Welcome to Tremezzo, touristy resort that spreads out from the hills, at the foot of Monte Procione, to the lakefront where the elegant villas and luxurious villas are located.
This town is situated on the western shore of the lake, just a few kilometres away from Menaggio, overlooking the centre lake and Grigne mountains.
Tremezzo has a quite mild climate, certainly thanks to lake but also to the mountains in the background that protects the town from the currents of cold air. And for this reason it has become an international touristic destination. Many famous people have stayed here in the past, like Giuseppe Verdi, the Queen Victoria, the Kaiser Guglielmo II and Greta Garbo.
Some of the most beautiful villas of Lake Como are situated here in Tremezzo: in the 17th century Villa Carlotta, surround by beautiful Italian gardens, are masterpieces of Art and Architecture; Villa La Quiete, called La Gioconda, built in the 18th century was the residence of the abbot-poet Giuseppe Parini; and then Villa La Carlia projected at the end of the 17th century by Antonio De Carli.
In the little village of Bolvedro you can visit the church of San Lorenzo, then moving towards Rogaro you’ll see the ancient medieval tower and the church of Santa Maria containing the black Virgin Mary.
Nearby you can visit Ossuccio, with the Sanctuary della Vergine del Soccorso, then you can set out on trips on the beautiful shores of Griante Cadenabbia and Lenno and then visit the enchanting Villa Balbianello and Isola Comacina.
Tremezzo – What to see
Villa Carlotta is one of the most beautiful villas in the area, built at the end of the 17th century by Giorgio Clerici, thanks to the owners’ interest for art and botanics the villa attained the summit of its splendour only in the next centuries.
The villa became a temple with works of Canova, Thorvaldsen, Hayez and Appiani, while the garden represent a scenery with almost 500 species of plants and flowers, with a stairway, balustrades, fountains and the cascade of the dwarfs.
Other villas are situated in the little village of Bolvedro: Villa La Quiete, dated back to the beginning of the 18th century, composed by a central body on three floors and two lateral lower wings, with baroque ornaments. There is another villa non far from here: Villa La Carlia, built at the end of the 17th century with simple lines and an elegant park.
You can visit always in Bolvedro the church of San Lorenzo, built in two moments, in 1775-76 and at the end of 1800, with a neoroman apse and a neogothic façade and frescoes by Tagliaferri inside. Moving towards Rogaro, you can visit the baroque church that preserves the black Virgin Mary. This sculpture, dated back to the 17th century, is a copy of the original Virgin Mary of Einsiedeln.
Not far from the village centre you can see the ruins of the medieval tower that belonged to the defensive structure of the Comacina Island. On the plain instead some scenes of the second episode of Star Wars were shot.
In the surroundings you can organize walks on the mountains. Also Lenno and the beautiful Villa Balbianello (heritage of FAI), the archaeological finds of Comacina Island and Ossuccio with the Sanctuario della Vergine del Soccorso (Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Rescue).
Tremezzo – Cuisine and Restaurants
Here listed are some suggested restaurants in Tremezzo and nearby:
Volta, 14-16 – 22019 Tremezzina
Tel. +39 0344 42311
At Cantina Follie you can enjoy a nice drink (including soft) either in the cellar or outside on the terrace under the grape-vinewith nice weather, accompanied by some local cold cuts or cheeses. Their speciality is the “Tagliere dell’Amizia”(i.e. ‘the friendship’s platter) with the complete selection of local cheeses and sliced meats.You can also buy some bottles in the shop…to enjoy at home while you remember the time you spent in lake Como.
Ristorante “La Fagurida”
Via San Martino, 15
Rogaro – Tremezzo
Typical rustic stone house of the lake. The kitchen provides many recipes created around fresh seasonal ingredients (local appetizers, vegetables, polenta, grilled meat, roast rabbit).
Via Regina, 3 – Tremezzina
Tel. +39 0344 43166
With a terrace on the lake.
Via delle Mele 5a, Frazzione Balogno di Tremezzo – Tremezzina
Tel. +39 0344 41333
Via Rogaro 11 – Tremezzina
Tel. +39 034440510
Offers fine dining with great views on Lake Como.
Red & White Wine Bar 18
Via Portico Sampietro – Tremezzina
Tel. +39 0344 40095
Viano Di Tremezzo – Tremezzina
Tel. +39 0344 40602
Tremezzo – How to get there
From the Milanese air Terminals of Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio, you should make your way to the centre of Milan and then take the train to Como. With the Malpensa Express it is preferable to get off in Saronno and then get the train of the Ferrovie Nord to Como. From Malpensa, it is also possible to get to Como by bus (line n250) in only an hour.
To get to Tremezzo you have to make your way to Como and then take the bus in piazza Sant’Agostino in direction Menaggio (line C-10). Bus timetable (www.asfautolinee.it) . Otherwise you can go to Varenna by train (direction Sondrio-Tirano) and then take the boat.
From Milan take the motorway A9 Como-Chiasso, then take the exit Como nord and drive along the Satale Regina, in direction Menaggio for about 27 km.