The beauty of Lake Como, of its surrounding mountains and countryside draw many international families to these parts. The Como area is very child friendly and many families prefer to commute by road or train, rather than live in the hustle and bustle of Milan.
The city of Como, with a population of 85.000, is one of the main points of reference in a wider area of over half a million residents, extending to the northern outskirts of Milan, widely renowed both for its tourist attractions and for its strong industrial activity.
A dynamic, lively and culturally wealthy region, Como offers activities of all kinds: sporting activities are within easy reach, from skiing in the surrounding mountains in the winter, to sailing around the lake during the warmer months, hiking, horseback riding and as many as 10 18-hole golf clubs are all within a convenient driving distance.
With its close proximity to Milan and just 4 Km. from the Swiss border, Como is a very well-connected and accessible area.