Is Lake Como Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Located in the northern region of Lombardy, Italy, Lake Como offers picture-perfect views of mountains, lavish gardens, and grand villas. Known for its dramatic landscape, Lake Como is a deep-blue lake shaped like an upside-down Y and nestled within the foothills of the Alps, which provides its surrounding charming villages with an awe-inspiring backdrop. Its popularity among Hollywood stars and the jet-setting elite has made it a luxury oasis known for its ornate villas, world-class hotels, and fine dining experiences. Visitors can navigate the lake by boat, tour the opulent Villa del Balbianello or Villa Carlotta, or simply enjoy the serene environment, making it an ideal destination for both romance and relaxation.

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Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 7 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

3.8/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

3.3/5

Budget-friendly

2.7/5

Solo travel experience

I took a trip to Lake Como in September last year. It was amazing. One of the best places I've visited alone. It was very easy to get around, although I had to constantly track bus departure hours, especially on Sundays. Frequent boat trips and buses in the city of Como. I stayed on the east side, in a beautiful B&B guesthouse. One of the best experiences of my life.

Posted: June 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Lake Como was so crowded when I was there last August (especially Bellagio), that I didn't like it at all. I prefer Lake Garda, because it is much less crowded.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I didn't like Lake Como. It was very crowded and the ferries were not very good. I spent 4 days there, which was enough. If I were to return there, I would take a train to Varenna and stay there.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Lake Como. Hiking through the nearby small villages was on my bucket list and it was great. I stayed there for a while, but definitely needed more. Como and Bellagio are nice, although they are the most touristic places. However, the views there are fantastic. I also took a pizza-making course on Airbnb, which was really cool. I went to Lecco and took a really nice walk there, where I could see where the lakes meet, and walked through part of the town, I recommend it. Small towns, possibly a bit boring for some, mainly older people were there, but it was very peaceful.

Posted: November 28, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to Lake Como at the end of May. I stayed in the most stunning hostel in Domaso on the north of the lake, which is called Lake Como Beach Hostel. The food and drinks at the hostel bar were very cheap. Varenno and Bellagio were quite expensive.

Posted: November 22, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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