Breathtaking Long Distance Vistas from Casa Adelina in Pianello Del Lario
We hope this newly built apartment (2009) will build perfect memories for you as you visit beautiful Lake Como! This home is located in a very tranquil location and has ever changing vistas of the lake and Italian/Swiss Alps. The town's local amenities include a first rate bakery for delicious fresh baked breads, pastries and seasonal specialities of the lake. The area also supports a supermarket for essentials, restaurants and a night club lakeside for the younger set. Pianello also boasts of a bus stop, Sports Bar, tennis courts, a Ferry port (offering passages to all of the towns along the east and west coasts of the lake), a long sandy gravel beach, and promenade. It is also well known for windsurfing and sailing. If you are seeking water sports, golf, Kite-surfing, or skiing in winter, all are readily accessible. Hiking is available as soon as set foot off the property. If you seek the quieter side, a babbling brook can be heard as you lounge in the sun, a nearby thicket of woods with chirping birds, and the serenity of the lake will keep you entertained between chapters of a good novel. Pianello is not a touristy area, but access to other areas is readily available either by car, bus or ferry.
As you approach the home, you will enter through a gate into a sunny garden and for your dining pleasure there is a marble table to relax and dine ‘al fresco’ with magnificent views of the lake. The home accommodates up to six people with a master bedroom with custom cabinetry, a second bedroom for two people and a sleeper sofa in the living room. There are two ceiling fans and mosquito screens for your comfort.
Casa Adelina’s layout is an open concept and offers every amenity in a kitchen with a dining area. The comfortable living room is fitted with genuine white leather sofas and a 42” Flat Screen TV with satellite, DVD player and free internet. Spectacular views can be had while sitting on the sofas looking through a sliding glass door which leads to a large private portico terrace with direct, stunning 180 degree vistas of the lake. Dining ‘al fresco’ is also possible on the terrace with seating for six while viewing the beauty of sailors and regattas on the lake. An outdoor grill is provided to offer an alternative to traditional cooking.
A custom, modern luxury bath was designed for those with discriminating tastes with a spacious shower (180 X 80 cm) with a custom glass shower wall and marble shelving.
There is a parking space fronting the house available for guests. Pianello del Lario is a local hillside town in an excellent location for those who want to enjoy the quietness and natural beauty of the area. The flavor of Italian living is at its best in Pianello. Due to the peaceful semi rural location of this property, it is essential for guests to bring a car for their stay to ensure maximum ease and convenience around the lake. Directions and detailed maps with photographs and arrows regarding local walkways are provided in the house guide book. Casa Adelina comes with a washing machine and dishwasher for your convenience.
By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Como: San Giovanni 70K or Varenna: Esino 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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).
Pianello del Lario is a municipality in the Province of Como located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking, watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
Whether your holiday plans are for simply relaxing or reading a book with a cappucino on the terrace; perhaps walking in the Italian Alps with all that fresh alpine air, or alternatively, you're adventure plans may see you windsurfing, boating or fishing on this truly spectacular lake and then of course, there is skiing at the world famous St. Moritz or at Madesimo, a charming ski resort just 60km away (1hr 15 mins)
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of "La Raccolta della Barca Lariana which has a nautical theme, housing hundreds of 19th century boats depicting the nautical history of the area. Also well worth a visit on the shore of the Lake is the 15th Century church of San Martino well known for its frescos.
The town's local amenities include a wonderful bakery for delicious fresh baked breads and pastries, a Supermarket and restaurants. Pianello also boasts of a Ferry Port and a long sandy gravel beach called Laguna Beach. If you are seeking adventure, then hiking, water sports, golf, and nearby skiing are accessible nearby. If you seek the quieter side, you have babbling brook, a near by thicket of woods and the serenity of the lake to keep you entertained between chapters of a good novel.
The busier lakeside towns of Dongo and Cremia are just a 5 minutes drive away, which boast a wider choice of Cafes, Restaurants and Shops, as well as the frequent Ferry Port . The nearest public beaches are in Pianello del Lario, Domaso & Cremia where you will have the possibility of windsurfing and sailing. The beautiful lakeside village of Gravedona, an 8 minute drive, offers more local amenities such as designer shops as well as famous Lake Como attractions such as the 17th century 'Palazzo Gallio'.
**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****
Public Villas & Gardens
Skiing - Snow
Skiing - Water