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Il Vecchio Municipio - A stunning retreat on the central lake!

Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

A stunning retreat on the central lake!

Enjoying an authentic setting in the timeless idyll of San Siro, this beautifully renovated 3 bed townhouse (ID 1268) offers an exclusive year-round escape for 8. Situated to the sunny peaceful hillside, guests can easily get away from it all, whilst being within easy reach of the sights.

Internally the period features have been lovingly preserved; whilst effortlessly enhanced by French-style furniture and contemporary fixtures and fittings. The property enjoys high ceilings and a bright open layout ideal for summertime stays. As autumn approaches guests will feel nice and cosy here, with central heating and under floor heating running throughout the property.

Guests will easily feel at home within the inviting ambience of the living room. Guests can easily sit back and enjoy the flat screen SAT TV, DVD player, music stereo, iPod dock and WIFI access.

The contemporary fitted kitchen diner offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a spot of carefree cooking and entertaining during your stay. Equipped with all the must-have appliances, including a cooker hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine, the kitchen is ideal for hosting dinner parties and relaxed meals in.

The beautiful sleeping accommodation perfectly suits groups of 6-8. All elegantly furnished, the 3 king size bedroom ooze boutique-style splendour and holiday serenity, as well as breathtaking lake views!

The master suite is furnished in a regal French chateau-style, with an opulent gold bed accompanied by a bedside table, chair and armoire. Guests can easily enjoy a tempting lie in here, with lake views to enjoy and a luxury fitted contemporary en-suite with bath tub and overhead shower to hand. A sunny private balcony also offers a romantic setting from which to savour a lake view 'aperitivo'.

The second king size bedroom also benefits from a luxury fitted en-suite shower room. The third French-style bedroom enjoys a romantic beamed ceiling and a striking white French-style furniture set. Also equipped with an en-suite shower, the third bedroom boasts added flexibility, being furnished with a sumptuous king size bed and a single be with pull out option.

A washing machine is provided in the property for guest's convenience. Outside, guests are just a short distance from public parking.

Additional features & facilities at the property include:

Coffee Machine, DVD Player, IPod Docking Station, Lake & mountain views, Laundry Facilities, Music Stereo and Very Quiet Location.

San Siro offers a tranquil setting for timeless stays, with its historical charm and authentic allure offering a welcome escape from the nearby central lake attractions.

Perfectly situated for a varied holiday stay, guests are within easy reach from enjoying lake swimming, water sports, boat rental, hiking, golf, tennis, cycling and extreme sports.

** Review ~

Wij hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad aan het Como meer, San siro in een prachtig gerestaureerd stadhuis in een klein dorpje op de berg met spectaculaire uitzichten op het meer. De dorpsbewoners waren ontzettend vriendelijk en het huis was groot en van alle gemakken voorzien. Luxe en zeer gezellige uitstraling, een fijne mix tussen oud en nieuw. Heerlijke eetkeuken en gezellige ruime huiskamer. Het stukje de berg op was niet lang en je was snel weer beneden om te kunnen genieten van alles wat het Comomeer te bieden heeft. Het dorpje is auto vrij en met een parkeerplaats op loopafstand (1,5 minuut), eigenlijk heerlijk voor jonge kinderen omdat je niet de hele tijd hoeft te letten op auto's die rondrijden.

Het contact met Happy Holiday Homes verliep heel erg goed. Fijn dat alles in eigen taal kon. Er werd meegedacht en vooral snel geantwoord en dat is erg fijn als je last minute iets wil huren. We kregen uitgebreide uitleg en routebeschrijving en zelfs enkele aanbevelingen van dingen die leuk waren om te doen in de omgeving. De service was heel persoonlijk en dat maakt echt het verschil in deze snelle tijd.

Bij aankomst, waren we wel even bang dat er niemand zou komen omdat de winkel gesloten was en we niemand konden vinden. Ons huisje had nog geen box voor de sleutel en we moesten die afhalen bij het kantoor. Gelukkig vonden we al snel een auto met happy holiday homes. De man was meteen heel behulpzaam en reed ons helemaal naar het huisje waar hij de lichten voor ons aan deed, alle kranen en het gas controleerde. In de keuken op tafel troffen we een welkomst pakketje, melk, croissants en een fles prosecco. Dat was erg fijn. Het huis was heel erg schoon. Dat de trap toch gevaarlijk bleek te zijn met een kleine van 1 jaar werd de volgende dag opgelost door een traphekje (niet helemaal afdoende (de poef als blokkade werkte beter). Maar het meedenken en het snelle handelen waren heel fijn.

