Sport & Leisure

Villa Paradiso is a little paradise between lake and mountains in a sunny location.

Our Residence is very good located to experience several activities during your holidays in our wonderful natural environment.

Our Staff is at your disposal to suggest you summer and winter activities by yourself or with alpine guides, who will let you enjoy the nature of Como Lake in a safe way.

It is pleasure for as helping you for renting boats, bikes, sailing lessons, windsurf, kite surf and all the listed activities.


Villa Paradiso is a very good starting point for your daily jogging activity, for example along the wonderful lakeside path from Gravedona ed Uniti to Dongo.

In the short term the path will be extended from Gravedona to Gera Lario.


Tennis Court and Sporting Club are in a walking distance from Villa Paradiso.


Mountain bikers find numerous interesting routes in the surrounding area of Upper Lake Como, which are ideal both for beginners and advanced bikers.

For example a tour from Gravedona to Passo San Jorio  offers fantastic views on the lake. You can see the tributary of the river Adda from above.  The route is partly tarred, partly gravel path and forest road. On our way you have again and again a wonderful view onto the lake.


Mountains around the lake offer great hiking possibilities from a few hours to an entire day and even more, ranging from simple, peaceful lakeside strolls to steep mountain paths offering amazing panoramic views of the lake. 


Lake Como is in the pre-alpine zone, which offers some fantastic scenery.

There is a great diversity of rock climbing to be found around Lake Como, with many single pitch sport routes through to long multi-pitch routes up to 500m long that require a mountaineering approach.


Como Lake is a stunning location for those who want to try the thrill of dominating the skies using only the power of the wind.

Thanks to the particular wind currents around the lake, glyding is popular in the area. There are flying schools and its also possible to experience a tandem flight with an  assistant.


Kite-surfing is Lake Como most exciting water based activity. It’s found mainly at the northern end, where, a combination of the Breva wind and open sandy beaches produces perfect conditions.

Windsurfing is one of the most popular of Lake Como’s water sports, with centres mostly around the northern end, because of its ‘Breva’ wind that blows in the afternoon.

Villa Paradiso is close to suitable kite surf and windsurf spots.


When lake is calm, experience a canoeing tour in the untouched natural landscape which surrounds you in silence and enjoy the lake panorama from a different point of view.

You can reach the northern part of the lake, crossing river Mera and arrive in the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, the largest of Lombardy, a paradise for lovers of flora and fauna enthusiasts photographers.


Lake Como is the ideal location for taking a sailing holiday or break. Dingy sailing is very popular and there are often regattas and sailing championships.

The silence with just the rush of water at the bow and the fantastic views from the Lake, which are totally different to viewing from the shore, make this a worthwhile experience!

Residence Villa Paradiso is in a walking distance from the local Sailing Club.


Sliding, climbing, diving down in a canyon is an unique experience that does not require special skills, you can do it in total security accompanied by an official mountain guide.

Enjoy canyoning experience during your vacation at Villa Paradiso.


The most simple and nicest way to go is  on snow shoes. Some advantages of this type of walking are that you need no particular training and can reach high up places even in Winter, crossing steep, un-walked upon fields of snow up right up to the mountain peaks.

Off-piste skiing is a wonderful way to experience nature in winter. Climbing up in complete silence, the joy of reaching the peak and the stunning views they offer over the lake, and the thrill of whizzing back down through fresh and untouched snow make this a fascinating sport.


The most important event on Como Lake takes place on August 14th in Gravedona with a parade of allegorical boats and great fireworks on Graveona promenade.