Menaggio Holidays

Menaggio is one of Lake Como’s prettiest towns, offering a serene base from which to explore the best that the lake has to offer. Established back in Roman times, the town’s history is today visible only in the remains of crumbling ancient walls that once fortified the town. Much of the town now dates from the 19th century, with rustic terracotta-shaded houses and a bustling little harbour that looks out over Lake Como. George Clooney owns a villa nearby, and the town is a popular place with the rich and glamorous. Enjoy the high life with a gelato by the water, sip a coffee in the town’s atmospheric Piazza Garibaldi or head to the nearby golf club, one of the best in the region. For the ultimate in lake views, make sure you visit the town’s modern lido, which features several large swimming pools, mini golf, and plenty of comfy loungers overlooking the water. Ferries whisk you across the water to the town of Varenna; from there, you can easily carry on to pretty Bellagio.
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Lines open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:30, Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00.

Handpicked Hotels in Menaggio

Discover the real Menaggio while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels

Flight Information

The closest airport to Lake Como is Milan Malpensa (MXP). Direct flights to Milan are available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester and take approximately 2 hours.

Direct flights to Milan Bergamo (BGY) depart from London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands and Belfast and take approximately 2 hours.

When to go

Lake Como is a summer destination, with the season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August and this is when Como is at its busiest. The ideal time for swimming in the lake is from July to September when the water temperature exceeds 20 degrees. The climate in the spring and autumn is still warm which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. For those who want to avoid the busiest crowds but still enjoy warm temperatures, May, June and September are ideal months to visit.


Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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