castles-and-ruins near Pianello del Lario

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Como is Lake Como's largest city where you will find shopping, works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. Places to go inlcude the Duomo, the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Villa Olmo, the Volta Temple and Museum, the Teatro...

Featuring the hottest Dj’s in a modern high-tech club, this dance club rocks it out until the early hours of the night....

Enjoy a drink just a few meters from one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. You'll enjoy the best cocktails and delicious drinks, expertly prepared by our bartenders as well as a wide selection of beers, both bottled and canned. Il Tana is...

Converted from an old marble artisan's workshop, L'Orso Bar Hostaria comprises three large areas where it is possible to sample local specialities, pizza, panini and cold dishes. The sympathetic restoration of the locale has kept alive the artistic...

The Bar Sport in Lenno is situated directly on the lake, in the beautiful bay named “Gulf of Venus". The place is one of the most quiet and relaxing of the Como lake, surrounded by beautiful mountains. The exclusive terrace of the Bar Sport is maybe...

On the picturesque waterfront Lenno, Gulf and Bar Sports Bar serves snacks and refreshments and offer free wi-fi....

On the beach of Pianello del Lario in front of the most glamorous Lake of Como. It's the ideal place to spend a nice afternoon or an evening with friends, fun, good food and excellent music! Beach Front ..., Breakfast, Smart Restaurant at noon, Bar...

Our food is all fresh and Italian and we are constantly on the lookout for local products. We are especially proud of our salamis and cheeses some of which are made locally in Lake Como. We hope you can also appreciate their unique flavours. It is...

Our family run Restaurant is beautifully situate facing Bellagio and only a few minutes from the 18th century Villa Carlotta, from the Boat and Ferry Landing Station. With its romantic ambiance, our 19th century restaurant opens onto a large terrace...

A welcoming environment where you can enjoy traditional dishes and specialties of Lake Como, accompanied by carefully selected fine wine and great music to brighten your experience. Visit us to rediscover the pleasure of going out to eat....

Nando, the owner, started working very young in the restaurant / bar, serving in many great hotels, citing only the latter are the hotel "EXCELSIOR" at the Lido of Venice and the hotel "MONACO & GRAND CANAL" in the center of Venice. Always...

The restaurant is located 30 m from the boat passengers and 250 from that for passenger cars. The hall can accommodate up to a max of 65 people "sessions", and 100 people in "buffet". For custom quotes please contact us by email or by calling...

Excellent Pizzeria Our restaurant is also a pizzeria with a wood oven, our pizza is very good, come and try it. By appointment, are welcome, large groups, prepare quality menu and we can offer fast and cared for. Terrace overlooking Lake Rooftop...

Completely renovated during the period 2012/2014 to bring novelty, elegance with the same traditional quality of our products. It has an indoor and an outdoor covered area in the central square of Varenna. An ideal place for a business lunch, a...

The CROTTO di GITTANA is a flexible structure ideal for small banquets, meetings, parties and ceremonies, offering a wide range of services. There is a private parking, ample and free. Our kitchen has the honour of hosting cooking classes by Chef...

In the hills above Dongo there is this historic wine cellar or cave that dates back to the fifteenth century where they always kept the good wine and typical local cheeses such as semuda, salami and local baloney in a natural constant temperature....

Comfortable places, courtesy, kindness and of course an excellent homemade cooking: these are the ingredients of our restaurant! We will welcome you at lunch and dinner to make you try the delicious recipes of our Chef Maurizio or one of our...

The hotel is located in the village of Menaggio, centrally located, just a few meters from the lake. Home cooking with specialties of seafood and game. Our pizzas are handled directly by the pizza maker with European and international specialties....

The restaurant, as well as being the completion of a modern hotel, is open to all, to both patrons of passage for groups booked. The large room divisible if necessary, with 220 seats, has large windows with views of the group and communicates...

Few places are as romantic as Bellagio, called the Pearl of Lake Como, the world of beautiful landscapes of mountains and lake; where we find the restaurant the Busciona; perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquility. The restaurant has in its menu...

The restaurant is located directly on Lake Como from Bellagio's lakeside promenade a short distance from the ferry and taxi services on the boat. From the covered porch and the shady garden at the lake you can enjoy a magnificent view of Tremezzo,...

Easy environment, modern and bright; summer with outdoor garden, overlooking Forte Montecchio. Our strong point is the rotating wood oven. 20 pizzas in less than three minutes !!!!!!!! We offer our customers (lunch and dinner) a wide selection of...

