Italy, Lake Como
In a sheltered lakeside position on the western shores of Lake Como, Cadenabbia is a super spot for a lakes and mountain holiday - with Mount Crocione behind you, you can look across the lake for wonderful views of the headland village of Bellagio and the Dolomite mountain range beyond. It has been a popular health resort with the British since Victorian times – indeed Queen Victoria herself chose to holiday in Cadenabbia and one of the country’s first Anglican churches was built here in 1891. Other notable heads of state who have sojourned here including Nicholas II, Kaiser Guglielmo II and Pope Pio XI; Mary Shelley wrote about Cadenabbia as long ago as 1844, and a few years later Guiseppe Verdi composed Traviata in the peace and quiet of Villa Ricordo (Villa Margherita). Between the 17th and 19th centuries many other villas were built here and nearby including Villa Collina, Villa Giuseppina and Villa Norella.
Combine your stay on Lake Como with our mountain resort of Champoluc, set in the heart of the Italian Monte Rosa Mountains.
Resort Code: ITCA
Languages spoken: Italian
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 2hrs 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
We offer a range of guided excursions to help you make the most of your holiday.
Special Excursion Packages
Pre-book any of the excursion packages below, and save up to £18
Milan + Bergamo + St. Moritz £112 : Booking Code: A
Milan + Bergamo + Stresa and Orta £114 : Booking Code: B
Milan + St Moritz + Stresa and Orta £118 : Booking Code: C
St. Moritz £46, full day, Monday
Into Switzerland and the Engadine Valley. The spectacular Bernina Express train is included.
Bergamo £43, ¾ day, Thursday
A guided visit of one of Italy’s most impressive Medieval cities. Cost of ferry ticket to pick up point not included. (approx €8 return).
Milan £43, full day, Tuesday
Visit the Sforza Castle, Scala Opera House and gothic Duomo. City guide included.
Stresa and Lake Orta £48, full day, Friday
Sophisticated Lake Maggiore and tranquil Orta are such a contrast.
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*Not available from Como or Cernobbio. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.
Things to do in Cadenabbia
With glorious lakes and mountain scenery around you it’s tempting to laze around and do very little, but if you feel energetic and fancy exploring there is a delightful (if steep) walk up to the 16th century church of San Martino. There is nearby Griante to explore, the famous Villa Carlotta botanical gardens are on the way to nearby Tremezzo and, of course, everyone on a holiday to Lake Como is bound to take a boat trip - or three!
The Green Way | Easy | Approx 4 hrs (return by bus) |
This walk takes you through some of the most charming villages on Lake Como; Sala Comacina, Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Tremezzo and Cadenabbia before arriving at the village of Griante. A great opportunity to get to know the area around Tremezzo and Cadenabbia before exploring further.