Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

A stylish newly refurbished apartment (ID 186) right in the heart of Menaggio. The apartment is located in the main Piazza of Menaggio, making it an ideal base to explore all the towns & villages around Lake Como. There is no need for a car as the ferry dock is only 800m away but if you do have one, then there is a private garage parking with the apartment.

From the entrance door, you step directly out onto the Piazza from where you can stroll along the pretty lakeside promenade or relax at a cafe with your cappucino! In the town, you can find a number of delicious Italian restaurants, fresh home made ice cream shops, small boutiques, and a couple of supermarkets. The public 'Lido di Menaggio' (public swimming pool) with lakeside sandy beach is just five minutes walk from the apartment.

This lovely penthouse apartment is arranged over two floors with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen is fully fitted, perfect for a self-catering holiday stay. In the living area, the entertainment includes a flat screen satellite TV with DVD player and a stereo CD player. No need to worry about climbing stairs, there is a spacious elevator up to the penthouse!

For those of you who need to keep in touch with work or family, Wi-Fi Access is also available in the property.

*** Reviews ~
We enjoyed the location of Le Piazza Menaggio and the ferry service to Bellagio and boat rental. The parking was fine and all restaurants were good. My teenage boys especially had a great time after meeting Italian friends and going to clubs at night. We really enjoyed Menaggio and Lake Como and plan to return in the future.
The above review submitted by Anthony - USA, who stayed at La Piazza Menaggio on 7th August 2014.

First off I will say the location of the apartment could not be beat and the office was a tremendous help especially Viviana she was the best very very helpful and informative ,we absolutely loved Menaggio and after visiting the towns of bellaggio and Varrenna which were awesome as well ,we knew we had picked the best place with Menaggio ,less touristy great food and nice people we especially loved pizzeria Lugano good service very nice people and great food at reasonable prices ,we didn't care for our tour for the bernina express ,too much time on the bus and not enough on the train and I don't believe anyone on the tour liked the town of St Moritz ,as for the apartment itself it was quite sufficient for our needs although I would recommend someone meet you at the apartment initially just to go over a few simple things that would make check in a little less stressful ,like initially what door to go in and how to operate the keys although we figured it out it was quite stressful at first also how to operate a AC radio washing machine coffee maker and I would recommend if possible a dryer as the towel situation was scarce other than that I would highly recommend the apartment and certainly Menaggio it was a wonderful vacation thank you very much.
The above review submitted by Peter - USA, who stayed at La Piazza Menaggio on 16th September 2014.

We rented La Piazza Menaggio from May 20-24 and had an absolutely wonderful experience. The apartment is in a perfect location for those without a car as it was an easy walk from the ferry to the rental office and then to the apartment. We were were always greeted by staff with warm enthusiasm. The apartment is on the third floor of a very quiet building and the elevator was very quick and convenient.

The apartment furnishings were very nice with stunning views from the master bedroom and the living room windows. We could see the river, mountains – even the Alps! We picked up some local meats, breads, cheeses and wine one evening and made a lovely dinner enjoyed by candlelight. The beds were comfortable and the two bathrooms a luxury. Being on one of the squares made it easy to pop out in the morning for a croissant & cappuccino or we could have breakfast at home.

Walking anywhere in the village was easy with outstanding views of the lake and mountains. We purchased an all-day boat ticket at the ferry office one day and visited Verenna, Bellagio, and Tremezzo – a perfect day. We explored Menaggio including a walking tour up to Loveno where we had a delicious lunch at the Hotel Royal. Mr. Colombo visited our table and even shared his home made lemon chutney with us! What a view from the upper hills of Menaggio! I would advise visitors to be sure to stop in at the tourist information center as they have great information about activities in the area!!

The local restaurants and bars were all very tasty and staff always friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed some wine tasting at Fusi & Sfusi where we filled up plastic liters of wine now and then at great prices – to take back to the apartment. We especially liked Osteria il Pozzo for dinner one evening. Actually, we did not have a bad dining experience anywhere we went.

I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who is visiting Lake Como. We thought of the villages in this area, Menaggio was the very best! It offers lots to do, just enough shopping but is not overwhelming at all.

Thanks to the staff for such good, friendly service – we are already recommending you and this property to others.

Feel free to use whatever you would like – first names only please.
The above review was submitted by Ronald, USA, who stayed at La Piazza Menaggio on 20th May 2014.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms
Nearest beach Menaggio 500 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Como: San Giovanni 59K or Varenna: Esino 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle
Utilities Dishwasher, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Lake Como region

The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.

Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.

It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.

All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.

Warming, inspriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto
narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.

The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).


Menaggio is a picturesque village nestled in a convenient central position on the lake. It is a historical lake side town with many quaint neighbourhoods which extend north along the lake and up into the green hills and valleys. Menaggio offers stunningly beautiful views of Lake Como and the majestic mountains which surround it overlooked by the Alps to the North.

There is a fine selection of restaurants, delis, fresh grocers and of course delicious gelato and pizza! To keep you moving and fit while on vacation: play a round of golf at the infamous Menaggio & cadenabbia Golf Club, mini golf, hiking trails, mountain biking, free climbing, swimming and a new orienteering field all located in stunning locations -these are just a few possibilities offered to you in and around Menaggio. There is a museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at the new “Lido Giardino” and in the Val Senagra Park, a museum featuring the value of antique buildings, artisan and peasant objects and creations. Other culturally rich events including music, fireworks, public markets and local festivals are to be enjoyed.

Menaggio’s tourist office www.menaggio.com, situated in the main square, Piazza Garibaldi, offers a great deal of information detailing what’s going on in and around the lakes, sightseeing, history and sporting activities.

During the summer the area boasts fantastic opportunities for many activities including mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, walking, many water sports including kite surfing, fishing, tennis, and of course golf at the historic Mennagio & Cadenabbia Golf Club www.menaggio.it.The Ferries run from Menaggio to both the North and South of Lake Come making it an ideal centre for sightseeing. The lovely lakeside and harbour have many cafes where you can sit and relax while watch the world go by.

From the entrance door, you step directly out onto the Piazza from where you can stroll along the pretty lakeside promenade or relax at a cafe with your cappucino! In the town, you can find a number of delicious Italian restaurants, fresh home made ice cream shops, small boutiques, and a couple of supermarkets. The public 'Lido di Menaggio' (public swimming pool) with lakeside sandy beach is just five minutes walk from the apartment.

Outdoor activities abound in this area and are very popular with holiday makers. An18 hole golf course, mountain biking, water skiing and lots of other sports are all here to be enjoyed by you and your family.

**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****

Bike Rentals
Boat Rentals/Charters
Float Plane/Helicopter
Funicular Railway
Public Transportation
Public Villas & Gardens
Rowing Boats
Skiing - Snow
Skiing - Water
Wind Surfing