: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 119km or Milan - Malpensa
: Como - San Giovanni 30 km or Varenna - Esino
: Autostrada - E35
: Lido di Lenno
: Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
On leaving the hillside residence guests can further explore the hillside of Mezzegra town with its imposing and well positioned Church which offers breathtaking lake views, or can wander the medieval backstreets and footpaths. The lakefront of Mezzegra can be reached in just 5 minutes by car. Here guests will find a selection of supermarkets, a very good Bakery, Bar with fresh ice-cream and pasteries and a selection of restaurants. A Park ideal for children can also be enjoyed.
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. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.
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.
The charming town of Lenno which features a very pretty promenade, a variety of cafes and night-time bars and not forgetting the famous Villa del Balbianello is located next to town of Mezzegra, and the famous hotelier town of Tremezzo with its wide array of cafes, view points, the famous visitor attraction of Villa Carlotta and its useful Ferry service is also situated next to Mezzegra, and can be reached easily by car.