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Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through Menaggio : – Menaggio is a charming town on the western shore of Lake Como, one of the most scenic and popular destinations in northern Italy. It has a rich history that dates back to the Roman times, and it offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. One of the main features of Menaggio is its elegant lakefront promenade, where you can enjoy a stroll along the water, admire the views of the mountains and the lake, and stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants that line the square. The promenade also leads to the small harbour, where you can catch a ferry to other beautiful towns on the lake, such as Bellagio and Varenna. Behind the square, you can explore the narrow streets and alleys of the old town, where you can find quaint shops, boutiques, and historical buildings. One of the most notable landmarks is the pink baroque church of Santo Stefano, which has impressive paintings and frescoes inside. If you are looking for some nature and culture, you can visit the nearby hamlets of Loveno and Nobiallo, where you can see the stunning Villa Mylius Vigoni, a 19th-century mansion that houses a museum and a library, and the ancient Roman bridge that crosses the Senagra river. You can also hike or bike in the Val Sanagra Natural Park, where you can discover the local flora and fauna, and reach the Rifugio Menaggio, a mountain hut that offers panoramic views of the lake and the Alps. For those who love sports and leisure, Menaggio has plenty to offer as well. You can swim in the lake or in the large public pool, play golf at the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious in Italy, or rent a boat and try water skiing on the lake. Menaggio is a town that has something for everyone, whether you are looking for relaxation, adventure, or culture. It is the perfect base to explore the wonders of Lake Como and enjoy the Italian lifestyle.

Piazza dell’Imbarcadero is a small square in Menaggio, a town on the western shore of Lake Como in Italy. The ferry terminal is in the square, where you can catch a boat to other towns on the lake, such as Varenna and Bellagio. (Photos 1-2-3) – Via IV Novembre is a street in Menaggio which runs from the outskirts of the town to Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi. (Photos 4-5-6-7-8-9-10) – Via Giuseppe Mazzini is a street in Menaggio which runs from Via IV Novembr to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Photos 11-12-13-14-15-15-17-18) – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is a square located in the centre of Menaggio. The square is shaped like an L and has geometric designs made with different stone materials and some sections in cobblestones. The square is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general and nationalist who played a key role in the unification of Italy in the 19th century. The square is a lively place and is surrounded by various shops and cafes. (Photos 19-20-21-22-23-24-25) – Via Calvi is a street in Menaggio which runs from Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi to Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi. (Photos 26-27-30-64) – Chiesa di Santa Marta is a church in Menaggio. It is an ancient oratory that was built near the Hospitale dei Tre Magi, a hospital for pilgrims. The church was named after Saint Martha, the sister of Mary and Lazarus in the Bible. The church has a 19th-century façade with a portal and a lunette by A. Sibella, a local sculptor. The façade also has two marble slabs: one is the tombstone of Lucio Minicio Exorato, a Roman nobleman who was born in Menaggio in the 1st century AD; the other is a bas-relief of the castle of Menaggio, which is the coat of arms of the town. The church has some valuable paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, a medieval holy water font, and a wooden choir. (Photos 27-28-29) – Largo Cavouri is a street in Menaggio which runs from Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi to Viale Benedetto Castelli. (Photos 34-35-36) – Viale Benedetto Castelli is a street in Menaggio which runs from Largo Cavouri to Via Roma. (Photos 37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50-51 52) – Via Mylius is a street in Menaggio which runs from Viale Benedetto Castelli to Via Carlo Camozzi (Photos 53-54-55) – Via Carlo Camozzi is a street in Menaggio which runs from Via Andrea Stoppani to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Photo 56) – Parco Karol Wojtyla is a park in Menaggio. The park is named after Pope John Paul II, who visited Menaggio in 1984. The park has a colonnaded entrance and a playground. (Photos 57-58) – Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi is a street in Menaggio which runs from Via Armando Diaz to Via IV Novembre. (Photos 59-60-61-62) – Via al Lago is a street in Menaggio which runs from Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi to Largo Cavouri. (Photo 63)

Menaggio Cuisine: – Menaggio has a rich and varied culinary tradition. Here are some of the special dishes that you can enjoy in Menaggio: – Risotto con pesce persico: – This is a creamy rice dish cooked with perch, a freshwater fish that is abundant in Lake Como. The perch is usually filleted and sautéed with butter, garlic, parsley and white wine, then added to the rice along with some broth and cheese. The result is a delicious and hearty dish that showcases the local fish. – Pizzoccheri: – This is a type of pasta made with buckwheat flour and wheat flour, cut into short and thick strips. The pasta is boiled with potatoes and savoy cabbage, then tossed with butter, cheese, garlic and sage. This is a typical dish of the Valtellina region, which borders Lake Como to the north. – Bresaola: – This is a cured meat product made from lean beef, salted and air-dried for several months. It has a dark red color and a delicate flavour, and it is usually sliced thinly and served with olive oil, lemon juice, arugula and Parmesan cheese. Bresaola is another specialty of the Valtellina region, and it is often paired with local wines such as Sforzato or Valtellina Superiore.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Piazza dell’Imbarcadero to Parrocchia Santo Stefano, Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi
Approximately o.66 km – 0.41 miles

The walk starts in – Piazza dell’Imbarcadero – Via IV Novembre – Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Calvi – Chiesa di Santa Marta, Via Calvi – Via Calvi – Via IV Novembre – Parrocchia Santo Stefano, Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via Calvi to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Calvi
Approximately 1.13 km – 0.70miles

The walk starts in – Via Calvi – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Largo Cavour – Viale Benedetto Castelli – Walk back along Viale Benedetto Castelli to Via Mylius – Via Carlo Camozzi – Parco Karol Wojtyla,Via Carlo Camozzi – Via Annetta e Celestino Lusardi – Via al Lago – Via Carlo Camozzi – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Calvi