Ook in de kantoor waar we wat info vroegen over het huren van een boot was iedereen heel erg vriendelijk en behulpzaam. We hebben een heerlijke dag gehad op een van de boten die werden aanbevolen. Prijs kwaliteit is goed en erg fijn dat er voor de kinderen zwemvestjes waren. Vanaf het water is het meer zo ontzettend mooi dat ik iedereen aanraad om een bootje te huren.

Als je een hele dag hebt is dat nog leuker want er zijn tal van restaurants waar je kan aanmeren en heerlijk kan eten en eindeloos veel strandjes waar je kan zwemmen.

We hebben ook nog gebruik gemaakt van de makelaarservice omdat wij graag een eigen huis in Italië zouden willen kopen en ook dat werd met heel veel aandacht aangepakt. Giuliano is echt een fantastische gids en heeft bijzonder veel oog voor de wensen van de klant. Weer werd er echt meegedacht. We hopen dat er snel een koop uit voort komt.

Kortom samenvattend: Mooie schone sfeervolle accommodatie, hele persoonlijke en snelle service, aandacht voor detail.

Wij zijn heel erg tevreden!

Ik heb zo veel dingetjes die wij aanbevelen qua restaurantjes en dingen die te doen zijn dat dat misschien even in een ander mailtje moet. Volgt nog!

** The above Review submitted by Sharon, Netherlands, who stayed at Il Vecchio Municipio on 15.07.2014.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach San Siro 1 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 131km and Milan - Malpensa 96 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 12 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Outdoors Balcony or terrace

The Lombardy region

San Siro is just a 20 minute drive away from the picturesque resort town of Menaggio. Boasting a wealth of modern day amenities and shops, everything is here to complement your self-catering stay. Guests can enjoy dining out, a morning cappuccino in the piazza, a relaxed day at the family-friendly Lido or enjoy the sport activities on offer. With its frequent bus and ferry service, Menaggio also serves as the perfect base from which to reach the central lake resort towns, villa attractions and cosmopolitan highlights of Lugano and Como (65 minutes drive away).

In the wintertime guests can easily enjoy a day on the slopes, at the nearby Piani di Bobbio and Madesimo Ski resorts (1.5 hours drive away).

Additional Sports & Adventure Activities Include:

Bicycling, Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Golf, Hiking/Trails, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens, Rowing Boats, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing.

Golf:

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. 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).

Skiing:

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.

San Siro:

San Siro (formally Santa Maria Rezzonico) - situated in one of the best spots on Lake Como, where the scenery of the lake and the mountains is something really special - a place where you can relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the lake. There is a secluded lane in Rezzonico which stands out as the quintessential Lago di Como path. Entirely residential except for the Ristorante Lauro located about a third of the way down, the stone work of the walls and the patina of the cobbles exhibited the kind of character that only time can create and the love of people who live there can maintain.

Santa Maria di Rezzonico (as it was formally known) is a small town dominated by the remains of the Casrtello della Torre, a little more than 200 meters above the waters edge, of which remain only the foundations of the wall and a 14th century crenellated Tower.

San Siro is a pretty, historic hamlet where you can still feel the atmosphere of the ancient past and view the beautiful castle. San Siro's town centre is where you can find more shops, food stores and restaurants as well as public beaches on the lake. On shore of the lake there are water sports facilities (boat rental, sailing, surfing), and there are a number of scenic walks on your doorstep.

Menaggio is only about a 5 min. drive away - a thriving town from where you can explore all the beautiful villages around the lake from the main ferry terminal.

San Siro

Lombardy - Lake Como Area:

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 spring 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 Oleandro).

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8 Jun 2014

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"A very comfortable house with amazing views of the lake."

This beautiful house has been recently restored in order to retain it's authenticity. Each room has been furnished to a high standard and lacks for nothing to ensure a comfortable, relaxing holi… More

30 May 2014

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"A fantastic Italian house with stunning views"

We had great weather during our stay at this fantastic Italian house on the central lake.The property has a nice open layout and is very spacious with a lovely homely feel. There is a flat screen TV,… More

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