Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy.
Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces (such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni, and Villa Carlotta). Many famous people have or have had homes on the shores of Lake Como, such as Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone,Richard Branson, Ben Spies, and Pierina Legnani. Lake Como is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy.
GRAVEDONA ED UNITI
Gravedona ed Uniti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy.
The municipality of Gravedona ed Uniti contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) of Negrana, San Carlo, Segna, Trevisa, Traversa and, following an act of fusion passed by Lombardy Region, the annexed former municipalities of Consiglio di Rumoand Germasino, included on May 16, 2011.
Gravedona is considered to be one of the most important towns of the Lario for historic, religious and commercial reasons, situated in an inlet at the foot of the mountain.
The church of Santa Maria del Tiglio, which dates back to the 15th century is one of the most important buildings of the area. This Romanesque church was built on the lakefront, with a bell tower incorporated in the centre of the façade and a wooden crucifix inside hanging in the apse.