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!
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.
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).
The church was built at the mouth of the Telo stream, a waterway that separates Argegno in two parts.
Just a few steps further, do not miss an incredibly characteristic glimpse of the town and admire the magnificent bridge which connects the two parts of Argegno!
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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.
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.
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.
Also, you have the chance to take a boat tour to enjoy Lake Como from a unique point of view. You can choose between public or private tours, depending on your needs and the budget you have available. Notice that public boat service is perfect if you are on a day trip and want to start your journey from Como, Varenna or other towns of the lake.
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!