Cadenabbia

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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.

Alberghetto La Marianna
Alberghetto La Marianna
3 out of 5
Via Regina 57, Griante, CO, 22011
The price is $130 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Griante. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular attractions Villa ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (253 reviews)
"I had a wonderful time at Alberghetto La Marianna, Giacomo and his mother were the most wonderful hosts! Breakfast overlooking lake como is amazing, they will make you eggs and coffee in the morning in addition to the nice spread they already provide. The rooms have great AC which is a must in the ..."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Alberghetto La Marianna
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
4 out of 5
Via Regina 1, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO, 22011
The price is $333 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Griante. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (338 reviews)
"It was expensive and staff couldn’t provide that kind of services"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
3 out of 5
Via Statale Regina, 43, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO, 22012
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Griante. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (224 reviews)
Holiday
"We had a lovely stay at this hotel, it's a bit older, but the rooms are good and the bathroom very big and with a window which can be opened. Our room had windows with lake view. But noisy at night as we were on the first floor and the road in front is quite busy, but after a while you get used to ..."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Hotel Riviera
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
GLICINE(Two Bedrooms):FREE WIFI - SKY CHANNELS FOR CHILDREN FREE PRIVATE PARKING
GLICINE(Two Bedrooms):FREE WIFI - SKY CHANNELS FOR CHILDREN FREE PRIVATE PARKING
Griante, Lombardia
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Griante. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular ...
GLICINE(Two Bedrooms):FREE WIFI - SKY CHANNELS FOR CHILDREN FREE PRIVATE PARKING
AZALEA(Three Bedrooms); SUPERB LAKEVIEW RELAXING IN MEMORY FOAM - 5 MIN FERRY
AZALEA(Three Bedrooms); SUPERB LAKEVIEW RELAXING IN MEMORY FOAM - 5 MIN FERRY
Griante, Lombardia
Stay at this apartment in Griante. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Sehr ansprechend
"Die Ausstattung des Appartements ist sehr großzügig und sauber. Bis auf eine Spülmaschine ist alles vorhanden. Auch Bücher, CDs, Fernseher. Zwei Küchen, drei Schlafzimmer. Ruhige Lage, leicht erhöht, mit Blick auf den See. Ev. könnte eventuell Tausch von Matratzen geprüft werden. Wir waren insgesamt ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2016

AZALEA(Three Bedrooms); SUPERB LAKEVIEW RELAXING IN MEMORY FOAM - 5 MIN FERRY
Elegant Apartment in Cadenabbia
Elegant Apartment in Cadenabbia
Griante, Lombardia
Stay at this vacation home in Griante. Enjoy onsite parking, a balcony, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
charming apartment, well situated
"A real pleasure to stay in this lovely apartment. We were surprised by all the amenities and the location could not have been more ideal for our needs. Do not expect any lake vistas or HVAC, but this quiet spot is a mere 100 meters from the main drag, without having to hear it and the many shuttered ..."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018

Elegant Apartment in Cadenabbia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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