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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY RICK STEVE'S BOOK

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY RICK STEVE'S BOOK

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Varenna - Annina's House Studio Varenna

Apartment in the heart of Varenna (Historic centre) Lake Como

Annina's House 'STUDIO' apartment located in Varenna, an elegant village on the shore of Italy's Lake of Como in the heart of Varenna's old quarter, just little steps from the water and the main square. The apartment looks onto a picturesque cobblestone pedestrian-only archway leading straight to the beach and the lakeside with the beautiful pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries. The rooms of this apartment on the ground floor, of a recently restored sixteen century building, affords picturesque views of the lake.

The bedroom, the bathroom with shower and the kitchen-sitting room with fireplace are bright and furnished with good taste, in a modern and functional style.

Varenna has some of the best small restaurants, trattoria's & pizzerias on the Lake, most of which are found in these rustic cobbled streets dating back to Roman times and only a minutes’ walk away. This house is also 100m from the main square and only a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal,

We also have other properties in Varenna called Annina's House and Casa di Mezzo as well as a Bed & Breakfast in Mandello del Lario, approx. 8 km far away from Varenna. Please contact us for further information.

Town accessibility, via road, ferry and the railway station. This allows those who do not wish to hire a car, to arrive by boat or train. Without a car however, the need to stay central is greatly increased, as Lake Como is surrounded by steep hillsides. Most facilities are located in the small towns around the lake's edge and the majority of accommodation spread across the mountain sides.

Guests can easily reach the many amenities and Lakeside attractions by foot. The early Victorian part of Varenna provides a choice of lake view Cafes, many fine Villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent Falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer-Autumn time. The Ferry also operates from here, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio and other Lake Como towns.

You can also catch a train from Varenna to Venice or Varenna to Bergamo & be back in the evening on the same day!

Travelling by train is so easy & cheap in Italy. Take a day trip to Milan - see the incredible cathedral, Leonardo's 'The Last Supper' or shop in the famous 'Galleria di Vittorio Emanuele' or the chic 'Quadrilatero' - the area of four streets which offer the very best fashion boutiques, antique shops and jewellers, the Mecca of designer shops! Only an hour away by train from Varenna.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maria (Owner)
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p68158
+39 -3333462872
Varenna Lake Como
Oss
5

Lovely Varenna

  • 5 out of 5
We are in love with Italy and Varenna.
Pietro and Maria, the owners are very kind and always doing there best to make the week comfortable and nice for you.
Within one hour you are for 6 euro in center of Milaan!
We made by train and bus a tour to sankt Moritz over the Bernina. Very nice!
We made nice walks along the lake trail! Bellagio is nice to visit and Como.
Varenna is the nicest village, grocery round the corner!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p68158
+39 -3333462872
Varenna Lake Como
Denmark
5

Ida and Anders, Denmark: Don’t hesitate! Go to Mar

  • 5 out of 5
Having travelled to Italy more than 25 times, we are very happy to say, that Marias House is one of the very best acommodations, we have experienced! The description fits perfectly to what you get. The price is quite all right, and Maria and Pietro are very kind and helpfull hosts. They picked us up at the railway station, showed us the whereabouts of Varenna and answered every question in a familiar and friendly way. Varenna itself is to us the pearl of Lake Como. Bellagio is bigger and has more shops and restaurants, but the atmosphere of Varenna is quite unique. Our visit took place in off-season, so we quickly felt, that we were part of the everyday life of Varenna: We met the same local people in the grocery store every morning. We enjoyed the quietness of the town, and especially we enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere in the area of cafés at the small bay just below Maria House. To sit here in the sunset and drink your Aperol Spritze while watching the ferries crossing the lake, the families feeding the ducks and the lovers doing their romantic show off makes this place worthy of the comment: Romantic getaway! And afterwards you can pick between at least 10 good restaurants no more than 5 minutes away, some of them with brilliant lake-views. The views of the lake gets even better, if you in daytime take a walk in the hillsides just above town - in fact it is breathtaking! And Varenna is situated very convenient, if you want to take boattrips, either to Lecce, Como, Bellagio, Menaggio or you just want to take roundtrips. And the best place to return to!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p68158
+39 -3333462872
Varenna Lake Como
5

Maria's H.The most wonderful place in the world

Maria's H.The most wonderful place in the world
  • 5 out of 5
We had been travelling for 36 hours before arriving in Verenna. We were tired, hot, thursty & pretty grumpy. Getting off the train we were met by two beautiful people - Marie & Piedro, what a treat! They were so welcoming, friendly, kind & generous, we knew straight away we had made the best choice for the start of our 3 month Italian holiday. They drove us around town hi-lighting all the tourist spots, where to shop for groceries, the best eateries etc. We were then shown to our accommodation, which was spotless, very comfortable, and had everything required to make a great meal (which we find lacking in a lot of places). It was in a wonderful position with views to the lake, most nights we sat on the balcony watching the facinating crowd pass by. This place was like a fairyland, the cobbled laneways & dancing lights across the lake. It was so close to everyting and the food & wine in the area was like nothing we had experienced before. The ferrys are so close, as is rail - where you can go to any part of the lakes and very cheaply - we actually were suprised by the price - thinking everything would be very explecive, but not at all - on par to Melbourne & perhaps even cheaper. We spent 10 days in Annina's & have not long been back home from our trip, but this is, when I look back on Italy, where I would love to be right now - on that balcony with a glass of wine. My only hesitation in writing this review, it that once everyone finds out about Maria & Annina's, they will be booked years in advance. When we left, both Piedro & Maria came to see us off & we felt as though we were leaving home - it really was sad to leave them and Verenna. It was a wonderful starting ground for Italy and I often think about that first day. I highly recommend this place to anyone. WE LOVED IT!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the brilliant review.
It was a real pleasure having you with us for a while and we hope that
we'll have the chance to meet again one day.
Maria e Pietro
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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p68158
+39 -3333462872
Varenna Lake Como
Bielorussia
5

