Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
7:00 AM 29th August 2021

La Dolce Vita, Fitness & Stunning 'Como' Views

Hilton Lake Como has introduced new summer activities for families to enjoy on and off the iconic Italian lake.

Whether guests are looking for adventure, an opportunity to explore local villages by boat or bike, or simply to cruise the area by Vespa scooter, this property is fully equipped to cater to families' vacation needs.

Explore Lake Como by Boat, Bike or Vespa

Guests can spend the morning or afternoon at leisure enjoying a two-hour private boat tour on Italy's famous lake to the scenic Comacina Island.

Boasting remarkable panoramic views, lush Mediterranean vegetation, lovely walks, and the picture-perfect picnic spot, Comacina Island is a great day trip for travellers of all ages to explore and enjoy the local area. The two-hour tour on the water includes a private boat excursion with a knowledgeable local guide to tell guests more about the many sights and interesting history of the island.
Families can also stay fit and cruise around the scenic area with the hotel's new picnic bike tour, which includes a 3-hour guided city tour on hotel bikes. Teenagers will be impressed by seeing Hollywood blockbuster hot spots such as Villa Balbianello, where Star Wars and James Bond's Casino Royale were filmed.

Cycling is the ideal way to appreciate the many historical villages alongside Lake Como whilst taking in the stunning natural beauty of the lake. The bike tour also includes a picnic lunch, so guests can refuel with a tasty meal on the go at their chosen picnic spot.

Scenic hikes for all ages
The hotel encourages family guests to experience the area on foot and to hike along the 10km long Lake Como Greenway, which is a leisurely walk suitable for all ages.

The pedestrian-friendly path goes through ancient villages such as Colonno, Sala Comacina, Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Temezzo and Griante. Families can see the sites as they hike alongside stunning villas and gardens, Romanesque and Baroque churches and of course, the stunning scenery of Lake Como.
Dog-friendly – Very Important Pets!
Four-legged friends get dog baskets, biscuits and bowls upon check-in so the family pooch can also experience a taste of la dolce vita during their visit to Lake Como!
Formerly a silk factory, Hilton Lake Como is now a new generational hotel with 170 spacious rooms to choose from, including Family Deluxe King Rooms, which sleep up to four and perfectly cater to family travellers.

Children’s bath amenities, a colouring book, sweet treats, and a special Lake Como passport for kids to discover the destination are all available for younger guests.

Nightly rates begin at 180 Euro per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included.