The small picturesque town of Musso is located on the westside of Lake Como and sits at the foot of a rocky spur called “Sasso di Musso”. It is approximately 47km from the town of Como. Musso has the advantage of having both a bypass and tunnel which helps to reduce the traffic flow and this also helps to reduce noise level from the road.
During the Roman times, white marble was quarried from Musso for many years but the quarries have now ceased to operate. However you can see the famous Roman columns of San Lorenzo in Milan, which were constructed with the marble quarried from Musso as well as the Duomo in Como which has also been constructed with some of the famous Musso marble.
Musso is full of history as with all the towns and villages on Lake Como, some of the notable sights to see are;San Biagio Church which is from the late Romanesque period;the façade of which has three round portals and two windows and is crowned by small arches. The Church of St Eufemia built in the 17th century which has a portico and two pillars and is in a prominent position with spectacular panoramic views and the Castle which dates back to the 14th century and was used as a fortress by Gian Giacomo De’Medici (brother of Pope Pius IV).
With regard to shopping and eating out, Musso has a a bakery and a grocers shop as well as enough cafes and restaurants to satisfy those hunger pangs. Musso is not too far from Menaggio where you can use the Lido di Menaggio.