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The village of Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, at the beginning of a large valley that connects Menaggio to Lake Lugano. Thanks to its central location Menaggio is an excellent base point to discover Lake Como. The town is characterized by a central square and a splendid long lake that offers a unique panorama of the lake. The origins of the village are ancient and in its historic center there is no shortage of important artistic legacies that can be discovered through an interesting itinerary.
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About the village

Menaggio is situated in the heart of Lake Como, on its western shore, at the beginning of a valley that connects Menaggio with Lake Lugano. The town consists of a centre and three villages - Loveno, Nobiallo and Croce - and has a total of about 3200 inhabitants.  Menaggio is of ancient origins, and in its centre as well as in its villages, there are many interesting monuments which can be discovered following an interesting itinerary described in the leaflet  “Historical Itinerary Through the Town and its Hamlets In case there are children walking with you, the tourist office suggests the amusing puzzle tour you can do together with the itinerary through the centre. Since the second half of the 18th century, high society liked to stay in the splendid villas of the sunny village Loveno. Among these is Villa Mylius Vigoni. The hamlet Nobiallo, built around its parish church of SS Bartolomeo and Nicolao  with its characteristic Romanesque leaning bell tower of the XIII century, is crossed through by the Antica Strada Regina, an ancient roman road. From Croce you can take the short walk to the superb belvedere “la Crocetta” where you find remains of the defense line of the First World War. Thanks to its central position, its main ferry links and bus connections, Menaggio is an ideal starting point for all kinds of excursions. On foot or by mountain bike you can explore the trails of the Val Sanagra Park, a large territory rich in flora and fauna just above Menaggio. Menaggio boasts an awesome 18 hole golf course founded in 1907, and a lido with a big beach and swimming pools. The restaurants in the centre of town and in the hamlets all have traditional dishes on their menus either with lake specialities, with its preference for fish, or the cuisine of the valleys, with polenta, game, mushrooms and local cheeses.  During the evenings musical events in the piazza , and small handcraft markets, often  animate the town.

Village of Menaggio
The Municipality of Menaggio
Province of Como
Region Lombardia

Inhabitants: 3.143
Altitude center: 203 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
Paesi Bandiera Arancione

BY CAR

  • From Milan: take the "Laghi" highway in the direction of A8 - Varese / A9 Como-Chiasso. Continue on A8. Near Lainate, turn right on the E35 Autostrada dei Laghi towards A9 Como - Chiasso. Take the Como Lake exit (the last exit for Italy before arriving in Switzerland). At a roundabout, follow the signs for Menaggio and take the SS340 state road.
  • From Lugano: Take the Lugano Nord exit and follow the signs for Gandria - St. Moritz. Once you have crossed Lugano, follow the signs for Menaggio. After passing the customs in Gandria, follow the SS.340 to Menaggio.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Lugano station
  • Como station
  • Varenna Esino station

BY PLANE

  • Milan Malpensa airport
  • Milan Linate airport
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio airport
  • Lugano airport
  • Airport of St. Moritz

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Immobiliare Menaggio
via Mazzini, 1/3 - 02075, Menaggio

From the blog

If you are looking for a unique, rich and tasty dish, this rice with perch is what you are looking for. This risotto, of simple preparation, typical of the village of Menaggio and the nearby lake areas, contains the flavors and the tradition of Lombardy: on one hand for the presence of risotto, a true representative of the cuisine of this region, on the other for the perch of lake, breaded and fried. The perch of the lake is a widespread fish in the Lake of Como, in the Ceresio and in other lakes of the Brianza area. The perch o...
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