A charming village on the left shore of Lake Como

Brienno is one of the most picturesque villages on the lake. Located a 20-minute drive from the beautiful and lively Como town, on the most accessible and appreciated shore of the lake, it is easily accessible to all the prestigious spots: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, and more.

Brienno can be enjoyed in any season. If you are a winter guest, have a look at this link.

How to reach the village?

The best way to reach Brienno is by car. The Highway A9 is just a 15-minute drive, while the International Airport Milan Malpensa is a 45-minute drive. You can also land at Milan-Bergamo Airport and reach Brienno apartments in 90 minutes.

If you are coming by public transportation from Como San Giovanni train station, two lines cross Brienno village: C10 and C20 (more info on
Shuttle Service
If you need someone to take you from St. Giovanni to the apartments, our team is happy to offer a shuttle service. Be sure to reach out in advance as the service depends on availability, and there is also a fixed price.


Interactive map of the village

Hiking Trails

Via Castello apartment

Via Scale apartments

Deck / Swimming Access

La Terrazza 125 - Beach & Lounge
Brien' Pizza & Caffe
Boat departures
During the high season

What to do in Brienno?

Brienno is a medieval village with stone houses, narrow streets, stairways and passageways. It is a pleasure to walk across the village and discover alleys that lead directly to the lake.

One hundred meters from Via Scale and Via Castello apartments, you can swim, sunbath on the different decks, or have a drink at the trendy Lounge Beach La Terrassa 125, which organizes concerts and events in season and has a splendid view of the lake.

Starting directly from the apartments, you can also go hiking and admire the sumptuous lake-view panoramas.

Como Lake Navigazione offers several boat departures daily directly from Brienno (100 m from the apartments) during the season.

The area hosts festivals, events, shows, concerts and exhibitions. All the details are available on

Of course, it is ideally located at a 10-20 minute drive from the most exciting spots on the lake, which can be easily reached by bus, road, or boat.


One of the multiple passageways that lead to the lake, passing by the narrow streets of the village.

Where to eat in the area?

You may want to eat at the pizzeria Bri’en Pizza e Caffè near Via Castello and Via Scale apartments, which is open all year long and loved by the locals. At La Terrazza 125, open from June until the end of September, you can grab Italian specialties all day long with a fantastic view of the lake. Brienno also has a gourmet restaurant (Crotto Dei Platini) located directly on the lake, a few kilometres from “Brienno Center.”

If you want to take a glass of wine with a plate of local cheese or cured meat, Da Luciano Bottega e Caffe(Laglio) is a lovely spot.

More coffees, restaurants and services can be found in the beautiful village of Argegno, just 3 km away from Brienno (such as Barchetta, Posteria, or La Griglia) or in Carate Urio (Osteria 20).

Some pictures of the village