Lenno Holidays

Get away from it all with this tranquil village

This small, tranquil village is based around a little horseshoe bay looking across to the village of Bellagio. It has a lovely selection of restaurants and cafés where you can pause for a drink whilst admiring the spectacular views. Nearby is Azzano, where Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci were shot dead in 1945. Lenno boasts a fabulous market on a Tuesday morning, probably the best on the lake, selling local produce as well as souvenirs, leather and clothes. There is also an unspoilt pebble beach for swimming and an artificial sandy beach at Lido di Lenno.

  • from£514pp
  • 50 rooms
Hotel Lenno, Exterior

This is the perfect hotel to get away from it all. Lenno is a small town with just a handful of cafés and a beautiful tree-lined promenade. The hotel's right on the lake, about 100 metres from the ferry port, so you can find a spot with a nice view and settle down with a good book. The food here is one of the reasons we keep going back - the a la carte dinners are wonderful and you get to enjoy lake views as you dine. 

Useful Information
Information about Lenno
Resort Code ITLN
Languages spoken Italian
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Milan Gatwick
Heathrow
Luton
Cambridge
Birmingham
Manchester
Edinburgh
Nil/£19
Nil/£19
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£19
£49/£69
£89/£59
£39/£69

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

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: Mondays and 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 to 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 of Italy’s prettiest lakes and oozes romance. Its 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.

Villa Balbienello (half day)

No visit to Lake Como would be complete without seeing it’s most beautiful villas and spectacular gardens. Built at the end of the 18th century, the villa now belongs to the FIA, Italy’s version of the National Trust. Wander through the villa and admire exquisitely-furnished interiors and a vast art collection. The manicured gardens are a delight to walk through and you can enjoy stunning lake views from many spots in the garden.

Departs: Sundays from mid May to mid September

Price: £48. 

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 a historic wine cellar.

Departs: Thursday 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.

Resort Combination

This small, tranquil village is based around a little horseshoe bay looking across to the village of Bellagio. It has a lovely selection of restaurants and cafés where you can pause for a drink whilst admiring the spectacular views. It’s the southernmost of adjacent resorts, Menaggio, Cadenabbia & Tremezzo being the others just to the north. Nearby is Azzano, where Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci were shot dead in 1945. Lenno boasts a fabulous market on a Tuesday morning, probably the best on the lake, selling local produce as well as souvenirs, leather and clothes. There is also an unspoilt pebble beach for swimming and an artificial sandy beach at Lido di Lenno.

Things To Do
  • Use the ferries to explore the lake
  • 18 hole golf course at Menaggio
  • Hiking around Monte Grona (above Menaggio)
  • Mountain biking trails around the lake
  • Trips to well-known Villas of Balbianello (Lenno), Carlotta (Tremezzo) and Monastero (Varenna)
  • Como Town - 30 minutes away by hydrofoil

Good to know

  • Buy a central lake day ticket to explore the towns from Bellano to Lenno on any passenger or car ferries
  • The pedestrianised town centre is usually tranquil, but Lenno comes alive every week when it hosts one of the largest markets on the lake
  • On the promontory of Lenno you can find Villa Balbianello, also known as the “Hollywood Villa” as it is featured in Star Wars and James Bond film scenes
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