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Isola Bella - panoramic views from the balcony

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Luxury two bedroom apartment in a newly built residence situated directly on Lake Como. The apartment is furnished in a contemporary style with modern fittments, ideal for a relaxing holiday break for the family. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views from the balcony over looking the residence pool and far reaching views of Lake Como. There is a large swimming pool, positioned directly alongside the lake so you can take advantage of dipping in the pool or directly swimming in the lake.

The apartment offers two bedrooms and sleeps up to six people. It has an open plan kitchen, living and dining area. The kitchen is fully fitted, ideal for preparing simple & easy to prepare Italian dishes. The living area is comfortably furnished and for entertainment, there is a wide screen, Satellite TV and DVD player.

There is a large swimming pool, positioned directly alongside the lake so you can take advantage of dipping in the pool or directly swimming in the lake.

There is an allocated parking space with this apartment.

** I visited Italy with my mum every year. This year we decided to visit Lake Como, as many friends told us it was very nice. I think they were short with their words about that area. Lake Como is idillic. An amazing place to be and relax, to do long walks and enjoy eating great food admiring lovely landscapes. My mum and I had a great time there and we are very pleased to have chosen Isola Bella as our place to stay. Although Musso community is a bit of a drive away from the city of Como, I can guarantee the experience won't be disappointing at all. There are very nice communities along the way and restaurants to enjoy lovely meals and amazing views. Our favourite restaurant is Baia, located in Cremia which is a community besides Musso and Pianello del Lario. We could not stopped eating in that place. The attention is unique and you get to enjoy cocktails and appetizers for the house, plus the food is unbeliavable, our top recommendation the polenta with meat.

The surroundings of Musso are very nice and we did enjoy driving along many small towns and communities. We also used a day to visit St. Moritz. It is a must go place to visit. Musso is also very close to Lugano, another lovely place to visit.

The Isola Bella apartment is lovely, stunning views and very well decorated. We could sleep for hours and enjoy the views of the alps any time of the day. There was a complementary bottle of wine and treats, which my mum loved, croissants and fresh milk. The linens were fresh and clean. We only used one room, however both rooms are very spacious. We would love to go back to the same place in the near future. We would like to send our thanks to all the team that helped us with choosing the right place in Lake Como (happyholidayshomes) and congratulate you guys for the effort in giving us one of the most fantastic and relaxing holidays ever.

Many thanks for everything.

** The above review submitted by Lucy - UK, who stayed at Isola Bella on 27th June 2014.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dongo 1 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 97 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 42 km
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 DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking

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).

Musso

In the picturesque village of Musso, there is a local bakery, supermarket, cafes and restaurants providing you with a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle while for the more adventurous amongst you; hiking, watersports, golf and skiing are all easily accessible around the surrounding areas.

Whether your holiday plans are for reading a book with a cappuccino on the balcony, relaxing in the fresh air in and around the lake, up the hillsides or mountains of the Italian Alps or your preference is windsurfing, boating and fishing on this truly spectacular lake, apartment. This apartment is the ideal destination for you.

Skiing in Madesimo in Italy or in the world famous St. Moritz ski resort in Switzerland, both are only just over an hours drive away.

There is a small ferry terminal at Musso and a larger one a short distance away in the neighboring town of Dongo.

The lower reaches of the western shore are the stuff of tourist brochures: wooded mountain slopes protect the lake from extremes of temperature and lush gardens abound. Many of the opulent villas that line the lakeside are still privately owned and on summer weekends the lakeside road is solid with day-trippers. The lake's only island, Isola Comacina, lies at the narrowest point of the lake, just before the waters open up to the warm climes of the nineteenth-century resorts of the Tremezzino. Menaggio, a little further north, makes a good base for trips into the mountains behind or across to Bellagio and Varenna. As you continue up the lake the shore turns rockier and less accessible until the lake spreads out into the marshes and flatter territory that accommodates campsites and windsurfers around Gravedona.

Musso is characterised by old houses which boarder the Strada Regina and by low porticos near lake in the small square close to the quay. In the 1500s the Castle of the 'Medeghino' better known at the time as the adventurer and buccaneer Gian Giacomo de Medici, stood here.

The hamlets however reach a higher altitude along the slopes of Monte Bregagno.

Places of Interest - The Church of San Biagio. This is the parish church with three naves built in the late 1300s where a Roman church dedicated to St. Nazaro formerly existed. Only the extreme absidal part of this original church still exists. The current church was restored and enlarged in 1507.

The Church of Sant'Eufemia - This white church which stands out and is visible from afar was built on the shoulder of the 'Sasso'. Legend has it that a woman from Sueglio who was put into exile because unpopular among her fellow villagers managed to row across the lake, without any difficulty, with a mere handsaw. Once she reached the rock of Musso she chose to live a life of retreat. Through her good deeds she gained the trust of the people of Musso who at her death decided to erect this church in her name.

Still today the people of Sueglio, penitent for the spite shown, each year make a pilgrimage on this Saint's day. The current building was built in 1662 but the original and much older church stood inside the great fortress of Musso.

The Garden of the Blackbird - This is a unique example of an exotic garden which however has been abandoned for numerous years. It was obtained by the noble Manzi in 1858 but sadly had a short life. It flaunted century plants, palm trees, Indian fig trees, camellias, sequoias; all this surrounded by romantic bridges, grottos, gorges and staggering paths overhanging the waters of the lake. The exploration of this garden is almost impossible and undoubtedly dangerous. At the most it can be observed from above St. Eufemia.

In the picturesque village of Musso, there is a local bakery, supermarket, cafes and restaurants providing you with a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle while for the more adventurous amongst you; hiking, watersports, golf and skiing are all easily accessible around the surrounding areas.

Skiing in Madesimo in Italy or in the world famous St. Moritz ski resort in Switzerland, both are only just over an hours drive away.

There is a small ferry terminal at Musso and a larger one a short distance away in the neighboring town of Dongo.

**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****

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Canoeing/Kayaking

Fishing

Float Plane/Helicopter

Golf

Hiking/Trails

Public Transportation

Rowing Boats

Sailing

Skiing - Snow

Wind Surfing

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  • 7 Years listed

Calendar last updated:01 Oct 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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