: Bergamo Airport
: Varenna Esino
: Autostrada E35
: Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Further Sports & Adventure Activities Include:
Bicycling, Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Golf, Hiking/Trails, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens, Rowing Boats, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing.
From the picturesque resort town of Varenna guests will find even more restaurants and cafes to enjoy as well as the many boutique clothes and craft shops which line the charming cobbled streets and romantic piazzas.
A frequent car and passenger ferry service also operates from Varenna to the other famous golden triangle towns of Bellagio and Menaggio.
For sport lovers the central lake enjoys sailing schools, boat hire services, chartered yacht hire, wind surfing, paragliding, quad biking, tennis, the famous Menaggio and Cadenabbia golf club and the popular lake-front lidos. For history and horticultural lovers the nearby central lake attractions of Villa Monastero, Villa Melzi, Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello are all delightful and are highly recommended.
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.