VILLA CENTRAL VARENNA
About the home
A stunning, beautifully furnished, recently renewed detached house, in front of Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi, on the main square of Varenna!
Walking distance from train station and ferry boat harbour, only meters from the promenade on the lake, the cafes and shops!
4 very nice rooms: one extraordinary big triple en suite, one single ,one twin and a smaller triple bedroom with 2 stylish bathrooms and one loo.
On the ground floor there is a cosy lounge where you can relax in front of the fire.
It has everything required for a perfect holiday.
Included are all bed linen and towels, a high chair and cot.
The lounge benifits from a big TV with some international channels, DVD, Video players and Hi Fi.
Next there is the kitchen with 10 seater dining table, which creates a relaxing environment in which you can cook and enjoy an italian evening meal.
The first floor accommodates a 2 double bedrooms and spacious bathroom.
On the second floor you will find a master bedroom with and en-suite (with jacuzzi) tastefully decorated and complimented by a wooden beamed ceiling to give a spacious feel to the room.
The 4th bedroom has a single bed and is quite small but still cozy.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Varenna, 100m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 50m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
There is a big parking lot near the house, so if you come by car you can easily store it there, there is a payment fee.
Cleaning and linen change at the end of your holiday are included in the price, however, if you book for two weeks, a mid term towel and linen change.
Beach towels are not provided , please bring your own.
Please do not use the home towels for the beach.
Book a scooter and ride it along the coast. Try the best way to visit our lake without worries about parking and fines, 2 helmets included. €90 per week!
Ask information about the rental!
Reduction for long term rentals offered
The above price includes heating and hot water and electricity.
We can accept payments by cheque, bank transfer, paypal in GBP, Dollars or Euros.
Towels, linen and hairdryer are also provided.
You will be welcomed with a visitors pack including coffee, tea, biscuits.
Liquid soap and shower gel are provided for your use
The Lombardy / Lake Como Area region
Varenna is located in Lake Como area (Lombardy, not Emilia Romagna). Our summers are wonderful with a pleasant breeze. July is the hottest month ( 26 / 30 C) , Springtime starts in March.
Winters are bright with lots of sun shine and nearly no rain but chilly, it may snow, but snow vanishes shortly near the lake and stays on the mountain tops. Lake Como has been an important through way for people coming and going north, pre-romanic churches, medieval castles and ... look out towers are still to been seen.
The Varenna / Varenna Town Centre area
Varenna lies exactly halfway down the eastern shore of the lake on the Lecco branch. It was built on a rock prominently overshadowed by a steep mountain, at the top of which you can make out the outline of an old castle.
Varenna is an unusual and beautiful place: on the one hand, it is a lively and modern tourist resort, the centre for all lake ferries, and on the other it preserves the remains of a medieval past which is one of the best conserved in the area. Lovely and medieval Varenna is a charming town on the less trafficky side of the lake and it offers great views, beauty and relaxation.
A beautiful thing to do is to walk the lake front promenade – it’s an ever-changing, flowery and romantic walk – called "Passarella". The Passarella connects the town centre to the ferry boat harbour. Along the walk you’ll pass villas, gardens and boats.
The harbour is a typical past times fishermen resort with pastel coloured fishermen’s houses and a small beach.
Head up the hill to Piazza San Giorgio the main square in town. There are several churches on the square including the Chiesa Di San Giorgio with its belfry. Inside you’ll find a polyptych of San Giorgio (saint) by Giovan Pietro Brentani - Saint Giorgio, the Virgin and Saint Peter, a polyptych by Sigismondo de Magistris (Baptism of Christ) and a carved altarpiece . Varenna also has a castle that dates to 1300 – the Castello Di Vezio. The castle is located on a hill above the village. Once at the top, check out your view of Lake Como! There are gardens, a falconer , a drawbridge, a tower and there’s a small café up here too!
There are two spots for taking time to "smell the roses"….the Villa Cipressi and the Villa Monastero fabulous architecture, gardens, terracing, statuary, views, pathways, grottoes. For those who enjoy Guinness Records, The Fiumelatte / (milky river), the shortest river in Italy, is just one km south of Varenna. This river (800 feet) falls from Grigna mountain peaks in a noisy, foamy, white rush to the lake below, only 6 months of the year (from April to September).
Stop at the tourist office and you can get a map that takes you from the main square to the Fiumelatte, on to the castle and then back to town. This is a wonderful town!
