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Isola Comacina

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Address: Via Somalvico, 22010 Ossuccio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0344 56369
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Starting from the Antiquarium Museum, near which you can visit the...

Starting from the Antiquarium Museum, near which you can visit the Romanesque church of St. Mary Magdalene with it’s famous Gothic tower, you embark on the waters of the lake, crossing the so-called “Zoca de l’oli” to reach the Comacina Island.

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Take a break on an island!

We stayed on the island for a cocktail, after reaching it by boat. It was pleasant and relaxing, rather unusual setting. Make sure you go there on a sunny day for best... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Varese, Italy
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Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed on the island for a cocktail, after reaching it by boat. It was pleasant and relaxing, rather unusual setting. Make sure you go there on a sunny day for best experience. Island offers bars and restaurants, all of them picturesque.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you do nothing else while you are in the Lake Como region, have lunch at Isola Comacina. The view of the lake and surrounding area is spectacular and the food was delicious with an entertaining presentation.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were hear because of lunch. We got to walk around the island. It's small and beautiful but I wouldn't make the trip just for the walking.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice peaceful spot. Roman ruins and a church at the top of the hill. Confident swimmers can swim here from Lido Ossuccio - boat drivers are vigilant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Isola Comacina is amazingly peaceful and solitary place. I was lucky to get there alone, without a crowd of tourists. During my walk around the island I didn't meet anyone but ducks) fortunately I took bread with me to feed them. There are also picnic tables on the island, and if you want just to spend nice relaxing day in... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had visited the island during the day and came back for the dinner celebration in the evening. The food was excellent (make sure you are hungry) but you cannot fault fresh basic ingredients. The service and the history you get when there is exceptional - we really enjoyed chatting to some of the staff. The whole place is magical... More 

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Many, many people enjoy a fantastic 3+ hour lunch or dinner on the island, and it IS something to write home about, but there is more on this tiny island that many ever know. There is a beautiful little church and sunlit fields and ancient ruins. When you get to the little island, take the time to wander around. It... More 

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cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Have visited the island many times before this trip,August Ist.There is now a charge of 5 € to walk around the island,I realise that there is a cost for upkeep etc. but we thought that was a bit steep on top of the 7 €, 3 minute ferry trip,even a lot of the locals (Como area) didn't realise there is... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This stop was included in our small group boat tour from Mennaggio. Would not classify this as a must-see, but if you are in the vicinity for a few days, it's a nice way to see some more of the area. Don't need to stay long. There's a small bar/restuarant, picnic areas, hiking trails, artists' area and old monastery/abbey ruins.... More 

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Zoutleeuw, Brabant, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

If this were not an island but a park nobody would be going here ! The genius of it all is that every half hour a boat with tourists stops and all rush onto the conquest of the island : you need to pay an entry fee to be allowed to walk around it ! So... you can walk and... More 

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