In the high branch of Lake Como in the hills above Dongo there is the Trattoria Crottone, historic winery that dates back the XV century, where they were always kept the good wine and local cheeses like Semuda and salami and mortadella nostrani to a...

The overlooks the lake of Como in front of the Bellagio's Villa Serbelloni. The quiet and familiar atmosphere, the service friendly and always accurate will make your stay very pleasant. Our chef Antonio and his team are devoted to the preparation...

Among the hills and the villas of Lake Como, Rodrigo Restaurant is located in a wonderful location on the shore of the lake. With a beautiful terrace in front of Bellagio, surrounded by mountains Larian, from which you can enjoy lovely views over...

Once upon a time ... .The Mill Bigio, so his name was long, long ago, the building located in the town of Ossuccio to the right of the stream Perlana, at the foot of the Sacred Mountain, bought in the sixties by a young married couple , "the Orlando...

La Canottieri is a charming corner of Lake Como. The resto-bar serves hearty breakfasts and aperitifs. It operates a service catering with sandwiches, hot and cold dishes and a wide selection of pizzas. It operates a service catering with...

La Locanda Grifo (also known as the "Trattoria del Grifo" or simply "The Griffin") is a typical restaurant of Lake Como and has a centuries-old culinary tradition, passed on from generation to generation. Home-made specialities are: “arborelle in...

Just steps from the Piazza and Lake Lenno is the # 1 Osteria. The kitchen offers both specialty, traditional, typical local dishes of both land and sea, most wanted, thanks to the creativity and all 'international experience of the chef Adriano .....

Albergo Lario is located on the northern tip of Lake Como in the quaint village of Gera Lario, the most northerly village on the lake. Discover Italian cuisine that includes fresh home made pasta, meat and fish dishes that include a number of Lake...

A breathtaking view awaits you: from our terrace overlooking the lake, you can relax and spend pleasant moments, gustarti delicious berti or a drink. An old folk tale tells the story of Antonius de Phicani, called Ficano: squire narcissus, perhaps...

The restaurant which is magnificently run by the chef Pippo, provides friendly surroundings allowing you to appreciate your choice in this hotel even more: starting from breakfast through aperitifs and coffee-breaks down to evening supper. The...

Savour the excellent cuisine and enjoy an unforgettable time on Lake Como. The residence has been recently restored and offers refined surroundings and beautifully appointed apartments in the heart of village Gravedona. A large Pizzeria &...

Hotel Restaurant Azalea, located 100 meters from the famous "Villa Carlotta" in Tremezzo in Tremezzo town center "Lario". It has 9 rooms, all with lake view and a restaurant, where you can taste the delicious local and international cuisine....

Crotto di Biosio is located just outside the village overlooking the Como Lake. In summer, our terraces are the perfect place where have dining and enjoy the fantastic landscape: a wide view of lake and mountains. Behind the dining rooms there is...

Albergo De Jean Restaurant is located in Garzeno is a small mountain village in the province of Como, in the Lombardy region, has more or less 900 inhabitants is one of the smallest municipalities in the province of Como. Garzeno, 662 meters above...

Crotto of the Camellias, located in the historic village of Stazzona, Vanzonico, offering a kitchen where genuine homemade polenta uncia becomes the main attraction. The hospitable atmosphere surrounded by nature hills will make you rediscover the...

Restaurant on the lake with a large terrace with beautiful lake views featuring specialties of the lake and Valtellina....

Restaurant La Baia (La Baia means ‘The Bay’ in Italian) is located in the picturesque village of San Vito – Cremia on the shores of Lake Como. It offers an enchanting panoramic view of the lake and The Alps that you can savor while you enjoy our...

Sushi Genkai is located in Colico (LC) Via Nazionale, 105, a few steps from the waters of Lake Como. Offers the best Japanese cuisine in a modern and created to accommodate the customer looking for a moment of relaxation and enjoyment, in the sign...

A few kilometers from Lake Como and a few hundred meters from the Castello di Vezio, the restaurant "Il Portichetto", opened in April 2004, combines the warmth of welcome. The vegetables are seasonally harvested from our garden, the meat comes from...

Whether you would like a formal reception, a more informal buffet or a romantic dinner “au bord du lac", our romantic and enchanting venue, the grand dining room which opens up on the enchantment of the lake, the very good cuisine and the unique...

