The only Island of lake Como, admired for its remarkable panoramic views and the lush Mediterranean vegetation, is among the most interesting archaeological sites in northern Italy for the early Middle Ages and an artistic centre thanks to the three houses for artists, built by Pietro Lingeri in rationalistic style.
The Comacina Island is roughly 600 meters long and only 200 meters wide, comprising a total area of 6 hectares, mostly covered by lush Mediterranean vegetation. Olives, linden and laurel, with species such as hackberry, hornbeam and black mulberry, dominate the environment, which together with the surrounding area, is called Zoca de l’Oli, thus defining the corner of lake Como characterized by a mild climate and favourable for the cultivation of olive trees and the production of local oil.
You can reach the Comacina island by private taxi-boat (7,00 euro) from the medieval complex of Santa Maria Maddalena in Ossuccio or by ferry with the Lake Como Public Navigation Company (see timetable here). Ticket office and information points at the Antiquarium Museum.
Opening times 2018
Comacina Island will be open from March 23rd to October 31st 2018.
Opening times of the Archaeological and Natural Park
March, April, May and October
From Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm / last boat from Ossuccio at 4.30pm.
June and September
Every day from 10am to 5pm / last boat from Ossuccio at 4.30pm.
July and August
Every day from 10am to 6pm / last boat from Ossuccio at 5.30pm.
To visit the Comacina island and the Antiquarium Museum you must pay an ENTRANCE TICKET.
This ticket can be bought at the Antiquarium Museum or directly at the info point / ticket office on the Island.
The ticket includes the visit of the Antiquarium Museum.
The taxi boat transport ticket is not included and is paid directly on the boat (7,00 €).
There are penalties for those who will be found without ticket.
NOTES: In case of bad weather the management reserves the right to close the Island earlier than scheduled.
Adults 6,00 €
Children (under 6) FREE
Children (from 6 to 12) 3,50 €
Seniors (over 65 / with ID) 5,00 €
Students (valid document) 5,00 €
FAMILY PACKAGE: 2 Adults + 2 Children 15,00 €
FAMILY PACKAGE: 2 Adults + 3 Children 17,00 €
Taxi boat transfer to be paid directly on the boat 7,00 €