Aiming to become more eco friendly, Lake Como in Italy has gone fully electric.
A pioneering initiative aimed at reducing the use of petrol and diesel has seen recharge points for electric cars, boats and cycles across the Lake Como region. The first of it’s kind in Europe, there are now 19 charging points across the area covering around 170 kms.
Como- The Electric Lake aims to improve the air and noise pollution at the very popular tourist retreats around the lake. The charging points have been provided by Tesla, meaning that now users of electric vehicles don’t need to worry about where to charge them, which is one of the main issues with their use.
The drive is supported by the regions hoteliers, the national heritage administration and the local municipality who have all identified the need to reduce pollution around the beautiful lake.
Staying In Lake Como
Renowned for it’s stunning natural beauty and quaint Italian towns, Lake Como is a premier and premium holiday destination. But don’t worry there’s plenty to do for the independent and budget minded traveller too…
Due to the small towns and local vibe, many of the hotels are in fantastic old buildings which almost all have great views as standard.
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What To Do In Lake Como
Wandering the winding streets of old medieval towns is one of the main attractions of Lake Como. Visit towns like Bellagio and Varenna and take in the fresh air and the views while sipping a cool white wine by the lake.
Visit some of the local villas and their gardens. Villa Carlotta was once owned by a Prussian princess and is now open to the public.
Villa Balbienello is the setting for various films including Casino Royale and Star Wars Episode II.
Taking a boat cruise is one of the best ways to take in the natural splendour of the lake and to ogle at the homes of the rich and famous.
Lake Como is also a famous centre for silk production so take a look at the many silk shops and silk museums.
How To Get To Lake Como
The closest airports are at Milan, Bergamo or Lugano in Switzerland. You can then connect by train or bus to whichever town you are staying in around the lake.
Driving from Milan takes between 1hr – 1hr 30.
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