How to get there
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Fly from UK to Milan/Bergamo airport with Ryan Air or with Easy Jet or British Airways, Alitalia... to Milan Linate.
Discounted car hire available with Hertz / Ryanair.
Orio al Serio Airport to Bergamo city station by bus, Bergamo to Lecco by train and change from Lecco to Varenna by train (total time h.1.30)
Frequent bus transfers to Milan central station from the airports and one train every hour towards Varenna! There are always local taxis available. (Railway station is in town.)
Activities near Varenna
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
06 Jan 2013
We had a lovely time taking nice walks and enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains.
The home was warm in the chilly winter and the big table allowed a group of friends to cook together and play games at. We slept comfortably and had a wonderful week.
I am very happy to read that you liked spending some time in Varenna despite the chilly winter time. We really appreciate that our property revealed itself up to your expectation.
Hope to meet you again, maybe in the summer time
Happy New Year
04 Jan 2013
We are world travelers, we have stayed at 5 stars hotels and lowley palapas. Don't really enjoy crowded or touristic places.
We rented this Villa in Varenna, Italy for the month of July, we thought we died and went to heaven. Located in Varenna on the shores of Lake Como. A beautiful laid back little town with plenty of things to do, great restaurants, shops, museums, easy access and within walking distance to ferries and trains. Beautiful scenery, mountains, flowers, delicious food and friendly locals. You could take the ferry and visit the different towns along the Lake Como, they are all different and beautiful. Or take the train to Milan and connect to all the historic and wonderful attractions northern Italy has to offer.
The villa worked great for us, clean and well kept, fully equipped kitchen and laundry.
We had many family members come and go over the month long stay, and everyone loved their stay. We would buy our groceries at a little store 3 blocks away, and buy our sweets and train tickets at the local smoke shop 2 blocks away.
The only thing I must mention is that morning traffic, well 3 or 4 trucks will wake a light sleeper, (helped us get some family members up and going early)
It doesn't get any better than that! We can't hardly wait to go back!
It is such a big pleasure to know that warenna was worth it.It's nice to know that the Villa was a good accommodation for you and for your family.
I am sorry for the Vans but it's mainly supplying for the two big hotels and the little shops in town.
I'd be very happy to see you again in future,
with warm regards
Happy New Year
16 Jun 2012
The home - 3 stories, was tastefully comfortable. We were two couples that had their own baths and bedrooms with plenty of privacy. The kitchen was well equiped as was the rest of the house. The outdoor garden padio was private and comfortable. The location could not be better. You can walk to everything in the quaint town of Varenna, No car was necessary, however, the parking garage was next door, which was a PLUS. The town offers much to do and all in wallking distance. Highly recommnend this house with the accomodating owner!
thanks a lot for your lovely words. We are very glad to read that you enjoied your stay at Villa Central Varenna.
We look forward to welcoming you again in lovely sunny Italy
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October12 - February13||1 Oct 12||1 Mar 13||€ 1090||€ 220||€ 220||3 Nights|
|March '13 to Aprill '13||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||€ 1290||€ 250||€ 250||3 Nights|
|May '13 to June '13||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||€ 1390||€ 280||€ 280||3 Nights|
|July '13 to September '13||1 Jul 13||1 Oct 13||€ 1490||€ 310||€ 310||3 Nights|
|October'13 - February'14||1 Oct 13||1 Mar 14||€ 1090||€ 220||€ 220||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 9|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October12 - February13||1 Oct 12||1 Mar 13||€ 1290||€ 260||€ 260||3 Nights|
|March 13 to Aprill 13||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||€ 1490||€ 310||€ 310||3 Nights|
|May '13 to June '13||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||€ 1590||€ 370||€ 370||3 Nights|
|July '13 to September '13||1 Jul 13||1 Oct 13||€ 1690||€ 410||€ 410||3 Nights|
|October'13 - February'14||1 Oct 13||1 Mar 14||€ 1290||€ 260||€ 260||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Cleaning and linen change at the end of your holiday are included in the price (if the property is left in a decent state)
If you book for two weeks, a mid term towel and linen change is included but NOT a cleaning.
Heating & Gas supply included
Electric Supply included
City Tax (1€ per person per day) included
Water supply included
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions
Reduction for long term rentals offered
We can accept payments by cheque, bank transfer, paypal in GBP, Dollars or Euros (adding 15€ for banking charges)
Long stays , 2 or more weeks, require 1 or more mid term cleaning for €80 (compulsory)Book
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