Stretching across the west lake promenade on Lake Como, Tremezzo borders on the resorts of Lenno and Menaggio. Tremezzo is one of Lake Como’s quieter treasures, with a small but beautiful medieval sector of the town with winding cobbled streets and grand 18th and 19th century houses and hotels lined up along the promenade. Nestled under the watchful gaze of Mount Crocione with great views across the lake towards Bellagio, the area of Tremezzo is also known as the Azalea Riviera because of the masses of stunning azaleas and rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias that bring the whole place to life with their vibrant and multicoloured blossoms.
Tremezzo is extremely well linked to other towns across Lake Como with efficient ferry and bus services going to and from your home base.
Things to do in resort
Tremezzo restaurants and food
Situated in the hotel La Darsena, the lovely restaurant here has a fantastic lake-side dining room and terrace that really captures the essence of Lake Como in the evenings when the sun goes down. The menu is multicultural with strong influences from French and Italian cuisine, there is something for everyone regardless of your palette.
Based in the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, next door to the Hotel Bazzoni is the delicious fine dining La Terrazza restaurant. The lakeside terrace overlooks the mountains and is truly spectacular when the sun is setting in the evening. The menu itself serves gourmet Italian cuisine with an extensive wine list.
Pizzeria Balognett is reported to be the best pizza on the lake, and you are guaranateed a warm welcome from your hosts. Great collection of homemade organic pizzas on the menu with a variety of traditional and modern to try.
Tremezzo bars and wine
As previously mentioned, the bar in the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, next door to the Hotel Bazzoni has an outstanding lake-side terrace and this makes it a perfect location to sit and have a glass of wine while watching the sun sink below the horizon and the lights along the promenade flicker into life.
Regarded as one of the best bars in Tremezzo, Cantina Follie also makes a fantastic restaurant. Located in a wine cellar, the menu consists of traditional homemade Italian goodness that has been highly rated by guests, but the crowning glory is the extensive knowledge of wines from the area provided by the two owners. There is also a beautiful al fresco court yard outside for those summer evenings.
Shopping in the immediate vicinity of Tremezzo itself is limited, but why not take the opportunity to visit the nearby city of Milan for some serious shopping? The excursion runs once a week and while you are there you can grab plenty of wonderful Italian handmade leather goods, fashion, glassware, souvenirs and more.
The Inghams excursion that goes to the beautiful medieval town of Bergamo can be a real exciting trip for the treasure hunters out there, for the town is filled with handmade craft shops selling unique ceramics, jewellery, home decorations and other items that will make fantastic gifts for your friends and family back home.
Tremezzo spas and relaxation
Next door to the Hotel Bazzoni sits the 5-star Grand Hotel Tremezzo which is home to one of the most luxurious spas on the lake. T Spa has some perfectly unspoilt views of the lake from the indoor infinity swimming pool, guests are able to de-stress and unwind with a variety of wonderful treatments. There is also a yoga studio set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of the hotel for a truly unwinding experience.
Tremezzo arts, culture and events
Lake Como truly comes to life during the summer months with vibrant festivals, culture and artistic events. Sagra de San Giovanni is the summer festival in the last week of June that celebrates Como’s wonderful history, through music, folk culture, art and food. Como Summer Festival is a big festival of music with concerts being held in a variety of unusual and unique venues across the lake. From classical music to modern jazz and pop music, it’s not an event to be missed! For any car enthusiasts out there, you may have heard of the internationally renowned Concorso d’Eleganza car festival. A truly luxurious event that is often for invited guests only but spectators are allowed to come along and see the fantastic array of rare and one-off super cars.
Location in resort
- Longitude: 9.225726
- Latitude: 45.98417
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