Opening the shutters you are greeted by the early morning sun glistening on the shimmering lake, the snow capped mountains cascading into the water. The yellow and ochre houses across the lake reflect into the water. Breakfast can be taken on the balcony or the terrace overlooking the lake - which is also an excellent spot for sunbathing.
After breakfast, why not explore the peace and tranquility of Limonta? This tiny pretty village is empty of people - it's network of paths winding past the pretty houses.
Driving the short distance to Bellagio you can park in Loppia (a favourite with George Clooney) and stroll through the beautiful grounds of Villa Melzi beside the lake. In May, the abundant azaleas and rhododendrons are in full flower.
Arriving in the heart of Bellagio, you can stop for a coffee at one of the many cafes - our favourite is Bar Rossi. Sitting under the colonnades spend some time people watching before exploring the network of cobbled steps and drifting into the many beautiful shops. Bellagio really is 'the pearl of the lake' and feels as if time has stood still.
Stroll back to the lake and catch a ferry boat to one of the many nearby villages and gardens including Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo. The picturesque village of
Varenna is less than a 10 minute ride where you can stop for lunch. Eat at the lake side creperie or if you fancy a longer lunch try the Hotel Du Lac, (you can also have a lovely evening cocktail watching the sunset from their lakeside terrace).
From here you can then explore the gardens of the Villa Cypresi and the Villa Monastero before catching the boat back to Bellagio.
There are many excellent restaurants in Bellagio to choose from, or you can return to the apartment and take a 5 minute stroll down to Trattoria D’Anna. There is no menu - the waitress just explains what they have each day. This simple restaurant never fails to surprise with its ample portions and warm welcome. Alternatively, if you are tired after a long day exploring, the apartment has a well equipped kitchen and a great selection of films to watch - after the sun has set on the lake!
A beautiful apartment located in the small village of Limonta less than 5km from the picturesque town of Bellagio comprising of 1 double bedroom, a bathroom (with shower), a large sitting room with double aspect views of the lake, a double sofa bed and a well equipped kitchen area. The apartment has a balcony overlooking the lake, plus a small dining terrace overlooking the gardens to the lake and we have just completed a stunning new sun terrace. Free WiFi included.
The local ferry to Bellagio and other towns on the lake is a short walk from the apartment. There is also an excellent local restaurant 'Trattoria D'Anna' which is about a 5 minute walk.
Located in the heart of Limonta a typical Italian village, the apartment is perfect for 2 people but can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 or 2 children. It also offers the option of alfresco dining on the balcony or lake view terrace. The property makes an ideal location for those who want to explore the many delights of Lake Como offering a very peaceful & relaxing place to stay after a day of sightseeing the delights of the lake.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan: Bergamo Linate Malpensa 35 km, Nearest railway: Menaggio / Lecco / Como 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
A private parking space is in front of the property. The apartment is accessed via its own secure gate.
Lake Como is the most scenic of the three Italian lakes, surrounded by high mountains and dramatic scenery.
An inverted 'Y' with the towns of Lecco and Como at the bottom of each leg, Bellagio sits at the junction of the two branches. Explore Como, regarded as the silk capital of Italy, where you will find many silk outlets and fashion stores.
As the Alps cascade down into the aqua blue waters of the lake (some 1400 feet deep), you will find many beautiful villas and gardens lining the shore.
Bellagio ‘The Pearl of the Lake’ is a 5 minute drive away, where you will find a good selection of shops, excellent restaurants and art gallery’s. The ferry boat terminal provides easy access by either hydrofoil, car ferry or steamer to discover the many towns and villages around the lake such as Varenna, Menaggio, Tremezzo and Como as well as the numerous villas and gardens you can visit. These include Villa Carlotta, Monastero, Cypresi, Melzi and Villa Balbianello (home to ‘Star Wars’ and 007 ‘Casino Royale’).
The pretty village of Limonta is a perfect base for walking, with many well kept paths to choose from starting in the town square. These walks offer scenic views of the lake and its surrounding countryside. The local trattoria restaurant is a short 8 minute walk, as is the ferry boat jetty where you can take the boat to many of the different towns and villages along the lake.
For those who want to head further a field Milan, Bergamo, Lugano and St. Moritz are less than a 90 minute drive away.