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Lake Como: Menaggio

Beautiful detached villa composed by two apartments with separate entrance. First floor: living room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. Second floor: entrance, living room with large covered terrace, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, storage and laundry room. Tavern with fireplace. 3 cars park. Ideal as first home!

MENAGGIO

Menaggio is situated in the heart of Lake Como, on its western shore, at the beginning of a valley that connects Menaggio with lake Lugano.  Its central position makes it a lively town. Already in the first half of the 18th century it was discovered by the first tourists, enchanted by the beauty of the landscape and the mild climate, and the grand hotels like Grand Hotel Victoria and the luxury villas like Villa Mylius Vigoni and Villa Garovaglio Ricci were built. Menaggio is of ancient origins and in its centre and in its hamlets there are many interesting monuments which recall Menaggio’s importance throughout the ages. The heart of the “old” town is gathered around Piazza Garibaldi close to Menaggio’s harbour. In Via Calvi among fashionable shops you can see, on the facade of the church of S. Marta,  the memorial plaque of  Minicio Exorato, a notable of the Roman empire.  Narrow cobble stoned alleys lead up to the area called castello. The castle, of which remain impressive perimetric walls was destroyed in 1523.  The historic and artistic itinerary through Menaggio will help discover the town. Children will enjoy the amusing puzzle tour through Menaggio. Thanks to its central position, its main car and passenger ferry links and bus connections,  Menaggio is an ideal starting point for all kinds of excursions: by boat you can visit the beautiful villas with their lovely gardens, by bus or car you can discover the valleys with their rural settlements and small Romanesque churches and by foot or mountain bike you  explore the trails of the Val Sanagra Park, an extended protected area near Menaggio. The sportsmen can try their climbing skill on the Via Ferrata to the top of Monte Grona or on the climbing face between Menaggio and the hamlet Nobiallo.  Also take a look at the specialitineraries for families. Menaggio boasts an awesome 18 hole golf course founded in 1907, a sports center and a big lido with a large beach, a 25 m long swimming pool, a pool for children,  restaurant and bar. The town also has a free public beach and other sport facilities. Children (and not only) can enjoy the splendid crazy golf on the lakeside promenade and the playground in the centre of the town. The restaurants in the centre of town and in the hamlets all have traditional dishes on their menus either with  lake specialities, with its preference for fish, or the cuisine of the valleys, with polenta, game, mushrooms and local cheeses. Every second and fourth Friday morning there is a small market in town and in the centre of Menaggio there are fashionable shops next to traditional grocery stores. During the evenings musical events in the piazza , art exhibitions and small hand-craft markets often animate the town and there are numerous cafés  for a relaxing moment. The splendid lake side promenade, offers an unique view of the central lake area and is ideal for an evening stroll enjoying a “gelato” of course home made at one of the gelaterie in town.  During the winter you can climb the surrounding slopes either with skies, snowsnoes or visit the closeby skiresorts. Due to the micro climate formed by the lake, during the winter you can find surprisingly pleasant days ideal for a walk on the Antica Strada Regina, ancient road built by the romans along the lake.

 

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