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Compare Lake Garda with Lake Como

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Compare Lake Garda with Lake Como

Which lake in northern Italy is more scenic?

Has more sights of interest?

Is nicer to swim in (Fall season)?

Is less expensive overall?

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1. Re: Compare Lake Garda with Lake Como

Everyone has a favourite lake (for different reasons), so expect a variety of responses to your question. All the lakes are beautiful, so rather than rank their beauty, here's some information about them all, and you can draw your own conclusions for which better suits your preferences.

Compared to Lake Garda:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187833-i496-k2506…

Swimming is best done in the northern towns on Lake Como.

comoguide.com/…swimming

But there are beaches around the Lake Como and there’s swimming in Bellagio and Varenna as well.

Sirmione offers exceptionally good swimming on Lake Garda.

lake-garda-revealed.com/swimming-in-lake-gar…

www.lake-garda.net/sirmione-lake-garda.html

Lake Garda is probably a better value – Family friendly and it also attracts more variety in ages.

This earlier thread discusses all the lakes

Como -vs- Maggiore:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187833-i496-k3269…

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Compare Lake Garda with Lake Como

Ahhh the always precious Vagabonda! (ciao!)

I'd add just a thing. At the question

>Is nicer to swim in (Fall season)?

given the "FALL" specification, I'd rather enquire water temps than the beuty of the beaches.. They won't be crowded anyway...

About the Garda Lake, for sure the waters are warmer in the south.... (less deep).... but clearer in the north, for the very same reason.

Ciao

Francesco

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3. Re: Compare Lake Garda with Lake Como

Hi Effeti – Hope all is well with you! :-)

Hopefully Honest_Critic_in_CT will be swimming in early autumn!

Lake Garda Water Depths:

lake-garda-revealed.com/lake-garda-statistic…

Lake Garda Average Water Temperatures:

lake-garda-revealed.com/lake-garda-weather.h…

The best –

Vagabonda

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