Enjoying an elevated location overlooking the beautiful central lake resort town of Varenna, this modern luxury holiday home (ID 1022) provides the perfect escape for couples and small groups!
Boasting a fantastic lake view garden the duplex holiday home is ideal for the long summer months and internally features high ceilings and a modern open plan layout for a relaxed home-from-home feel.
The living area overlooks the lake view garden and features a comfortable sofa, a charming open fireplace to enjoy in the evenings and a wall mounted flat screen SAT TV with DVD player for your entertainment.
A spacious and practical newly fitted kitchen provides all the desired appliances to cook delicious home-cooked meals during your stay with a gas hob and oven, and other useful features including an electric kettle and a double sink.
A dining area is situated to the bright and spacious open plan room and alfresco dining can also be enjoyed to the sunny lake view terrace outside. A BBQ also provides the perfect excuse for enjoying a relaxed and unhurried lunch or dinner overlooking the breath-taking lake.
The sleeping accommodation is ideal for couples, with a spacious master bedroom boasting a high beamed ceiling above the double bed and also lake views for added romance. The sunny private balcony to the master bedroom boasts spectacular lake views and is the ideal place to enjoy a glass of prosecco in the evenings. The bedroom further features an en-suite toilet. Additional guests may be accommodated to the living area downstairs which features a comfortable sofa bed. A second bathroom with power shower also features to the holiday home for additional convenience.
Outside the outdoor space which features a wrap around panoramic view lawn and alfresco dining terrace is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the sunshine, with sun loungers ideally provided for you and your guests.
The holiday home is also dog-friendly to allow for guests to bring their pet on holiday and to really feel at home!
The resident outdoor swimming pool is a further luxury which can also en enjoyed by guests and a private parking space ensures guests arriving by car are accommodated.
Varenna is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquillity and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place. Varenna is an ancient fishing village with close to 1000 residents spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Como.
Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap’ experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century - you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake.
The reds, terracotta and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati's. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.
Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.
Looking down on Varenna is the ancient Castle of Vezio; where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Today, you can enjoy Falconry displays, the tower which is accessible, thanks to a drawbridge and the underground passages dating back to the First World War. The panoramic views are fabulous from the castle & there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are also numerous well marked hiking paths around Castello Vezio.
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 spring 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.