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Relax with a glass of Italian wine and enjoy the views from Primo del Lago

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0.1km

The apartment (ID 408) offers top quality fixtures and fittings throughout and also entertains with the gorgeous panoramic views of the of the lake. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the 'Golden Triangle' (Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna).

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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Fiumelatte 100 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo 58 km, Nearest railway: Varenna 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

The inside of the apartment is stylishly furnished and everything has been designed to maximise your enjoyment. The terrace is just the most wonderful place to enjoy the exclusive lake views and is also large enough to dine 'alfresco' and relax with a glass of Italian wine, with a large dining area and an additional lakefront eating area.

All rooms have flat screen HD TVs with SKY and DVD for your entertainment with the living room boasting a new 50” LCD TV with 180? swivel and tilt arm and a Blu Ray player with a collection of Blu Ray movies and Yamaha surround sound system with wall mounted speakers. There is a 32” HD TV to the front lake view double bedroom with Blu Ray player and a Blu Ray movie collection and a full HD TV to the back double bedroom. Both bedrooms have been beautifully furnished with a king-size bed and iPod player/alarm system. There is also a very stylish bathroom with a shower, bidet and WC. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and WIFI enabled with a comfortable double sofa bed to the lounge for additional guests and a fire and gas alarm with automatic gas turn off.

Further details outdoors

Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milky-white (hence the name) down the rockface and crashes into the lake.

From the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops - just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from. But neither he, nor anyone else, has ever been able to work it out.

The property has its own garage (approx 150M from apartment)

The Lombardy region

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, inspriing 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 Oleandra).

Varenna

Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap’ experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century - you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake. The reds, terracottas and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south.

Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milky-white (hence the name) down the rockface and crashes into the lake. From the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops - just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from. But neither he, nor anyone else, has ever been able to work it out.

Varenna is one of the most picturesque towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. Just above it is the ancient castle where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Two famed villas to visit here are Villa Cipressi, with terraced gardens cascading right down to the shores, and Villa Monastero, a true showcase.

Skiing in the area is bountiful; resorts such as Madesimo, only 1.15hr north of Colico and the local ski resort of Piani di Bobbio, only 40 mins away - http://www.pianidibobbio.com

Golf

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and 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. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 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).

There is also a first class Golf Course at Varesse for those staying nearer to the Lake Maggorie area.

Skiing

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. 100K

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Review 1-8 of 8

18 Nov 2013

5/5

"Perfect place!"

We were a little weary after having read some of the recent comments below, but believe me they couldn't be further from the truth. The apartment itself is absolutely stunning and has everything … More

4 Oct 2013

2/5

"DON' STAY HERE,"VERY POOR ASSISTANCE WITH ISSUES,ROM OWNER AND HAPPYHOLIDAYHOMES.NET"

The property has a great view and location, that is it!However having problems with the internet service and with the washing facilities, which are located in the basement,42 steps below.The laundry r… More

22 Oct 2012

3/5

"Primo del Lago- Varenna (Fuimilatte) Italy"

Primo del Lago in Varenna, Italy is a perfect place for 1 or 2 couples to share and experience Lake Como. The apartment is well appointed and the the staff at Holiday Homes will provide you with all t… More

1 Sep 2012

5/5

"A fabulous holiday in a wonderful location.."

We had a wonderful time and have many lovely memories to cherish.

Primo del Lago was a beautiful apartment and the views were exactly as we had hoped - we even managed to take a pretty good copy of the web image with a wine bottle and glass against the backdrop of the lake!

In terms of favourite places it is difficult to choose but certainly Bellagio stood out as a very smart, chic place to shop and to just sit and watch the world go by but we also fell in love with Varenna with its cosy harbour, quaint streets and lovely restaurants. The restaurant we were most fond of however was in Fiumelatte - Hosteria del Platano - where we ate on our first and last night.

The whole holiday experience was pleasurable and we cannot fault any of it and we would definitely come back to, and recommend, Happy Holiday Homes.

12 Jun 2012

5/5

"10/10 - A perfect stay in a perfect apartment in a perfect place - with my perfect new wife!"

I arrived at Primo del Lago with my fiancée and left a week later with my new wife! And both of us loved every minute of our stay.Granted, the most precious memories will be of the picturesque perfec… More

30 Apr 2012

5/5

"Spectacular Apartment"

We stayed for four nights in this apartment in Fiumelatte on Lake Como and had a wonderfully relaxing stay. We would gladly recommend this apartment to others. It is very well equipped both in the kit… More

15 Jul 2011

5/5

"A great apartment in the Lake Como area"

What a wonderful 5 nights we had in this apartment located in Fiumelatte on Lake Como. We stayed with our 2 children ages 11 and 15 in June. The apartment has a fully stocked kitchen which we enjoy… More

17 May 2011

4/5

"A good base to explore the golden triangle of Lake Como, excellent view, lots of stairs"

We had a lovely week here. Spectacular views across the lake. Very neat clean modern apartment. The village of Fiumelatte is very close to Varenna - if you have young children you need a car - quite … More

Review 1-8 of 8

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