Our recommended journey
Argegno is within striking distance of all Lake Como’s treasures, as it is a main bus and ferry stop-off point for the rest of the lake. Villa Balbianello
(Star Wars & James Bond) is just around the corner, Villa Carlotta
a short ferry ride away, as are Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna – get a lake ticket and visit all three in one day... and don't miss George Clooney's
Villa in Laglio!
From Argegno It is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra
(881 m), which is situated on a plateau with a beautiful view of the lake. From here it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia
, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area. The road which runs along Val d’Intelvi also starts from Argegno and about 15 km along it one comes to Lanzo
The Sanctuary of Sant’Anna
: this was built in the seventeenth century but it was subsequently renovated. Inside one can find stuccowork and frescoes from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Oratory of San Rocco in Pigra
: Built in the fifteenth century, it contains frescoes from 1662 signed by S. Pozzi.