Menaggio

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Menaggio which includes a city and a fountain

Menaggio Part of Lake Como’s Golden Triangle, this stylish town has historic architecture and picturesque squares, jaw-dropping scenery, watersports and outdoor adventures.

Discover centuries-old landmarks and lively piazzas, golf, watersports and walking trails at Menaggio. This pretty lakeside town is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery and is popular with everyone from families and honeymooners to day trippers and nature lovers.

Menaggio sits on the central western shores of Italy’s magnificent Lake Como.

At the heart of Menaggio’s cobbled historic center is the animated Piazza Garibaldi. Find bars, cafés and traditional trattorias, many with outdoor patios and lake views. Stroll along Via Calvi and peek inside the boutiques, fashion stores and souvenir shops. Follow the winding alleyways that lead to historic monuments such as the ruins of a 16th-century fortress. Study beautiful frescos at the Chiesa di Santa Marta (Church of Santa Marta) and Chiesa di Santo Stefano (Church of Santo Stephano).

Enjoy a stroll along the tree-lined waterfront promenade. Sit on a bench and gaze across the lake to the towns of Bellagio and Varenna. On a warm summer day you might want to take a refreshing swim in Lido di Menaggio, an open-air pool. Rent a boat at the harbor and take a self-guided tour of the lake. Alternatively, try your hand at waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Go to the tourist office on Piazza Garibaldi to collect information about walking and mountain biking trails in nearby Monte Grona. Visit Parco Val Sanagra, a protected reserve home to colorful flora, wildlife and ancient rural settlements.

If you are into golf, play a round at the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club or have some family-friendly fun at the waterfront miniature golf course.

Menaggio is about a 45-minute drive from both the lakeside town of Como and Lugano in Switzerland. It is easily accessible by buses, boats and ferries from other destinations on the lake. Get around on foot and bike or ride the summer tourist train, which travels between Menaggio and Lenno. The town is ideal for daytrips, but if you want to stay for longer, there is a range of accommodations, from campsites to luxury hotel resorts.

Besides its many attractions Menaggio is a gateway to the stunning Lake Piano and Lake Lugano on the Italian-Swiss border.

Hotel Du Lac
Hotel Du Lac
3 out of 5
Via Mazzini 27, Menaggio, CO
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The price is AU$184 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Situated in Menaggio, this golf hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Menaggio Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Villa Carlotta. Villa Melzi and Villa del Balbianello are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (196 reviews)
"Lake front location and at the heart of Piazza Giuseppe. It is a small hotel with a great view of the lake and it has that old Italian vibe that I like. If you are looking for a modern hotel, I don't think Lake Como is the place that you want to visit because it is a provincial area filled with rich ..."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

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Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa
Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is AU$800 per night from 30 Oct. to 30 Oct.
Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Menaggio Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club and Villa Carlotta. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Lovely renovated hotel, and superb spa. Staff were extremely attentive & helpful. Will be returning on our next visit to Como"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel Bellavista
3 out of 5
Via Iv Novembre 21, Menaggio, CO
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Menaggio Beach and Spiaggia Lerai. Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club and Cadenabbia ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (281 reviews)
"Family run hotel in excellent position overlooking lake. Breakfast on the terrace was lovely. Food very good. All the stafff were friendly and especially Reception staff so helpful & knowledgeable and spoke English (my Italian very limited!), and it was super clean! Would definitely stay here again, ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2021

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