: Milan - Malpensa
: Varenna - Esino
: Autostrada E35 - 35km and Autostrada SS36
: Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Very close to the apartment is 'The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club' in the area of Croce, the second oldest Golf Club in Italy representing British tradition at its best. Overlooking Lake Como, it is a course combining old-world values with a heritage of golfing culture.
Menaggio is a popular & lively resort, located on the western shore of Lake Como. An excellent base for exploring the beautiful, historic towns along the lake by passenger ferry as well as for the more energetic 'hiking & cycling' enthusiasts amongst you. The ferry jetty is about five minutes' walk from the main square, Piazza Garibaldi in the heart of Menaggio. About a handful of alleys lead off where you can explore the shops, bars, restaurants and gelataria's which blossom alongside flowerpots & cobblestones.
Menaggio is a great location especially with its lakeside swimming at the local beach or the new public lido at the end of the lakeside promenade.
Other Activities: Float Plane/Helicopter,Funicular Railway,Public Villas & Gardens,
Golf: There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
Ski: This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx. 100K