16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Menaggio
1
Menaggio
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Mandello del Lario
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bellagio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Menaggio

7
nights
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Get out of town with these interesting Menaggio side-trips: Il Sentiero delle Espressioni (in Schignano), Ossuccio (Isola Comacina, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, & more) and Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime (in Dongo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, putt your heart out at Minigolf di Menaggio, and explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Menaggio online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Il Caravaggio International Airport and Milano Linate Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Menaggio

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gravedona, Tremezzina, Ossuccio, Dongo, Cadenabbia di Griante
Highlights from your plan
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

2
nights
Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa Monastero. On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Monastero. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and finally trek along Sentiero del Viandante.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Varenna trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Menaggio to Varenna in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mandello del Lario.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lago di Como, Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, Orrido di Bellano, Castello di Vezio
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

3
nights
Mandello del Lario

Mandello del Lario ©
Mandello del Lario is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lecco, in Lombardy, on the Como Lake.Since 1921, Mandello del Lario has been home to Moto Guzzi—the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, explore the landscape on two wheels at Anything But Work, and then head outdoors with Lido di Mandello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piani D'Erna, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di San Nicolo, then steep yourself in history at Torre del Barbarossa, then look for gifts at Gelateria Dulcis in Fundo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Lorenzo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mandello del Lario online route planner .

Mandello del Lario is just a short distance from Varenna. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Mandello del Lario

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lecco
Highlights from your plan
Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Chiesa di San Giorgio ©
Chiesa di San Giorgio
Chiesa di S. Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di S. Lorenzo

3
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
You've now added Borgo di Pescallo to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: Santuario Del Ghisallo (in Magreglio), Safari Park (in Pombia) and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, walk around La Punta Spartivento, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, and examine the collection at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bellagio trip planner .

You can drive from Mandello del Lario to Bellagio in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Santuario Del Ghisallo, Safari Park, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Highlights from your plan
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Kayaking & Canoeing