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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Residence Celeste Otto is a 50-square-meter (540-square-feet) apartment

which sleeps five. It has high sloping ceilings with windows that make the

apartment very luminous.  Guests of the apartments are able to use a shared

swimming pool and a shared garden.

The apartment has a bedroom with two single beds, a living room with a double divan bed

and kitchenette and a bathroom. A fold-out single bed can be placed in the

living room.

The place

Residence Celeste was built at the end of the eighteenth century by members

of the noble family Brentano-Mezzegra.  The reason for building the mansion

is singular, to say the least.  Legend has it that the sons of the Count

Brentano-Mezzegra, upset with their father during a family feud, erected a new

building just in front of the family palace, to block the view of the lake that

the Count so much enjoyed. We don't know how much is history and how much is

tale, but something is for sure: the new residence enjoys a spectacular view of

the lake, while the imposing building right at its back has been "obscured", so

to speak.

Throughout the following centuries the building has been used as a monastery

and then as a farmhouse.  It was an old country residence still in 2001,

when it has been restored and divided into nine holiday apartments.

The residence is located in the quiet village of Mezzegra, approximately 500

meters (550 yards) from the town center, in an uphill position

that offers a wide and charming view of the lake, of the town of Bellagio on the

opposite shore, and of the surrounding mountains.  Mezzegra is a tiny lakeside village, which has a

place in history because it's here that, on April 28th 1945, Benito Mussolini

was executed, or assassinated, depending on who tells the story.

Residence Celeste can be reached by car, or, if you don't mind a bit of

uphill/downhill walking, you will be able to stay at this place and move around

by bus and ferry.  The bus stop is at approximately 500 meters (550 yards)

from the villa, and the owners provide a shuttle service to and from the bus

stop for a small fee, if requested.  If you have a car, you will be able to

park it on the premises, inside a fenced area.

The nine apartments at Residence Celeste are arranged on four floors, and

they all share a very nice heated swimming pool of 12 x 5.50 meters (40 x 

18 feet), 1.40 meters (4.6 feet) deep, a solarium equipped with

umbrellas and sun beds, and a garden with tables and chairs.  The swimming

pool is open from June 1st until September 15th, from 9 am to 7 pm.  The

residence is also equipped with a sauna (pay-per-use).

At the residence you will also find a laundry room, with a washing machine, a

dryer, iron and ironing board.  The washing machine and the dryer are

token-operated, and tokens can be bought on the premises.

A kids' playground is at approximately 100 meters (110 yards) from the

residence, and nearby you will also find a tennis court.  At 500 meters

(550 yards) there is the closest restaurant, a cafe and grocery stores. 

More restaurants, cafes and stores are in the nearby village of Lenno,

approximately 1.5 km (1 mile) from Residence Celeste.

The apartment

Residence Celeste Otto is located on the third floor of the building. 

You can reach the entrance door entering the building from the back, which is at

the street level, and climbing a stairway made up of 46 steps.  The

swimming pool and the garden are 35 steps from the street level.

The entrance door takes you directly into the living room, which has high

sloping ceilings.  From

the living room you will be able to reach the bedroom and the bathroom.  In

the living room you will find a divan bed to sleep two, a table with chairs and

a satellite television, as well as a kitchenette.  The kitchenette is

equipped with with a four-burner cooker, a microwave oven, a small refrigerator

with freezer and a dishwasher.

The bedroom has two single beds.  A fold-out bed for one guest can be placed

in the living room.

Both the living room and the bedroom have windows in the ceiling, which make

them very luminous, and small windows placed at the floor level.  These

windows offer a great view of the lake and the mountains, even though view is

best appreciated when seated.

The bathroom is equipped

with a whirlpool bath tub.  The apartment is equipped with a safe box.

Nearby tourist attractions

The village of Mezzegra lies on the western shore of Lake Como, 30 km (20

miles) from Como and from Lugano, and 80 km (50 miles) from Milan.  You

will be staying just 10 minutes for the well-known village of Lenno, with its

famous "Villa del Balbianello", where, among other things, scenes for "Star

Wars" and "A Month by the Lake" where shot.

Other nearby attractions are Villa Carlotta, in the neighbouring village of

Tremezzo, and, across the lake, the villages of Bellagio and Varenna.  You

will be able to reach Bellagio and Varenna by ferry (departures from Menaggio

and Cadenabbia, cars can be taken on board).

In the Lake Como area you will find a wide range of tourist services: fitness center,

squash facilities, mountain bike rentals,

tennis courts and gyms. Water skiing is also available, and there is an golf

course 30 minutes away. 

The closest airports are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate and Bergamo Orio al

Serio.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
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

Luxuries Internet access
General TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2)
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Residence Celeste Otto is located on the third floor of the building. You can reach the entrance door entering the building from the back, which is at the street level, and climbing a stairway made up of 46 steps. The swimming pool and the garden are 35 steps from the street level.

