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CERNOBBIO – Nice village on the edge of Lake Como

Cernobbio is the first village after the town of Como to the west, along the Via Regina.  It is an elegant, quiet place full of charm, ideal for those who are willing to enjoy their stay avoiding the crowds of tourists that pack the streets of the city of Como.  In the second half of May takes place the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (Competition of Elegance of Villa d’Este), an elegance competition for classic and vintage cars, an event  not to miss if you are visiting the area on this date.

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Cernobbio is so nice that you feel totally relaxed. It is a very stylish small place situated on the shores of Lake Como, with its square, its narrow and quiet streets, its restaurants and trattoria and its elegant residents

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From Como to Cernobbio take a taxi which will cost not more than 20 euros or take the boat that will leave you at the small port at Piazza Risorgimento

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STAY

There are several options in Cernobbio, from rental apartments to B&B and hotels and, for those who can afford luxury, one of the world’s best hotels, the Villa D’Este , a former 16th century princely residence, surrounded by a 25 acre park.

Hotel Miralago  The Miralago in Cernobbio has an incomparable view of Lake Como. This comfortable hotel is just 4 km from Como and is the ideal starting point for trips on Lake Como to the most famous destinations of the lake

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Hotel Regina Olga  Another option facing the Lake Como, next to the Miralago Hotel

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EAT

We all know that food in Italy is spectacular and you eat well wherever you go.  Although Cernobbio is a small place there are many good restaurants to eat at affordable prices.

Osteria del Beuc  Via Felice Cavallotti, 1 Great food and good service. We had a fantastic risotto al gorgonzola e mele and an octopus salad.  The dessert was an unbelievable biscotti and Vin Santo.

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Biscotti and Vin Santo Pairing

The Trattoria La Vignetta is another good option for lunch or dinner.  It is a rustic restaurant with a quiet terrace overlooking the countryside.  It also works as a family run hotel offering basic and functional rooms with nice views. Some have balconies.

Trattoria Albergo La Vignetta  Via Monte Grappa, 32. Located within 5 minutes walking distance from the lake Como and downtown Cernobbio.

La Piazzetta Café  Piazza Belinzaghi, 4.  A lounge bar and bistro where you can have lunch or dinner, a snack, an aperitif or an espresso at all hours.

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DO

The purpose is to set base in Cernobbio to visit the area around Lake Como

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A boat trip on Lake Como is the perfect way to see the lake and its landscapes, the villas and small villages. You can move around easily, there are different options from  taxi boat services to rental car companies, bicycle, buses or boat cruises.  Navigation Laghi is a good option.

Cernobbio is very small and the choices are few however a stroll along the narrow streets of the old town and the lovely promenade is a must.

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Visit one of the world’s finest hotels or even better, stay there. The Villa d’Este is just a few blocks away from  Piazza Risorgimento, the main square and the heart of Cernobbio.  The gardens of Villa D’Este are a delight to the eye

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