Gravedona – Dongo - Musso
Gravedona is an idyllic old fishers village and is said to be one of the most beautiful villages around the lake. The weekly market takes place in the plaza right by the lake. Here you will aslo find several Restaurants as well as grocery stores, which can be reached by foot. The village is also connected to the ferryboat line. Even without your car you can reach many villages around the lake. The center of the village, with its steep and narrow alleys runs along the picturesque bay of Gravedona, under the quayside. Leaving the village you will find the shallow headland "Poncia" with ist beautiful beaches close to the estuary.
Trips, culture and festivals in & around Dongo
Dongo is a small, very traditional town in a bay on the west bank with approx. 3500 inhabitants. There's so much to do within walking distance. There are restaurants, bakeries and a variety of shops plus every 1st and 3rd thursday of the month there is a local market. In the mountain villages above Dongo there quaint traditional trattorias/restaurants that can be easliy reached on foot.
In the Bay of Dongo there is a small harbour. Opposite is a small Piazza (square) where the locals like to meet and you'll often find some evening festivity taking place.There are historical buildings such as the Palazzo Manzi with it's "Sala d'oro"-golden hall from the Napoleon era. A favourite hiking trail leads to the San Eufenia church above Dongo, only about 15-20 minutes on foot, with breathtaking panoramic views. Neighbouring towns of Menaggio to the south and Gravedona - Domaso to the north are larger and offer even more evening entertainment possibilities. Dongo even offers the possibility to explore the area by boat, down to the south to Varenna, Menaggio, Bellagio, Como or Lecco for example or to the north to Kloster Piona or to Colicio.