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About Laglio

The kind of people who are able to buy property anywhere in the world, like George Clooney for example, choose to buy property in Laglio. He’s made no secret of being the proud owner of the Villa Oleandra, having used his hideaway as a location in the film Ocean’s Twelve. The rest of us may have to make do with picks from our Gurus’ list of the best places to stay in Laglio for the moment, but the accommodation options are still very promising, including elegant villa conversions, a boathouse turned six-suite hotel, and wonderfully romantic waterside hotels.

If you’re arriving in Laglio by road you’ll probably pass along Lake Como, through Como, then Cernobbio and Moltrasio, all beautiful centres that are like warm-ups to little charming Laglio; it's a spectacular drive, highly recommended even if you don’t need to get to Laglio. The view here is particularly special because it’s at the narrowest point on the lake, so the far shore is easily seen, only 675 metres away. Laglio is well loved by walkers too, especially those with a bent towards bird watching or fossil hunting. Mount Torriggia, just up the slopes from Laglio is known for its hawks, kites and buzzard migrations, and a major fossil discovery occurred on the same slopes, in a fantastically beautiful cave system also known for its stalactites and stalagmites, and for its underground lake.

But this town has become a bit of a mecca for holiday makers during the peak summer months, due to the Clooney effect! So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Laglio during July or August, get organised and book well ahead.

The Best Places to Stay in Laglio

For the Views

  • The Relais Villa Vittoria is a small and wonderfully romantic hotel right on the water’s edge — in fact its infinity pool almost appears to cascade into the lake! The views are spectacular, from the pool and terraced gardens, from the restaurant terrace, and from most of the 11 rooms and suites with their private balconies. The decor is classic with a contemporary luxury feel; some of the rooms have wonderful original features, others also have four-poster beds.

For Waterfront Chic

  • La Locanda del Cantiere started off as a boathouse, which explains its unusual exterior, private jetty, and proximity to the lake, but now this terrace of six peaked ‘sheds’ has become a row of six contemporary rooms and suites, plus a fabulous Italian restaurant. The reimagining of the space includes plenty of glass, exposed stone and skylights. Some of the suites are family-sized.

Prefer a Self-catering Apartment or villa?

  • Sometimes a villa or apartment is the best option if you're travelling in a larger group, so if you decide that you'd prefer a self catering option, check out our online booking partner, booking.com for some inspiration.

Travel Information

  • Laglio has a few local international airports: Milan’s Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo Airport are about 45minutes away by road, or just over an hour by public transport. While Brescia-Montichiari and Verona-Villafranca are both an hour and a half drive, or three and a half hours on the train via Milan.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we strongly advise if you’re staying on Lake Como - we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Lake Como has a milder climate. In winter it does get chilly though, and in summer it can be humid, but broadly speaking it has some of the best weather conditions in Europe. April through to October are the busiest months for visitors, warm and sunny, perfect for a lake break. The water of the lake even heats up during summer, and can get to 20°C come July! So if you are visiting at this time it’s worth booking as much as you can in advance.

Still not sure where to stay?


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Best Hotels in Laglio

  • La Locanda del Cantiere Laglio 6 rooms from £156

    Boutique  -  Having undergone a complete renovation, this once boatyard is now a chic boutique hotel with smart contemporary design
    Short break  -  Easily accessible from Milan's airports — this is a great choice for a quick getaway
    Active Holiday  -  Whether you want to kayak, motor boat, hike or cycle — there is plenty to do locally
    Sailing  -  The property has its own private yacht/boat pier for those who want to hire a boat for their stay
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    A chic boutique hotel set in a converted boathouse on the shores of Lake Como. The six rooms are contemporary in design with neutral hues, high ceilings, plenty of glass, and simple modern furniture. There's a fabulous Italian restaurant on the terrace and a pier to park your boat! A stylish stay. See More

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  • Relais Villa Vittoria Laglio 11 rooms from £182

    Weddings  -  Receptions and intimate marriages are regularly held here and can cater for up to 68 seated guests
    Total relaxation  -  Spend days lounging in the infinity pool overlooking the lake and mountains or unwind in the spa
    Local exploring  -  Just a short paddle from the village of Laglio
    Views  -  Breathtaking views over Lake Como
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, CN Traveller

    Utterly romantic hotel on the edge of Lake Como. Spectacular views, delicately sumptuous rooms, excellent restaurant and terraces, and plenty to do on the lake. Honeymooners would be in heaven! See More

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