While all have their charms, Lake Como is my favorite. Lake Como is lined with elegant, 19th-century villas, crowned by snowcapped mountains, and busy with fleets of little ferries. Bellagio, the self-proclaimed \"Pearl of the Lake\" is a classy combination of Old World elegance and new world luxury. Many Lake Como towns have a villa or two with their dilapidated 19th century elegance and wistful gardens open to the public — and even transformed into inviting hotels. Albergo Milano, located right in the old town, is the kind of place I like to recommend.