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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The rooms of this apartment are on the first floor of a recently restored sixteenth century building with picturesque views of the lake. The hall, the bedroom, the bathroom with shower and the kitchen-sitting room with fireplace are bright and furnished with good taste, in a modern and functional style

No car is needed as you explore the ancient town of Varenna. Archways and steep, narrow lanes (which eventually end at the lake), beautiful ancient buildings and the elegant atmosphere grace this lovely town.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio - Milano Malpensa Linate- 40 km, Nearest railway: Varenna 400 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Further details outdoors

In the heart of Varenna's old quarter, just little steps from the water and the main square, the apartment looks onto a picturesque cobblestone pedestrian-only archway leading straight to the beach and the lakeside with the beautiful pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries.

The Lake Como region

The beauty of the place is clearly evident in its ancient buildings, its romantic views, its impressive nature. A distinctive feature of Varenna is the mildness of the climate, which is proved by the olive trees, the cypress trees and other botanic species typical of the lake and is due to its special exposure: leant to the mountain, the village is facing south and west, so it is sunny and warm till late in the evening.

As well as beautiful views and restaurants, Lake Como also offers activities such as waterskiing, windsurfing, trekking and cycling.

Varenna

In the heart of Varenna's old quarter, just little steps from the water and the main square, the apartment looks onto a picturesque cobblestone pedestrian-only archway leading straight to the beach and the lakeside with the beautiful pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries.

All of Varenna's main attractions are only a few minutes' walk away.

Villa Cipressi: This architectural complex consists of a park and buildings from various periods, and is near Lecco and the central lake. The gardens are also open to the public.

Villa Monastero: Converted from a 13th Century convent, this congress centre has terraces and walkways overlooking the lake as well as beautiful statues.

Castello di Vezio: This castle is found overlooking Varenna, and although it is reachable by car, you would miss out on a beautiful walk through breathtaking scenery. The castle is a small collection of houses carved in the rock, and may date back to the year 1,000. It is currently home to about 50 people, and faces the main piazza. Nature-lovers can also be taken on a tour to see the birds of prey living in the castle; owls, buzzards, and falcons among others. There is also the "Feudo" restaurant, where you can enjoy local wine and specialities.

The train station is a short walk (800 metres from Maria's house). 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 locations on the lake, such as Menaggio and Bellagio, the most elegant and international town of the Lake of Como, located just between the two branches of the lake. The lake of Como itself and the nearby area offer the best in skiing, windsurfing, hiking and bicycling. Maria's House is available 12 months of the year, and rates are seasonal. Please see enclosed rate sheet for further information

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Calendar last updated:06 Jun 2014

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
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