June 1, 2015

Lake Como and Villa Marie

An extended weekend trip to lake Como in May.

By rental car from Malpensa airport, we drove the short distant to lake Como for an extended weekend trip in May.

Love this hotel and its surroundings
We stayed at hotel Villa Marie in Tremezzo, north of Lenno, on the western shore of lake Como (Hotel Villa Marie, Via Provinciale Regina 30, 22019 Tremezzo.)

This hotel is one of the nicest we have ever stayed at. It is family run, reasonably priced and it is situated close to the sea and in walking distance to Cadenabbia center with a few restaurants and a ferry terminal.

We did a coupple of really nice hikes in the area, and were told by the hotell manager that there are many more to explore for next time we come.  

We also visited the botanical garden of the famous Villa Carlotta, which is right by the hotel.  

Hotel Villa Marie

Breakfast by the lake - at Villa Marie

Roof top - Villa Marie

Two great hikes
1: From Tremezzo we walked the Greenway del lago di Como. This is a wonderful walk along the west side of Lake Como from Colonno to Cadenabbia. The whole Greenway is 10.5 km. But you can start and stop anywhere along this easy route.

2: We also walked in the mountains above the lake - featuring spectacular views. We took the bus to Menaggio, and from there we took a bus up in the hills to Groce. From Groce we walked in the hills to Cadenabbia. Following walk 15 in the 'Cicerone guide book: Walking the italian lakes' by Gillian Price.

This was all we had time for during our short break. But it was a great taste. We have already booked a hotel room for next summer...

From our hike above lake Como


A walk way along the lake

The public park in Tremezzo is one of a kind

Fontana in the public park

At the botanical garden of villa Carlotta.

Villa Carlotta