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Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 16 reviews

Varenna and Maddalena central position from the flight

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.03km

Maddalena House , (pls ask for my own website to see more apartments , the calendar is not updated) , is located just 1 minute walk from the beach where the walking way leads in 5 minutes walk to the ferry dock and 350 meters from the train station.The apartment is located in the heart of the centre of Varenna ,has easy access to all amenities, including the Villa Monastero and Cipressi, local shops , pharmacy and foreign newspaper, the internet point and many excellent restaurants for \

Maddalena House has 1 bedroom with a tv-sat, a large living-room with tv -sat and a comfortable king-size sofa bed for 2 people , a bathroom with a modern shower, and a fully equipped kitchen with washingmaschine ,separated from the large living-room, with a balcony furnished with a table and 2 chairs to enable you to dine al fresco, a handycapp chair helps clients from the main door till the apartments door . As for hanging washing out ,the kitchen has a double window-door to a balcony with an 8 strand clothesline. Pls ask me for my own website name to see more photos maps and informations of our apartments.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Varenna 30 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo orio al Serio,Milano Linate and Malpensa 60 km, Nearest railway: Varenna 400 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Apartment located on the first floor.

I am the owner, I was born and I still live on the first floor and i am always at disposal of clients needs.

A handycapp chair lift from the main door till the apartment door.

Further details outdoors

In a short walk, less than 30 meters, clients find everything they need, like shops, restaurants pharmacy,and in a short 5 minutes walk they reach the ferry dock and the train station.

The Lido, a private beach with free entrance is just next to the ferry dock, and offers a sand beach, the restaurant on the beach is very convenient .

Less than 30 meters far, on the beach where are the bars , it is possible to rent motor boats and spend a day in your own privacy.

Further details

Account required on booking, balance on arrival upon keys delivery

We dont ask any security deposit but to respect the apartment as all the previous clients did.

The prices are all included , only the heating is an extra cost on consumption basis ,1 euro each cubic meter, natural gas is the most convenient in Italy.

I live in the apartment below in the same building so I am always on hand to answer any questions


The Lombardy region

The Lake Como offers the possibility of waterskiing, windsurfing, trekking and cycling,and in varenna center to rent motor-boats. Around Varenna, one hour and a half by car, clients can reach St.Moritz ( or even by train) , 2 hours to get Livigno, a tax. free town 15 km from St.Moritz, and other wonderful mountains towns offersan unforgettable souvenir of Lake Como area.

Lake Como is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, under the Italian Alps, offers an extremely varied landscape, made of woods and rock formations.

On the peaceful and charming lakeside there are many ancient famous museum villas and even privat villas with sub-tropical gardens, which offer a haven haven of wonders, peace and tranquility and residential resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio, Como and Lecco.

Lake Como offers up by early spring one of the most magnificent natural scenery with its colorful houses, one on top the other with the flowers on the balconies, the villas with their large gardens with tropical plants and flowers.There are many olive trees that produce also oil : the ancient villages are perched on the lower slopes of the mountains overlooking the lake between small beaches with pebbles.

The climate is temperate and allows the presence of olive and cypress trees and other several botanic plants in the gardens of the wonderful villas around the lake .That's why we still have a local produciton of olive oil produced by the local olive groves Perledo, a village just above Varenna.

Just a few hundred meters before perledo tourists can visit the VEZIO Castel Tower, from which you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the lake with the three branches of Lake Como. It is possible to reach the castle by a path from Varenna in 20 minutes walk.

Tourists who have a car can easily reach in an hour and a half the beautiful St. Moritz and Livigno ( 15 km far from St.Moritz) , both winter sky area, the second one with no taxes, free, very popular, full of shops .The landscapes are unique and beautiful . It is possible also reach St:Moritz by train in one day.

The Lake Como offers the possibility of waterskiing, windsurfing, trekking and cycling,and in Varenna center to rent motor boats and taxi service so tourists can spend a day with their families in all calm and privacy and enjoy the beauty of the lake without a driver.

