Things to Do near Menaggio

Its central location makes Menaggio an excellent place to base yourself. The town is characterized by a quaint piazza by the lake with restaurants, cafe's, shops, and a flowered lake side promenade. It’s perfect for an evening stroll. Enjoy one of the lake's nicest child friendly outdoor public swimming pool and beach…

We are in Menaggio – Lake Como at the floating dock on the lakefront. At request we also deliver our motorboats in Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia and San Siro. No need for a…

Monument dedicated to the weaver of Francesco Somaini, where on the banks of the river Senagra, had one of its oldest and most prestigious silk factories. In the marble top is a negative image of a weaver, while below is…

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A great little activity to provide some distraction to kids who may be all "villa’d" out or just need some chill time. Conveniently located close to Lido di Menaggio near the lake.

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The Lido di Menaggio’s position right on the lake is one of the best in the area and includes two swimming pools, (adult and toddler) a sandy beach, three restaurants, its own brewery, kids…

The church S. Marta is of ancient origins. On the facade you can see the Roman memorial plaque of Minicio Exorato, a notable of the Roman empire; above it the town-arms. Inside the church there are some interesting paintings of the 17th century.

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Rental of motor boats with licence (a 260hp for a maximum of 7 people) or without licence (a selection of Marinello 40hp boats for a maximum of 6 or 7 people). Each boat is…

Enjoy the breathtaking views aboard Trombetta Express while you make your way to attractions from Menaggio, to Lenno with many stops in between. The complete…

Rock face overlooking a foot/bicycle path with stunning views of the lake. Total height is 200m with difficulty ranging from 4a/8a+. Follow the signs until you reach the…

The church S. Carlo which was built in 1614 on order of Cinzio Calvi so that he and his wife could have their tombs in it. The church has a characteristic Spanish style bell tower a reminder of the period of Spanish domination in the 15-16th century. The bell tower can be seen from the center of town.

The parish church of S. Stefano is of very ancient origins whose original Roman structures have however been lost; in fact the orientation itself is in…

This church is located in the village Nobiallo just north of Menaggio. The houses are clustered around the church which stands on the Antica Strada Regina, the antique Roman Road that connected Como with Alpine passes. The characteristic leaning bell tower is from the 13th century.

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High on the road is the sanctuary of the Madonna of Peace, erected in 1659 to celebrate the peace of Pirenei, which ended the Thirty Year War between the French and Spaniards. Characteristic is the Romanesque hanging bell (sec. XIII), and in the sanctuary is the venerated image of a Madonna from which are said…

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The hike, or more appropriately walk, to San Martino is relatively short at about 45 minutes up from Griante, or about 1 hour up from the shore of Lake Como. The views of Lake Como here are the best of anywhere on the Lake. See below for directions.

A perfect morning or afternoon hike with stunning views of Lake Como. San Martino is Lake Como’s most famous mountain church perched on a top a cliff above the town of Griante. Its official name is "Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino", but most everyone simply refers to it as San Martino. A…

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This parish church rebuilt between 1725 and 1738, is a remarkable example of Baroque art. Inside, in addition to the frescoes of Luigi Tagliaferro, is a valuable painting of the "Madonna of the Seven Sorrows" and a wooden statue of Lorenzo Matieli 1737.

Photo: Al Puunt - Snack Beach Bar

Need to get away from the heat and enjoy the lake the way the locals do? Visit Griante’s snack beach bar called Al Puunt (dialect for Al Ponte or at the bridge) where you can swim in the lake, rent sunbeds for tanning, rent kayaks, and buy refreshments and cold dishes like paninos. The view of the Lake from Al…

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A fascinating museum-house of the XIX century that belonged to Enrico Mylius, a German patron and a friend of Goethe and Manzoni, who collected works of important artists. The garden, rich with sculptures and rare…

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Restored villa located next to Villa Mylius Vigoni with beautiful grounds and views of the lake. The building is currently used as a conference facility but up to the 19th century it was a…

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Villa Maresi was built on the ruins of an ancient medieval castle is part of the system of fortifications dating back to the Franco-Hispanic war that…

Nineteenth century villa transformed into a comfortable, charming family-run, with a cozy living rooms in Art Nouveau style with large windows and original period frescoes. The villa, characterized by a…

Located in the 'center' of the lake, facing the Bellagio promontory, some 30 kilometers north of Como. It has been visited by many historical celebrities including Verdi, who wrote part of his famous La Traviata opera here. It continues to be a large tourist draw for the annual blossoming of Azaleas.

