ARGEGNO
Lake Como

Argegno, a place to discover

Argegno is a small and characteristic village, which overlooks Lake Como in the area of its major depth (around -410 meters).

Its proximity to ComoTremezzina, and other famous Lake Como’s towns makes it one of the destinations more loved by tourists from all around the world. With Lake Como in front and Val d’Intelvi behind, Argegno represents a major turning point.

After walking along the characteristic narrow streets of the old town, don’t miss the chance to take in the beautiful surroundings: read this guide to discover the best things to do in Argegno!

The little harbor of Argegno, Lake Como
The little harbor of Argegno

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The town center
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The Church and the Roman bridge
Discover the past of the town
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THE TOWN CENTER
Lunch and walk by the lake

Argegno restaurants, Lake Como
A restaurant in Argegno (picture: heretotravel.com ©)

As soon as you get to Argegno, you will notice how many restaurants and cafés populate such a small area.

Most of them are located on the lakefront, so they offer exceptional views during your dining experience. You can enjoy a variety of Italian dishes ranging from the local lake fish (such as perch or misultin, for the more curious tastes) to the traditional Italian pizza. Get lost in the narrow streets of the town center!

End your meal with homemade ice cream and a walk by the lake. You will come across the bust of Pietro Vassena, the engineer who, in 1948, made a memorable immersion in the waters off of Argegno on board the C3 submarine that he designed himself. 

He was able to touch the lake’s bottom (-410 meters), thus establishing the world record for depth.

The little harbor of Argegno, Lake Como
The little harbor of Argegno
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THE CHURCH AND THE ROMAN BRIDGE
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Church of Santissima Trinità

Church of Santissima Trinità, Argegno
Church of Santissima Trinità

If walk along the lakeside, you will come to the Church of Santissima Trinità, which dates back to 1632. Under the rose window, the facade shows a mosaic depicting the four Evangelists, Sant’Abbondio (the patron saint of Como), and Sant’Anna (patron saint of Argegno).

The pointed arch testifies the Roman origin of the town’s suburb. To confirm this origin, there are also some tombstones whose inscriptions refer to the console Max Publius Caesius Archigenes, from which the name “Argegno” seems to derive.

The Roman bridge

The Roman Bridge in Argegno
The Roman Bridge (picture: heretotravel.com ©)

The main church of Argegno was built at the mouth of the Telo stream, a waterway that separates the town in two parts.

A magnificent ancient bridge, dating back to Roman times, connects the two parts of Argegno and offers a characteristic glimpse of the town.

ARGEGNO-PIGRA CABLE CAR
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Pigra, Lake Como
The ancient town of Pigra

You might wonder where to find the best places near Argegno to enjoy some breathtaking views.

Well, one of the coolest things to do is ride the Argegno-Pigra cable car, which connects the two villages and takes you from 200 to 850 meters above sea level in as little as 5 minutes.

View of Lake Como from Pigra
View of Lake Como from Pigra

The cable car provides extraordinary views of both Lake Como and the Alpine foothills. Also, a café awaits all who choose to visit the village of Pigra at the top.

Hikers and trekkers, starting from the center of Pigra, in 1.30h can reach the Colonno refuge. Walk through the western coast and taste some local specialties. Remember to bring cash because they do not accept credit cards.

BOAT TOURS & BEACHES
Sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

Private and public tours

If you are looking for private boat tours from Argegno, here are some options that may be right for you!

Looking for information about public boat service? Read my guide to boats and ferries on Lake Como.
Public boat service is perfect if you are on a day trip and want to start your journey from ComoVarenna or other towns of the lake.

Beaches in Argegno

If you are in Argegno and want to relax on a beach, you can choose Lido di Argegno beach, which is equipped with bar, sun beds and umbrellas.

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