Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Varenna - Fontana Del Lago Apt. 4,
Fabulous top floor apartment to sleep 4 near to Varenna
Enjoying lake views and a splendid setting in the grounds of an ancient villa this fabulous top floor apartment (ID 831) boasts a stylish blend of contemporary finishes and furnishings and retained historical features including a stunning exposed red brick vaulted ceiling to the main open plan living and dining area.
Here guests can enjoy relaxing on the comfortable sofa and watch a film on the flat screen TV with DVD player and walk through to a bright and spacious kitchen diner which features stylish fully fitted cupboards and appliances including a gas hob oven, toaster, microwave and coffee machine.
The dining area is perfect for lively dinner parties and French doors from the sitting room leads to a private sunny balcony which provides guests with an additional alfresco dining area and views over an ancient noble villa, exotic palm trees and the breathtaking Lake Como towards its western shore. The famous Fiumelatte river, known as the shortest river in Italy dramatically gushes past the balcony providing the perfect talking point and dramatic backdrop to any dinner party.
A double master bedroom perfect for couples provides a restful and romantic room to relax and unwind with French doors opening out onto a sunny private lake view balcony.
To the living area a comfortable double sofa bed for accommodating additional guests is also situated.
The property also features a modern bathroom with washbasin area leading to a shower room with power shower, WC, bidet and washing machine.
PLEASE NOTE: The interior photographs shown here are one example of several apartments in this category and we would like to advise that furnishings will obviously vary between them all.
A private garage is also available for guests use and local amenities in Fiumelatte are all easily accessible by foot from its local grocery shop, delicious bakery, authentic Italian restaurant and even its train station with frequent services to Lecco and Milan.
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).
- not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thank you for a beautiful time in Fontana del Lago 4. Its a really lovely holiday home and the complex was so sunny and perfectly located for us. Lake Como offered us so much. We had some great beach and lido days and many moments on the lake with our boat rental. May was the perfect time for us - not too hot.