|Comune di Menaggio, Città di Menaggio|
|• Mayor||Alberto Bobba|
|• Total||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Stephen|
|Saint day||August 31|
The area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. The Roman conquest culminated with the construction of a road called the Via Regina.
Menaggio was a walled city, and remnants of the wall are evident today.
Construction of big hotels in this cool summer area made it a summer resort area.
Between 1873 and 1939, Menaggio was linked to Porlezza, on Lake Lugano, by the Menaggio–Porlezza railway, a steam hauled narrow gauge line built as part of a multi-modal transport link between Menaggio and Luino, on Lake Maggiore.
The area of Menaggio is a favorite recreational resort in the summer. Lake Como's only youth hostel is in Menaggio.
Among many events which occur in the town every summer, the Menaggio Guitar Festival is relevant on an international scale. Guitarists who have played there since its first edition on 2005 include Pete Huttlinger, Martin Taylor, Franco Cerri, Roman Bunka, Solorazaf and Ferenc Snetberger.
The artistic director is Sergio Fabian Lavia, composer and musician born in Argentina.
- Population data from Istat
- "The Menaggio - Porlezza Railway 1884-1966 - Construction". Richard Marshall. Retrieved 2012-09-21.
- "Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club history". Retrieved 18 January 2012.
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