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Lake Como with kids – is this la dolce vita ?

30 degrees Celsius feel gentle by Como Lake with kids.

Lake Como with kids

Lake Como with kids

On our huge terrace, our almost 2 years old is splashing in his inflatable little pool we carried again from London. Mum, dad and nanny friend lying in sunbeds and various places resting their eyes on gorgeous views, lake, hills and mountains. We could all certainly get used with this life!

Argegno with kids


Como Lake dolce vita

Argegno is a little charming village and we are up the hills, 5 minutes down a pedestrian alley to a fresh fruit & vegetables shop, bakery and its piazza. Couple of restaurants, a fountain, one other restaurant by the river, one hotel with a restaurant by the lake, one pier and one hair salon – life is refreshingly simple. Have not read a single page about the village and found all within 15 minutes of walking round.

A take away risotto delivered in beautiful plates to be returned at our own convenience. A fresh fish from the lake from La P’osteria. A blow-dry costing €15 and not much fuss for a same day Saturday appointment. A front lake hotel refreshingly helpful with print outs despite not being their guests. Me bathing in front of the hotel whilst son and dad enjoying their cappuccino and juice. A faultless Airbnb flat.  A quiet and relaxed dinner by the lake, great food and service at Belvedere that must have impressed even our toddler who stayed one hour and a half indulging in octopus, almond tossed lamb chops and clams spaghetti. A Saturday afternoon filled with live jazz from the neighbouring lake house, as good as it gets in Blue Marlin Ibiza. A Sunday night filled with moon and stars which reflect mysteriously in the lake. A Monday morning feeling joyous and pacing nicely.

Como Lake with kids - dip

Como Lake with kids - restaurant

Como Lake with kids - moon

Argegno with kids feels back to basics and kindness. A great recharge for the urban souls.

But Como lake with kids holiday can have it all – head to our post on friends gorgeous wedding in here.


And we couldn’t help revisiting twice in 2019 on our way to and from Lugano, this time in 4, same old favourites though.  The lido in Menaggio may not be the best managed but it’s incredibly easy with the kids, softplay and playground by the pool, lake and restaurant and oozing still the lakes charm. A passegiatta with an icecream in Menaggio before or after is mandatory!

On the other side, the lido in Bellagio has great brunch and socialising options.

Lake Como with kids - Cernobbio

Lake Como with kids – Cernobbio

Lake Como with kids - Cernobbio

Lake Como with kids – Cernobbio

Cernobbio is also just 20 minutes drive away and so pretty, the kiddies will be pleased to observe boats, swans and playground again by the lake. We had a quick lunch by Harry’s, with 2 monkeys, zen becomes aspirational and rather ironic!

But Lake Como with kids is definitely on our street of la dolce vita! For more lakes but on the Swiss side, check our Lugano with kids article; for more  inspiration on Italian holidays, head to our dedicated articles on Ischia and Procida  or favourite coastal Italian gems over the years.


10 comments on “Lake Como with kids – is this la dolce vita ?

  1. Zen Babytravel
    October 10, 2017
    Wander Mum
  2. WanderMum
    October 14, 2017

    Sounds totally dreamy! What a wonderful lakeside family break! #citytripping

    • Zen Babytravel
      October 15, 2017

      Thank you! Dreamy indeed, very lucky to have friends who got married in there and shared with us the most wonderful long weekend. X

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  4. the Curious Pixie
    September 7, 2019

    I recently visited Lake Garda from Verona. Love to do all the lakes #CulturedKids

  5. Cultural Wednesday
    September 8, 2019

    Lake Como is the perfect place to relax #CulturedKids

  6. Yes please!! It looks dreamy #culturedkids

    September 15, 2019

    Looks perfect for a dreamy delicious holiday. Would love to visit.#culturedkids

  8. museummum
    September 20, 2019

    It looks like such a charming, relaxed place for a family holiday #CulturedKids

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