Il Vecchio Municipio
Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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.
|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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|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|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|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.
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).
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 (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.
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
"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
"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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