Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Residenza " Il Castagento " in the Village Baveno , just 1 km from the lake. The ship's course and the center of Baveno are about 1 km. Within walking distance you can go to Baveno centre. The residence is located in a park of 10000 m2 . The apartment has a part to private outdoor space with views of the lake. There's 40 m2 terrace where you can enjoy your outside meals. The apartment has a single garage and parking place.
Baveno is a small lakeside town and just a couple of miles from Stresa. The town has a pleasant promenade and plenty of bars where you can sit out by the lake and enjoy a drink or an ice-cream. The town itself is a maze of narrow cobbled streets and the highlight is the little 16th century square with a wonderful Stations of the Cross, the Church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio and a small octagonal baptistery.The Church is Romanesque although the only parts that remain of the original church are the bell tower, the portal and part of the side wall. Later additions are the 13th century frescoes, the 17th century apse and the extension of the side chapels and the sacristy in the 18th century. In the Chapel of the Crucifixion there are paintings by Defendente Ferrari. The bell tower dates to between 1050 and 1075 and is six stories high. The 12th century baptistery looks square from the outside but is in fact octagonal inside - right up to the dome which is beautifully decorated. The frescoes date to the 16th century and the portico dates to 1628.Arriving in Baveno by boat you cannot help but notice the English Gothic style Villa Branca. This is owned by the Branca family from Milan who bought it in 1898. Maria Scala Branca created the recipe for Fernet Branca in 1845. Fernet Branca is a very well-known bitter digestive drink served after meals. In 2007 there was a massive fire in the villa and the scaffolding you can see now is for the restoration works.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido Beach Baveno 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa 50 km, Nearest railway: Baveno 1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|