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Visit Sala Comacina

Sala Comacina is a village with a harbour on the south-west part of Lake Como, in the north of Italy.

Exploring Sala Comacina

Italy This Way review: Sala Comacina is a small town and there is not a great deal to see but the harbour area is pretty and merits a 30 minute wander when you are nearby.

Boat in centre of Sala Comacina

You can park next to the main road in the village and explore on foot: the interesting part of Sala Comacina is pedestrianised.

The village church is on Piazza Puricelli next to the main road. From here you can follow one of the paths down towards the lake. The historic part of Sala Comaina is really just a few alleys leading down to the harbour


Along the edge of Lake Como there are several squares: Piazza Caprani, Piazza Matteotti and Piazza XXV Aprile. The main harbour for Sala Comacina is next to Piazza Matteotti, and from here you have lovely views across Lake Como to Isola Comacina and to the mountains beyond. There is a childrens play area to the east of the harbour.

You can organise a boat trip to Isola Comacina from the harbour: the island is best known for its use in various movies but also has a much more ancient history, and was occupied in Roman times.

View across Lake Como from harbour in Sala Comacina

Attractions nearby

The village of Ossuccio is just a few kilometres to the east of Sala Comacina and has a small but picturesque historic centre. Beyond Ossuccio and reached by boat from Lenno you can visit the Villa Balbianello, an impressive villa on a promontory used as a location in several films including Star Wars 2.

See also our guide to Lake Como.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Como guide, and the Lombardy guide.

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Map of Sala Comacina and places to visit


Sala Comacina places to visit



Ossuccio is a small village with two historic churches on Lake Como

Ossuccio guide


Lenno is a picturesque small town and harbour on Lake Como, near the Villa Balbianello

Lenno guide
Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello is a villa on Lake Como, used as a location in Star Wars

Villa Balbianello guide
Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta is an 18th century villa on Lake Como, with extensive gardens to explore and an impressive art collection

Villa Carlotta guide


Tremezzo on Lake Como is visited for a walk along the lake and a visit to Villa Carlotta and its beautiful gardens

Tremezzo guide


The harbour village of Bellagio is a pretty village on Lake Como

Bellagio guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Lombardy