A Sleepy Town with Perks
Lenno may not seem like the obvious place in which tourists would want to spend their Lake Como holiday, but rest assured that a visit into this charming town may yield very pleasant surprises.
Perhaps most famous for its hand-made olive oil which you are sometimes lucky to come accross at various Lake Como restaurants, Lenno offers more to its visitors than just a bottle of oil.
In fact, on Fridays and Saturdays, a local restaurant/bar called the Lido, turns into a hot nightclub, where people dance on the beach or on the covered dance floor while enjoying cheap drinks and an exciting atmosphere. FYI: The restaurant closes at 11pm but the beach bar closes at 4am!
From Milano, you can take a train to Como and then take the C10 bus to Lenno.
Where to Stay
There is a wide range of Lenno hotels at one’s disposition ranging from one to four stars.
What To Do
The most exciting attraction in Lenno, by far, is Villa Balbianello. Now a museum, its interiors exhibit details on the extraordinary lifestyle of one of Italy’s richest men and last owners of the villa – Guido Monzoni.
You can also visit two interesting churches dating back from the 11th and 12th centuries – the Church of San Stefano and San Battistero and the Abbazia dell’ Acquafredda.
While Lenno may not be the most ‘happening’ town to visit in Lake Como, it does have a few gems worth visiting, such as its two famous churches – the church of San Stefano and San Battistero as well as the Abbazia dell’ Acquafredda.
Visiting Lenno Italy
Begin by swinging north up to Lido di Lenno, which is worth a day alone. Only pay an entrance fee of 5 euros, to spend some fun time on a man made shore, lounging under gazebos and ordering small bites and cocktails, while the kids run off to eat their gelatos. It is here the one can dance on the beach and enjoy incredible drinks and excitement. Stay here all day should you like (at night it becomes a really cool bar), but Lenno has other fun things to do…
Let’s not forget also the hand-made olive oil made by a special technique that has survived throughout many family of generations! Taste the primary pressing at Premiato Oleificio Vanini Osvaldo, and collect some excellent bottles of olive-oil.
Definitely pay a visit to nearby Villa Balbianello, which was assembled in the lake side hamlet of Lenno. Located not far from Tremezzo, the villa inhabits an area that thrusts itself out to the beautiful waters of the lake; its stucco towers and tall cypress trees seem to loom right over the shore. This villa was constructed in 1787 on the property of a monastery of Franciscan origin. It was after decades of negligence that an American Military officer Butler Ames restored the house after purchasing it.
Accommodation in Lenno Italy
Whether traveling for business or leisure, Lenno is an outstanding city to see with over 6 hotels to choose from. Many regions, each having a distinguishing feeling, are just waiting to be found throughout town. Lenno has many appeals to investigate with its fascinating past, interesting present and enjoyable future. There are so many activities to do, you may choose to stay an extra week roughly to experience them all. Get professional reviews and ratings of hotels in Lenno so you’ll be able to benefit from the best stay.