Menaggio is a town on the western shores of Lake Como in the central "triangle" area. It has boat connectiona with Cadenabbia, Varenna and Bellagio.
It has a beautiful lake front promenade and a small piazza with cafes. It seems quieter than other areas we went to - probably helped by the fact the main road does not run along the front of the lake.
There are a few shops and the toursit information is located on the piazza, but does shut for lunch. There is a supermarket on the back road, and a bigger supermarket at the top of the hill.
Further along the lake there is a mini-golf at a pizzeria/bar. It's 18 holes and quite challenging. It costs 4Euros50. There is also a lido at the edge of Menaggio which si children-friendly.
The public toilets are lcoated at the abck of the tourist info and you'll need 50 cents.
There is a tourist train which runs to Cadenabbia/Tremezzo for 8 Euros return - but check the timetable as it is not very frequent. You can walk it in about 45minutes, but will need to do some places on the road.
There is a Villa (Mylius Vigori) which is open to the public at certain times on the slopes above the town and there is a recommended walk which takes you through the lower part of the hills visting the main sites - you can pick up a leaflet from the tourist info.
Possible hotels include the Hotel du Lac on the Central Piazza and Hotel Grand Victoria slightly further form the centre. There are also villas to rent higher up the hill - but it is not an easy walk down, you'd need to have a car.