If you like “slow” and “quiet”, then Mandello del Lario on Lake Como is for you. Easy to get to by train from the Milan Central station. It’s a perfect day trip or weekend getaway.

Lake Como Shoreside Location

Mandello del Lario is situated approximately 10 km to the north of Lecco, , which is 66 km northwards of Milan. It is located on the eastern shore and the Lecco branch of Lake Como, opposite the town of Onno. The closest airports to Mandello del Lario are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, and Bergamo Orio al Serio. Visitors can reach the city via the train stop at Mandello del Lario.

Quiet and Charming Accommodation and Restaurants

Mandello del Lario and the surrounding areas of Abbadia and Lierna are quiet towns with some very good restaurants and charming B&Bs.  Some places worth mentioning are here on the site, for example, Mamma Ciccia, where you can learn to make homemade pasta or have a romantic dinner in the courtyard, Mamma Ciccia also has holiday homes for rent.
Nearby is also Il Sotto Vento Restaurant (in the neighboring town Lierna), Camping Abbadia is popular even as a local hangout and the charming B& B Contrada Lunga is found in the picturesque, medieval hamlet of Linzanico.

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