Sitting on the western shore of Lake Como, Italy, is the lively town of Menaggio. With many luxury villas and a fine waterfront promenade, Menaggio is a luxurious holiday resort of the highest quality, benefiting hugely from the fine cuisine famous in the region and the stunning scenery that will fill your eyes during your Menaggio holiday.
Whether you wish to relax with your loved ones in one of Italy’s most romantic settings or have a laid back sporting break in the sun, a self catering Menaggio holiday rental villa provides the perfect base. Looking out over the water from a luxury lakeside Menaggio property with a bottle of local wine could not be a more romantic experience, and the restaurants of the town are nothing short of world class, although seasonal closures do mean that choice is slightly limited during the short winter months.
If you are looking for a little sporting activity during your Menaggio holiday, you are spoilt for choice. There are tennis courts, basketball courts and swimming pools in the town, all open to visitors, but it is the still waters of Lake Como and the peaks of the surrounding mountains which are the largest sporting assets. Sailing, windsurfing and canoeing days out are exceptional from Menaggio accommodation, and if you would prefer to sit back and let someone else take you across the lake, lake tours are readily available. There is even an 18 hole golf course close-by, offering some excellent golf in beautiful scenery.
The mountains which surround Lake Como, which come right down to meet the still waters, are a haven for outdoor activity. Walking, mountain biking and horse riding holidays are absolutely exceptional, with an almost endless maze of trails leading you to the most beautiful viewpoints, most atmospheric spots and most amazing churches, villas and historical buildings perched in amongst the trees.
Menaggio is fantastically well connected to the rest of the region. The ‘jewel of Lake Como’, Bellagio, is one of the most beautiful towns on the shores of Lake Como, offering a huge range of top class restaurants in which to enjoy a leisurely meal, watching the world drifting by. The historic gardens of Bellagio are well worth exploring, and water sports are easily arranged from the water front.
Menaggio is quite quiet during the winter, as temperatures drop to a monthly average of around 4°C. Some of the larger hotels and restaurants close for the winter, but quickly re-open by April. The long summer months are blissfully warm, with average temperatures reaching up to 29°C in July and August. Walking, riding and mountain biking holidays in Menaggio are perfect from May right through until October.
The closest airport to a Menaggio property is the international airport in Milan (MXP). There are frequent flights from airports across the UK, and for the best deals on cheap flights, try Flybe.