Mennagio, an attractive thriving town on the western shores of Lake Como although smaller than lakeside resorts such as Bellagio and Lecco, is non less picturesque. This historic lakeside village has lots to offer the lover of the great outdoors. With it's 18 hole golf course, miles of walking and trekking, swimming and mountain biking all waiting to be discovered. It is also the perfect base to discover the surrounding areas.
What to do
You'll never be short of things to do in beautiful Mennagio. For lovers of golf there is a superb 18 hole golf close to town. There is plenty of good walking in the area, Mennagio has long been used as a starting point and base for walkers wanting to explore the surrounding areas, whether easy strolls or mountain hikes.
In town you will find a large, outdoor, lakeside lido, a great place for the kids to let off some steam or simply spend a relaxing afternoon. For the adventurous you can rent a motor, sailing boat or kayak to explore the surrounding areas. And of course don't forget to explore the beautiful town of Mennagio itself. Take a wander around the medieval alleyways and lake front promenade. Stop off in one of the many small shops offering local craft products such as shoes, clothing and home accessories.
What to eat
Il ristorante Di Paolo, situated near the waterfront, offers great food and people watching! A favourite with tourists and locals alike. For the best views in town head to Ristorante Red Bay. This restaurant with stunning lake views is at the end of the promenade on Menaggio's lakefront. The outdoor eating area is on a promontory ensuring uninterrupted views up the lake. If exploring by foot, take time to stop off at Pane e Cioccolato in the old town for a well-earned Gelato.
How to get there
Trains run from Milan Centrale to stations in Como (Como San Giovanni and Como Lago Nord) and Varenna and cost under €10 and take less than an hour. Ferries link to Menaggio from there. Private transfers take approx 1hr 15mins from Milan airports. From Bergamo-Orio al Serio Airport, take the Lake Como express bus service. Private transfer takes approx. 1 hr 50 mins.
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