The entrance door takes you directly into the living room, which has high sloping ceilings. From the living room you will be able to reach the bedroom and the bathroom. In the living room you will find a divan bed to sleep two, a table with chairs and a satellite television, as well as a kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with with a four-burner cooker, a microwave oven, a small refrigerator with freezer and a dishwasher.

The bedroom has two single beds. A fold-out bed for one guest can be placed in the living room.

The bathroom is equipped with a whirlpool bath tub. The apartment is equipped with a safe box.

At the residence you will also find a laundry room, with a washing machine, a dryer, iron and ironing board. The washing machine and the dryer are token-operated, and tokens can be bought on the premises.

Further details outdoors

The nine apartments at Residence Celeste are arranged on four floors, and they all share a very nice heated swimming pool of 12 x 5.50 meters (40 x 18 feet), 1.40 meters (4.6 feet) deep, a solarium equipped with umbrellas and sun beds, and a garden with tables and chairs. The swimming pool is open from June 1st until September 15th, from 9 am to 7 pm. The residence is also equipped with a sauna (pay-per-use).

A kids' playground is at approximately 100 meters (110 yards) from the residence, and nearby you will also find a tennis court. At 500 meters (550 yards) there is the closest restaurant, a cafe and grocery stores. More restaurants, cafes and stores are in the nearby village of Lenno, approximately 1.5 km (1 mile) from Residence Celeste.

In the Lake Como area you will find a wide range of tourist services: fitness center, squash facilities, mountain bike rentals, tennis courts and gyms. Water skiing is also available, and there is an golf course 30 minutes away.

The Lombardy region

Lake Como, also known as Lake Lario, is the deepest lake of Europe, with a depth of 410 meters (1345 feet), as well as the third biggest Italian lake (146 km2, 56 square miles).

This area, thanks to its mild and humid climate, favours the lushness of an abundant Mediterranean flora: cypress trees, laurel trees, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, and palm trees.

Inhabited since prehistoric time, this "piece of heaven" is an oasis of peace, where you can relax, enjoy hikes, water sports, taste the excellent local cuisine while you're staring at the majestic mountains diving into the lake.

This wonderful landscape and the surrounding valleys inspired many Italian artists and scientists, such as Alessandro Manzoni, Virgilio, Alessandro Volta...

The Romans were the first to realise the importance of the waterway of Lake Como that they navigated in their biremes transporting legionaries and goods towards the alpine passes in the direction of central Europe.

It was only in 1826 however, the year of launching the "Lario" steamboat that the first regular navigation service was started up for the public. Today, the jumbo-hydrofoils seating 200, and the large motor launches take off on their frequent crossings from the wharf of Piazza Cavour, stopping off in all the main centres of the lake and reaching as far as Colico, 70 kilometres away to the north. The launches offer splendid cruises from April to September with lunch on board, and journeys to satisfy even the most seasoned travellers.

To embark on the "Manzoni", the "Volta", or the historic "Concordia on holidays", heading up the lake, means to live an unforgettable experience. Sailing along the shoreline, we can admire a succession of sumptuous villas, mainly eighteenth century, half-hidden in the little bays or towering over the water, following one after the other like pearls in a sparkling necklace. Then there are the churches, abbeys, picturesque villages, castles and towers that appear by magic amidst the dark green of the oak forests sloping down in all their magnificence from the steep hills to the edge of the deep blue waters.

Mezzegra

Mezzegra, along with Bellagio and Varenna, completes the astonishing beauty of one of the most renowned and appreciated Italian frame. This charming village of 952 inhabitants is composed by 5 districts overlooking the Lake Como.

Seeing that agriculture was the main activity, the name of the village might derive from the Latin toponym “inter agros”, that means “in the middle of fields”.

There are historical news about this delightful village, that was mentioned in a document dated at 1049. We also know that Mezzegra was involved into the battle between Guelphs and Ghibellines and had some tax exemptions, becoming part of the Duchy of Milan in 1421.

Its most popular district is Giulino, where, along via XXIV Maggio, Il Duce, Benito Mussolini, and his lover Claretta Petacci, along with some fascist hierarchs were executed (or killed, the debate is still open) by a firing squad. Here, the 28th of April 1945, a very important chapter of the modern Italian history, has come to an end.

The room in via Riale, 4, where the hierarchs spent their last night and now belongs to the house of Mr Giacomo De Maria has been kept intact thourghout the ages, and it should be easily visitable.

The old town centre used to be the sixteenth-century district of Bonzanigo, that in the richly frescoed buildings (Palazzo Brentano, Casa Rosati, Casa Abbate, Palazzo del Vescovo) has preserved traces of the fortune of its original inhabitants, subsequently emigrated to Germany.

The church of St Abbondio (Patron Saint of Mezzegra), is something not to be missed: it overlooks the lake, with a fantastic original concave façade with frescoes attributed to Giulio Quaglio and sumptuous Baroque furnishings.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:27 Nov 2013

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