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CadenabbiaItaly

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.

Top hotels in Cadenabbia

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
4 out of 5
Via Regina 1, Cadenabbia, Griante, CO

Situated in Griante, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Villa del Balbianello and Bellagio Port are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (232 reviews)

"fabulous restaurant terrace, and the bar as well, with great view on the lake. Good choice of food at the restaurant, excellent service."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Alberghetto La Marianna
Alberghetto La Marianna
3 out of 5
Via Regina 57, Griante, CO
The price is £93 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (225 reviews)

"Very friendly, attentive staff, family owned, with a stunning restaurant/breakfast area overlooking Lake Como. Food was outstanding and freshly made daily. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Alberghetto La Marianna
Luxury Britannia Apartments
Luxury Britannia Apartments
Via Regina 41, Tremezzo, Griante, Como

Situated on a lake, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...

3.4/5 (43 reviews)

"Reading reviews I thought it would be awful. We had apartment 709 and it was lovely, great views. Apartment was spacious and clean with working air con. Communication with the apartment once we were there was non existent. Emailed about multiple things and tried calling and no response."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Luxury 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Cadenabbia

Luxury Britannia Apartments
Luxury Britannia Apartments
Via Regina 41, Tremezzo, Griante, Como

Situated on a lake, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) ...

3.4/5 (43 reviews)

"Reading reviews I thought it would be awful. We had apartment 709 and it was lovely, great views. Apartment was spacious and clean with working air con. Communication with the apartment once we were there was non existent. Emailed about multiple things and tried calling and no response."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Luxury Britannia Apartments
Villa Lucia - Private Lakeside Villa With Breathtaking Views of Lake Como
Villa Lucia - Private Lakeside Villa With Breathtaking Views of Lake Como

Situated on the waterfront, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Villa del Balbianello and Bellagio Port are ...

3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Spacious villa with fantastic lake view.

"Perfect for our large group! Vittoria, the property manager, is very responsive and speaks excellent English. Easily walkable to restaurants and transit options. Good starting point for hikes into the hills and Villa Carlotta is short stroll away. Boat rental from Nautic Planet just down the street ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2019

Villa Lucia - Private Lakeside Villa With Breathtaking Views of Lake Como
Villa Rogaro. Sumptious Pool Villa for 12 With 180 Degree Views of Bellagio
Villa Rogaro. Sumptious Pool Villa for 12 With 180 Degree Views of Bellagio

Located in the heart of Griante, this romantic villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.9 mi (3 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Lake Como experience of a lifetime

"From beginning to end Lorenzo, Gemma and Matteo ensured my family had the experiences we desired in Lake Como. We walked to many great restaurants Nearby and met the locals who welcomed us as family. Views from the villa are magnificent. Very modern amenities and comfortable beds. We did numerous ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Villa Rogaro. Sumptious Pool Villa for 12 With 180 Degree Views of Bellagio
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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Lake Lugano
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Lake Lugano

4.5/5(72 reviews)

Enjoy the stunning scenery, Mediterranean climate and charming villages of this lake on the Swiss-Italian border.

Villa del Balbianello
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Villa del Balbianello

4.5/5(53 reviews)

As one of Lake Como’s most iconic landmarks, it’s easy to see why this historic villa has served as the setting for a number of popular movies. 

Swissminiatur
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Swissminiatur

5/5(5 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Swissminiatur, a well-known attraction in Melide. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

Como-Brunate Funicular
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Como-Brunate Funicular

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Travel to the hilltop village of Brunate on a funicular railway that is more than 100 years old. Once there, enjoy gorgeous views and follow trails through the hills. 

Como Cathedral
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Como Cathedral

4.5/5(82 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Como when you make a stop at a top site such as Como Cathedral. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's mountain views.

Villa Carlotta
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Villa Carlotta

4.5/5(43 reviews)

Nestled on the edge of Lake Como, this 18th-century villa is a paradise for lovers of fine art and fine gardens.

Top things to do in Cadenabbia

Lake Como with Bellagio & Lugano Day Trip
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Lake Como with Bellagio & Lugano Day Trip

£99
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Lake Como & Bellagio Full-Day Tour
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Lake Como & Bellagio Full-Day Tour

£81
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Lake Como: Luxury Bus from Milan to Visit Como and Bellagio
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Lake Como: Luxury Bus from Milan to Visit Como and Bellagio

£91
Per adult
Cooking Class on Lake Como
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Cooking Class on Lake Como

£86
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Hidden corners of Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch
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Hidden corners of Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch

£86
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, private guided tour
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Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, private guided tour

£101
Per adult

Reviews of Cadenabbia

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Sep 2019

A beautiful stunning place.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Jul 2019

try and stay in bellagio more happening and ferry connections are better. there is a lot to do villas to see we had limited time. oh get a car the taxi from mxp was 190euros each way

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Jul 2019

Very safe and scenic location.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Jul 2019

Hiring a boat is a must and to work out the ferry and train times early on is worth noting

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Jun 2019

Cadenabbia is a great base from which to visit the Villas.

Cities near Cadenabbia

Menaggio which includes general coastal views and a coastal town

Menaggio

Bellagio which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbour

Bellagio

Villa Carlotta featuring general coastal views and a coastal town

Tremezzo

Cadenabbia showing a park

Griante