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Gina’s apartment was as described and is one of the very few with parking right at the apartment. Gina’s apartment was VERY clean and modern and very well maintained. My husband was very impressed with the woodwork in the apartment which had been done by Gina’s father. Everything in the apartment met our needs for the month. The bed is actually a king, which was a nice surprise. Gina was quickly available for all of our questions and was a wealth of information for the area. We took her advice on where to go and what to see and we were not disappointed! Gina is so special to us and you will never find a more caring host!
The ferry is about a mile from the apartment. The walk is not hateful, but it is on the small road (no sidewalks) and after walking all day (we are in our 70’s) it seemed like a long walk back from the ferry. We were able to find a parking lot just beyond the ferry on the right which was free with no time restriction. We parked there almost everyday to take the ferry to the other lake towns. The bus is also handy. We rented a car and I would strongly suggest a small car - ours was a large suv. The roads are narrow in this part of Italy with a lot mountain curves. The motorcycle drivers are crazy and pass on blind curves. There are also a lot of bicyclists touring in groups. Gina suggested going to Margreglio to the Madonna of Ghisallo to visit the “patron saint of cyclists” which is a very large cyclists museum. (Part of the museum is in a beautiful old church). We enjoyed the museum, but for us the views up the mountain were breath taking. While there we also discovered our favorite restaurant - il Ghisallino. We had several wonderful meals there and the owner and his staff are beyond charming.
There are only a few restaurants right in Lezzeno, all are good, but we especially enjoyed the Aurora. The food and service were excellent and it has a great view of the lake.
I would highly recommend Lezzeno and Gina’s apartment to anyone wishing to see the Lake Como area. The villages around the lake all have their own charm, and all of the people we met in our travels were very helpful and friendly - we fell in love with the Italian people! I think it is clear that we loved our month and would love to return!
The apartment has a magnificent fireplace with flagstones and polished wood floors. Plenty of room and beautiful vista looking out over the lake. It’s been very loved over many years and has a wonderful ambience about it. We were welcomed by Francesca, the daughter of Suzi and Aldo who usually look after the property for Halina but were on holiday during our stay. Everything was clean and tidy and has all amenities bar a washing machine. Laura (who lives in one of the other apartments) cooked beautiful meals for us and I would highly recommend anyone staying here to avail themselves of her marvellous home cooking services. With a bit of notice she will happily cook your favourite pasta dish and this is generously accompanied with starter dishes of many varieties and desserts plus carafes of wine. Truly exceptional cooking and you will welcome it after a long trip or days out. Nesso is very unspoilt. There is a good bus service to Bellagio or Como as well as a ferry that serves Nesso also. We found it an enchanting place. You must however be prepared for the steps that lead to the Palazzo from the Main Street above. They are not for the faint hearted. There are 328 in total and start off not too bad but they become steep and narrow with twists and turns and there are only a couple of hand rails. You will need to be pretty fit. I would not recommend for anyone even slightly unsteady on their feet. Other than the steps, a truly remarkable and beautiful place to stay.