Only 38 km from Milan, Lake Como, and more specifically Villa Erba, is situated perfectly for an accessible destination for your next event. The two next closest cities are Turin (137 km) and Genoa (156 km). Distances from other main cities can be found on the Lake Como Events website.

1. Plane
There are a number of different airports nearby if you wish to travel by plane. From either the Linate or Malpensa airports near Milan, a shuttle is offered every 20 to 30 minutes to the train station where you can then hop on a train to complete your trip! Of course, you can also rent a car from the airport or take a taxi. From Berlin, flights last around 1 1/2 hours, from Brussels just over 1 hour, from Vienna 1 hour and 30 minutes, and just short of 1 1/2 hours from Prague! As you can see, flight times from various European countries are quite short.

Distance between Lake Como and major Italian airports

2. Train
You can also travel to Como by train. There is a direct connection from Switzerland taking one of two train lines, either Trenitalia (Ferrovie dello Stato) or Tilo (joint venture Trenord – SBB). If you are already in Milan, you can reach Lake Como within 30 minutes to an hour by train.

3. Car
To arrive by car at Lake Como from anywhere in Italy, you will have to pass through the main highway junction of Milan. Just follow the signs marked with: Como / Varese / Autostrada dei Laghi. Leaving from Milan, the trip will last just short of 2 hours.

4. Boat
Yes, that’s right, you can travel by boat! This way you can really experience the Lake and how it was truly meant to be seen, from the water. Prices and travel times depend on where you are departing from. Take a look at the official Gestione Navigazione Laghi website to find in-depth timetables and prices.

Such an easily accessible location is extremely important when planning an international event. But that isn’t everything Villa Erba and Lake Como have to offer…

The Lake Como region offers top notch accommodation, hotels in the area are 3, 4, or 5 stars and they also provide the opportunity to host meetings and events. The venues and service are top rated. 60% of event planners who hosted an event there in 2016 had already confirmed the planning of another event within a year!

Among the venues, Villa Erba is the most well known! It is a beautiful building from the 18th century which is located on the shores of Lake Como. Villa Erba houses an International Exhibition and Congress Centre. You can organize your meeting in the Villa itself, in the Exhibition Centre or, of course, you can use both for your event at the same time.

With the Lake Como Events Network planning an event is a breeze. Instead of having to send multiple requests, just send one with all of your needs and the Lake Como staff will take care of everything for you! Of course, this network comes at no extra charge to you.

Interested? Make sure to get in touch with us or one of our local partners.

Your contact at Villa Erba:
Francesca Schiatti
tel. +39 (0)31 3491

Your contact at Lake Como Events Network:
Eleonora Bresciani
Sales & Marketing Manager
tel. +39.031.349.226

Your contact at tmf:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manager Content & PR
tel. +49 (0)931 9002 114