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Houses and villas at the shores of the lake

The third largest, and the deepest of all the Italian lakes, Lake Como is 50 km (30 miles) long, 4.5 km (3 miles) across at its widest point and the southern section is divided into two branches. The lake is named after its main town at the southernmost tip but it is also known locally as Lario. Visitors have been flocking to these sapphire waters for centuries. In Roman times, both Pliny the Elder and the Younger had houses here and for the past 300 years, European ...

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