Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Varenna - Casa Rossore
A comfortable villa with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8+2 (and more people)
At the garden level the hall is accessed by a large patio shaded by an old wisteria. A cosy living room with two white sofas, a fireplace and satellite TV has large windows that open onto the garden. The living room opens to a studio with a library. The dining room with a table that can seat eight has a large window with a panoramic lake view. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher. On this floor there is also a guest toilet.
The first floor of the house has access to the terrace with lake view. There are three bedrooms on this floor: two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Furthermore there are two bathrooms on this floor.
Upstairs there is another twin bedroom with lake view, each bed has an additional pull-out bed (for children).
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Varenna, called “pearl of the lake”, is a quaint village lying on a promontory on the east coast of Lake Como. It is a quiet lakeshore town of beautiful old houses and romantic panoramas. Olive and cypress trees testify to the mild climate of the area, along with many botanical specimens normally found in warmer climates. A romantic walkway along the lakefront links the town center with Olivedo, the landing point for ferries and steamers. Because ferries connect it to other towns on Lake Como including a car ferry, and the train comes directly from Milan centre to Varenna (train ride little more than one hour), it is an ideal base for exploring northern Italy as well as the southern Swiss Alps. Varenna offers many wonderful possibilities for daytrips. Explore the castle of Vezio (5 minutes walk from the villa). Visit the gardens of Villa Monastero, Bellagio and Menaggio (15 minutes by ferry), Tremezzo and the famous Villa Carlotta, and Como, with its historic monuments, churches, and shopping.
Varenna, with its brightly painted houses and flowers along the lake edge, is only 10 min by car from this property. Visitors remark on the quiet and tranquility of Varenna, the relaxation afforded by the unhurried pace of this peaceful village. Take in the lovely walk along the lake edge down to the small stone beach which is inhabited by ducks, and enjoy some ice cream or coffee from the gelaterie nearby, or sit at an outside terrace of a cafe on the water’s edge to enjoy a meal and the beautiful scenery: the calm lake, the towns of Bellagio and Menaggio across, and the snowcapped mountains in the distance. Along the arcade near the water are a few shops, boutiques, and cafes. The sporting club in Varenna (3 km) has beach facilities.
Around Como: Lake Como is renowned for its luxuriant vegetation and its mild climate. In the winter, in the sunniest areas such as Tremezzina, the temperature is never too cold. In the summer it is moderated by a very pleasant breeze. In Como, you should plan to visit the cathedral, the Piazza San Fedele with many 400-year-old buildings, the basilica, the very austere church of San Abbondio as well as the early Romanesque basilica of San Corpoforo. Before leaving Como, be sure to take the funicular railway up to Brunate for a truly spectacular view. Leaving Como and travelling north along the left shore it is just a short drive to Cernobbio, whose old town features a delightful collection of picturesque houses and narrow alleys. This is the site of the fictional Villa Balbianello, the elegant family home and pensione featured in the film 'A Month by the Lake.' One of the grandest hotels in all of Europe is located nearby, the Villa d'Este.
- children welcome
Why Bettina Röhrig chose Varenna
A house with pool, garden, terrace and lake views. A beautiful starting point for excursions to the upper Italian lakes.
What makes this house unique
There is a charming, small restaurant located within walking distance (approx. 100 m) of the property, while other restaurants, shops, ferry and railroad station are located in Varenna.