Lake Como is the jewel among the famous Italian lakes located in the Lombardy region. With the spectacular scenery and luxury villas, Lake Como has been a top destination in Italy since Roman times. The relatively short distance to Milan (around 80 km) makes it a perfect one-day trip destination from Milan. There is also a good connection from any Milan airport to Lake Como, so you can easily reach your destination once you arrive.
Although Milan has an impressive historical heritage and beautiful sites, if you’re staying in the city for a few days, it will be worthwhile to explore the rest of the Lombardy region. The nearby cities of Bergamo and Cremona are perfect for one-day trips while the picturesque Italian Lakes offer breathtaking scenery. You don’t have to worry about transportation, as Milan is well connected to its nearby area. All these destinations are approximately 1-1.30 hrs away by train or car. You can plan your day trips in advance, as well, by booking private Milan taxis which will take you directly to your destination and back to your accommodation in Milan at the end of the day. We picked these five places and here is why we think it’s a great idea to visit them.