Menaggio landscape from Lake Como

Youth discount at Hotel Loveno Menaggio

The 5 reasons why if you are youth (18-25 yo) you should visit Lake Como and stay with us taking advantage of the Youth discount at Hotel Loveno!

10% discount if you are between 18 and 25 years old and book directly with us by email/WhatsApp, in March, April, May (June too this special year 2020), October and November. We will do our best to give you the most beautiful room we have available!

Here you are some of the reasons (5 groups of reasons) why if you are a youth-adult you should visit Lake Como

    • Como & around, a visit to the silk museum and inside the Tempio Voltiano are a must because silk used to be one of the most important industries in the area and Alessandro Volta and his inventions still brings proudness. then enjoy aperitivo in one of my favourite places in town at Hemingway (in raining days) or Pappafico – Alle terrazze in spring/ summer the view here is unbelievably beautiful and you need to walk there. In Cernobbio,  you can find the Giardino della Valle which is very nice and an example of how local people take care of our places and after that enjoy a drink or even a cool dinner at the pub Olde England. Are you looking for something fancier? Check the restaurant Materia.
    • Menaggio & around, a visit to Villa Vigoni (open to the public on Thursday only) is unmissable or challenge yourself with climbing the rocks. Then enjoy a fantastic aperitivo at enoteca Re Quadri, if you are looking for the central town vibe or Spritz with the best Lake view both inside and out in the garden at Hotel Loveno!! 🙂 if you are staying in Menaggio be responsible, don’t take the car, take the stairs instead!
      In Grandola ed Uniti, you can get to learn more about the area in 2 ways: visiting the Museo Etnografico e Naturalistico Val Sanagra (in Villa Camozzi) super cool when it is raining! or hiking in Val Sanagra until Agriturismo La Vecchia Chioderia. This is 1-hour hike very easy and charming, then you can keep going following more difficult paths.
    • North Lake Como
      This includes many possibilities:
      Are you into mountain: check-in Dongo the Museo Resistenza, organise in Domaso a lunch or wine tasting with Azienda Agricola Sorsasso or go to Dosso del Liro (you can even walk from Gravedona, you’ll be there in 1 hour uphill) call Plinio before, the owner and chef of  Osteria and winery L’Aquila d’oro, organise a tasting of local cheese and more with him.
      Are you dreaming about the lake all the time: Cremia is your place, enjoy windsurf, sail class during the sunny days or visit  the Museum of  Barca Lariana (in Pianello) and stop for the best aperitivo at Lo Scalo.
    • Lecco & around, discover the Campanile San Nicolo, The bell tower of Lecco is the second tallest bell tower in Italy and is fully-fledged to be among the tallest in Europe. It is now possible to visit it, on some days and only by reservation.  Viscontea Island (sometimes called Pescarenico Island from the neighbourhood in front of which it is located), is a river islet located in Lecco, in Lombardy in that short stretch of Corso dell’Adda between the Branch of Lecco del Lario and Lake Garlate. The origins of this islet are uncertain but certainly do not seem of natural origin since it can be easily connected to the fate that had the nearby Ponte Azzone Visconti during the fifteenth century. Finally, Villa Manzoni is a neoclassical building located in Lecco in the Caleotto district. Transformed into a literary museum, it was the residence of Alessandro Manzoni’s family who spent all his childhood, adolescence and early youth there, as he himself writes in the introduction to Fermo and Lucia. In 1940 it was declared a national monument by King Vittorio Emanuele III.
    • Ever green: Around the North and Central lake boat trip (sailing is the best!), Varenna (my favourite touristic place in the area) & Bellagio (but avoid it in July & August you could be disppointed otherwise).

cool kids enjoy lake como

Resources:
NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/travel/lake-como-italy-younger-travelers.html

Campanile di Lecco http://www.campaniledilecco.it
Isola Viscontea https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_Viscontea  

Book: 111 luoghi del lago di Como che devi proprio scoprire, B.Giacovelli

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