Ferries often run around the lake on the 3 branches of Lake Como, Colico , Lecco and Como branch.

The Valsassina is the area above and along the lake east coast , rich in local traditions such as the production of scissors, wooden objects and superb local food, interesting place to visit if you have a car.

Milan , Lecco , Como, Lugano on the Swiss Lugano Lake, are easily accessible by train or bus and boat, so customers can see "La Scala, The Duomo, and the famous Last Supper ( =booking in advance is suggested).


The historic buildings and the 4 ancient churches , the Villas monastero and the Villa Cipressi with the gardens make the atmosphere of Varenna special and memorable.The apartment is perfectly situated in an Italian church cobbled square, between the ancient buildings and the ancient 4 churches , the main church is the Chiesa San giorgio, and the most ancient is the Chiesa San Giovanni,roman-medieval time.

Varenna is a lovely little village on a promontory on the east coast of Lake Como. The lake is on one side and mountains are on the other. It is possible to take short walks up and down the ancient cobbled lanes, where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.

Varenna has a nice walk to and from the train station whether going via the main road or going along the lakeside walkway.The famous picturesque lakeside walkingway takes from the romantic medieval quarter of Varenna to the ferry dock in 5 minutes only , which features medieval passageways. Tourists can enjoy the delightful wine bars and restaurants and the shops along the promenade , the port and the town.

The car and passenger ferries go up and down the lake to the larger towns for those wanting more shopping and sight seeing especially for those wanting to tour the many beautiful villas and gardens (although Varenna itself has two lovely villas, Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero). The trains from Milan take just over an hour and go on as far north as the Swiss border.

Motor boats and taxi boat services in varenna, ask me for more informations.

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Review 1-10 of 16

5 Jul 2014


"A lovely flat in a central location offered by wonderful Marilena!"

Our family of 4 stayed at Casa Maddalena for a week and had a fantastic time! The apartment is right on the town square which was just the right amount of lively for us. Surrounded by wonderful rest… More

7 Jun 2014


"Exceeded expectations. Perfect location, wonderful host , clean and comfortable apartment"

Great location in the town square,and close to the very best restaurants.Warm and friendly host whose family had lived in Varenna for several generations and consequently she was a wealth of local kn… More

6 Jun 2014


"Clean, Convenient, and extremely helpful land lady"

The apartment was very clean and has everything we needed from making breakfast to a very nice dinner. And this apartment is really close to everything, fisherman's house where you can buy fresh … More

1 Jun 2014


"Perfect apartment in a perfect location"

Having stayed in one of Marilena's apartments in 2008 with a friend I had no concerns about renting through her again when treating my parents to a trip to Lake Como for their 65th birthdays and … More

22 Mar 2014


"The Gems of Varenna"

If George Clooney is considered “The Treasure of Lake Como” and Bellagio is known as “The Pearl of the Lake,” then surely “The Gems of Lake Como” must be Marilena and her trusty sidekick … More

6 Jan 2014


"Where one feel's "at home" in Varenna -"

We first discovered the ancient fishing village of Varenna in 2006. In one brief afternoon, we fell in love with Varenna and promised ourselves that we would return. In fulfillment of that promise, we… More

18 Nov 2013


"A home in the village of Varenna..."

Maddelena House in the village of Varenna was the perfect end to our three week stay in Italy. Marilena met us at the train station, gave us a quick tour of the village and showed us our apartment in… More

9 Nov 2013


"Beautiful apartment with incredible lake views!"

My husband and I rented the Camilla House for three nights in October. We were so impressed with the apartment--comfortable bedroom (lots of storage space), large bathroom, fully equipped, modern kit… More

21 Oct 2013


"Perfect in every way!"

Marilena is a wonderful hostess, making you feel at home from the very first minute. She picked us up at the train station, brought us to the apartment and showed us everything we needed to know- how… More

17 Oct 2013


"Ideal apartment"

Finished our 2 month trip to Europe with a 2 week stay in Varenna. Our decision to stay at Maddalena House was one of the highlights of our trip. The apartment is very authentic and exactly as describ… More

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