Discover Centro Valle Intelvi

Discover Centro Valle Intelvi, Lombardy a natural paradise between Como and Lugano. ( Lake Como and Lake Lugano )
The Intelvi Valley, located in the province of Como, on the border with Switzerland, is a beauty to be discovered.
Fully situated in the green pre-Alps, it is a wide and 15 km long valley, which follows the course of Lake Como with its characteristic inverted “Y” shape.


The roads around Lake Como are truly Valhalla for the motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and hikers among us.
The roads wind along the shores of the lake and go through several tunnels where you can let the sound of the engine roar. Or quiet roads along the shores of the lake. Along the way you will see the most amazing waterfalls and there are plenty of villages like San Fedele Intelvi, Pognana Lario, Torno, Bellagio, Menaggio and Argegno with restaurants and bars overlooking the lake where you can taste the local specialties. You may also meet the world-famous George Clooney on a motorcycle. After all, he lives in the famous village of Laglio. More celebrities come to the lake, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Robert de Niro are frequent guests in Como. Who knows, you may also meet them on the golf course of Villa D’Este or in one of the local bars in Cernobbio.

In our B&B is available a PassePartout Dutch travel guide about Lake Como, for €23,50 written by Inge de Boer, known as Dutch guest blogger at “Ciao Tutti”.

Characteristic mountain villages, lakeside towns and villages

In search of the most beautiful villages and cute little town around Lake Como and Lake Lugano. The region has everything within easy reach, without having to spend too long in the car.

The atmospheric and typical Italian mountain villages, towns and cities around Lake Como:
– Argegno.
– Lenno
– Menaggio
– Cernobbio
– Como.
– Bellagio
– Varenna

If you do not want to go by car you can easily take the bus from San Fedele Intelvi, heading south Como or north towards Menaggio – Colico
Winter 23/24 bus schedule C20 Lanzo – Como
Winter 23/24 bus schedule C10 Como – Menaggio – Colico

Milan is also not far away from the B&B. You can easily reach MIlaan by traveling from Como by train to the center of Milan.
Train schedule Como – Milan

The most beautiful mountain villages, towns and villages around Lake Lugano, also called Lago Ceresio by Italians.
– Lugano
– Porlezza
– Claino con Osteno
– Cima
– Maroggia
– Porte Ceresio
If you do not want to go by car, you can easily take the bus from San Fedele Intelvi, towards Porlezza. From there you can also continue to Lugano.
Winter 23/24 bus schedule C22 San Fedele Intelvi – Porlezza

Visit the iconic villas on Lake Como

A highlight of your vacation is a visit to the famous villas located on the shores of the lake. Close to B&B Villa il Maiale Bianco you can visit the following iconic villas on Lake Como.
Villa del Balbianello in Lenno
Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo
Villa Monastero in Varenna
The garden of Villa Olmo in Como
– Villa Oleandra at Laglio. House of George Clooney. This one cannot be visited and is only clearly visible from the water.

Culture and History

Cathedral di Como Saint Mary Assunta in Como
Baradello Castle in Como
Silk Museum in Como
World War II Museum in Dongo
The White War. World War I Museum Colico
Vintage bats museum in Pianello del Lario
Funicolare Como – Brunate in Como


Lido Argegno
Lido di Ossuccio
– Lido villa Olmo in Como
Lido di Lenno
– Lido La Terrazza 125 Miamilaryo Brienno
– Spiaggia di Lenno (near boat stop)
Panana Beach Porlezza. Lake Lugano

Cycling through the Intelvi Valley

In the valley there are miles of routes where one can enjoy cycling on the road but also with mountain bikes ( with or without electric assistance ) there are fantastic trails to cycle. A sports folder is available in our B&B for €2,00.
Hiking and Biking Map Centro Valle Intelvi (1)
Hiking and Biking Map Centro Valle Intelvi (2)

If you do not have the opportunity to bring your own bike, there are plenty of places where you can rent the most modern bikes.
– e.g. Bike/ E bike rental San Fedele Intelvi


For golfers there are three golf courses nearby where you can enjoy the beautiful nature and walk the holes. On each course you will encounter situations which will challenge you to use all your golfing skills.
Golf Club Villa d’Este Como in Montorfano is one of the oldest in Europe. In between you can have a delicious lunch in the clubhouse or at the end of the day enjoy a drink or dinner.
There is also the golf club on Lake near Menaggio Como, Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia. Also well worth a visit.
At 4 km from the B&B is in the mountains Golf Club Lanzo Alte Valle Intelvi (Co). A beautiful 9 hole course with many surprises.

