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Villa Zaffiro – Home 37994 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The dazzling views of Lake Como, the jutting promontory of Bellagio, and the not-so-distant Alps are memorable. When this visual bounty is seen at sunset, as you will from Zaffiro, the effect is magical and transfixing. Located in a neighborhood of equally impressive lakeside villas, Zaffiro sits within a gated garden (2000 meter) of cypress, cedar, oak, wisteria and jasmine. The villa rests on the outskirts of the refreshingly non-touristy town of Lierna, on Como's eastern shore.

Zaffiro offers a generously open living, dining and kitchen area that expands onto two full furnished terraces, one facing the lake and the other the garden, just beyond the garden lies the town's rocky beach (direct access from the Villa). Parking is free at the property. Zaffiro is located within walking distance of a city or town.

Further details

Arrival on Saturday between 16.00/18.00hrs

Departure on Saturday between 8.00/10.00hrs

LATE ARRIVAL EXTRA CHARGES 25

The dazzling views of Lake Como, the jutting promontory of Bellagio, and the not-so-distant Alps are memorable. When this visual bounty is seen at sunset, as you will from Zaffiro, the effect is magical and transfixing. Located in a neighborhood of equally impressive lakeside villas, Zaffiro sits within a gated garden (2000 meter) of cypress, cedar, oak, wisteria and jasmine. The villa rests on the outskirts of the refreshingly non-touristy town of Lierna, on Como's eastern shore.

Zaffiro offers a generously open living, dining and kitchen area that expands onto two full furnished terraces, one facing the lake and the other the garden, just beyond the garden lies the town's rocky beach (direct access from the Villa). Parking is free at the property. Zaffiro is located within walking distance of a city or town.

Further details

Arrival on Saturday between 16.00/18.00hrs

Departure on Saturday between 8.00/10.00hrs

LATE ARRIVAL EXTRA CHARGES 25 € AFTER 22.30 50 €

EARLY DEPARTURE EXTRA CHARGE 15 € PER HOUR ( before 8.00 a.m)

Rents are from Saturday to Saturday (more flexible during Low Season from November to April)

Payment conditions: 50% at confirmation, balance at the delivery of the keys

Further details outdoors

Zaffiro sits within a gated garden (2000 meter) of cypress, cedar, oak, wisteria and jasmine. Two full furnished terraces, one facing the lake and the other the garden, just beyond the garden lies the town's rocky beach (direct access from the Villa). Parking is free at the property.

Location description from owner

The Lake Como region

As with most subalpine lakes of Italy, the geological origin of the Lake of Como is of a glacial sort.During the quaternary era the whole of the basin was covered by a grand glacier which reached as far as Brianza beyond the lake branches of Como and Lecco forming the existing morenic hills.The lake was formed in the cavity dug out by the glacier.

Evidence of its slow passage is shown by the rocks which still bear signs of erosion and by numerous erratic boulders which are present, mainly on the high plains of the Larian Triangle (the centre part of the Lake).The Lake of Como, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times, has always been an important passageway between the northern regions and the Po Valley.

After the Gauls came the Romans who made it their strategic outpost opening the route on the western bank which connected the "Larius" with the Rhaetia region. Later, during the lombard rule, this pathway still named "Regina", was reopened and restored by Queen Teodolinda.

Because of the important and strategic position of the lake which allowed one to reach the mountain passes of Maloja and Stelvio, the area was for centuries subject to invasions and domination. After the Francs, around the year 1000, the city of Como which had become an independant Commune had to continuously fight for its autonomy. It later was subjected to the signory of the Viscontis and of the Sforzas. These Lordships thought of widening the bed of the Adda in order to have a river link with the Duchy of Milan; for this reason they decided firstly to open the Paderno waterway. Then came foreign rule; first the Spanish then the Austrians and for a brief period even the French.

The Lake of Como measures 146 square kms and is the third biggest Italian lake after Lake Garda and Lake Verbano. It has a characteristic upside-down Y shape with Colico to the north Lecco to the south-east and Como to the south-west. Its perimetre measures 170kms.

The maximum length between Como and Gera Lario is 50km; the maximum width between Fiumelatte and Cadenabbia is 4.4km; the minimum width between Careno and Toriggia measures 650mts; its maximum depth of 410 metres between Argegno and Nesso makes it the deepest of all the European lakes; its average above-sea level is 199mts.

