: Pianello Del Lario
Pianello Del Lario is centrally located on the west coast of Lake Como around 15 kms north of Menaggio. It is a quiet area made up of several traditional Italian villages that sit on the hillside adjacent to the lake. There is a pebble beach, served by two bars / restaurants, and an attractive lakeside footpath. The lake itself offers sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming and motorboat sports. There are a number of shops, a small supermarket, several bars / restaurants, a bank and post office. There is easy access to the lake ferries and local bus service.
Within a short drive / ferry ride are the popular attractions of Menaggio, Varenna, Bellagio and Villa Carlotta. Further afield, within an easy drive, are Milan, Lake Lugano and St Moritz.
On your doorstep are the local hills / mountains which provide excellent opportunities for walking and mountain biking. In the winter skiing is available at popular resorts such as Madesimo (60km) and St Moritz (85Km).
Other Activities: Kitesurfing
Golf: Golf is available at Menaggio Golf Club. Enquiries would have to be made with the club house themselves for Tee times and fee's.
Ski: As a family we are keen skiers and spend a lot of time in the local mountains. Large snow sure resorts such as Madesimo, St Moritz and Aprica are within easy reach. In addition to this smaller more traditional Italian resorts are accessible. These tend to have a smaller area but are always cheaper and quieter mid-week. We can usually ski from early December through to the end of April.