Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Boasting a fabulous sunny lake view sun terrace this modernised property is situated in an exclusive residence which has been built in the ancient grounds of a noble villa in the charming and well serviced village of Fiumelatte.

The modernised property is ideal for small to medium sized groups up to 6 with a spacious open plan living room with sofa, flat screen TV and direct access through French doors to the splendid terrace.

A dining area sitting up to 6 is situated to the open plan lake view room and a stylish separate kitchen fitted in a contemporary finish with modern day appliances ideal for a comfortable self catering holiday is situated off from the living room. Appliances include a gas hob oven, toaster, microwave and coffee machine.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo 57 km, Nearest railway: Varenna 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2)
Further details indoors

The property ideally sleeps 4-6 guests with a spacious master bedroom with double bed leading out onto a sunny balcony terrace and a second bedroom furnished with a small double bed and study desk. The double sofa bed to the living room can be also used to accommodate additional guests as and when required.

A modern bathroom fitted with a power shower, wash basin, WC, bidet and washing machine completes the property and a private garage is located in the gated grounds.

Further details outdoors

The sunny lake view terrace is of an extremely generous size with enough space for sunbathing on the sun-loungers and for dining alfresco, with incredible panoramic views of the famous Golden Triangle towns of Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio! The breathtaking lake view really serves as the most memorable backdrop to your holiday here and is truly unique with surrounding views of the ancient villa grounds with its historical grotto fountain and the famous Fiumelatte river which gushes down past the apartment.

The Lake Como region

The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps,

Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.

It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.

All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.

Warming, in spriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.

The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).

Fiumelatte

Varenna area

Varenna is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquility and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place.Varenna is an ancient fishing village with close to 1000 residents spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Como.

Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap’ experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century - you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake.

The reds, terracottas and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati's. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.

Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.