Hotel Plinius

  • Lake Como, Italy, Como

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Just a few minutes' walk from the lakefront and San Giovanni train station, Hotel Plinius is ideally located. It's central position within a pedestrian friendly area makes it the ideal base for travelling around Como as well as the other resorts on Italy's most luxurious lake. From Como, there is also the option to travel further afield to the likes of Milan and St Moritz on the train. The rooms here are traditionally furnished and offer a comfortable retreat at the end of the day. Breakfast can be enjoyed at the hotel where a good choice of continental options are available. For lunch and dinner, you'll find plenty of local eateries within easy walking distance.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 28
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Classic Rooms can sleep up to two people and have air conditioning, TV, safe, minivar, hairdryer and shower. Single rooms are also available.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
Como

A historic, bustling city and the capital of the province, Como lies at the south western tip of Lake Como. As well as the legacies of a rich and varied past, there is a cosmopolitan feel and café culture here now. On your holiday in Como, as well as relaxing walks along the lake promenade and a spot of shopping, you can also split your time between visiting interesting artefacts and relaxing at a piazza café Italian style with a coffee or an ice cream.

Excursions

St. Moritz & the Bernina Express (full day)

Leave Lake Como and travel by coach into the majestic Val Valtellina, stopping for coffee in the small town of Tirano, before boarding the magnificent Bernina Express. This spectacular journey then travels past glaciers and over dramatic gorges before arriving in St. Moritz. You’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy a spot of lunch (payable locally) in this picturesque town. The return to Lake Como by coach is just as scenic and follows the road through the Maloja pass, stopping in the historic town of Chiavenna where you’ll find cobbled streets and local boutiques.

Departs: Wednesdays from mid May to mid September

Price: £57pp.

Milan (full day)

Enjoy a full day excursion visiting the fashion capital of Italy. An expert guide with show you Milan’s highlights starting with Sforzesco Castle, which was once considered one of Europe’s greatest fortresses. Your excursions continues by coach where you’ll enjoy a full commentary by your guide as you drive around the city. Once you reach La Scala, Milan’s famous opera house, you’ll continue by foot through the historic centre to see the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – the world’s first shopping mall! The afternoon is at leisure for you explore and maybe do a spot of shopping.

Departs: Tuesdays from mid May to mid September

Price: £52pp.

Lake Orta & Stresa

Lake Orta is one Ital’s prettiest lakes and oozes romance. It’s picturesque cobbled streets are too narrow for cars, which makes it a pleasure to wander around as you discover local shops, charming cafes and lovely lake views. When you’ve had enough time to explore, the tour continues to Lake Maggiore and the lakefront resort of Stresa. A private boat will take you across the lake to the Borromean Islands where you can visit the botanical gardens of Isola Bella.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September

Price: £57pp. Entrance fee to Isola Bella is payable locally.

Piona Abbey & Wine Tasting (approx. 6 hours)

The impressive Piona Abbey sits at the peninsula of Olgiasca and enjoys fantastic views over the lake. Spend some time enjoying these and the lovely, peaceful atmosphere of the Abbey, which is still inhabited by Cistercian Monks. In the afternoon you’ll a tasting of two local wines in an historic wine cellar.

Departs: Thursdays from mid May to mid September

Price: £50pp.

Como & Lake Lugano (full day)

Start your day in the charming town of Como where you can admire its lakefront piazza and stunning cathedral. Continue by coach to Lugano, one of Switzerland's most elegant towns. Visit the wonderful Via Nassa and the square of Riforma with their striking buildings and exclusive shops or choose to spend time in the town's pretty park.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September

Price: £55pp.

Bergamo (full day)

Bergamo has been described as the open air museum in the world. Birthpace of opera writer Gaetano Donizetti, this small city is brimming with history. Medieval towers look out over cobbled streets and charming piazzas, and there are wonderful views at every turn. You’ll begin your day here with some free time to explore before meeting an expert city guide for an interesting walking tour of Bergamo.

Departs: Thursdays from May to October

Price: €60pp. Please note that this excursion is only bookable locally in resort (subject to minimum numbers).

 

Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for our suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.

Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
Meals

A continental breakfast with pastries, cold meats, cheeses and fruits is served each morning 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.078563
  • Latitude: 45.81087

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel Plinius page

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Hotel Plinius
Como, Lake Como,Bed & Breakfast
21/10/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Edinburgh
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