Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is furnished in a modern and contemporary style and is located on the second floor of the building. It has 2 bedrooms, one double and one which can be arranged as either a twin or double room. There are also two bathrooms, both with sink, bidet and toilet. One also has a shower whilst the other has a bath tub. Finally, there is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large dining table seating six. The interior furniture is arranged to make the most of the lake view from the property.
Patio doors lead from the dining area to a private terrace, equipped with table and chairs, ideal for al fresco dining. The terrace enjoys excellent views of the lake and swimming pools, perfect for watching the sun setting each evening.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
The Lombardy region
The apartment is perfectly placed for visiting Luino, Cannobio, Cannero, Stresa, Ascona & the Borromean Islands. A great day out is the Lago Maggiore Express by boat up to Ascona & Locarno where you take the '100 Valley' train into the Swiss Alps then connect to Stresa & back by boat to Luino.
Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca & Valle Maggia are worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. The river is fantastic to swim in & the setting is idyllic.
Como is just a 45 min drive. Lake Como enjoys its own ferry service and features Bellagio, Varenna & Villa Carlotta.
In the other direction, Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes.
It's a 45 min drive from Lugano & the Monte Salvatore funicular. There is a beautiful lido here too which I would recommend. The brand new lido in Locarno (opened Oct 2009) is also superb.
Or you can catch a train into Milan city centre & go shopping. It's a short metro train ride to Santa Maria delle Grazie & Da Vinci's painting of 'The Last Supper.' Or if you're more of a sports fan, you can take a tour of San Siro stadium.
For cheaper shopping, Luino boasts the biggest weekly market in Europe. Or you could have a look at Foxtown, an outlet centre where the most famous international brands offer their products at factory prices.
Val Veddasca, which is up the hillside from the apartment, is ideal for hiking. The scenery and nature is fabulous. Most of the nearby mountains also have tracks for mountain bikes.
The area offers plenty to do for children - Swissminiatur, a Swiss chocolate factory and the European Museum of Transport. Monte Tamaro is a great place with an alpine bob sleigh and the longest flying fox in Switzerland! Or you could try your hand at falconry or visit a safari park! In the summer, there is a huge waterpark near Milan.
Please ask for more details about what to see and do.
The apartment is located on the lakeside in Maccagno. The beach is just a short stroll away. This is one of the best places on the lake to enjoy watersports. There is a watersports centre within walking distance of the apartment where you can hire boats, canoes, pedaloes and windsurfing equipment. There is also a supermarket within walking distance of the property as well as a newsagents, pharmacy, cafes and a good selection of restaurants. The boat stop is also within walking distance. Here you can catch a boat to all the other towns and villages around the lakeside.