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Lake Como

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Top floor apartment offering stunning views of the lake and with very close proximity to the lake itself.

Property forms part of a traditional lakeside house with rustic charm.

The apartment is located in Fiumelatte and is a 15 minutes walk (1km) from the entrance to Varenna. This area is very pretty, with steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. Fiumelatte is where Italy's shortest river can be found and it is possible here to climb up the mountain side and picnic by this river. It is also possible to take the mountain paths behind Fiumelatte to Varenna where you can enjoy some stunning views of the lake from high.

The small pebble beach is a 2 minutes walk down the steps leading from the apartment where a public car park and a cafe/restaurant also selling produce are also located. Other pebble beaches can be found dotted along the lakeside.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Fiumelatte 200 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo 58 km, Nearest railway: Fiumelatte 500 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

Beach towels are not provided, please bring your own.

Please do not use the home towels for the beach.

Further details

The price includes heating, hot water, gas and electricity.

To make a reservation we will send you by email an Apartment Information and Agreement. Full payment is due 8 weeks before arrival, or when making a reservation less than 8 weeks before arrival.

We accept payments by bank transfer.

The Lombardy region

Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 m (1320 ft) deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (656 ft) below sea-level.

The lake is shaped much like the character “Y”. The northern branch begins at the town of Colico, while the towns of Como and Lecco sit at the ends of the southwestern and southeastern branches respectively. Varenna itself is situated at the intersection of the three branches of the lake.

Lake Como is a four season climate with hot summers and mild winters. The summer temperatures remain steady in the 80s and sometimes higher but the breeze off the lake keeps the air comfortable. The warmer weather brings a great opportunity for outdoor activities on the lake such as waterskiing, kayaking and sailing. Plenty of other outdoor activities also exist such as hiking and cycling.

Winter is pretty mild but does get down to the 40s and 30s therefore, winter attire is necessary. The winter which sees some bright sunny days occasionally also sees snow and frost but for the most part stays pretty temperate.

Varenna

Varenna, described as the pearl of Lake Como is situated on the eastern shore of the lake. In the small town it is possible to enjoy romantic sunset strolls along the promenade and taste the typical dishes of the region in the small attractive lakeside restaurants.

You can take excursions into the mountains or just sit back and relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You can enjoy a glass of local fine wine in the charming and historic square, or visit the town's main Villas (Monastero or Cipressi), or the Vezio castle.

It is possible to reach the opposite shores of the lake where Menaggio and Bellagio are located by ferry.

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18 Jun 2014

5/5

"Great base for exploring Lake Como"

The apartment makes a great based for exploring Lake Como. We were a party of 3 and the accommodation worked well - there is a sofa bed (not shown in photos) in the main room. The apartment felt spaci… More

27 Sep 2013

3/5

"Beautiful views if you can manage the steps"

Advertised as rustic and it is with both strengths and weaknesses. Good for walkers,it is situated in the quiet hamlet of Fuimalatte a 20min walk along the road side to Varenna square or 35mins to Var… More

18 Sep 2013

4/5

"Great tranquil hideaway"

Just got back from a stay in this apartment and it was great value for money. The apartment is located just outside Varenna, approximately a 20-30 minute lakeside walk from Varenna with some stunning … More

29 Aug 2013

3/5

"The view makes up for some poor areas..."

Firstly, the view is out of this world. Literally could sit by the window all day looking at the view and in the evening, the whole area is beautiful. Also, the bedroom was nicely furnished, very clea… More

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Calendar last updated:12 Aug 2014

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