LacMus Festival: Classical Music Festival in the heart of Lake Como


Magical music festival on Lake Como

Earlier this summer, we attended LacMus Festival, a week-long event that takes place in Lake Como, Italy. 

LacMus is an international music festival on Lake Como, that usually takes place during the month of July of each year. The music festival represents the union between art and nature, a special exhibition in unique locations, where many concerts are held outdoor in some of the most stunning locations around the lake such as Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and  Villa Melzi among others. 

The music festival on Lake Como celebrates different types of music from opera to classical, passing by jazz. The particularity of this festival is that concerts are organized every day in various locations, adding a delightful experience to each of the music shows. 

Lake Como Experiences at LacMus Festival
Lake Como Experiences at LacMus Festival

Melody and art at Villa Carlotta

LacMus’s opening took place at the magnificent Villa Carlotta, located in Tremezzo on the west side of Lake Como. The centuries-old villa hosted a piano marathon and was experienced both live in acoustic mode near the piano and via headphones through a Silent Wi-Fi system. 

Before the start of the concert, we could spend some time wandering around the immense botanical garden of the villa, which is purely a masterpiece of nature. 

Thanks to the Wi-Fi connected headphones, we could listen to the live piano concert, which happened in another room, while enjoying Villa Carlotta’s museum. 

This special setup worked like a charm, as all senses were somehow connected to a form of art: we admired Renaissance paintings, sculptures and architecture while listening to classical music. It goes without saying that Villa Carlotta’s first floor offers stunning views over its gardens and the lake.

Poetic opera at Isola Comacina

The 2nd concert we attended couldn’t compete better with the previous one.

On a perfect summer night, we headed to spend the evening at Isola Comacina for an opera night. After arriving by boat to the lake island not long before sunset, we discovered a  magical venue that brought the perfect peaceful atmosphere for such a concert. The music performance was organized outdoor, to allow a perfect symbiosis between music and nature. 

When the piano notes started, and each of the artists from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel began their recital, we all found ourselves completely immersed in an indefinable poetic ambiance. 

We couldn’t help ourselves but feel goosebumps when the opera singers’ notes elevated in the prosperous scenery of the sunset going behind the Lake Como’s mountains.


For next year’s edition, go to to see the full program and purchase your ticket!