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Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

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Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

I'm having trouble figuring out which little lake town would be the best to stay in for our trip to the Lake Como area in May.

I"d like somewhere with easy access to the ferries but not too touristy.

Thank you!

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Lake Como
Lake Como
Lombardy, Italy
Los Angeles
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1. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

Check out the Lenno. It's very pretty, less--touristy and has easy access to everything you'll want to see around the lake.

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2. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

We stayed in Molstrasio a small village on the lake. Stayed at Grand Hotel Imperiale (in the villa) and it was heaven.The view was to die for and the town charming.

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3. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

It's a miracle! Someone wishing to try a non touristy village and, lo and behold, someone else daring to say that Moltrasio (but could be any other village) has been an heavenly stay!

Yes Mom2bah, you are very right, once you have access to ferry you are done. Moltrasio is a nice option because you have ferries to easy reach the tourists on centre lake and when you came back, if the calm is too heavenly you could be at short bus/taxi reach to Como shopping, nightlife and art.

The only drawback is that hydrofoil does not stop there, but I never suggest to take the hydrofoil, it's more for local commuters and spoil the slow sailing pleasure.

Urio is even smaller than Moltrasio and the "orso bruno" hotel is right in front of the ferry stop.

Torno is one of the most beautiful villages of the lake and even if some ferry does not stop there it's easy to cross with a shuttle ferry and board the "longhaul" line.

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Lake Como, Italy
Orso Bruno
Orso Bruno
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Monza, Italy
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4. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

I like Argegno. Great access to all the mid-lake regions. Much less busy, touristy than Bellagio though still of course some tourists. Last time I was there we had more British and German visitors than Americans. The Albergo Villa Belvedere is right on the lake and simple but lovely.

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Bellagio
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Lake Como, Italy
Galesburg, Illinois
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5. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

In September of 2010 my wife and I spent 2 nights in the Lake side town of Varenna. Never been there but we sure made a nice call. We stayed in Hotel Olivedo which was 5 min walk from train station. Hotel wa across the street from ticket office for lake ferries and mayby 50 yards to dock to catch the ferry. We were about 15 min. ride to Bellagio,across the lake from Mennagio so the location was great. Our room opened up to small balcony looking onto the lake and the Swiss Alps. We enjoyed the hotels breakfast before taking the ferry to wherever we chose. Also it was just a short lovely stroll around the shore to some restaurasnts which we loved, just sitting outside and enjoyed lunch or dinner and a fine glass of wine. The one issue was no elevator but if your not in and out all day it is not a problem. Our luggage was carried to our room for us. This is one of Rick Steve's favorite places to stay.There are many choices of places to stay but we really enjoyed all the reasons mentioned and would stay again. Wish we had more time there and am thinking of returning. We just finished 4 busy days in Rome and 6 days in Lucca and 2 days in Cinque Terre so we chose to wind down on Como before flying back to the states from Milan. ps- I'm from Galesburg Il, not far Enjoy wherever you stay CIAO

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7. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

I agree with Cattivojo--Argengno is perfect. We stayed for one week at the "Albergo Villa Belvedere" and LOVED every minute of it. Food was also great. Do go see the Villa Carlotta with its beautiful gardens, between Argengno and Bellagio.

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9. Re: Best village to stay in around Lake Como?

Check out Torno. We stayed in these modern apartments (self contained) called Tornoalago - well connected by frequent ferry and not as touristy as other towns.

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