Located in the Lombardo region of Northern Italy, Lake Como is an up-market area set at the foothill of the Alpes with the third-largest lake in Italy (56 m2), and one of the deepest in Europe (over 200m). This popular tourist attraction is not only breathtakingly beautiful, it is the perfect setting for water-sports such as kite-surfing, wind-surfing, sailing swimming. Ferries transport passengers and vehicles across the lake and to shoreline villages such as Menaggio, Varenna and Bellagio. Neo-classical villas and expertly manicured gardens complete the setting of this picturesque area. The capital, Como, is full of historical sites, an impressive cathedral, funicular and streets filled with cafes, shops, boutiques and some of the best gelato stores. The city of Milan is located 84km away (approximately 1 hour 40 min drive).