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Do you feel like coming with us to take a refreshing dip in the cool waters, sunbathe in relax and enjoy, at the end of the day, a great cocktail while admiring a relaxing lake view? If the commitments force you to stay in the city, here are the most fashionable beach clubs of Como, for a little pause, of time for a swim or an happy hour.
Lido di Bellagio
Via Paolo Carcano, 1
An hour’s drive away from Milan there is the lido of Bellagio: this beautiful beach club has a history of more than a hundred years and has been the location of comedy movies such as “A Month at the Lake” by John Irving. A ten minute walk from the city center of Bellagio, it can also be reached by car, as well as by private boat or water taxi. The beach club boasts 8 large gazebos, 120 sunbeds and 350sqm of fine sand beach, which, along with a spectacular view, will ensure you a total relaxation. Among the services offered there are an excellent lakefront bistro, a free wifi service and the possibility to organize events such as boat parties, dinner shows, and last but not least, weddings. On Fridays and Saturdays, on the other hand, fun is guaranteed thanks to the evocative nightclub of the Lido that opens its doors from 11pm.
Piazza Risorgimento, 5
Place one of a kind, the Cernobbio beach club is perfect for a day off, as for a drink at sunset on the lake. It offers a swimming pool and solarium area, equipped with sunbeds, gazebos and umbrellas (with two swimming pools, one for adults and one for children). In addition to the bathing area, the beach club has a restaurant-pizzeria overlooking Lake Como that offers different types of menus: a street food with toast and wraps for a quick lunch and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner rich of refined dishes, and finally gourmet pizzas. From 7pm begins the DJ set that accompanies the aperitivo with rich cocktails and in a setting with a relaxed atmosphere, like that of the lake. For those who can not stand still and let their skin glow from the rays of the sun, Il Lido di Cernobbio also offers yoga and swimming classes.
Lido di Cadenabbia
Located in front of the Bellagio peninsula, the lido of Cadenabbia offers its guests many services to give them a pleasant stay: the visitor can sunbathe on the beach or take a dip in the pool, or just relax in the comfort of the green lawn. If you want a nice drink or a tasty lunch, here you can be completely satisfied: many are the long drinks offered, as the fish proposals of the restaurant, all very popular and appreciated. Also here is the disco, for a night time entertainment in an exceptional location.
Lido di Lenno
Via Comoedia, 1
In the enchanting scenery of the gulf of Venus, here you are the Lido di Lenno: the fascinating beach club, perfect for sunbathing and relaxing in the pool, and the elegant restaurant, which offers a menu featuring only first quality ingredients create a fairytale scenery, perfect for enjoying a weekend or just a day in total relaxation. It is also possible to request a catering service for special events and there is a taxi boat service on Lake Como, which offers the possibility of private trips on the lake to visit fabulous locations such as Villa del Balbianello or the village of Lenno.
Lido di Menaggio
Via Roma, 11
In Menaggio, a delightful town on the shores of Lake Como, there is another fascinating beach club . In addition to the beach and the adjacent green lawn where you can relax and get a tan comfortably lying on their beds, many are the services offered to their guests: two pools, one for adults and one for the little ones, a restaurant which in addition to the delicious fish and meat menu also includes an hamburgeria and a pizzeria for the most demanding palates, and finally a lounge bar where you can enjoy a wine glass or a fresh cocktail, accompanied by excellent music.
TIP FOR A WEEKEND STAY
To make a proper escape, lasting at least a weekend, we suggest you two hotels that will not only welcome you at their best, but also will make you live wonderful experiences, such as spa treatments, excursions or dinners prepared by famous chefs, which will involve all five senses: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, and Il Sereno Hotel.
The Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como, recently opened, is a mix of elegance, Italian style and oriental charm, concentrated within a centuries-old botanical park. These ingredients recreate a seductive atmosphere: the result is that you no longer want to leave here. Rooms and Suites, therefore, are branded with the same refinement that has always distinguished the Mandarin Oriental brand, and are real design gems in which to stay. The structure, in addition to an area dedicated to Fitness & Wellness with all the comforts and a swimming pool that greets the lake from its position, offers a priceless view of the surrounding landscape, which will fill your eyes and heart.
The first, located in a beautiful period building, boasts a centenary history and an exceptional location, and is located just in front of the town of Bellagio. Surrounded by a park of 20,000 square meters, its kitchen is signed by one of the most important names of the Italian culinary panorama, Gualtiero Marchesi. The second one is the last born of the “Sereno Hotels” family, here setting and atmosphere create an experience of true luxury for the customers. The restaurant is under the supervision of the starred chef Andrea Berton, who proposes a cuisine that is definitely Italian, but revisited in a contemporary key, and is also equipped with a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake, to stimulate the view as well as taste.