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A wonderful refined property with Lake, Gardens and more. Dating back to the 1750’s and is in fact where the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi stayed and composed ‘La Traviata’. Private residence. The…

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Beach club, restaurant, pool and tour services all available at this one of the more popular "Lidos" on Lake Como. Treat yourself to some sun and a long drink under an umbrella. The Lido di…

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We are part of the Anglican Church, belonging to the Diocese in Europe but we welcome all visitors of the Christian faith to our services of Holy Communion. These are held every Sunday at 10.30 am from the beginning of May to the end of…

Cadenabbia is a favorite spring and autumn resort, owing to the great beauty of the scenery, vegetation, and its sheltered location. It also serves as a popular health resort and a holiday place for travelers. The town was founded by the Celts about 500…

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The parish church is located next to the historical centre of the village of Griante. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century on the site of an ancient temple, that was probably consecrated by St. Felice, bishop of Como. The church has a simple structure with a single nave, a transept and two lateral…

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Lake como transfers provides luxury transportation, limo service, private transfers, tailor made excursions and concierge services on Lake Como. If you are arriving on Lake Como for Leisure, Business or…

The Greenway" is a leisurely and pleasant walk between Colonno and Cadenabbia following traces of the Antica Strada Regina, the antique connection road was built by the Romans. This 10 km long itinerary leads through ancient villages with wonderful examples of architecture, along villas and gardens with charming views.

Photo: Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club

A cradle of Italian beauty. A corner reminiscent of Britain overlooking Lake Como. A natural course with old world appeal. A heritage of golfing culture. The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club encompasses all of the above. Visitors are welcome every day.…

Villa Carlotta is a unique sanctuary of art and beauty with its magnificent botanical specimens and…

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Thanks to Giambattista Sommariva the villa reached its greatest glory in the 18th century, being enriched by art masterpieces and becoming a museum. Sommariva was an art collector and bought the estate at the beginning of the…

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What better way is there to admire Lake Como's most stunning spots than in one of Lake Como' s most luxurious vessels? Barindelli Taxi Boats, he's the one to call... Private tours or transfers by deluxe water taxi with…

In the hills of Tremezzo is the town of Rogaro whose old centre consists of 18th century homes grouped around the Baroque church dedicated to Mary. The church houses the famous wooden statue known as the Black Madonna which is said…

Photo: T Spa Grand, Hotel Tremezzo

At T Spa – super-stylish for its design and materials, with spectacular panoramic views over the Lake. Admission and treatments are reserved for the Hotel's Guests only. The ultimate blend of care, professionalism and harmony. T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers treatments from one of the…

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Boat and water taxi service in Varenna located a Riva Grande. Sit on top kayaks also available for rent. 40 HP boat with no license required.

The walk of lovers is a short pedestrian path cantilevered over water in Varenna. It affords romantic views of Lake Como, the mountains, and the small village with its colourful houses perched at the foot of the cliff which is crowned at the top by the Castello di Vezio. The red fenced promenande in Varenna,…

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The majestic scenery, coves and beaches on the lake are yours to explore ! You can stop to admire the beautiful villas and gardens or simply take a stroll through one of our characteristic lakeside towns and…

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The elegant boats of Taxi Boat Varenna offer guided tours of picturesque towns, villas and Lake Como’s beautiful surroundings away from the bustle of busy streets. Our services include tailor-made tours, a water venue for celebrations…

Spectacular views of Lake Como reward your hike to Pilone and Sasso San Martino, the mountain that is directly above the town of Griante. This is an easy to moderate hike. It takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours to walk to Pilone, and another 45 minutes to get to Sasso San Martino. From Sasso San Martino awe-inspiring…

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