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Cadenabbia

Travel Guide
Cadenabbia showing a marina, general coastal views and a coastal town

Stay in this quiet village on the western shores of Lake Como for its striking villas, cafés, walking opportunities and spectacular natural beauty.

Set around a sheltered bay on Italy’s Lake Como is the laid-back village of Cadenabbia. Enjoy scenic walks along a picturesque waterfront and explore deep into forest-clad hills. Visit elegant and historic villas and relax in cafés and ice cream parlors.

Cadenabbia first came to wider attention during the 19th century when it was a popular vacation spot for writers, European royalty and nobility. Today, it attracts visitors from all over the world who come for its charms and to use it as a base for discovering the rest of the Lake Como area.

Cadenabbia is a great place to discover on foot. Get a feel for the village by walking through its streets, then stroll down to the tree-lined waterfront promenade for exceptional views across the lake to Bellagio. Visit the 19th-century Church of Ascension, which was one of the first British churches built in Italy. On a warm day, take a refreshing swim at the open-air swimming pool of Lido di Cadenabbia.

Walk north along the waterfront toward the hamlet of Griante. Check out Villa Margherita, an 18th-century villa where Giuseppe Verdi composed La Traviata. Follow centuries-old alleyways to Piazza San Rocco. From here a path leads through fields and woods to San Martino. This hilltop church offers unbeatable views over Lake Como and its scenic location is a good place for a picnic. There is another excellent walk from Griante, and that is to Rogaro, an ancient settlement framed by mountain scenery.

During your time in Cadenabbia, sightsee more of the local area. Walk south along the waterfront to Tremezzo, a village famous for its villas built between the 17th and 19th century. Delight in the tropical plants and trees of the botanical garden at Villa Carlotta. Then go inside the 18th-century mansion to view its art collection.

Cadenabbia is just a 45-minute drive from Como, Lake Como’s main city, and is well served by buses. Ferries connect the village with popular lake destinations such as Bellagio and Varenna. Cadenabbia’s scenery, hotels, guesthouses, cafés and pizzerias make it a great place for both daytrips and longer stopovers.

Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
3 out of 5
Via Statale Regina, 43, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO
The price is $124 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (207 reviews)
"I liked the location , the view (as per the advertised photo ), the breakfast , the Hosts , the overall ambience."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Hotel Riviera
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
4 out of 5
Via Regina 1, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO
The price is $215 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 28
Situated in Griante, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Villa del Balbianello and Bellagio Port are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (243 reviews)
"We had a junior suite which was fabulous with view and huge balcony overlooking the lake. The room iitself was not as practical but more decorative. Living in Scandinavia we are more used to practical things like hanging up towels in the bathroom was impossible. The staff in the restaurants and reception ..."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Alberghetto La Marianna
Alberghetto La Marianna
3 out of 5
Via Regina 57, Griante, CO
The price is $135 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated on a lake, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. San Martino Church and Villa Melzi are also within 2 mi ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (235 reviews)
"While not the newest, and most luxiourious, this hotel makes really provides an experience in Italian hospitality . The hotel gives an authentic home feel, and the staff goes out of their way to make you as cofortable as possible. The breakfast and dinner options are simple but the food is really ..."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Alberghetto La Marianna
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Villa Lucia - Private lakeside villa with breathtaking views of Lake Como
Villa Lucia - Private lakeside villa with breathtaking views of Lake Como
Griante, Lombardy
Situated on the waterfront, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Villa del Balbianello and Bellagio Port are ...
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Spacious villa with fantastic lake view.
"Perfect for our large group! Vittoria, the property manager, is very responsive and speaks excellent English. Easily walkable to restaurants and transit options. Good starting point for hikes into the hills and Villa Carlotta is short stroll away. Boat rental from Nautic Planet just down the street ..."

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Villa Lucia - Private lakeside villa with breathtaking views of Lake Como
Villa Margherita Grande
Villa Margherita Grande
Via Regina, 51, Griante, CO
Situated in Griante, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) away.
Villa Margherita Grande
Deluxe Wohnungen Direkt am Comer See
Deluxe Wohnungen Direkt am Comer See
Griante, Lombardy
Situated in Griante, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing place
"The Apartment is amazing and the location is the best! Highly recommended."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Deluxe Wohnungen Direkt am Comer See
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