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Azalea spacious balcony on second floor in Spring time.

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

The three bedrooms apartment "Azalea" is situated in Griante Cadenabbia ,(just behind the famous Hotel Britania Excelsior and far 500 meters from Grand Hotel Cadenabbia ), a little agglomerated founded by the Celts in the 500 b.C. in a residencial area in the centre of Lake Como.

Recently restructured it provides 3/4 bed places( 3 adults or 2 adults more 2 children) with trasformable sofa.It provides of satellite on flat screen TV (From September on SKY TV: all the games of football : Premiership, Spanish Liga, Bundesliga, French Legue 1 ,Scotland Premier League .......... live. ..... every game live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

,gratis internet access and on demand also wireless,DVD ,CD player with endowement of classical(included the complete works-100 CD - by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart) and jazz music,bathroom with playpen shower,stove heated by "pellet" for winter stays and private parking vey close to the apartment.From May ,Azalea House is more spacious;it is available an ancient and luxurious room in style with balcony access.

Elegant ,comfortable and proper for relaxing stay,together beautiful flowers.Sport facilities nearby,such as tennis court ,golfclubs or the possibility to do water-skiing or surfing.

Of course , don't miss the opportunity enjoing the fantastic Lido di Cadenabbia or Lido di Menaggio ,just now renovated.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cadenabbia 's beach,Ponte Roncoroni. 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa International Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Como S.Giovanni 32 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private tennis court, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Azalea House is found in the proximities of the town Building of Griante, to his immediate right in an ancient building of stone.In 5 minutes you can arrive to the Lido di Cadenabbia ,administrated from Hotel Brittania Excelsior manager and opened to the pubblic. ( free children under 16's)

Further details outdoors

"Azalea House" is strategically positioned ,just behind the Hotel Brittania Excelsior ,for excursions in the mountains( for example Madesimo in Italy),to walk along the lake and do trips to Lugano( CH- 1 hour by car distance),to Saint Moritz on the Suisse Alps (CH- 2 hours by car distance)and to Como( city of the walk) at 40 minutes.

Activities

The Lido di Cadenabbia.

Beach & Bar&Restaurant.

Enjoys the facilities of the Lido di Cadenabbia to 100 meters from the house.-It is situated on the bank of the lake and offers a unique sweeping view of the central area of Lake Como.You can sun-bath by the swimming pool or on the sandy beach, or you can choose the lay in the cool shade of it garden

biking, fishing, golf, hot springs, jogging, miniature golf, swimming, tennis, water sports, wind surfing

Further details

Azalea Private Parking will be available soon; and inside the apartment you find on SKY TV all the games of football of Premiership, Spanish Liga, Bundesliga, French Legue 1,Scotland Premier League.......... live...... every game live!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course , all free !!!!!!!!!!!

The Lombardy region

Lombardy is a region of the North Italy. It is known for Milan the financial city where is the Stocks Exchange.

This area is full of tha Lake where lives a very romantic atmosphere and where people find silence and relax.

Recently this area is frequented by stylists and famous American actors; George Clooney for example ,without

forget Donatella Versace and Sting.

Holidays in Cadenabbia – Beautiful lakeside town

Holidays in Cadenabbia offer a pretty, sheltered town located on the west shore of Lake Como; often described as Italy’s most romantic lake. Cadenabbia and the surrounding area is home to many of Lake Como’s most elegant and stunning villas and palaces from which you can admire excellent panoramic views of this enchanting lake. The Italians often take holidays in Cadenabbia in the spring and autumn due to the warm climate, fantastic range of lake activities and the short travelling distance to the cities of Milan and St. Moritz.

Cadenabbia Holidays – Milan and St.Moritz excursions

You will not be at a loss for activities with holidays in Cadenabbia whether you are looking to lounge on a beach, hike in the hills and valleys, or go shopping in the high fashion stores of Milan. Italy’s cosmopolitan city of Milan is a mere 25 miles away and makes for a great day trip, and you can also take a coach over the Maloja Pass to the exclusive Swiss resort of St. Moritz and view some breathtaking glaciers. Back in Cadenabbia you can lounge in the sun at the Lido or try out some of the many water activities that are popular in this area such as water-skiing, wind surfing or fishing. You can play golf with the Alps as your stunning scenic backdrop at the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club or visit one of Lake Como’s most famous landmarks, the Villa Carlotta; a Neoclassical masterpiece of a building with over 14 acres of majestic gardens.

Holidays in Cadenabbia – The ultimate romantic setting

As you would expect from a lakeside resort there are numerous boat trips up Lake Como. There are also regular hydrofoil and boat services to other nearby resorts such as Tremezzo, Menaggio and Bellagio. For the ultimate romantic trip why not take a moonlit dinner cruise up the lake where you can dine on some excellent Italian and French food as you drift slowly up the great lake. Holidays in Cadenabbia are the perfect choice if you want a real slice of Italian lake life in a colourful and vibrant setting.

The Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo

The villa was built at the beginning of 1700 for the Marquis Clerici from Milan. Late in the same century, it became property of the Count Sommariva from Lodi, who married Clerici's daughter. In 1856 the Villa was sold to Princess Marianna of Prussia, who gave it as a wedding present to her daughter Carlotta, when she married Prince George of Sachsen. At the end of the 1st World War, the Italian State annexed the villa as booty of war. It was then decided to open both the gardens and the villa to the public under the management of Ente Villa Carlotta, as it is nowadays. Inside the Villa it is possible to admire some paintings by Hayez, Vikar, Lordon and Migliara, some fragments of frescoes by Acquisti and some sculptures by Canova and Thorwaldsen together with some important antique tapestries and furniture. Count Sommariva planned the very first part of the garden in perfect Italian style, with a fountain in its centre, as it is still possible to see in the fore garden at the entrance. At that time the garden was not as wide as nowadays. It was the Prince of Sachsen who enlarged it toward Cadenabbia, planning it after the English style and taking good care of setting the plants in order to emphasize the beauty of the landscape. The American poet Longfellow after visiting Villa Carlotta gardens wrote:

I ask myself " is this a dream?

Will it all vanish into air?

Is there a land of such supreme

And perfect beauty anywhere?

The gardens as they are today, are famous for the blooming of the azaleas (end of April - beginning of May).

The Villa Balbianello in Lenno

Built for Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini at the end of the XVIII century, the Villa stands on the tip of a steep promontory overlooking Lake Como, almost opposite Bellagio. Today, the villa has the appearance desired by its last owner, the explorer Guido Monzino, with a rich collection of Chinese, African and pre-Colombian art, precious English and French furniture of the 1700s and the small museum with documents and mementoes of his expeditions. Yet the true masterpiece is the panoramic terraced garden dominated by the elegant "loggia" with three arches rising on the highest point of the promontory.

Cadenabbia Griante

In the centre and on the shores of Lake Como,there is Griante Cadenabbia. It's exactly in the front of Bellagio where the Lake is divided.

Griante Cadenabbia is a little urban place founded by the Celts in the 500 b. C. that has a beautiful Lido ,just front of the Hotel Brittania Excelsior and Riviera Hotel.

The Lido di Cadenabbia: Beach & Bar & Discoteques & Restaurant.

Enjoy the facilities of the Lido di Cadenabbia to 100 meters from the House.-It is situated on the bank of the lake ,facing the peninsula of Bellagio,and offers a unique sweeping view of the central area of Lake Como if you can sun-bath by the swimming pool or on the sandy beach ,or you can choose to lay in the cool shade of its garden.There is a bar service where you can taste fantastic long drinks and cocktails and its restaurant is well known for its typical sea-food dishes.On week-ends it has one of the most elegant Discoteques in the region.

Golf Information: There is the splendid Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club with its 18 holes, one of the oldest golf clubs in Europe.Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como) Tel. 0344/32103, 18 holes, par 70 – founded in 1907. Greenfee: Weekdays € 50.00, Sundays and public holidays: € 65.00.

In contrast to the relatively flat terrain of Le Robinie, this course lies in the rugged mountains, just west of the town of Menaggio, on Lake Como. It is the second oldest golf club in Italy, founded in 1903 by an Englishman, and in the English tradition, includes numerous and sometimes difficult hazards. Par is 70, and it plays 5455 meters (6,000 yards) from the back tees, and 4810 meters (5291 yards) from the front tees. The club house is also historic, containing a library with one of the most precious collections of golf publications in the world. It also has a first class restaurant to enjoy a leisurely lunch with magnificent views of the Alps, and of Lake Como below.

Your excursion to Lake Como!!!!!!!!!!!

…………………. LIVE ….. THE LAKE……….

GRIANTE (1 h) AND SAN MARTINO DI GRIANTE (1 h 15).

A guided tour of the village Griante, with its historic quarters of palazzi and farmhouses, and a possible visit to the Picco di San Martino with the Oratorio delle Grazie and finally returning via the Rogaro plain. These are areas of particular interest for its nature and landscape aspects, recently shown in a BBC documentary by the famous TV presenter Laurence Llewelyn–Bowen.

BONZANIGO DI MEZZEGRA (2 h 30).

A guided tour of Bonzanigo, a hamlet of Mezzegra, with the Brentano palazzi, the internal cobblestone floors with 18th century porticoes and the places of the Mussolini execution. Return from Viano, a hamlet of Tremezzo; a rural village with a spinning mill and jennies dating back to the 19th century and belonging to the Triulzi family.

SACRO MONTE DI OSSUCCIO (on foot 3h – by your own car 1h).

A guided tour to the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio with a historical reading on the 14 chapels and on the church with ancient ex-votos.

VILLA CARLOTTA - Tour of the museum and the botanical garden (1 h 30).

A guided tour to the marvellous Villa Carlotta with particular attention to the Sommariva property period.

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