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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Welcome to Casa di Mezzo, a lovely apartment located in the heart of Varenna's old quarter, on the shore of Italy's Lake Como. Just 60 steps from the water, this romantic apartment's rooms look onto two picturesque cobblestone pedestrian-only streets . There is a side view of the lake from this recently renovated second floor apartment (no elevator), situated in a restored building that originated in the 16th century. It is beautifully furnished with the work of local artisans, and ideal for two persons. Casa di Mezzo has free WI-FI Internet access in the apartment. This cozy & romantic retreat has a queen-sized bed, shuttered windows and high ceilings. It features independent heating and a bathroom with shower. There is a fully equipped, sleek new kitchen with granite countertops.

The apartment is within walking distance of Varenna's villa gardens, historic churches, and fine restaurants. Nearby are Villa Cipressi, and Villa Monastero, two of the lake's most graceful gardens. The lakeside promenade affords unforgettable views of the village and of the opposite shore. The village piazza features two historic churches: San Giorgio, built over an ancient temple, and the church of San Giovanni Battista, one of the oldest on the lake. Varenna's records date it to 769 BC. A former fishing village, it is built on its original Roman layout, and was fortified in the middle ages. The apartment's street still retains features from the middle ages. Ancient Castello Vezio, said to have been the last home of Theolinda, Queen of the Lombards, can be reached by a 20-minute climb up a steep footpath and affords spectacular views.

No car is needed in Varenna. Archways and narrow lanes (which eventually end at the lake) grace the town. Varenna has been called one of the best-preserved locations on Lake Como. The train station is a 7-minute walk. The passenger and car ferries are also minutes away, reaching the exquisite villages, gardens and villas that dot the lakeshore. From Varenna's central position, one can easily get to all other wonderful locations on the lake such as Bellagio & Menaggio.

Lake Como is located in northern Italy, where Italy meets the Alps. Varenna is in its mid section, one hour by car, train or bus from Milan. It is 4 hours from Venice or Florence. Protected by the Alpi Orobie mountains, Varenna has a mild microclimate, with palm trees and lush tropical flowers that rim the lake. Winters are slightly warmer, and summers cooler than the rest of Italy.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lido beach
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milano Malpensa - Linate - Bergamo Orio 60 km, Nearest railway: Varenna railway station
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 8 bathrooms of which 8 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private fishing lake or river

The Lombardy region


Varenna, a corner of paradise dipped in blue

A pearl between lake and mountains, lulled by the beauty and kissed by the sun

A place on the borders of time where most modern services meet the old reputation that touches every corner of the world.

Rick Steves


Delightful small town on Lake Como in northern Italy, beautiful in its vintage buildings, rich in romantic spots, surrounded by a suggestive nature.

A distinctive feature of Varenna is the mildness of its climate, as the olive trees, cypresses and other botanical species typical of the lake may attest..

This mildness is due to its special exposure: leaning against the mountains, Varenna is facing south and west so that it is sunny and warm till late at night.

Nestled in the old center of Varenna, a short walk from the lake and the main square, we have two apartments overlooking a pictoresque staircase, topped by ancient stone arches, leading straight to the beach and the lakeside with its pubs, rastaurants, shops and art galleries.

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Languages spoken
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  • German
  • Italian

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