Menaggio
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This attractive resort, located on the western shore of Lake Como, is a joy for outdoor enthusiasts who may be tempted by wind surfing and water-skiing on the lake, as well as golf and horseback riding in the countryside.
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  • Steve S
    Palm Springs, California1,677 contributions
    A quaint lakeside village with a beautiful promenade.
    Today we took a ferry across the lake to the village of Menaggio. We walked North along the beautiful promenade and continued out of town. We were surprised to find a walking/bike path that has been developed out of an abandoned train route. We walked about 10 miles round trip. A Great way to spend our day!
    Visited September 2022
    Written 23 January 2023
  • packcal
    California1,310 contributions
    Worth a visit
    Attractive and worth visiting, however less idyllic than Bellagio and Varenna. The town square and the lakefront walk are the two better attractions. Had one of our less appetizing meals during our 3 week trip at a walk-in place on the town square.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Martin J
    London, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Megganio and the Bella Menaggio Terrazzo apartments
    Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy is simply wonderful. Not as busy as Varenna or Bellagio, but with all the charm of a small lake side town in Italy that you’d expect. It is well connected by ferries, but they do stop around 8pm. The town has a lovely square with a number of restaurants, cafes, shops. We always managed to get seated in the afternoon, but do recommend making evening reservations. There is a beautiful promenade for an evening stroll, and the most picturesque mini golf course right on the lake front. we stayed at the Bella Menaggio Terrazzo apartment. The apartment is a short walk from town (10 mins max), and up hill. A bit hard with 3 large suitcases, and you have to cross a road on a tight bend. However the short walk is worth it. The view from the terrace is the best!!!. The apartment had 3 bedrooms. Two doubles (main with nice en-suite) and a children’s room with 3 bunks. Three bathrooms, and a open plan kitchen, diner, lounge make up the apartment. It is well appointed and we found it very clean. Only wish would be for a Nespresso coffee machine. Apart from that it’s excellent. Highly recommend and would stay again. Getting from Milan Malapense airport is a trek. Two trains, one ferry and a 10 mins walk. But it’s worth it in the end.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • M_J_Whitworth
    Banbury, United Kingdom49 contributions
    Great base for exploring the lake - and chilling out
    Lovely location on Lake Como. Menaggio is a great base to explore the lake, with easy access to other locations via boat and bus. Some great places to eat and drink and always seems to be something going on in the main square (Piazza Garibaldi)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
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M_J_Whitworth
Banbury, UK49 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Lovely location on Lake Como. Menaggio is a great base to explore the lake, with easy access to other locations via boat and bus. Some great places to eat and drink and always seems to be something going on in the main square (Piazza Garibaldi)
Written 2 October 2023
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Martin J
London, UK17 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy is simply wonderful. Not as busy as Varenna or Bellagio, but with all the charm of a small lake side town in Italy that you’d expect. It is well connected by ferries, but they do stop around 8pm. The town has a lovely square with a number of restaurants, cafes, shops. We always managed to get seated in the afternoon, but do recommend making evening reservations. There is a beautiful promenade for an evening stroll, and the most picturesque mini golf course right on the lake front.
we stayed at the Bella Menaggio Terrazzo apartment. The apartment is a short walk from town (10 mins max), and up hill. A bit hard with 3 large suitcases, and you have to cross a road on a tight bend. However the short walk is worth it. The view from the terrace is the best!!!.
The apartment had 3 bedrooms. Two doubles (main with nice en-suite) and a children’s room with 3 bunks. Three bathrooms, and a open plan kitchen, diner, lounge make up the apartment. It is well appointed and we found it very clean. Only wish would be for a Nespresso coffee machine. Apart from that it’s excellent. Highly recommend and would stay again.
Getting from Milan Malapense airport is a trek. Two trains, one ferry and a 10 mins walk. But it’s worth it in the end.
Written 22 August 2023
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LonestarSpartan
Chapel Hill, NC745 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Menaggio is a nice town that is relatively flat, so easy walking, unlike some of the other towns around Lake Como.

There is a long walkway along the Lake which is a beautiful walk. There is also an unusual putt-putt golf course near the end that looks very challenging.

Lots of interesting shops and restaurants.

I would recommend visiting Menaggio. It's easily accessible by ferry.
Written 11 June 2023
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packcal
California1,310 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Attractive and worth visiting, however less idyllic than Bellagio and Varenna. The town square and the lakefront walk are the two better attractions. Had one of our less appetizing meals during our 3 week trip at a walk-in place on the town square.
Written 8 June 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,677 contributions
Sep 2022
Today we took a ferry across the lake to the village of Menaggio. We walked North along the beautiful promenade and continued out of town. We were surprised to find a walking/bike path that has been developed out of an abandoned train route. We walked about 10 miles round trip. A Great way to spend our day!
Written 23 January 2023
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Christy
Los Angeles, CA262 contributions
Sep 2022
Very lovely town worth visiting. We came here with the boat from Varenna. It takes 15 minutes only. Short walk to town from ferry station. I highly recommend to stroll trough town and if you want to have lunch like us don't fall for tourist traps. I highly recommend Il ristorante di Paolo, La fabrica del Gelato and Lavender shop for souvenirs and gifts! I think every small town has it but we bought ours in Menaggio. Pretty town enough for half a day visit.
Written 2 November 2022
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heatheralexandrab
Belfast, UK2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
A beautiful town for a serene holiday, with unbelievable views! Highly recommend with plenty to do and some delicious restaurants to visit. Much less touristic than Bellagio.
Written 2 October 2022
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Rodger B
Rochdale, UK34 contributions
Sep 2022
We decided to go to Lake Como for the first time and were very impressed by our trip. The plane was delayed for two hours and after a one hour plus coach journey to Menaggio we arrived at our hotel just after midnight. We went straight to bed but on waking in the morning we opened the curtains to see the beautiful lake in front of us. The hotel was good, our room was spacious and very clean and the staff were excellent. The buffet breakfast was good as was the restaurant and bar where the staff again were efficient and very friendly. We spent some time sun bathing but also enjoyed travelling the lake on the very available ferries. We also spent time exploring the local area and all in all had a very enjoyable time.
Written 26 September 2022
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Suresh C
Charlotte, NC949 contributions
Aug 2022
We stayed at Bellagio and took a ferry to Menaggio. We have to leave the first ferry because there was a huge crowd and there was a rush to get in. We had a 30 minutes for the next one and we were lucky to get it - many were there who got disappointed. Due to this hurdle, we had very little time - so went around the town center, heard the church bells ring at 5pm, had an icecream and returned back.
Definitely the place has more to offer and we did not do justification in visiting it with less time available. Return ferry to Bellagio was the last one and it did not turn up for 30 minutes - we were worried, but it came subsequently and we completed our trip
Written 11 September 2022
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Jackie_lonsdale
Reading, UK159 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Menaggio is an elegant town on the lake with lots of opportunities to explore the lake. There are frequent boats to various destinations and also eBike hire (from Canaja eBikes, situated within the Conrad supermarket car park). The eBike hire (I am sure there are other possibilities to hire) was great, with the availability of a cycle track from Menaggio to Lake Lugano, following an old railway track. The journey was about 13k long and was a mix of shade and open paths with a cafe at a camp site for a stop along the route. The eBikes made the hills easily achievable. I highly recommend
Written 5 September 2022
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