Portovino is the place where you can taste, savor, satisfy your hunger and satisfy the palate. The commercial activity of the family Cornaggia began in 1945 and before becoming restaurant was gastronomy with bakery and wine shop. Besides a wide...

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Trattoria Santo Stefano is a historical restaurant laid down along the shores of Como Lake and is located in the old town center of Lenno, a popular resort on the lake known thanks to the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes and the famous Villa...

The inn comes by the desire of our father Giacomino who as a child dreamed about the creation of a restaurant in the uncles’s wood, a place with a spectacular view over Bellagio. When he was a boy started to built it by himself during his leisure...

Since 1974 two generations of typical and authentic Lake Como cuisine located in a quiet hamlet a short distance from the lake. The restored stone building with a small terrace and splendid view of Lake Como provides an authentic and rustic...

Family-run restaurant and Pizzeria. Located in the characteristic historical center of Bellagio, with a wide selection of pizzas, succulent meat dishes. In the heart of the old village, just steps from the Basilica of St.Giacomo and near the pier of...

Get off the beaten path! Only a 10 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal in Cadenabbia, the Bar Pizzeria La Torre San Martino is the ideal place for those who want to taste an excellent pizza, from the simplest to the gourmet. You can taste them in...

The restaurant is located in a panoramic position with wonderful view of the three branches of Lake Como, in a charming setting surrounded and embraced by a colorful garden. It is an ideal place for romantic dinners or light lunches in the...

La Grotta, located in Bellagio, offers a great variety of pizza's cooked in a wood oven typical local dishes and mediterranean cuisine the restaurant offers a pleasant dining experience....

Rosa dei Venti is located in Dorio, offers its customers an exclusive and sought after, with beautiful landscapes and views of Lake Lecco / Como. Ideal to spend relaxing moments and taste. We are positioned in one of the best areas of the lake, with...

On May 12 2010 Ristorante Borgovino opened its doors to the public. A tiny restaurant, only seven tables inside and two outside, situated in a quaint little Italian town called Varenna on lake Como in northern Italy. You will find several local...

Located in Bellagio old town center a few steps from the main hotels and shops. Terrazza Barchetta offers you unique high quality services: the restaurant with its typical dishes based on lake fish and italian kitchen, the dining options for a quick...

The menu is completed with the offer of traditional regional dishes and sweets homemade, proposals made with raw materials from local farms and local producers. The "Mella" has always maintained its typical housewife. He also sought to diversify the...

Located in front of the lake with an outside terrace, equipped with an air-conditioning system for the summer months. So even on the hottest days, you’ll be able to come and cool off at our bar while sipping an ice-cold drink in the fresh air. Hot...

Our table offers a wide choice of dishes, from classic suggestions of international cuisine all'intramontabile pizza. Each dish is prepared with fresh ingredients and carefully selected among the best retailers and producers in the area. Our...

Found this beautiful place in the mountains of Plesio, we have the opportunity to continue with the tradition of our family and to welcome you in a warm and nice to offer, always with the help of our father, the best of our cuisine. The love for...

Welcome to the Crotto di Pino Restaurant specialised in grilled food. It represents the ideal solution for the one who looks for the good tastes of the traditional kitchen. It offers a pleasant and calm atmosphere where you can spend a romantic...

L'Osteria del Giuanin was born in 1967 from the passion of a family of fishermen who continuously served until the early 90s, simple fish dishes with accompaniments. Since 1996, our management has continued to keep the tradition enriching the menu...

The restaurant "Cavallino - Trattoria fishermen" offers a wide choice of fresh lake fish, because fish from us daily. The restaurant has indoor rooms and a terrace on the lake opposite the moorings of the ferry to Bellagio. It is the perfect setting...

Varenna, characteristic and ancient town located on the eastern shores of Como Lake, it’s right in front of Bellagio and between lake and mountains in an ensemble of unique and striking scenarios. The old village is reachable through steep alleys,...

You’ll be inspired by the romantic setting of our “La Terrazza" restaurant, without a shadow of a doubt the most beautiful on Lake Como. We want your dining experience to be exclusive, extra-special and astounding too. In addition, Osvaldo Presazzi...

Beccaccino is in the heart of the natural oasis of Pian di Spagna, in front of the river Mera which connects Lake Novate Mezzola to Lake Como. Here nature is still the master of the territory and marks the ancient rhythms of life. The natural...

A Veluu invites you to enjoy fine dining and comfort nestled on the gentle slopes of Tremezzo, offering exclusive views of Lake Como. Our discreet location has played host to many of Lake Como’s rich and famous since opening its doors to the public...

