Day trip from Milan: Lake Como

Milan is connected to many other Italian and European railway stations, which means you can visit many diverse places very fast and inexpensively! In fact you can wander through small medieval towns or beautiful northern lakes in just one day.

Here are some of the most stunning one-day destinations that can be visited in only one day depending on your mood.


If you want to walk in the sunshine with the breeze from the lake stroking your hair, and watch people windsurfing from a bench while eating ice-cream, this will be the perfect destination for you! Lake Como is the lake with the longes shores in Italy, thus there are a lot of small towns along its shores.

Watch out for online offers!

If you wish to visit as many towns as possible and spend the whole day leisuring on a boat, we recommend looking at offers on Trenord website. They change during the year, so you should keep an eye on them! Right now they have the Lake Como’s treasures offer (Tesori del Lago di Como), it includes a roundtrip from Milan to Varenna (a small town alongside the lake) and many boat trips around the many towns of the lake. The boats are few and scheduled in the early morning, so you’ll have to carefully organize your trip.

Como (1hour; one way calculated from Milano Centrale)*

If you want to calmly explore interesting modern statues nonchalantly mixed with medieval walls and enjoy the view of the shining lake from a certain height, take your time visiting Como. With the small cable railway Funicolare Como-Brunate you’ll be able to reach Brunate from Como in seven minutes. Here you can admire the shining lake from the top of the hill that unites the two towns.

Lake Como Day Tour From Milan