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Lake Como Travel Guide

Lake Como Travel Guide

Leave it to Michael Bosstick (and most likely his assistant Katie) if you want the most iconic, concise travel guide for Italy – specifically Lake Como.

Lauryn recently posted the hot spots on her Instagram, but let’s get it all laid out here shall we?

Grab your best dinner jacket, bougie bag and buckle up…because you just might catch a glimpse of the Clooney’s at these little gems.


food & drinks:

Veranda at Villa d’Este

Order a skinny margarita and the spicy chili squid spaghetti. The Dover sole is also to die for. The only move for dessert is the ice cream that comes in a carved out lemon.

The Canova Bar

The prettiest setting on the lake and you must order the Affogado al Caffe. There’s also an olive and salty nut situation too. So be sure to ask for that.

The Grill

This bread is WORTH it so go for it. Warm and buttery. Yum. Also, this place has an incredible view.

Una Finestra Sul Lago

The most amazing pizza, maybe the best ever. Staff is so nice and charismatic.

La Terrazza

Order the Brunello or the lemony, dry white wine with cacio e pepe topped with caviar. The saffron and gold leaf risotto is so good too.

Il Crotto Dei Platani

Get a glass of champagne the moment you sit down to enhance your entire experience.

La Tirlindana

Kinda of a hole in the wall but incredible. Ordering the octopus and lemon ravioli is the only way to go here.

Il Giardino in Cernobbio

The most adorable, chic little courtyard restaurant in a hotel.

La Colombette

Mick Jagger’s favorite. In fact, it’s family owned and the truffle pasta and lamb chops are BEYOND.

Lake Como Travel Guide
What to wear in Lake Como
plate of pasta
Lauryn tennis outfit


♡ Tennis lessons at Villa d’Este, where Michael and Lauryn stayed. Doesn’t seem to be going too well for Michael.

♡ Boat tour to Il Crotto Dei Platani for lunch

♡ Sundeck bar of the hotel for swimming, pizza and à la piscine de Champagne.

Harry’s Bar for the best Bellinis

♡ Lauryn also got a stunning brown belt and yellow blouse at the cutest boutique at Villa d’Este.

♡ Enjoy the best croissant ever filled with warm apricot and a whole milk cappuccino at Pasticceria Poletti. (A fab rec from Claire Grieve.)

*For hotels Lauryn and Michael recommend Villa d’Este and Grand Tremezzo.

Did you go to Italy or Lake Como this summer or have you been before? Let us know your favorite places to go, things to do, and where to eat in the comments below so we can all use this as a resource.

Be sure to check out Lauryn’s Italian packing list too. So many fun pieces that can be mixed and matched.

x, The Skinny Confidential team

+ stalk this list for all of Michael’s summer trip essentials.

++ check out Lauryn’s tips for traveling with a baby.


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