Lenno Holidays

Get away from it all in 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£474pp
  • 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
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Milan Gatwick
Heathrow
Luton
Cambridge
Birmingham
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Edinburgh
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£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

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

St. Moritz & the Bernina Express from £62 per person (full day)

Leave Lake Como and travel by coach into the majestic Val Valtellina before boarding the Bernina Express. This spectacular railway journey 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). 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.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from mid May to mid September

Milan from £58 per person (full day)

An expert guide will show you Milan’s highlights starting with Sforzesco Castle. Once you reach La Scala, Milan’s famous opera house, you’ll continue on foot through the historic centre to see the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – the world’s first shopping mall! The afternoon is at leisure exploring Milan at your own pace.

Departs: Tuesdays from mid May to September

Lake Orta & Stresa from £62 per person (full day)

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. Discover local shops, charming cafés and lovely lake views. Later on you’ll head 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 October. Entrance fee to Isola Bella is payable locally.

Villa Balbienello from £53 per person (half day)

No visit to Lake Como would be complete without seeing its 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 – there’s lots of spots where you can admire the stunning lake views.

Departs: Sundays from mid May to mid October - discounted tickets for National Trust members are also available. 

Piona Abbey & Wine Tasting from £56 per person (approx. 6 hours)

The impressive Piona Abbey is on the peninsula of Olgiasca, so you’ll have 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 have a tasting of two local wines in a historic wine cellar.

Departs: Thursdays from mid May to September

Como & Lake Lugano from £58 per person (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. You'll get to enjoy a one hour cruise from Lugano to Cassarate where you can see the villages and crotti (typical restaurants) that are only accessible by lake.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September

BOOKABLE LOCALLY

Bergamo, bookable locally from €65 per person (full day)

Bergamo has been described as an open air museum in the world. Birthplace 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 late September. Subject to minimum numbers.

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
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Spend 11 nights getting to know two of Italy's most famous lakes - Como and Maggiore. We've created a self-guided itinerary which includes ideas of how to spend your days, as well as an excursion to St Moritz along the Bernina Express Railway and a wine tasting tour. Book this self-guided tour with Inghams and soon you'll be strolling along the lakefront promenade in Stresa and exploring Cadenabbia.

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Experience Italy as it's most glam on this multi-centre holiday. Start in the fashion capital of the world where you can shop designer boutiques and visit stunning museums and galleries. After a few days in Milan, chill out on Lake Como where you can take scenic boat trips, explore grand villas and hike mountain trails.

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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