Maria's House beautiful

Maria's House beautiful
  • 5 out of 5
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Not only was it a lovely, fully equipped apartment, but the location couldn't have been better (for the price). Sure, we could have spent 3-4 times as much per night on a hotel room with balcony overlooking the lake. However this apartment was located on the #1 most picturesque sidestreet in Varenna. Centrally located with only a short climb, we were steps away from the upper level of town (the piazza, shops & etc) and only steps down to the central part of the harbor and it's restaurants. We had informed the owners, Maria & Pietro, when our train would arrive. They met us at the station and drove us the short way to the piazza. Then Maria, a very nice lady, showed us around the town, and got us settled in for our stay. She speaks only a bit of English, but we were able to communicate easily. The bed was comfortable, the apartment clean, with a washing machine, satellite TV, and a kitchen. We had a nice patio to sit on, and look at the lake with our glass of wine. This is a real bargain in an area with very few of them. Perfetto!
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much
Maria e Pietro
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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p68158
+39 -3333462872
Varenna Lake Como
USA
5

RACHEAL & MARK Maplewood, Mn USA

RACHEAL & MARK Maplewood, Mn USA
  • 5 out of 5
We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversay at the apartment in Varenna 7/11/09-7/15/09. This is a fabulous property and value. Beautifully located in the middle of Varenna. We especially appreciated the cleanliness of the apartment, the very functional kitchen and the clothes washing machine. Maria and Pietro were wonderful hosts-would return in a heart beat!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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ANNINA'S HOUSE 'STUDIO' VARENNA LAKE COMO ITALY Rick Steve's Book
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p68158
+39 -3333462872
Varenna Lake Como
Frankfort, New York
5

Lori and Mike Barr Frankfort, New York

  • 5 out of 5
My husband, 18 year old son, and I just returned from Italy where we stayed in Maria's house from April 11-April 16. Peter picked us up from the train station and brought us to the house where we met Maria. Both of them showed us around the apartment and then gave us a tour of the village. As for the apartment, it is PERFECT. We travel often and rarely stay in hotels but instead choose homes like this one. The apartment was spotlessly clean and in a perfect location. The price was reasonable and we loved to come home to Maria's house each night after a day of travels. Peter and Maria are wonderful people who are very HONEST. Sometimes it's scary going to a foreign country not knowing anyone but after meeting them I knew I could call them for anything if we needed to. They are trustworthy people and we can't wait to visit Varenna again and we will not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Peter and Maria for everything!!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Milano Linate -Malpensa-Bergamo Orio al Serio
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Ferry Boot
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Menaggio
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Railway Station
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Ski
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lido Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the historic centre of Varenna's. It's near Villa Cipressi, built in the sixteen century, has terraced gardens cascading to the lake's edge. Its cypress trees and wisteria provide a beautiful backdrop for a garden walk. Nearby, Villa Monastero has been called the highlight of Lake Como's eastern shore. This former sixteen century Cistercian abbey is today an important international meeting centre. The apartments have been recently opened to the public and can be visited during the weekend. But Villa Monastero is rightly famous above all for its wonderful gardens with impressive statues and neoclassic architectural elements.

The square features the twelfth century Church of San Giorgio, built over an ancient temple. This parish church features a distinctive round red brick steeple.

Golf: Golf: The world famous Menaggio and Cadenabblia Golf Club is positioned on the hillside above Menaggio which is only a 15 min ferry ride across the lake

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.
Notes Account required on booking:balance to be paid in Italy on arrival upon keys-delivery.
Preferably weekly bookings from Saturday to Saturday, minimum stay of 3-4 nights only if possible.
Prices include towels,bed linen,electricity, gas.Final cleaning free of charge.
Heating is an extra cost:Price heating 1,5 euro/ each hour.There is a counter in the house so clients only pay what they use

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Varenna in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Centre of Varenna: Maria's House is located in the centre of the old town only 30m from the lake front. Varenna has some of the best small restaurants, trattoria's & pizzerias on the Lake, most of which are found in these rustic cobbled streets dating back to Roman times and only a minutes’ walk away. Maria's House is also 100m from the main square and only a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal, following the lake side path. Anybody who knows Varenna, will appreciate the combination of charm and town accessibility, via road, ferry and the railway station. This allows those who do not wish to hire a car, to arrive by boat or train. Without a car however, the need to stay central is greatly increased, as Lake Como is surrounded by steep hillsides.

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