The lake is entirely surrounded by mountains, the highest being Monte Legnone (2609mt) above Colico.
There are 37 rivers flowing into the lake the most important being the Adda followed by the Mera.
The Adda is also its only outlet. It flows out through Lecco and after having formed the lakelets of Garlate and Olginate it continues towards the Po river.

The only island of the lake is Isola Comacina, situated in the Como branch of the lake opposite the commune of Sala Comacina.

The Lake of Como is particularly favourable and renowned for its generally mild and humid climate which assists the lushness of nature. All of this is possible due to the Alpine ridge which resists the winds from the north and also because of the great mass of water of the lakes which tend to reduce sudden drops in temperature.

In the sunnier areas, for example around Tremezzo, the winter climate is never very harsh and in the summer the heat is hardly ever stifling as it is mitigated by great vegetation. However, rainfall is heavy in the pre-alpine zone.

Thanks to these unique climatic characteristics, the flora along the lake banks is varied, abundant and of a mediterranean sort: cypress trees, laurel trees, camellias, azaleas. rhododendrons, magnolias, and palm trees. In some more wet and sheltered areas we can even find tropical and sub-tropical vegetation.

In Tremezzo for example Villa Carlotta is famous for its splendid park where the visitor can admire all sorts of flowers and rare plants; during the warmer seasons we can see azaleas, cacti, austral ferns, palm trees citron trees and orange trees.

The growing of grape-vines and of olive trees is not common because of the geological nature of the land and one can find these in certain areas only.

Along the banks of the lake, certain localities recall a tradition of olive growing: along the west bank there is a zone in Tremezzo which in dialect is called "Zoca de L'Oli" while on the east bank we have Oliveto Lario and Olcio.

On the mountain slopes around the lake there are numerous chestnut woods and higher up one finds pasture-land where narcissuses and lilies of the valley grow.

Lake vegetation is sparce and is found only in areas like the Pian di Spagna as there are neither pools nor areas of still water along the lake banks.

Lierna

Lierna is situated on the Eastern Coast of the Lecco Branch of Como. This Beautiful lakeside town which gets plenty of sunshine is full of beautiful villas, many of which are dating from the 18thand 19thcenturies are primarily second homes for the Italian Nobility and residents of nearby Milan. Lierna has a great position ÌJ1that
within 20 mins you can be in the heart of Lecco and just 10 mins drive from Lierna you can enter the superstrada (dual carriageway) for easy access to many other towns and the Rhaetian Alps, S1.Moritz etc.,

For an attractive and pleasant view of a typical Larian town, a visit to Lierna is a must where, taking a little boat, you can go about a 100 metres out into the lake. You will be amazed by the imposing backdrop of the mountains and the delicate lacy border of the town in the foreground, stretching along the lakeside. You can see the proud aristocratic villas forming a natural contrast to the austere church of S. Ambrogio, the small peninsula where you can make out the ruined tower of the Castle, the town walls along the lakeside, the steep stairway climbing up to Bancola.

For a different viewpoint, now take one of the paths leading up to the upper villages and enjoy the relaxing sight of vineyards and olives groves, but try to resist the temptation to turn round until you reach the crest of the Lierna Alps. Now you can turn round and take in what is one of the most beautiful and evocative panoramas in the central area of the lake and along the whole eastern

PLACES OF INTEREST ON LAKE COMO:
CITY OF LECCO
VARENNA: VILLA MONASTERO,VILLA CIPRESSI, VEZIO CASTLE,ST. GIORGIO CHURCH, THE SOURCE OF FIUMELATTE
BELLAGIO:VILLA MELZI, VILLA SERBELLONI
BELLANO: THE GORGE “ORRIDO”
TREMEZZO/CADENABBIA: VILLA CARLOTTA
CADENABBIA: SAN MARTINO SANCTUARY
LENNO: VILLA BALBIANELLO
ISLE COMACINA
PIONA ABBEY
MENAGGIO - VILLA MYLIUS VlGONl
CADENABBIA - THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION
THE CITY OF COMO

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 6 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 3 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Stefania C
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
27 Sep 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
Italy

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Sep 2009. Located in Lake Como, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £1322 to £2887.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Sep 2016.

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