Ferries, buses, and other transportation options on Lake Como

If you don't take a tour or have a rental car (recommended), the easiest way is by bus or by boat.

Buses are a little cheaper and more frequent, but Lake Como ferries are faster and way, way more scenic—especially since many of those amazing villas with their fabulous gardens are protected behind high walls on the landlubbing side—but from the water, you get a full-on view. Bring binoculars—and hey: you might even see George Clooney!

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