Boat rental

Turati Boat rental in Argegno
Cadenazzi lake Como rent boat Tremezzina
Discover Lake Como with a classic Riva Boat
– Do you want to explore Lake Como you can with a boat trip on Lake Como

Hiking trails for unforgettable walking holidays

In Centro valle Intelvi there are several hiking trails, different in duration, environment, altitude difference and difficulty. You can enjoy the clean air, beautiful views, gorges and cute mountain villages with occasional simple but delicious meals in a rifugio or agriturismo.
A sports folder is available in our B&B for €2,00, on which all these hiking routes can be found.
Hiking and Biking Map Centro Valle Intelvi (1)
Hiking and Biking Map Centro Valle Intelvi (2)

Ask us about the hiking possibilities around Lake Como.

For film lovers

To all the locations near Como where great Italian and international films have been shot will make you feel like you’re on the original set.

Weekly markets

Do you like to visit a market during your holiday? We list the weekly markets in the area for you;
– Argegno Monday morning
– Bellagio every 3th Wednesday of the month
– Bellano Thursday morning
– Cernobbio Wednesday morning
– Como Tuesday and Thursday mornings and entire day Saturday
– Colico Friday until approximately 1 p.m.
– Lecco Wednesday and Saturday
– Lenno Tuesday morning
– Menaggio 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (morning)
– Moltrasio Friday morning
– San fedel Intelvi 2nd and last Wednesday morning of the month
– Tremezzo: every Thursday morning
– Porlezza (Lago Ceresio/Lake Lugano) every Saturday


At Lake Como, in addition to enjoying Italian cuisine, you can also get several delicious local dishes of traditional cuisine. A typical dish is risotto with pesce persico, sciatt (fried cheese balls) pizzoccheri (pasta traditionally made from 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat flour), polenta a traditional dish made from semolina of corn, donkey stew (stufato di asino) but also yellow butter, ticino-style perch, missoltini and the most delicious pies.
For drinks, the most fantastic appetizers are available. Almost all bars serve with drinks a delicious antipasti with the most delicious meats, olives, pieces of sausage and always and delicious bowl of salty chips.


Within walking distance of the B&B are the following restaurants:
– Taverna Due Castagni
– iRiS restaurant – pizzeria
– Osteria della Valle
– Ristorante Vittoria
– La Tenda Rossa restaurant – pizzeria
– Il Pirata restaurant – pizzeria

By car the following restaurants are located:
Cantina Follie in Tremezzina. Here you can enjoy a wine tasting with regional products. Deborah and Joost are your sommeliers. Joost is originally Dutch and can tell you everything about the regional wines, and antipasti.
Osteria dell’Alpe in Centro valle Intelvi
– Ristorante Capanna Giuseppe e Bruno in Centro valle Intelvi
Ristorante la Bolla in Castiglione Intelvi

Spend the night

Our B&B is located in the middle of the valley in the village of San Fedele Intelvi overlooking Monte Generoso. At Villa il Maiale Bianco B&B you will be welcomed hospitably and escorted to the authentic rooms that will make you feel like going back to the early nineteenth century. The villa has been restored keeping as much as possible the old details but still providing fresh bathrooms with modern elements.

The villa’s location also lends itself perfectly to people passing through on their way to the other regions of Italy. In Switzerland you go off the highway and then the next day just a little further on in Como (Italy) to shoot back on the highway.

We are ready to let you experience this region. The rooms are ready, the beds made and the drinks are cold.

Will you be our next guest?