TOWNS AND VILLAGES
By following the cycle path that starts from Porlezza it is possible to reach Menaggio, a very popular location on Lake Como which is located in the center of the lake, where Bellagio, Varenna and Tremezzo with its Villa Carlotta also overlook. The village has a romantic lakefront, historic fairytale villas surrounded by beautiful gardens and spectacular hiking trails.
A nice walk is the path of the ancient Strada Regina, dating back to Roman times. A very important way of communication in the past, which connected Como with the Alpine passes. Nearby, in the locality of Croce, you can climb Monte Crocetta and reach one of the most beautiful panoramic points in the area.
Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the weast branch of Como lake.
The city centre is perfect for walking and shopping, and with its many bars and restaurant a classic "aperitivo" is not to miss! The lakeside offers a "romantic promenade" giving citizens and tourist a wonderful itinerary rich of beautiful sights of the lake and the historical buildings.
Bellagio is a must — it is called "La Perla del lago" (the Pearl of the Lake) due to its characteristic sophisticated retro style and Art Nouveau. We recommend taking a walk to Villa Melzi and its gardens. The village is easilly accessible from menaggio and tremezzo, every hours ferry boats depart from theyr shores in the direction of Bellagio.
Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking city outside of Italy and is a perfect mix of Swiss and Mediterranean culture. Its historic center full of buildings and museums, the lake, the mountains and a dense program of cultural / sporting events make it a destination worth visiting. Lugano can be reached from Porlezza by car, bus or boat (only in the summer months).
To visit is the beautiful Civic Park "Parco Ciani", with its well-kept flower beds directly overlooking the water. Not to miss is also a walk in the historic center with its narrow streets and alleys including the Via Nassa, where “luxury” is the key word!
Lugano is not "for all budgets", the quality of life is quite as high as the prices. We recommend changing a few euros to francs.
A maze of narrow streets, alleys, gardens, squares and views of the lake and the mountain: a set of houses, terraces, flowered balconies, ancient archways... this is Valsolda. Valsolda is magical, nostalgic and mysterious, a small ancient world ... Nine hamlets connected by roads and ancient mule tracks, starting from Porlezza towards Lugano the villages that overlook the lake are Cressogno, San Mamete, Albogasio and Oria which borders with Switzerland. Higher up, on the slopes of the mountains, Loggio, Drano, Puria, Dasio and Castello overlook the valley, offering breathtaking views.
Located in the Como mountains, it connects Lake Como with Lugano. The valley offers diversified landscapes from the lake to the mid-mountain up to 1700 meters above sea level on the peaks of Monte Generoso and Monte Galbiga. Among the best-known mountains, the Sighignola peak stands out with its "Balcony of Italy", a place in the heart of the FAI and a true pearl of the valley from which it seals an incomparable panorama of the Alps. it is perfect for walkers and cyclists, who on weekends reach it from nearby cities to face its beautiful medium mountain roads, perhaps with a few stops in the cultural and artistic places that animate the villages of the valley. On all the pedestrian path of Scaria, a hamlet of Lanzo.
One of the most famous Italian cities, Milano has plenty of attractions and things to do. We suggest parking at "Lampugnano" parking and reaching the center with the metro. Once in the centre you are spoiled for choice: visiting the Duomo, do some shopping in Via Monte Napoleone, taking an "aperitivo" by the Navigli are just a couple of examples of the many things you can do in this historic City.
A place away from urban centers where you can take refuge to live moments of relaxation, discover its treasures, walking through paths surrounded by nature, and admire breathtaking views. Val Cavargna and Val Rezzo extend over an altitude range of over 1000m and border on Val Sanagra and Valsolda. This wide valley can be reached via a single ring road from Corrido to Carlazzo and there are the small towns of Cusino, San Bartolomeo, San Nazzaro, Cavargna and Buggiolo (in Val Rezzo). There are many possibilities for trips and ascents to the surrounding mountains, including the most beautiful excursions in the whole province of Como