Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Situated in wonderful Mezzegra guests can enjoy the experience of staying in a modernised antique Villa apartment which has been lovingly restored to a splendid and luxurious standard with breath-taking views over the famous Villa Balbianello and romantic rococo gardens!
This apartment (ID 276) comprises of a beautiful open plan reception room with compact kitchenette, dining area and living area with comfortable sofa. Much attention has been paid to details including marble laid flooring, mirrored walls and stylish furniture and decoration. The character features of the property including high ceilings and shutters add an elegant Italian atmosphere also.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lenno 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 84 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 9 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
From the living room there is access through French doors to a very romantic teak decked Terrace Balcony which is ideal for 'Alfresco dining' and daytime relaxation. The terrace offers outside dining and seating, parasols and beautiful climbing Jasmine which frames the breathtaking Lake views over the Eastern shore and the bay of Lenno in a picture perfect way. Views of 'Residenza Brentano' gardens which extend to 10,000 sqm and boast unique features including a renaissance grotto fountain and rococo garden can also be enjoyed from the balcony.
The accommodation is hidden form the Living area by sliding mirrored doors and is a very romantic in interior and atmosphere. From the light and spacious master bedroom French doors lead to the outside lake view balcony terrace.
The modern bathroom is very stylish and newly fitted with a power shower.
Resident facilities include tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool with sunny poolside perfect for sunbathing and unwinding with a good book.
***Please note that anyone who wishes to use the communal pool must wear a swimming cap.
** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 1st April - 30th September 2013
|Further details outdoors|
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.
The Lombardy 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, inspriing 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).
The charming authentic Italian village of Mezzegra enjoys a central lake position on the desirable Western shore, and offers local amenities including a bus service, supermarkets, bakery and friendly local Bars.
A frequent lake bus service also operates from the village to the Tremezzina shore with its villa attractions, restaurants and ferry links to Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio and south to the cosmopolitan city of Como with train links to Milan and its airports.
The historical village of Lenno is ideally situated next to Mezzegra, where the delights of 'Villa Balbianello' and the 'Lido di Lenno' with its beach can be enjoyed!
Mezzegra is situated on the western banks of Lake Como, in the zone of central Lario known as Tremezzina. There is a weekly market in Mezzegra (Friday) and Lenno (Tuesday) where you will be able to buy fresh fish from the lake. In Mezzegra town, you will find supermarkets, the post office, bars, coffeehouses, the baker (which if you wish delivers fresh rolls to the house), can be reached in just a few minutes by foot.
Mezzegra is famous for being the scene of Duce's last hours. In Giulino, XXIV Maggio street, in front of Villa Belmonte gate, a steel cross reminds the place where Benito Mussolini and Claretta Petacci were killed and in the hamlet Bonzanigo there is the house where they spent their last night together.
Pay a visit to the church of Sant'Abbondio, dating back to the end of the 1600's, with its elegant Baroque facade and its precious canvases (17th and 18th century) and its most beautiful marble Baroque altars. Close to the presbytery and the sacristy are visible traces of the old Roman chapel which preceded it. In one of the two surrounding annexes of the church, plaster works are preserved attributed to Pietro Silva and frescos possibly by Fiamminghino, while in the other, which is also decorated with plaster work and prized frescos, there is a large ,decorated wooden altar dating from the 17th to 18th centuries.
Further Sport & Adventure Activities:
Bicycling, Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Float Plane/Helicopter, Golf, Hiking/Trails, Park, Public Transportation, Rowing Boats,Sailing and Wind Surfing
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