“A great place to stay and perfect for exploring Lake Como” It says it all in the title. Secluded gated complex with outdoor swimming pool, lovely grounds, and designated parking. Well appointed apartment with its own terrace a couple of minutes walk from a bar, great restaurant, beach and ferry stop. It has an amazing view up Lake Como to the mountains; I doubt whether Mr Clooney has a better one.
Personally i would not bother to drive anywhere as the ferries are quicker, and less stressful. If you like hiking then you can go up the lakeside hills and walk along the top to Como or Bellagio.
We had a great time here and saw most of the sights of Lake Como . I especially liked Villa Carlotta and the funicular from Como Town. Thank you, Nick for a great holiday!
John and Caroline Aldous
“Fabulous” We loved Ruth's townhouse. We are "active" travelers in our 60's. If you like beautiful, quiet places that are safe and friendly, Proceno is for you! This home is a remodeled town home on 3 levels (you could remain on one level- with a fold out sofa for sleeping), with old world craftsmanship. It is comfortable, well appointed and user friendly. Just steps away from the townhome is the Castle where this foodie enjoyed one of the best meals of her life! Ruth and her husband Gianni are the best! Responsible, responsive, well planned, helpful. We signed up for the "Bed and Hike" option and enjoyed a beautiful easy hike to Estruscan ruins with a lot of history and lore.
In addition, we fell in love with Proceno. A lovely village of about 400 friendly, helpful residents. You will need a car, which we rented in Orvieto. Staying in Proceno is staying close to the culture and Ruth was extremely helpful in suggesting where and how to shop for groceries and local wines.
There is one Wifi hotspot in town--just up the hill by City Hall, and cell phones and iPads with 3G capability work fine elsewhere. This place is not to be missed.
We spent a month in Italy, France and Spain and would return here first! In fact, if we could figure out a way to live here, we would!
“Great house and surroundings in Badia Tedalda” We had a great time in this lovely located holiday house. A great swimming pool with a magnificant view. If you like a relaxed holiday this is the place. The lady who takes care of the house daily can also like to prepare a wonderfull dinner at the house. Reservation a few days in advance. Smashing Italian dishes !!!
“Lovely, authentic Italian living!” I was lucky enough to stay at Villa Poletti last month. The villa was nicely decorated and had modern amenities. I immediately felt comfortable and at home. Amazing panoramic views of the lake, and a great patio to sit and relax. The location is perfect, not too close or too far from Bellagio. We loved exploring Bellagio and taking the ferry to towns all over Lake Como. I truly hope I am lucky enough to go back!
“a great villa in a stunning location” had a very pleasurable and comfortable stay in the villa in bomba which in itself is a very quaint village. all amenities we may have needed were provided with the villa being very welcoming and clean.breathtaking views are to be had from the third floor balcony with comfortable seating to relax and unwind with a glass of wine. bomba is a great central location to get to many sights of interest and of close proximity to the sea.
“Chic & Relaxing” Tommaso is an excellent host, The apartment is just wonderful and comfortable. He has great personality and he is a perfect example of mediterranian hospitality. he even took us from a far train station in late evenings several times. We definetely suggest Him. You won't regret. By the way bracciano is a very nice little town with a beautiful lake.