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Enjoying an elevated location in the semi rural Pianello countryside this beautiful modern residence is the perfect place for families who are looking for a peaceful stay, with close proximity to the central lake attractions and activities.
The spacious modern penthouse (ID 834) boasts a large open plan living room with comfortable sofa, TV, dining area and a fully fitted contemporary kitchen. Here guests can enjoy preparing meals with all the desired appliances including a gas hob oven, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.
French doors lead out to a fabulous roof top terrace which provides the perfect private entertaining space, with an alfresco dining area and boasting breathtaking views over terracotta rooftops of the mountains and lake!
The sleeping accommodation is ideal for small families and groups up to four. Both bedrooms enjoy romantic high sloping ceilings to create a welcoming and cosy ski chalet-style ambience to the rooms, making them ideal for resting at the end of long day of sightseeing and perfect for unwinding with a good book.
The master double is furnished to a high standard with a romantic and modern finish perfect for couples. The second bedroom is furnished with twin single beds and enjoys a large Juliette balcony view over the surrounding mountainside.
A modern fully fitted bathroom with a power shower, wash basin with vanity mirror, WC, bidet and washing machine completes the internal layout of this beautiful holiday property.
Outside the property guests can easily reach the private garage. A shared outdoor swimming pool with sunny poolside also provides the perfect place for guests to enjoy cooling off and unwinding during the daytime.
By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
Pianello del Lario:
Pianello del Lario is a municipality in the Province of Como located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every amenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking,water sports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
Whether your holiday plans are for simply relaxing or reading a book with a cappuccino on the terrace; perhaps walking in the Italian Alps with all that fresh alpine air, or alternatively, you're adventure plans may see you windsurfing, boating or fishing on this truly spectacular lake and then of course, there is skiing at the world famous St. Moritz or at Madesimo, a charming ski resort just 60km away (1hr 15 mins)
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of 'La Raccolta della Barca Lariana which has a nautical theme, housing hundreds of 19th century boats depicting the nautical history of the area.
Pianello del Lario is situated 2km south of Dongo, a town which offers local amenities, boat rental and a ferry service, 4km north of Cremia, which has some very good Restaurants and 10km north of the popular and very pretty lakeside town of Menaggio.
It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking, watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of 'La Raccolta della Barca Lariana' and also 15th Century church of San Martino, which is located on the lakeshore.
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.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).
Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
From the peaceful semi-rural Pianello hillside a selection of amenities are available to locals,
including a small grocery shop and a convenient western shore bus service. The nearby lakefront town of Cremia with its charming harbour and shingle beach boasts a water sports club, a selection of cafes and bars and also the very good authentic restaurant, ����La Baia�������� which serves fresh lake fish, local wine and delicious pizzas.
From the property the picturesque resort town of Menaggio can be reached in just 20 minutes by car. The famous lakeside town features pretty cafe-lined piazzas, a wide selection of supermarkets, lovely delicatessens, boutique shops, a variety of restaurants and a fabulous lake front Lido with sandy beach, swimming pools and cocktail lounge bar. A frequent car and passenger service runs from Menaggio to the other famous ‘golden triangle’ towns of beautiful Bellagio popular with shoppers and the stunning Varenna popular with romantic visitors. Varenna also conveniently features a Lecco-Milan train service. The central lake features a fabulous choice of restaurants for guests to enjoy from family-friendly pizzerias, fine award-winning lake front restaurants and highly recommended ‘Agroturismos’ which serve delicious country-style cuisine.
The cosmopolitan cities of Como and Lugano also provide excellent dining out possibilities as well as designer shopping, trendy clubs and nightclubs, casinos and year-round cultural events.
Central lake activities are many and varied, from cultural excursions to the famous villas and botanical gardens to sport activities which include water sports, canoeing, swimming, tennis, golf, boat hire, hiking and cycling.
Extreme sport lovers can also enjoy the sport clubs situated above Bellagio which provide opportunities to para glide, quad bike, abseil and climb trees. Ski resorts also provide the ideal day or weekend excursion away from the lake with St Moritz and the closer Madesimo resorts just 1-2 hours drive away.
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.
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