|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Casa Serenita is a tranquil compact modernised "Rustico" apartment situated in the northern part of beautiful Lake Como. Casa Serenita is situated down one of the old cobbled streets of Vercana. The building dates back to the 16th century and was originally a large single house, which was recently converted into five separate apartments. Casa Serenita is situated on the first floor. Vercana is a traditional village 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk above the lakeside resort of Domaso. It is in an excellent position for visiting all of the famous locations around the lake but it is also an ideal starting point for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the many marked routes in the surrounding mountains. Domaso also has a good boat service to all other parts of the lake.
My husband and I have been together for 11 years and live in London with our 4 children.
Last year we had the most beautiful wedding on the Isola di Comacina, which is the only island on Lake Como.
We look forward to our regular visits to this beautiful area.
Sarah Willsey purchased this apartment in 2008
Several years ago we decided to invest in a character property in Italy that had both mountain and lake views.
After visiting Lake Como later that year we fell in love with it immediately.
We needed somewhere that could accommodate our 4 children so the fact that Casa Serenita has the ability to sleep 6 (2 on the sofa bed) was ideal for us.
The property is halfway up the mountain, at the north end of the lake, and has spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Although Vercana is a traditional Italian village, with hardly any English spoken, the locals are very friendly and make you feel very welcome.
Casa Serenita is ideally situated for enjoying and benefiting from both summer and winter vacations, be it for a relaxing, romantic vacation for couples or a more active time for all the family.
In summer there are numerous walking or cycling trails, a host of water sport activities on the lake and many bars and restaurants in Domaso or the surrounding villages, all set in the most stunning and dramatic surroundings.
In winter the ski resorts are nearby. Choose from the popular Italian resorts of Chiesa and Madesimo or the internationally renowned Swiss resort of St. Moritz.
My husband and I stayed in this apartment for 9 days in May. We had a wonderful time and the apartment was perfect for us. We've started recommending it to people already!
The apartment had everything we needed and sufficient space for both of us. It was very clean and well maintained.
The view from the balcony and from the bed in the master bedroom is to die for! The location is quiet, relaxing and a real Italian friendly community. It is necessary to walk a couple of minutes from your car but it's only a short way (about 2 minutes) and the little car parking space always had plenty of free spaces so it wasn't a problem. We found it vital to have a car. There's not much going on in the village (half of the attraction of it really!) but Domaso town is only a 20 minute walk down the hill (more than 20 minutes to get back up the hill!) mostly on pretty paths and there is a good selection of restuarants in the town, along with a little supermarket and the ferry port. The apartment location is very good for exploring all around Lake Como. We bought a walking book for the Italian Lakes on the internet before we went and managed to do most of the walks located around Lake Como because of the relative ease getting around from the apartment (Bellagio is best accessed by ferry).
Very nice apartment, absolutely perfect for a short break, with spectacular views of the mountains and a lovely Italian vibe to it. I would highly recommend the apartment to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday
Special interest holidays:
All major water-sports available in Domaso 2 km away, including rental of equipment and tuition.
Lake fishing (permits available locally)
Lake plane trips
The nearest lakeside beach is at Domaso with all facilities (5 minutes drive; 15 minutes walk).
How to get there
Bergamo Airport 80 km
Milan Malpensa Airport 114 km
Milan Linate Airport 112 km
Colico Railway Station 15 km
Como Railway Station 55 km
To make the most of your holiday we recommend you take or hire a car.
The nearest railway station is 15 km away by taxi in Colico which has an excellent service to Milan and Monza (alternatively by bus or boat from Domaso). There is no public transport to Vercana village, although there is good public transport around the lake.
Domaso 2 km
Gravedona 6 km
Menaggio 23 km
Bellagio 28 km (by car/ferry)
Como town 57 km
Lugano - Switzerland 49 km
Monza - 95 km (Italian Grand Prix)
Within the village of Vercana you can find a pizzeria restaurant, 2 bars and 3 shops, all within a 5 minute walk of Casa Serenita. All other amenities such as supermarkets, chemist, bank etc can be found at lake level in Domaso. There is a tourist information office at Domaso and passenger ferry stop.
|Rental Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
|extra night: £50|
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
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