Newly completed Duplex Apartment - Located 5 kilometres and a few minutes drive north of Menaggio in the lakeside village of Acquaseria in the Commune di San Siro.
Excellent 180 degree panoramic view of Lake Como.
4 rooms, 2 showers, 2 wash basins, 2 toilets, 1 bidet
Sleeps 6 comfortably.
1 double bed (upper floor),
2 pull-out double beds (1 on each floor),
1 sofa pull-out double bed (lower floor)
Balcony, good size kitchen space
Suitable Location for:
Exploring the whole region of Lake Como
(Nature) Walking and Hiking
Golf (Par 70 Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club)
Site Seeing: Menaggio (5 Kms - a few minutes drive) From there take the Ferry to anywhere on Lake Como! Bellagio, Varenna
Local sights include the Rezzonico Castle, the 15th century church of Santa Maria and the Villa Gaeta, designed in the 1920 by Gino Coppedè's studio.
Only 6 kilometres north of Menaggio where you may board the Como Ferry which will take you all round this vast lake…Or in ten minutes directly to Bellagio, a jewel in the lakes crown!
Acquaseria is charming and well serviced lake-front village offering some authentic & traditional bars, a great little Pizzeria and a patisserie as well as easy routes along the main lakeside road to the many attractions and beautiful resort towns of Lake Como.
The village is one of 20 hamlets (known in Italian as Frazioni) in the commune of San Siro, situated just north of Menaggio along the desirable central western shore and a place boasting an ancient history which visitors are welcome to explore as well as miles of lakeside and mountain walks to enjoy.
Visitors can visit the ancient Sant'Abbondio church, the original little church of Acquaseria as well as the more opulent S. Maria Assunta in the nearby hamlet of S. Abbondio. The pretty lakeside village of Rezzonico, also part of San Siro, has strong Roman origins and boasts in amongst its charming cobbled passageways a series of medieval guard gates, a 14th Century castle once owned by the powerful Delle Torre family, a breathtaking lakefront piazza and a lovely public beach.
Menaggio for many the most attractive town on the western side of Lake Como is situated just a few minutes drive away along the lake road and offers a wide variety of local and visitor amenities including bars, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, delicatessens, a large public Lido with swimming pools, volleyball and beach, charming lake view piazzas, boutique shops, and parks.
Among many events which occur in the town every summer are the Menaggio Guitar Festival is relevant on an international scale.
There are also opportunities for both land based and water sports in and around Menaggio, including:
Hire of tennis courts, tennis lessons and some facilities for team sports at Sporting Club Leveno.
Hire of mountain bikes and kayaking, provided by the 'Primula' International Youth Hostel.
Horse riding, English or western style, by the hour or longer, at the Centro Ippico La Torre, between Menaggio and Porlezza.
Rock climbing practice at the 'Palestra Di Roccia' rock climbing 'gym'.
The 'Percoso della Salute' fitness trail, a four kilometre route including areas set aside with equipment for exercising.
Mountain walks organised by the Menaggio section of the Club Alpino Italiano.
Snooker at the Bar Constantin.
Menaggio is also one of the bases from which Vivere La Vele runs sailing courses.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan 30 km, Nearest railway: Como City 40 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 1|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Lombardy/Italian Lakes Region
Lake Como is located in Lombardy near the Swiss border , north of Milan. Lake Como is 50 km long and is one of the most beautiful in Europe and is situated in a basin at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by lovely valleys. The shores of Lake Como alternate between picturesque villages leaning out on the water, gravel-sandy, grass or rocky small beaches, pleasure harbours and water sport areas for windsurfing, sailing and water skiing.
Menaggio is a lively little town with narrow streets, good shops, restaurants etc. The weekly market is a must. On higher grounds overlooking Menaggio and the lake is the oldest golf course of Italy . Bellagio ( Villa Melzi), Tremezzo( villa Carlotta) , Lugano ( 40 km), Como-town 40 km, Milan 80 km. and wonderful mountains in the nearby Swiss Alps in St. Moritz ( 90 km).
There are a selection of beaches locally. Pianello Del Lario's Laguna Beach which is 5 minutes by car, probably offers the best activity as it is a Mecca for water-sport lovers particularly wind-surfing and sailing. Great to people watch from the beach front cafe or pizzeria if you are not the active type.
The famous and stunning Menaggio Golf Club is only 15 minutes from the apartment. This is an 18 hole par 70 course which really rewards those who can hit the fairway off the tee as it is built into the mountain so all airways are tree-lined. The views from many of the holes and the fresh air is incredible. There is also a really nice club-house as part of the club so it is also a nice place to go for a coffee or to people watch with many of the Milanese jet-set members here. There are many other course in the vicinity and they can be checked out at the tourist office in Menaggio or on-line.
Madesimo is approx 1.25 hours drive. This is a really beautiful resort with great skiing which is mainly frequented by Italians. It is very organized and really inexpensive. St. Moritz is probably the most famous resort which is approx. 2 hours away. There are many other resorts within 1 2 hour drive and there is even a night-time ski-run close by.
Milan Malpensa - 1 hour
Milan Linate - 1.5 hours
Bergamo - 1.5 hours
The airports have rail links to Milan Central Station which has an underground rail system
Como town has a rail service from Milan. Como has a large ferry service to many places along the lake with Menaggio the nearest stop off 10 minutes away
There is a bus service from San Siro North to Colico or South to Como
Reasonably priced car hire is available at all the airports and is recommended.
Menaggio - 10 minutes drive
Como City - 45 minutes drive
Lugano (Switzerland) - 45 minute drive
Milan - 1 hour 30 minutes drive
Lecco - 1 hour drive
Bergamo - 1 hour 30 minutes drive
There are numerous restaurants, bars, pizzerias, ice cream parlours, supermarkets in the vicinity of the apartment.
Numerous restaurants (mainly family-run) invite you to taste
delicious Italian food while enjoying amazing views of the surrounding landscape across the lake. You can be as active as you like or spend the time peacefully relaxing. Take a hiking trip into the wild valleys of the area or explore it by mountain bike. Stroll around colourful markets or take a boat trip around the lake with the whole family. Activities are too numerous to mention - almost all sports are catered for.