The only island of Lake Como
Comacina Island is the only island on Lake Como, once the site of a Roman fort and a medieval settlement. The island is located just offshore from the village of Ossuccio, with which it forms a small bay, which is recognized as the most peaceful place on the lake.
The island is rich in history: when the Lombards invaded northern Italy, the island was one of the last outposts of the Roman empire to resist, and slowly filled with houses and churches, all known as Cristopolis. They even say the Holy Grail has been deposited here for a while.
How to get there
The ruins can be visited by following a walk through the woods; the entrance ticket is 6 Euros. You can get to the island by ferry or private boat. There is also a famous restaurant on the island, La Locanda dell’Isola.