THE LOCAL AREA

THE LOCAL AREA

 

Our lake, with its attractions and potentialities can satisfy different needs, passions and interests:

 

  • Daily excursions (accessible to all) with local guides to discover the “Lario” places and the old villages. Canyoning, climbing, downhill skiing, snowshoe walks  www.hikingcomolake and www.altolarioguide.com
  • Mountain-bike and trekking paths beside the lake and mid-coast www.caidongo.it .

  • Just let us know your wishes and we'll do our best to make them come true.

  • Lake side walk
  • Relax on the several pebble and sand beeches bordering the lake
  • Water sport: sailing-boat, wind-surf, kite-surf - www.skiffsailing.it , kayak, water-skiing, … 
  • Visit to the wonderful villas and elegant villages directly on the lake
  • Relax and Enjoy your visit, contact Cooperativa Imago: specialized and very experienced tour guides will organize and lead you in an unforgettable tour on Lake Como.Imago

 

 

What not to miss

Boat trip of 2 hours from Menaggio to Como to admire the small villages and the majestic villas facing the lake. Arrival in Como, a delightful town surrounded by its romanic walls you can’t miss to visit for its munuments, its Cathedral, its silk museum, its shops,… Here you can take the funicular to Brunate just to have a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding area.

  • Bellagio – the “Perla del Lario”, located on a promontory in the center of the lake and well-known all over the World
  • Varenna – picturesque fishing village with its multicoloured houses where Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi are located.
  • You can’t miss to stop at the most suggestive and charming villa of Lake Como: Villa del Balbianello
  • And last but not least Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, internationally recognized for its magnificent botanical park  (70.000 sqm.) and the museum inside the villa containing Canova, Thorvaldsen and Hayez masterpieces.
  • Excursions in naturalistic and archaeological places such as “Oasi Pian di Spagna”, “Isola Comacina”, “Orrido di Bellano”.
  • Excursions to spiritual places: Piona Abbey, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio Sanctuary.

 

 

Much closer to us are the villages of Gravedona and Dongo, you can easily reach walking.

 

Gravedona is rich in churches and art; a visit to the romanic church of Santa Maria del Tiglio is a must, and then Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Palazzo Gallio, the Castello area.

 

Dongo is known for the capture of Mussolini in the 2nd World War, here is a museum dedicated to this event and above all  the “Sala d’Oro” inside the town-hall is an absolute must.

 

 

What to do in the evening

What about a dinner in a nice restaurant facing the lake where you can taste the typical dishes of the “Lario” and “Valtellina”. Usually a “pizzeria” is joined to a restaurant which is very appreciated by children and…adults.

  • What about a stroll beside the lake while tasting a delicious ice-cream.
  • Let you get involved in the Summer events organized by the local associations. Two events are very popular and lots of people come to see them: the fireworks at the Comacina Island on 24th June and the allegorical boats and magic fireworks in Gravedona ed Uniti on 14th August.
  • During the warm Summer evenings it is nice simply to relax on the terrace feeling the gentle breeze and watching the moon coming out of Monte Legnone and reflecting herself in the lake making his surface all silver and bordered of thousands little white, yellow and orange lights, these are the lights of the villages facing the lake, and for a while everything is … magic and poetry. 


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