Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This apartment is located in Lierna, a nice town on Lake Como.
It is just two seconds by walk from lake shore, where you will find a nice promenade, a little harbour and ferry to reach the other main town of the lake, such as Menaggio and Bellagio.
Lake view and all the amenities are of course present!
At a walking distance, two grocery stores, a bakery/pastry shop, two cafés, a square with a little park and an ice-cream parlor.
The train station is just 5 minute walk away, but we will be happy to come pick you up if you have luggage to transport.
All of the furniture is antique and in typical lake style, and you will find all of the amenities of a typical Italian home, plus everything that you might need for a pleasant stay.
Children and pets are welcome!
A free parking place at just two steps from the apartment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Train Station|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Lombardy region
This pre-alpine lake surrounded by a crown of mountains with peaks up to 2700 m high, is not only spectacular but rich in history and tradition. The lake is perfect for active as well as relaxing holidays. Splendid 17th century villas with their lovely gardens, antique Romanesque churches, old connection trails, mountain tops with a superb view of the lake, and lots of sport facilities await you.
Lake Como is situated 45 km north of Milan close to the Swiss border. It is 46 km long and has the form of an upside down Y dividing itself into two branches at the town Bellagio with the town Como at the tip of the southwestern branch and the town Lecco at the tip of the southeastern branch. Its crystal clear waters are up to 400 deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
By boat you can enjoy the view of the shores dotted with small towns of rare beauty, by bus or car you can discover the valleys with their rural settlements and small churches and by foot or mountain bike you explore the many trails around the lake.
To the South, it gives way to the verdant landscape of Brianza, with villages, castles and hills marked by the flow of the Adda and Lambro Rivers.
Lierna rises from Lake Como's eastern shore between Mandello del Lario and Varenna. Most likely of a Celtic origin, it takes its name from the Roman Hibernia (winter camps of the Roman legions).
The town of Lierna is formed of 11 villages spread across a territory which runs from the lake shore to the Grigne mountains. The hillside villages display the typical medieval structure, with narrow alleyways and houses built one on top of the other.
In the village of Castello, ancient medieval village that has remained unchanged in time, we find the Romanesque Church of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, which holds inside interesting frescoes from the 1500s, and relic of S. Maurice which each year is carried in the procession celebrating the Patron Saint on the evening of September 22.
To the south, in Olcio there is a quarry of the beautiful black marble that was also used in the construction of Como's Duomo.
The villas of Lierna are amazing. We remind you of Villa Pini rebuilt by Achille Pini in 1921 in the place of a farmhouse built in the middle of the 1800s by Tomaso Panizza, the villa was recently restored, and is not divided into apartments. We find in the vast park surrounding Villa Pini, a source of ferruginous water, and some beautiful magnolia, palm and pine trees.
Villa Besana or Aurelia built beginning in 1920 in a rectangular plan with the front facing the lake, where some liberty and eclectic elements can be seen. The villa is surrounded by a vast park, and two stone docks rise along the lake shores.
Lierna is affirming itself ever more as a tourist site, the quiet and beauty of this land makes it a very esteemed vacation spot, we'd like to point out the Riva Bianca - one the Lake Como's most beautiful beaches.