The Lake Como Area is in the Lombardy region of Italy. It is a must-see if you travel to Northern Italy. It is easily reachable from the Milan Malpensa airport, about an hour by car. With steep hills, I would not suggest traveling by bus or train, unless you only have a backpack or small amount of luggage. Another advantage to traveling by car is the amazing views. You also get to stay in quaint nearby towns like Lezzeno. Our B&B there afforded the below view out of our windows.
There is no shortage of lake view restaurants, boutiques, and villas to visit. I would suggest September or later in the year, if you want to avoid the crowds.
Be prepared for stairs in a few areas, but nothing too strenuous.
My favorite village is Varenna. Definitely visit the Villa Monastero gardens. The views are spectacular.
This area is a perfectly tranquil start or ending to your visit to the Boot. Add it to your list today!