Lake Como

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Como, Lake

(kō`mō), Ital. Lago di Como or Lario, c.56 sq mi (145 sq km), 30 mi (48 km) long and from 1-2 to 2 1-2 mi (0.8–4 km) wide, in Lombardy, N Italy. Lake Como is a natural widening of the Adda River, which feeds and drains the lake. Situated in the foothills of the Alps, the lake is one of the most beautiful of Europe. It is a tourist resort, and handsome villas line its shores. Lecco, Como, Varennes, and Bellagio are principal towns.
References in classic literature ?
Then the band would play a march, an amnesty would be declared, the Pope would agree to retire from Rome to Brazil; then there would be a ball for the whole of Italy at the Villa Borghese on the shores of Lake Como, Lake Como being for that purpose transferred to the neighbourhood of Rome; then would come a scene in the bushes, and so on, and so on--as though you did not know all about it?
Speckled across Lombardy, and straddling the borders of the Piedmont and Veneto regions, the most popular lakes include Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Lake Iseo and Lake Orta, each of which has its own unique charm.
Department of Agricultures Natural Resource and Conservation Service has already completed a variety of infrastructure repair and stabilization projects at Lake Fletcher, Lake Como, Lake Takanassee, Lake Wesley, Sylvan Lake and Deal Lake.
You can also discover more with a wonderful range of optional excursions visiting Lake Maggiore, Milan, Como, Lake Lugano and St Moritz.
The tour, which leaves from Los Angeles July 19, also takes in Lake Como, Lake Garda and Venice.
The DEP has already completed a variety of dredging, infrastructure repair and stabilization projects at Lake Fletcher, Lake Como, Lake Takanassee, Lake Wesley, Silver Lake and Sylvan Lake.
30am - midnight Optional sightseeing to Lake Maggiore, Milan, Como, Lake Lugano and St.