Argegno, Lake Como

Argegno, Lake Como

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

Argegno, a place to discover

Lunch and walk by the lake

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.

Argegno, Lake Como
View of Argegno

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.

Church of Santissima Trinità

If you keep on walking 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).

Church of Santissima Trinità, Argegno
Church of Santissima Trinità

The church was built at the mouth of the Telo stream, a waterway that separates Argegno in two parts. Admire the magnificent bridge which connects them!

Some amazing spots for nature lovers

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.

TOP 5 places to sleep in Argegno

If you move by car, Argegno is the best starting point to reach other places of interest like Monte Sighignola, at the Swiss-Italian border. You absolutely must enjoy the breathtaking view from the panoramic viewpoint called Balcone d’Italia (at 1320 meters asl), that overlooks Lake Lugano.

View from Monte Sighignola
View from Monte Sighignola

If you simply love walking, head to Colonno and enjoy the Greenway del Lago di Como, an amazing stroll among narrow streets, villas, and ancient buildings.

Beaches and boat tours around Argegno

If you are in Argegno and want to relax on a beach, you can spend your day at Lido di Argegno, right next to the boat landing.

Also, you have the chance to take a boat tour to enjoy Lake Como from a unique point of view.

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Reach Argegno by car

Argegno is about an hour and a half drive from the Bergamo airport and an hour from Milan Malpensa and Linate. Once you arrive in Argegno, you can easily find parking in the town center.

Experience Lake Como at its best! Traveling by car, you can quickly reach some of the nearest towns to Argegno: Tremezzina, Como, Cernobbio, and many others. The best way to experience your holiday at your own pace!

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Population: 688 (Jan 1, 2015)
Altitude: 210 m (688 ft)
Province: Como
Postcode: 22010
Neighboring towns: Brienno, Colonno, Dizzasco, Lezzeno, Nesso, Pigra, Schignano

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