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Unexpected treat

We 'found' Porlezza whilst searching for buses to Lugano. Staying in Lake Como, we took the ferry... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
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Great stop-off en-route to Lugano

We were leaving our base in Lake Como for a day trip to Lugano, and the lake was recommended as a... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2016
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  • Terrible1%
Jan 14, 2018
“Lovely walk”
Jul 17, 2017
“Unexpected treat”
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Lovely walk along the Lungolago Porlezza. Nice and peaceful during the low season. There's also a little playground on the path for children age 3 to 12.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Za036
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

We 'found' Porlezza whilst searching for buses to Lugano. Staying in Lake Como, we took the ferry across to Mennagio from Bellagio and the bus from the terminus off Via Roma in Mennagio. The journey to Lugano was full of beautiful views the whole way,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank candyfloss28
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We actually had no intention of going to Porlezza or Lake Lugano when we were staying on Lake Como, but on a little drive we took a turn and ended up on some of the most narrow "goat path" roads going into the mountains that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Grandgirl
Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were leaving our base in Lake Como for a day trip to Lugano, and the lake was recommended as a place to stop off for an hour. The lake is lovely with a short walk along the waters' edge. There is a visitors' centre,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Lirac
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Porlezza, located on the lakeside road between Lugano and Como (the C12 bus passes through it), is a typical Italian village/small town with a pleasant vista across the lake, a designated area where locals swim (nicknamed 'the Beach'), a fresh water spring (where locals bottle...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Well kept and clean, although the walk is a bit short. There are several unobtrusive coffee houses and restaurants lining the promenade.

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank GranZorro
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Beautiful place. Have to admit that i saw it from the bus. The C12 bus to lugano from menaggio passes through porlezza. Wishing to go there again soon. Take this bus :) From milan, you can travel to como. Take the ferry or bus c10...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank jibingms
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Porlezza is not the tourist spot, it is italian village life and has no high fashion shops, but cosy markets and nice food

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank evita786
Reviewed August 2, 2015

We loved Porlezza. The narrow streets, the variety of restaurants and cafes, the decorated bikes. Everything about this lakeside town is worth a visit, and I agree with the reviewer who suggested walking up to the chapel on the hillside - the views are breathtaking.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Fiona M
Reviewed September 14, 2014

Been there 3 times already, waiting to move there permanently. It's the very definition of la dolce vita

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank ElinorCohen
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