What to see on Lake Como? The villages of Varenna, Bellagio, Tremezzina and Menaggio are 4 jewels to be discovered among lakeside walks, villas, gardens and fascinating historic centers. They are the villages of the tourist district of central Lake Como, loved all over the world for the beauty of their places, as well as for their traditional hospitality, gastronomy, local products and shopping. For a trip out of town or a real holiday dedicated to relaxation, sport and nature, these 4 villages of Lake Como are ideal destinations all year round. Let's find them one by one.
A fishing village that retains all its ancient beauty, Varenna is located on the Lecco branch of Lake Como. Its historic center is a real suggestion with its maze of alleys among the pastel-colored houses. Among the most special places in Varenna there is also the "Lovers Walk", a romantic walkway over the lake, partly suspended over the water, one of the most evocative places on Lake Como. Just above the village of Varenna is the Vezio Castle, with its inspiring atmospheres that can also be reached with a walk in nature.
Bellagio is one of the most famous villages of Lake Como. Elegant and refined, it is located on the extreme tip of the promontory that separates the two branches of the lake. An exceptional location that also offers a mild climate all year round. Here there are some of the beautiful historic villas of Lake Como. Among the most famous is Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, with their wonderful gardens. And you can also discover Bellagio at the table or shopping in the streets of the historic center. Loved by celebrities of the present and of the past, this village is visited by tourists from all over the world for its unique beauty, its surroundings and the many activities between nature and sport.
Tremezzina contains wonderful villages to be discovered in a single municipality, such as Tremezzo, Ossuccio, Lenno and Mezzegra. Between Mediterranean scents, azaleas and hydrangeas, these mild climate places have been a refined destination since the time of the Grand Tour of the European aristocracy. An expression of elegance is Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, a precious artistic jewel also famous for its gardens. Tremezzina is now also known for the Green Way, the green way of Lake Como, a 10-kilometer path for everyone to do on foot or by bicycle, which unites different villages in the municipality and 70 points of interest.
Menaggio is one of the most important centers on the western shore of Lake Como. In addition to Menaggio, the three villages of Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo are part of it. Its historical, cultural and naturalistic heritage have made it famous all over the world, as well as its gastronomic offer to be enjoyed in local restaurants to discover the true tradition of lake cuisine. There are many activities to do in Menaggio, from excursions in the Val Sanagra Park to water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing and water skiing. This is where the Lake Como Marathon Trial ends every year. To visit in Menaggio there are also its churches, such as the Church of Santo Stefano, the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Pace and the Church of San Carlo and the medieval castle which can be reached on a road overlooking the Sanagra.
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