo
DELFINO BLU ROOMS S.R.L. - FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
1.42 km

C.A.V. LA CHIOCCIOLA - LOGICASA GESTIONI SAS

Lipomo
C.A.V.  LA CHIOCCIOLA - LOGICASA GESTIONI SAS
1.42 km

CUCINA DELLE AGRIDEE

Tavernerio
CUCINA DELLE AGRIDEE
1.46 km

LAPRIMULA NUOVA SAS - BRUSCO ROOMS

Capiago Intimiano
LAPRIMULA NUOVA SAS - BRUSCO ROOMS
1.52 km

CAMP. MONTORFANO

Montorfano
CAMP. MONTORFANO
1.71 km

B & B VILLA VICINI

Capiago Intimiano
B & B  VILLA VICINI
2 km

'RC GROUP SRL

Albese con Cassano
'RC GROUP SRL
2.07 km

B & B IL MONTESINO

Albese con Cassano
B & B  IL MONTESINO
2.14 km

VILLA CUORE - MACYSZYN AMELIA

Tavernerio
VILLA CUORE - MACYSZYN AMELIA
2.39 km

MILANO

Como
MILANO
2.43 km

CASCINA MIRANDOLA

Albese con Cassano
CASCINA MIRANDOLA
2.51 km

LA VILLA BIANCA BNB

Capiago Intimiano
LA VILLA BIANCA BNB
2.56 km

LOCANDA DELL'OCA BIANCA

Como
LOCANDA DELL'OCA BIANCA
2.76 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LORI DI RONCORONI MATTEO

Como
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA LORI DI RONCORONI MATTEO
2.78 km

OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO

Albese con Cassano
OSTELLO ANTICO LAVATOIO
2.83 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SARI DI RONCORONI MATTEO

Como
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SARI DI RONCORONI MATTEO
3.01 km

B & B FLAVIA

Como
B & B  FLAVIA
3.06 km