Tremezzina is located on the western banks of Lake Como, right in front of Bellagio, and is the result of a recent merger of the comunes of Lenno, Mezzegra, Ossuccio, and Tremezzo.
Visiting Tremezzina means having the chance to enjoy a place that is rich in atmosphere, history, and attractions. For example… did you know that some Star Wars’ scenes were shot here?
Prepare to read some of the best things to do in Tremezzo and surroundings, and get ready for your holidays on Lake Como!
Tremezzina, amid villas and natural beauty
As you probably know, the hamlet of Tremezzo is home to one of the most famous villas on Lake Como: Villa Carlotta. The villa shows some neoclassical features and is surrounded by a vast terraced garden, where you can spend most of your day without the risk of getting bored.
Springtime is obviously the best season to visit the villa: enjoy the perfume and colors of azaleas, rhododendrons, and hundreds of other plants from every corner of the world!
When you are tired of all this natural beauty, you can enter the villa and visit its fine art collection, which gathers valuable masterpieces by Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez, and Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Then, you can take a walk on the lakeside of Tremezzina and enjoy a view of Bellagio. You will see before your eyes the beautiful Villa Melzi d’Eril, another perfect combination of nature and human work. With Lake Como on the front and a number of historic hotels behind, you will wonder why you had never chosen to visit a place like this before!
The neighboring hamlet of Lenno is home to another wonderful attraction: Villa Balbianello. If you are in Tremezzina from mid-March to mid-November, don’t miss the opportunity to see it. Villa Balbianello is located on the tip of the Laveno headland, and is surrounded only by nature.
You can go there by foot (walking on a 1 km footpath which starts from Via degli Artigiani) or by a taxiboat that leaves near the public beach in Lenno. This famous villa is characterized by a picturesque structure and has been used as the setting for several movies, including A Month by the Lake, Casino Royale, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
Ossuccio is a quiet and interesting part of Tremezzina. The town hosts a charming Romanesque abbey that is dedicated to San Benedetto and takes place in Val Perlana (800 m asl).
Take a taxi boat in Ossuccio and visit Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como. This small piece of land is almost uninhabited and welcomes visitors between March and October.
Nature lovers will love the Greenway del Lago, a pleasant 10 km walk which starts from Colonno and gets to Cadenabbia.
The Greenway runs along several lake towns – partly just above the settlements, partly on the lakefront – and lets you discover Lake Como through its villas and gardens, Roman findings, and wonderful examples of architecture.
If you are in Tremezzina and want to relax on a beach, you will find beaches in Lenno, Ossuccio, and even Tremezzo.
Also, you can count on several taxi boat services to enjoy Lake Como from a unique point of view.