Cadenabbia

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Cadenabbia featuring a marina, general coastal views and a coastal town

Stay in this quiet village on the western shores of Lake Como for its striking villas, cafés, walking opportunities and spectacular natural beauty.

Set around a sheltered bay on Italy’s Lake Como is the laid-back village of Cadenabbia. Enjoy scenic walks along a picturesque waterfront and explore deep into forest-clad hills. Visit elegant and historic villas and relax in cafés and ice cream parlors.

Cadenabbia first came to wider attention during the 19th century when it was a popular vacation spot for writers, European royalty and nobility. Today, it attracts visitors from all over the world who come for its charms and to use it as a base for discovering the rest of the Lake Como area.

Cadenabbia is a great place to discover on foot. Get a feel for the village by walking through its streets, then stroll down to the tree-lined waterfront promenade for exceptional views across the lake to Bellagio. Visit the 19th-century Church of Ascension, which was one of the first British churches built in Italy. On a warm day, take a refreshing swim at the open-air swimming pool of Lido di Cadenabbia.

Walk north along the waterfront toward the hamlet of Griante. Check out Villa Margherita, an 18th-century villa where Giuseppe Verdi composed La Traviata. Follow centuries-old alleyways to Piazza San Rocco. From here a path leads through fields and woods to San Martino. This hilltop church offers unbeatable views over Lake Como and its scenic location is a good place for a picnic. There is another excellent walk from Griante, and that is to Rogaro, an ancient settlement framed by mountain scenery.

During your time in Cadenabbia, sightsee more of the local area. Walk south along the waterfront to Tremezzo, a village famous for its villas built between the 17th and 19th century. Delight in the tropical plants and trees of the botanical garden at Villa Carlotta. Then go inside the 18th-century mansion to view its art collection.

Cadenabbia is just a 45-minute drive from Como, Lake Como’s main city, and is well served by buses. Ferries connect the village with popular lake destinations such as Bellagio and Varenna. Cadenabbia’s scenery, hotels, guesthouses, cafés and pizzerias make it a great place for both daytrips and longer stopovers.

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
4 out of 5
Via Regina 1, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO
Situated in Griante, this golf hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Villa Carlotta and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Villa del Balbianello. Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Bellagio ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (296 reviews)
"Excellent location and anemeties"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2021

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
3 out of 5
Via Statale Regina, 43, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO
Situated on a lake, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port and Villa Melzi are also within 2 miles ...
4/5 Very Good! (214 reviews)
Jimothyy
"Stay was okay for the price. Thought there would be a hot meal with breakfast but it was just bread and coffee and yogurt. It was next to a bar so it was loud until they started leaving cause of covid curfew. We were finally able to sleep after."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2021

Hotel Riviera
Alberghetto La Marianna
Alberghetto La Marianna
3 out of 5
Via Regina 57, Griante, CO
Situated on a lake, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. San Martino Church and Villa Melzi are also within 2 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (239 reviews)
"I've stayed at several different hotels in several different countries I'm a Hilton honors Diamond member and a marriot bonvoy member and I have never experienced a better stay. The staff were all so friendly and kind and the rooms were big and had everything you needed. Parking was included and ..."

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

Alberghetto La Marianna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Charming Glicine House AT Griante - Close TO " LA Vecchia Torre BAR Pizzeria"
Charming Glicine House AT Griante - Close TO " LA Vecchia Torre BAR Pizzeria"
Situated in a rural location, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. San Martino Church and Bellagio ...
Charming Glicine House AT Griante - Close TO " LA Vecchia Torre BAR Pizzeria"
Luxury Residence Featuring 9 Homes with Large Pool - Griante Apartment 8
Luxury Residence Featuring 9 Homes with Large Pool - Griante Apartment 8
Situated in Griante, this historic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. San Martino Church and Bellagio ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Great Views and Spacious
"We’ve traveled all over the world and appreciate the chance to have a little extra space. This apartment has plenty of room. Others in the apartment complex were respectful of the noise when using the common pool. The views are amazing as advertised. The manager of the property was great to work ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Luxury Residence Featuring 9 Homes with Large Pool - Griante Apartment 8
Luxury Lake Front Britannia Apartments
Luxury Lake Front Britannia Apartments
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port and Villa Melzi ...
4/5 Very Good! (2 reviews)
Perfect for a Family
"Located in the quieter town of Griante, this Villa had incredible views. Villa 712 located on the 3rd floor, with an elevator was perfect for our family. A large, close and free parking lot was very helpful. Recently renovated with modern touches and conveniences like air conditioning and a modern ..."

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Luxury Lake Front Britannia Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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