This enticing little village is located along the Regina road at the mouth of Val d’Intelvi on the western shore of Lake Como. The River Telo flows through Argegno. The town of Como is only a 20km drive from Argegno therefore making this an ideal tourist destination. Argegno is always bustling with tourists during the summer months.
Argegno is named after Publio Cesio Archigene, the Roman consul. However With the fall of Rome and the following instability of the country, defense systems were constructed during the medieval period. Two of these structures still remain to date which include the old stone arched bridge and the largest structure in the village, the Sanctuary of Sant’Anna where you can view some original frescoes dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Although only a small village, Argegno has a few interesting sights such as the Santa Anna Church mentioned above as well as Chiesa della Trinità; another church certainly worth seeing. You can also take the cable car from Argegno up to Pigra (approx 800m), which is situated on a plateau and offers you amazing panoramic views across the lake. If you are feeling fit, you can take a walking tour of Val d’Intelvi.