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The villages of Tremezzina


All the villages along-shore on the western coast of Lake Como, as well as Valle Intelvi, Val Menaggio, Val Cavargna, Val Solda up to Lugano (Switzerland), can be reached by public means

VALLEY D'INTELVI: by bus from Cadenabbia or Tremezzo, connecting bus at Argnegno. The Valley is placed between Lake Como and Lake Ceresio (Lake Lugano), and it is also known as a ski resort.

PLACES OF INTEREST: the villages of Casasco, Pigra, San Fedele, and Lanzo Intelvi and from here on foot to La Sighignola for a breathless view over the lakes Lugano, Como and Piano.

RIFUGIO BOFFALORA:The Alpine hut is situated in Valley Intelvi at 1250 meters above sea level. It gives the possibility of lodging, meals and refreshments starting from the 15th of May to the 31st of October.
From Cadenabbia or Tremezzo to Argegno- Funicular to Pigra and then on foot. It is also reachable by car starting from Pigra through a very narrow mountain road.

Mount Galbiga- starting from Rifugio Boffalora, following a narrow mule trek, after 1 hour's walk you reach Rifugio Galbiga at 1696 meters above sea level. The Alpine hut is open only in August. Mount Galbiga is one of the highest mountains of Valle Intelvi and gives the opportunity to admire one of the most beautiful landscape views on Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Del Piano and of the Lepontine pre-Alps.

PORLEZZA: By bus from Tremezzo or Cadenabbia, connecting bus at Menaggio. Porlezza is a summer resort on the Italian East Side of Lake Lugano (Ceresio). There is a typical market along-shore every Saturday.

LUGANO: By bus from Tremezzo or Cadenabbia, coincidence at Menaggio. Lugano is the capital if the Swiss Canton Ticino. It is well known for its banks, watches, chocolate and as a tourist resort.

PLACES OF INTEREST: gardens of Villa Ciani. Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with its frescoes by Bernardino Luini. Museum of Modern Art. Villa Favorita and Villa Malpensata, which are important places for international art exhibitions. It is possible to reach the top of Mount Brč by funicular.

LENNO: It is situated on the watershed of Venus bay, which ends with the promontory of Punta Balbianello.

Lenno is a village of very ancient origins, possibly founded by the Greeks who here introduced the olive tree growing.

Every Tuesday, along shore, there is a typical market.

PLACES OF INTEREST: the Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni. The paleo-Christian crypt under the Parish church. The Shrine of Madonna del Soccorso with its 14 chapels preserving some antique statues that represent the Mystery of the Holy Rosary. The Abbey of Acqua Fredda. Villa del Balbianello, which is reachable only by boat from Sala Comacina, closed on Mondays and Wednesday.

COMO: By bus from Cadenabbia & Tremezzo. See recommendable excursions by boat.

Market days: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday.


Texts by Bina Battistella Fraquelli
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