Mandello del Lario is located in Lombardy, on the eastern branch of Lake Como, in the Province of Lecco. It is located between the Lake and the Grigna, one of the highest and most fascinating mountains in the pre-Alpine range. The difference in altitude is considerable: it goes from 200 m above sea level in the Lake area to the 2,410 m of the Northern Grigna.
Mandello del Lario has an area of around 40 km2 and consists of several old centers which are located at a certain distance from each other and are separated by fields of crops: Rongio, Maggiana, Luzzeno, Molina, Motteno, Tonzanico, Mulini, Olcio, Rogola, Gorlo, Zeno, Somana, San Giorgio, Debbio and Mandello. Before 1928, some of these were different Municipalities: Rongio, Somana, Olcio, and Mandello.


  • latitude 45°54'49"N
  • longitude 9°19'3"E
You can easily get to Mandello either by car or by public transport:

  By car

How to get to Mandello del Lario by car:
  1. From Lecco or Milano you will need join the SP72 via the SS36 by the junction Varenna-Mandello-Abbadia Lariana and then drive for 5 km 5 km
  2. From Sondrio you will need to join the SP72 via the SS38 or the SS36, alternatively:

- By the junction Varenna-Mandello del Lario-Abbadia Lariana and the drive for 5 km;
- By the juntion Varenna/Perledo-Bellano and the drive for 16 km

Distances from:
- Milano – 65 km –   Google Maps
- Lecco – 10 km -   Google Maps
- Sondrio – 86 km -   Google Maps
- Como – 41 km -   Google Maps
- Bergamo – 49 km -   Google Maps
- Bormio – 146 km - Google Maps
- Varenna – 9 km - Google Maps
- Bellagio – 31 km - Google Maps

  By Tain

Mandello del Lario is connected to the main cities of Lombardy by direct, regional and local trains.
The Mandello del Lario railway station is located along the SP72 (number 52/B) in the city center.
It is located about 350 meters from the Town Hall and 750 meters from the Lake.
Also in the municipality of Mandello del Lario, in the Olcio district, there is a secondary train station for local trains.

  You can check train timetables on the Trenitalia website at

  By plane

The nearest airports are Milan Malpensa (105 km), Milan Linate (67 km) and Bergamo Orio al Serio (54 km).
You can check flight schedules at:
- Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport -
- Milan Linate Airport -
- Milan Malpensa Airport -
Distances from
Orio al Serio Airport– 51 km - Google Maps
Malpensa Airport – 84 km - Google Maps
Linate Airport – 67 km - Google Maps

  By boat

Mandello del Lario has a dock for boats that connects the town with the main centers of the eastern branch of Lake Como.
The dock is located in Piazza Italia, in the center of the historical borough of Mandello.
You can buy tickets for the route you prefer at the “Navigazione Laghi” Office,
Mandello del Lario does not have a ferry port, but is located just 12 km from Varenna, which has a ferry connection to Bellagio, Menaggio and Cadenabbia.
You can check boat and ferry schedules on the “Navigazione Laghi” website:


Mandello-Varenna route: 9 km - Google Maps
The Municipality of Mandello del Lario has joined, for this year too, the “Conosci il tuo lago” Project ("Know Your Lake") launched by the Direzione di Esercizio Navigazione Lago di Como (Lake Como Navigation Department).
In 2018, all residents of the Municipality of Mandello del Lario will receive reductions (approximately 20%) on ordinary passenger tickets and on travel cards.
To obtain the reduction, you just need to show an ID attesting your residence in the Municipality of Mandello del Lario.

  By bus

You can easily get to Mandello by bus via the SP72.
You can check bus schedules on the “Lecco Trasporti” website: