Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A beautiful mountainside retreat with swimming pool!
The spacious modern penthouse (ID 834) boasts a large open plan living room with comfortable sofa, TV, dining area and a fully fitted contemporary kitchen. Here guests can enjoy preparing meals with all the desired appliances including a gas hob oven, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.
French doors lead out to a fabulous roof top terrace which provides the perfect private entertaining space, with an alfresco dining area and boasting breathtaking views over terracotta rooftops of the mountains and lake!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pianello 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 98 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The sleeping accommodation is ideal for small families and groups up to four. Both bedrooms enjoy romantic high sloping ceilings to create a welcoming and cosy ski chalet-style ambience to the rooms, making them ideal for resting at the end of long day of sightseeing and perfect for unwinding with a good book.
The master double is furnished to a high standard with a romantic and modern finish perfect for couples. The second bedroom is furnished with twin single beds and enjoys a large Juliette balcony view over the surrounding mountainside.
A modern fully fitted bathroom with a power shower, wash basin with vanity mirror, WC, bidet and washing machine completes the internal layout of this beautiful holiday property.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the property guests can easily reach the private garage.
A shared outdoor swimming pool with sunny poolside also provides the perfect place for guests to enjoy cooling off and unwinding during the daytime.
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, in spriing 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).
Pianello del Lario
From the peaceful semi-rural Pianello hillside a selection of amenities are available to locals,
including a small grocery shop and a convenient western shore bus service. The nearby lakefront town of Cremia with its charming harbour and shingle beach boasts a water sports club, a selection of cafes and bars and also the very good authentic restaurant, ‘La Baia’ which serves fresh lake fish, local wine and delicious pizzas.
From the property the picturesque resort town of Menaggio can be reached in just 20 minutes by car. The famous lakeside town features pretty cafe-lined piazzas, a wide selection of supermarkets, lovely delicatessens, boutique shops, a variety of restaurants and a fabulous lakefront Lido with sandy beach, swimming pools and cocktail lounge bar. A frequent car and passenger service runs from Menaggio to the other famous ‘golden triangle’ towns of beautiful Bellagio popular with shoppers and the stunning Varenna popular with romantic visitors. Varenna also conveniently features a Lecco-Milan train service. The central lake features a fabulous choice of restaurants for guests to enjoy from family-friendly pizzerias, fine award-winning lake front restaurants and highly recommended ‘Agroturismos’ which serve delicious country-style cuisine.
The cosmopolitan cities of Como and Lugano also provide excellent dining out possibilities as well as designer shopping, trendy clubs and nightclubs, casinos and year-round cultural events.
Central lake activities are many and varied, from cultural excursions to the famus villas and botanical gardens to sport activities which include water sports, canoeing, swimming, tennis, golf, boat hire, hiking and cycling.
Extreme sport lovers can also enjoy the sport clubs situated above Bellagio which provide opportunities to paraglide, quad bike, abseil and climb trees. Ski resorts also provide the ideal day or weekend excursion away from the lake with St Moritz and the closer Madesimo resorts just 1-2 hours drive away.
Pianello del Lario is a municipality in the Province of Como located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking,watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
Whether your holiday plans are for simply relaxing or reading a book with a cappucino on the terrace; perhaps walking in the Italian Alps with all that fresh alpine air, or alternatively, you're adventure plans may see you windsurfing, boating or fishing on this truly spectacular lake and then of course, there is skiing at the world famous St. Moritz or at Madesimo, a charming ski resort just 60km away (1hr 15 mins)
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of "La Raccolta della Barca Lariana which has a nautical theme, housing hundreds of 19th century boats depicting the nautical history of the area.
Pianello del Lario is situated 2km south of Dongo, a town which offers local amenities, boat rental and a ferry service, 4km north of Cremia, which has some very good Restaurants and 10km north of the popular and very pretty lakeside town of Menaggio.
It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking, watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of 'La Raccolta della Barca Lariana' and also 15th Century church of San Martino, which is located on the lakeshore.