three things to consider

Everyone wants their proposal to be special and memorable, so finding the perfect fairytale location is key, and Lake Como certainly fits the mould. Set against a spectacular green mountain backdrop, it is famous for its beauty and for the many pretty villas that are set around the lake.

It’s also renowned for its glitz and glamour. A particular favourite haunt of celebrities for many years, Lake Como is synonymous with elegance and luxury. If you’re looking to show your loved one how much they mean to you, there is no prettier place to pop the question.

Here’s how to get started with planning the proposal of your dreams!

Keeping the ring safe

Lake Como proposal

Unless you happen to live near Lake Como, the chances are that you’re going to be travelling by air or public transport at some point in your trip.

As you’ll be carrying your engagement ring with you, you need to make sure that it is packed safely, and correctly insured.

Not only is an engagement ring worth a lot of money, but it will have huge sentimental value. Make sure that you check if it’s covered on your home insurance or travel insurance policy before you set off.

You should also keep it close to you at all times – not just for security, but also so that your partner doesn’t find it and ruin your carefully planned surprise!


There are plenty of beautiful spots to ask the big question around Lake Como.

One of the most popular locations is Villa Balbianello, set for world-popular movies such as Casino Royal or Star Wars: Attack of the clones.

Villa Balbianello is also one of the most popular Lake Como wedding venues because of its unique position: the villa is located at the tip of a small and wooded peninsula which is part of Tremezzina.

For those that want to go all out with a big gesture, I’d suggest to take a private boat tour to whisk you away across the water and admire the shores of Lake Como from a unique perspective. 

If you are interested, I can help you arrange a boat tour with photoshoot to make your day even more special. If you’re interested, please contact me!

Engagement photos

Lake Como proposal
The amazing scenery of Lake Como

If it’s impact you’re after, there is no better place to take your engagement photos than Lake Como.

The scenic background will provide the magic that only enhances your happy smiles, and the diamond engagement ring sparkling like the gentle ripples on the lake will be the perfect final touch.

There are plenty of photographers available around Lake Como, so make sure that you check out their portfolios and choose one that you’re happy with. Arrange the setup – whether you want them to take photos of the proposal as a surprise, or have a photoshoot afterwards, they will be able to advise on the best locations.

Remember that golden hour on the water is particularly special, but if you want to beat the crowds and have a more private experience, you’ll need to get ahead and get up early.

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