Menaggio on Lake Como, a town with a spectacular view of the Lecco coasts
Menaggio is a town located on the western side of Lake Como and offers its visitors a romantic lakeside promenade with flower beds to enjoy the lake in a refined and peaceful setting, with a panorama that opens wide onto the Lecco coasts.
A well-equipped tourist centre, loved by visitors as much as by the people of Como themselves, Menaggio is characterized for most of the year by the mild climate typical of this pre-Alpine coast and thanks to its central position, it is an excellent base point from which to discover the lake of Como and its infinite beauties.
Perfect in summer, Menaggio also defends itself well in winter, offering picturesque walks along the Antica Strada Regina and inviting snowshoeing along the nearby slopes, such as that of Mount Bregagno .
Its historic center is made up, like many other villages on the banks of the Lario , of an upper part which is carved into the surrounding mountains and which presents the typical medieval alleys and streets, and a lower part which overlooks the lake and which is equipped with a decidedly tourist character, embellished by the nineteenth-century architecture which refers to the period in which the Milanese bourgeoisie began to spend their holidays there.
The typical and traditional restaurants will give you the opportunity to taste the specialties of the lake's cuisine while the welcoming bars scattered almost everywhere in the town will guarantee you moments of relaxation in the open air.
From the hamlet of Loveno it is possible to climb up to Plesio, from where a mountain trek starts which takes us up to the 1,400m altitude of the Menaggio Refuge , capable of providing a truly enchanting panorama. Countless excursions for mountain lovers depart from here.
From the town of Croce you can reach the Crocetta panoramic point, where you can appreciate the remains of the trenches of the Cadorna Line, a defensive system dating back to the First World War .
Finally, Lake Lugano , passing through Porlezza, a renowned tourist destination located on the shores of the Swiss lake, from which you also have access to the mountain roads that lead to Val Cavargna.