Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Luxury in the Centre of Varenna!
Varenna's apartments or houses don't come in many better locations than "Casa Varenna". This newly refurbished town house is located in the centre of the old town only 30m from the lake front. Varenna has some of the best small restaurants, trattoria's & pizzerias on the Lake, most of which are found in these rustic cobbled streets dating back to Roman times and only a minutes’ walk away. Casa Varenna is also 100m from the main square and only a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal, following the lake side path.
Casa Varenna is approx. 115msq and is neatly arranged over 3 floors (loft bedroom at the top has full air-conditioning). Through the entrance hall on the ground floor, a warm & welcoming living room beacons with soft, nutmeg brown leather sofas, walnut wood furniture, ornate marble fireplace and a sophisticated, stylish kitchen & breakfast bar. Entertainment is fully catered for by way of Wi-Fi, a 37" Plasma TV with full English Satellite channels, DVD Player & a 2nd DVD/BlueRay Player & XBox with 4 games and 3 controllers.
The town of Varenna is an attractive mix of old town houses and apartments, many with adjoining street balconies and joint street access. Casa Varenna however, is modestly different in that it has its own front door, the property is spread over 3 floors and has a roof terrace with views of the lake and a good degree of privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Small Beach in Varenna 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) 61 km, Nearest railway: Varenna / Esino Railway Station 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
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We have ensured that a perfect location is also supported by wonderful interior facilities and furnishings. The master bedroom and en-suite shower room are on the first floor together with a second shower room next to the spiral staircase leading up to the loft bedroom & roof terrace on the third floor.
The master bedroom is furnished with distressed 'Oyster' painted king-size bed, 3 door wardrobe, large set of drawers and bedside tables. A comfortable night’s sleep will be guaranteed with the an exceptionally high quality handmade 'Vi-Spring' mattress. For the early morning news or late night movies, a 28" TV with FreeSat channels is mounted on the wall at the foot of the bed.
The air conditioned loft bedroom is furnished with 3 single beds and luxury Vi-Spring mattresses. There is a free standing walnut mirror & clothes stand, set of walnut drawers & 2 bedside tables plus a 28" Plasma TV, DVD player and XBox with 4 games & 3 controllers.
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Out on the sunny roof terrace, there is a marble table with a set of 5 chairs. A real sun-trap - great with your morning coffee or glass of wine on a blissful starry night!
Anybody who knows Varenna, will appreciate the combination of charm and town accessibility, via road, ferry and the railway station. This allows those who do not wish to hire a car, to arrive by boat or train. Without a car however, the need to stay central is greatly increased, as Lake Como is surrounded by steep hillsides. Most facilities are located in the small towns around the lake's edge and the majority of accommodation spread across the mountain sides.
WIRELESS BROADBAND available March 2011 and offered 'free of charge' for all NEW bookings!
The Lombardy region
When visitors come to Lake Como for the first time, they are taken aback by the magnificent vistas.
La Dolce Vita 'The Sweet Life', is a life full of pleasure and indulgence. Envying the simple, yet rich life in Italy, is nothing new. The desire to embrace Italian life is a passion for many people. As a race, they are more civilised, sociable, sensible and healthier than we are. Italians have a saying, "Dolce fa niete" - It's sweet to do nothing.
With alpine peaks reaching down thousands of feet to meet the deepest lake in Europe. The lower slopes are covered in dense foliage and are set off against the spring and summer explosion of colour from the multitude of ornate gardens scattered around the Lake.
Winter time can see a few days of snow on the lake itself and this adds to the mystical nature of the "Lago di Como". Lake Como's owes a lot to its ancient architecture and the enduring desire to live or stay in this beautiful region. Dating back to Roman times and with architecture stretching back through the centuries, with outstanding examples of the Renaissance, Victorian and Art Deco periods.
Varenna is not only a favourite honeymoon destination but also a popular place to get married and Villa Cipressi, the Hotel Victoria, Albergo Milano and Hotel du Lac accommodate many guests with several involved in hosting wedding ceremonies. In addition, the famous Villa Monastero is also popular for conferences and international events with the splendid gardens open to the public between March - Nov. All these hotels and villas are literally 2-5 minutes way on foot and avoid the need for taxis or cars. Vacation rentals do of course offer a much more relaxed approach to preparing for these events and being able to follow your own agenda.
We believe from a location and privacy perspective this town house is ideally suited to travellers of all natures. Cars can be parked in the town square 100m away, but "Casa Varenna" is only a 10 minute walk from the railway station and a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal to the centre of Varenna. Add to this, the perfect location for restaurants or bars and studying the local history on foot, then we believe Casa Varenna's location cannot be bettered.
Skiing in the area is bountiful with resorts such as Madesimo 1.15 hours to the north and the local ski resorts of Piani di Bobbio & Pien della Betulla, only 40 - 50 minutes away. For an exciting day trip any time of year, why not go on the beautiful drive, through the Alps, to the international jet-set resort of St. Moritz, only 1.5 hours by car.
Believe it or not and crazy as it sounds, you can also catch a train from Varenna to Venice & be back in the evening on the same day!
Travelling by train is so easy & cheap in Italy. Take a day trip to Milan - see the incredible cathedral, Leonardo's 'The Last Supper' or shop in the famous 'Galleria di Vittorio Emanuele' or the chic 'Quadrilatero' - the area of four streets which offer the very best fashion boutiques, antique shops and jewellers, the Mecca of designer shops! Only an hour away by train from Varenna.
The medieval part of Varenna where ‘Casa Varenna’ is situated, provides a choice of lake view Cafes, many fine Villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent Falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer-Autumn time. The Ferry also operates from here, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio and other Lake Como towns.
A picturesque lakeside promenade takes guests along the romantic medieval quarter of Varenna, which features medieval passageways, cobbled Piazzas and ancient Churches. There are many delightful restaurants and wine bars to enjoy as well as boutique craft shops to enjoy.
As well as the fast and reliable Car and Passenger Ferry service, Varenna also boasts a frequent Train service to cities such as Lecco and Milan- making it an ideal base to explore Lake Como and more of Lombardy!
Lake Como is visted by millions of people year round, but the seasons do play a part. With skiing, water sports, hiking and Golf as the primary outdoor activities the weather conditions play a big part.
With a mild winter climate at lake level in general and a sub-tropical climate in the summer, Lake Como is ideally situated to take advantage of all these activities, and excellent as a base for exploring or for day trip skiing without the costs!
Downhill and cross country skiing are available in the winter months close to Lake Como in the various local resorts (Pian delle Betulle, Piani di Bobbio & Cainello) and also an hours drive away at international resorts such as Madesimo & St. Mortiz.
Windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving are all popular summer activities with both training and equipment available for hirein various towns around the lake. The Northern and Southern ends are the most popular for wind based activities due to the shape of the Lake and channeling of the wind. There is never any shortage of things to do with historical trips, villa visits, helicopter & float plane rides, ferry excursions, trips to Milan, restaurants, shopping in Como, the Moto Guzzi factory, being just a few!
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3 Nov 2013
"Fantastic home in the prettiest town!"
We stayed in this apartment with our 15 year old daughter and 17 year old son during our month long trip of France and Italy. It fit us perfectly and we absolutely loved staying in Varenna. I only w… More
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