Lake Como is situated in northern Italy and is one of the largest bodies of water in the country. It is well known for its beautiful towns and spacious villas. In summer when it’s unbearably hot in many parts of the country Italian people like to retreat to Como for relaxation in a more temperate climate. Already in ancient times the lake was known for splendid summer houses. Today the lake remains a popular travel destination all around the year for Italians and international guests alike.