We are in Bologna, a small and typical village just above Varenna. The particular position of the town, set on a mountain with panorama views of the center lake area from Bellagio to Varenna. Our kitchen is typical of Lombardia region with a...

A few kilometers from the evocative setting of Lake Como and a few hundred meters from the Castello di Vezio, the restaurant "il Portichetto", combines the warmth of the welcome offered by the management of the family Greppi, and a rich menu with...

The restaurant is located in La Breva Lierna (Lecco), less than ten meters from the eastern shore of Lake Como. It is set in a landscaped garden and offers two rooms — elegant and refined, a lovely courtyard, connected to an air-conditioned veranda...

The Sottovento restaurant with its wonderful large terrace faces the lake where it is possible to catch a glimps of Bellagio and the swiss alps beyond. Sottovento is a quite and peaceful location, where you can relax and enjoy only the sound of the...

The Greenhouse restaurant (Le Serre), is a panoramic restaurant on the fifth floor; ‘Moonlight Restaurant’, open-air restaurant situated on the panoramic 4th-floor terrace; panoramic ‘The Turrett’, 4th floor panoramic bar, with large solarium; Bar...

Menu changes every night of the week (and which in turn changes every three or four weeks without recurrence). The customer can only decide whether to take the entire menu (from starter to dessert) or just a dish or two (but always within the menu...

The Albergo Ristorante Gnocchi is housed in an old building located in the heart of historic Cortenova, a beautiful small town framed by the mountains of the Valsassina. The hotel offers its guests 23 rooms.The Gnocchi Restaurant is ideal for...

Our hotel is known by Italian and international clientele for hospitality and service quality. It’s the perfect stop for peace of mind in the mountains of Valsassina. Ideal as a stopover for your summer holiday and as a starting point for mountain...

Our clients have a breathtaking view directly onto the Upper Lario basin a splendid open-air terrace. This view also takes in the natural amphitheatre afforded by the surrounding Orobiche and Retiche Alpes mountains. The peacefulness of this...

Welcome to the Ristorante Pizzeria Il Faro, a few steps from the lake, in a pedestrian zone. It’s a special place where you can also take advantage of the wide veranda in the summer. Private parking available.We are a Pizzeria Restaurant, we offer...

A restaurant on the beach and perfect destination for those who want to spend a day 'away' from the usual monotony. Located directly on the largest and most beautiful beach on Lake Como, you can spend a wonderful day outdoors soaking up the sun with...

Surrounded by green, set between the gardens of the neoclassical Villa Melzi and the Romanesque Church of St. Mary Silvio’s is the ideal place for a romantic dinner or a quality meal with Family of Friends. Apartments and rooms with great views are...

In summer, our terraces are the perfect place where have dining and enjoy the fantastic landscape: a wide view of lake and mountains. Crotto di Biosio is located just outside the village overlooking the Como Lake. In winter, we host you in our...

Our restaurant is located in the romantic courtyard at the Antico Pozzo Apartments. Our guests can taste traditional dishes, lakeside specialities and the classical pizza. The menu changes according to the season so that that produce is always fresh...

La Goletta is a new restaurant with typical Italian regional cuisine at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, directed by Chef Ettore Bocchia, a great lover of Mediterranean cuisine and researcher of the highest quality ingredients. The wooden walls and...

The restaurant, reviewed by the best restaurant guides and holder of a star in the Michelin Guide, is directed by chef Ettore Bocchia, who is passionate about Mediterranean cuisine, known for his skill in seeking out ingredients of the highest...

Our type of kitchen is Classic, the old grandmother's recipes that combined with a pinch of creativity become unique dishes, colourful and tasty, especially with an eye to health. We seek to enhance the flavours of foods without overdoing it with...

Discover our history and our kitchen and the possibilities that we have to organize an event in a unique environment in one of the most exclusive locations of ItalyOur buffet, consisting of local products provides several proposals of meats,...

Fine dining and warm hospitality. A multi-award winning Chef Luigi Gandola, and his staff are proud to introduce you to and let you sample the cuisine of Lake Como. From the center of Bellagio you get there on foot, however, a free shuttle service...

The restaurant at Lido di Cadenabbia exudes a romantic and cozy, perfect for a meal with family or friends. Offering spectacular views of Lake Como and Bellagio, the restaurant of the beach is the perfect place to dine and enjoy classic Italian...

