Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Varenna - Fontana Del Lago Apt.5
Fabulous Property Near Varenna Situated In An Exclusive Residence
Boasting a fabulous sunny lake view sun terrace this modernised property (ID 832) is situated in an exclusive residence which has been built in the ancient grounds of a noble villa in the charming and well serviced village of Fiumelatte.
The modernised property is ideal for small to medium sized groups up to 6 with a spacious open plan living room with sofa, flat screen TV and direct access through French doors to the splendid terrace.
A dining area sitting up to 6 is situated to the open plan lake view room and a stylish separate kitchen fitted in a contemporary finish with modern day appliances ideal for a comfortable self catering holiday is situated off from the living room. Appliances include a gas hob oven, toaster, microwave and coffee machine.
The sunny lake view terrace is of an extremely generous size with enough space for sunbathing on the sun-loungers and for dining alfresco, with incredible panoramic views of the famous Golden Triangle towns of Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio! The breathtaking lake view really serves as the most memorable backdrop to your holiday here and is truly unique with surrounding views of the ancient villa grounds with its historical grotto fountain and the famous Fiumelatte river which gushes down past the apartment.
The property ideally sleeps 4-6 guests with a spacious master bedroom with double bed leading out onto a sunny balcony terrace and a second bedroom furnished with a small double bed and study desk. The double sofa bed to the living room can be also used to accommodate additional guests as and when required.
A modern bathroom fitted with a power shower, wash basin, WC, bidet and washing machine completes the property and a private garage is located in the gated grounds.
Fiumelatte is a sub division of the municipality of Varenna in the Province of Como, located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It's a small pretty village which has ancient narrow cobbled streets that wind between the old buildings and is situated approximately 2 km south of Varenna, The village lies on the eastern side of Lake Como and benefits from some lovely lakeside walks.
The houses in this village are situated to the foot of the steep slopes of the Fopp mount, which is over 1000 metres high and crowned by the ruins of Castle of Vezio.
The pretty and well established village of Fiumelatte claims its unique name from the distinctive frothy river which runs through the village and which is famous in Italy as the country’s shortest river! Fiumelatte provides local residents with a good and authentic Italian restaurant, a local bakery and other local amenities.
The beautiful resort town of Varenna can be reached easily in 10 minutes on foot. The ancient medieval town is a mix of different styles with the original medieval centre has tree lined liberty style roads with period villas. The beautiful cobbled streets, pastel painted houses, flowering plants, lake view restaurants, boutique shops and romantic views of the Lake towards the western shore, makes this a fascinating and very romantic place to explore. Local attractions include Queen Theodolinda���s ancient castle of Vezio and the botanical lake front gardens at Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. There are also many great restaurants and wine bars for you to try.
Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
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, in spriing 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).
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
The one thing that you both recommended highly that we didn't do was to take the private boat ride - we did take a lot of ferries (esp. yesterday), & we realize that wasn't the same thing at all as the closer-to-the-shore experience that we would have had. Seems that we ran out of time (you'll find out when you get older that the pace slows a bit!), so.... if you'll forgive us for not taking that advice this trip, we promise to do it next time!
We did nothing today that we couldn't do on foot, so.... no car & no boats. We walked up to Crotto di Pino for lunch - sat outside beneath an olive tree overlooking the lake - the owner couldn't have been nicer - said that his food was "simplice ma buona" - he was true to his word, & we spent our "last afternoon on Lake Como" in a most enjoyable & leisurely fashion.
Thank you again for everything - we'll have nothing but good memories - I'm sure you hear that all the time!!