Gravedona is one of the most important tourist resorts located in the North-western part of Lake Como. It has a mild climate in the winter and refreshed by breezes during the summer. In the Middle Age, Gravedona was a free Republic, also protected by its position between the lake and the mountains. Over the centuries it has preserved its original urban plan, with the church area, the lakeside, and the old castle area. The town has conserved many historical and artistic testimonies of its past. Located on a scenic bay, it has one of the most beautiful lakeside promenades of the entire Lake Como area It offers good athletic facilities, a convenient pedestrian and bicycle path, beaches with public swimming pools, sports centre with tennis courts and football pitches.