Mediterranean kitchen couples courses with season ingredients, competent technique, originality and careful presentation. We are a few minutes distance from Bellagio old town center, in the wonderful setting of Loppia, ancient fishermen village, and...

The most characteristic place where to share some good food in Bellagio. Since 1973 when Nonna Pina used to run the Trattoria with her son Edoardo, the place still offers you a piece of Italian tradition for everyone's pocket. The place has the...

Welcome to Pizzeria Balognett in beautiful Tremezzo, Italy. We celebrate the simple pleasures of authentic Italian home cooking in a welcoming and romantic atmosphere. From wood-oven pizzas to vegetables harvested from our own gardens, we’re proud...

The "Osteria Quatro Pass", quiet and comfortable, is ideal for those who want to have a pleasant romantic moment but also be in the company of family and close friends. An old warehouse transformed into an intimate and refined setting where you can...

To the table! Dinner under the stars and lunch by the pool, the menu changes with the seasons. Traditional dishes and creative cooking, fresh ingredients and our own true flavors. PIZZA FOR ALL TASTES! Wine list is very inviting, good choices and...

The Albergo Milano is a small gem in the Lake Como area: it is located in the historical center of Varenna, a charming village on the central shore of the lake which has recently become a favourite destination for tourists from all over the world....

A hidden gem located near Perledo, serving authentic Italian food for many generations. Consistently well reviewed and fondly remembered as a highlight by many a visitor. For some years now we’ve been offering this novel and interesting opportunity,...

This restaurant with view on Lake Como is one of the few places where you can enjoy the flavors of the Lake Como cuisine revisited with real mastery. The Restaurant La Darsena has a wonderful view on the Bellagio promontory and on the Grigne thanks...

Welcome to our family run restaurant since 1965, when it was inaugurated by Ostinelli Antonio and Beatrice. The restaurant is located on the famous Salita Serbelloni also known as the "Ditch" a time of the ancient town boundary. Bilacus in Latin...

The restaurant Vecchia Varenna, located in the historic part of town, has a terrace surrounded by the waters of Lake Como. The premises of the 1400s, now used as a restaurant, were home to an ancient laboratory of black marble of Varenna. It is...

The Tower is located on a rocky outcrop above the village of Spurano and it was an ancient watchtower, which probably dates back to the 12th century. The fortified structure, included in the difensive system of the Comacina Island, was probably...

An ancient palace of the seventeenth century. It belonged to one of the most influential families of Lake Como, the Brentano, who later moved to Milan and then to Germany. It is currently used in part as a city hall where the renown painter Giulio...

Originally a signalling tower, that later became a fortress as documented 1158. There is no information about the proceeding centuries until 1454 when the area fell into the hands of the Republic of Venice and the Adda River became the natural...

The Castle lies on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Como close to Riva Bianca and its namesake beach. Built in the Romanesque period, the fortress was at the focus of several historical events, like the battle between Milan and Como in 1124. It was...

Also called Tower of Barbarossa, stands high over Mandello dating from the twelfth century. The tower has been rebuilt over the years, but retains interesting architectural features like the arched portal, the remains of painted trophies and a...

Volunteers of the Cultural Center Library Bellagio deal with loaning library books and organize various cultural events....

At Mount Cross Ardona (m. 1005), a path splits into two. On the left, is a wooded summit then down along a bumpy ride to the entrance of Castel d'Ardona. To the right, a few bends bring you to same point but the road is much easier (1h 30 'from...

Gate Tower is an imposing fortress, 40 meters high, built in 1192, on the initiative of the mayor Hubert de 'Olevano, to defend the entrance to the city of Como. In the fourteenth century the great tower was flanked by two other pentagonal towers,...

In the medieval center of Villincino, was a fortified town built in the late tenth century. The village was owned by the wealthy family Carpani. The town was destroyed in 1278. The small and picturesque district is accessed by going through a tower,...

The Broletto or "Town Hall" is the most important medieval secular building in Como. The building rises immediately northwest of the Cathedral; representing an almost unique example of the close connection between spiritual and temporal power in a...

Fort Fuentes is a former military fort on the hill of Montecchio or Monteggiolo near Colico, northern Italy. It was built by the Spanish governor of Milan, Don Pedro Enríquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes, to defend the northern border of the Spanish...

Baradello Castle is situated on hill dominating the valley like a stone sentinel watching over the town of Como and Spina Verde Park. The top of the tower provides 360 degree views of the city, the Alps and Po Valley. The fortification was used...

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