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Casa Ortensia

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corenno plinio

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

You have always dreamt of a holiday home directly on lake Como shore, near Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna , the beautiful triangle . Villa Ortensia is yours! and a wonder of a house situated directly on the lake side . It has a small courtyard, garden and spacious terrace for relaxing and outside breakfast-dining. the house was built in the 16th century as part of the Andreani Castle and ever since embellished and modernised. The owners still live part of the year here themselves , they have owned the house for more than 3 generations. The house ( 100 m2) is beautifully furnished partly with family antiques , showerrooms and kitchen are modern and fully equipped. it has a living room with fireplace and dining area, two double bedrooms, one single room ( with extra sofabed) , 2 showerrooms . the living spaces are divided over two floors.

to reach the house you leave your car on the public parking and go down an easy going footpath to the gate and a short flights of stairs down to the house.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Corenno Plinio
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milan, Bergamo 100 km, Nearest railway: Dervio 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ

About this location

The Lake Como region

Milan is the capital of Lombardy and a world famous centre for all kind of trade fairs. Lake Como is 40 km north of Milan and Corenno Plinio is on the north east shore at 30 km passed Lecco.

Wealthy milanese families in the 18-19th century built their summer residences on lake Como, to get away from the warm and humid town. A number of villas and their parks are open to the public, such as villa Monastero in Varenna , Melzi and Serbeloni in Bellagio, Villa Carlotta and Balbianello not far from Menaggio.

Lake como has a temperate climate , as it has a sheltered position on the south side of the swiss alps springtime starts in april and autum ends in october. July is the hottest month ( 30 C) but a lovely afternoon breeze makes it very pleasant. Winters are bright and sunny , the mountain tops are covered with snow and in the higher valleys around the lake we do crosscountry skiing ,or just walk in a fascinating surrounding. You will have your morning coffee outside on a cosy marketsquare. Ski resorts are at 90 mins' distance ( St. Moritz, Madesimo, Bormio ).

Lake Como is already mentioned by the romans, and traces of the celts were found. The area was ruled by either Milanese, Como families , or the church. Watchtowers all along the lake ( to spot the invaders!)

Dervio

Corenno Plinio = the castle of Andreani and a cluster of houses around it. Casa Ortensia makes part of it, and in medieval times is was even interconnected with the castle. The castle is built on a rock and the houses around it are built onto the sloping rock, so lots of steep footpaths and steps. To reach Villa Ortensia from the car park you have to go down partly on a footpath and some steps. So comfortable shoes and no heavy suitcase.

Corenno Plinio has no shops, no restaurants, it is a very quiet hamlet which still give you the feeling of past times. Much the better! For shopping etc you depend on Dervio ( 4 km), Bellano, Colico and Varenna ( about 10 km)

Lots to discover: Lecco at 30 km is the main city and which italians adore to visit at least once in their life time as the story of the most read study book written by Manzoni " Promessi Sposi" played here.

The waterfall "Orrido" of Bellano is a thundering water mass in a very narrow canion

"Fiume Latte" near Varenna, the shortest stream in Italy which appears in springtime out of a grotto and disappears 600 m , never to be seen again.

Varenna is a well preserved coastal village with lovely shops, lake side restaurants and nice boulevard. the ferry boat takes you to Bellagio and Menaggio ( and the rest of the lake if you stay out for the full day! )

Chiavenna ( the old "chiave" key for the passage between Italy and central Europe) it has a wealth of historical buildings, the streets in the centre with their old portals and houses looking onto the river Nera are very distinctive.

Abbazia di Piona: located in a beautiful position near Colico, on a promontory separing the lake of Como from the lake of Piona, it was founded by the clunic monks in the 11thc entury, more over lake Piona is a resting place for migrating birds.

Sailing and surfing schools in Dervio, Bellano and Colico, some nice small sandy beaches makes lake como also very attractive to the young.

No wonder that the rich and the beautiful ( filmstars and footballplayers) today have discovered lake Como too!

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"Dramatic, historic, romantic - and clean and comfortable - perfect!"

Andrea and his family were helpful from the outset, from advice for getting there, meeting us on arrival and showing us around. His mother and sister kindly came ever so early in the morning to retur… More

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    Calendar last updated:05 Aug 2014

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