|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Boasting breathtaking views to write home about, this exclusive retreat (ID 1182) offers a luxurious setting in all seasons!
Nestled along the Bellano hillside, the fully air-conditioned apartment offers 85sqm of contemporary and fully-equipped holiday accommodation to call home.
A bright and spacious living area offers a relaxed open plan layout just made for entertaining! The interior is stylish and inviting, with serene cream sofas and tasteful chic touches to perfectly complement the striking lake views outside. The fully-equipped kitchen enables guests to easily embrace a carefree stay here, with all the must-have appliances to hand.
For guests looking to enjoy a memorable dinner party, the holiday home enjoys an elegant dining area accompanied by 6 stylish Perspex chairs to the open plan room. A lake view ‘alfresco’ dining area to the outside terrace also serves as a more relaxed venue in the summertime.
As well as the outdoor dining area, guests can also enjoy fully relaxing on the sun loungers the sunny lawn. The panoramic lake views are simply breathtaking and can easily be enjoyed from both the private garden and to the spacious indoor living area.
The 85sqm property further features a spacious master double bedroom with luxury en-suite shower alongside an equally stylish single bedroom and a shared shower room. No expense has been spared in making the sleeping arrangements as chic and stylish as possible, for a tranquil ambience in which to easily revive the senses.
Outside the beautiful holiday home, guests will find the tempting water of the resident swimming pool easily within reach.
** Please Note ~ Pool Opening Times at The Riva Bellano Complex are from 1st Jun until 30th September.
The exclusive brand new complex comprises just 20 apartments in all, with two apartments being situated to each independent building. Parking is situated nearby and guests are within easy reach of the wide range of modern day amenities, marina and train station of Bellano. The friendly lakeside town offers a wide range of water sports as well as easy access to the neighbouring resort town of Varenna, just 5 minutes drive away. The train also easily runs from Bellano to Varenna, and then onto Lecco and Milan.
Bellano is situated along the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como, is a pretty and unspoilt panoramic lake-front town which makes a pleasant and more peaceful alternative to staying in its neighbouring resort town sister of Varenna.
The town offers a wide variety of very good local restaurants, bars, shops and offers excellent transport links with a main line Lecco-Milan train service and road links to the ‘Superstrada’ motorway which takes visitors southwards towards Lecco, the historical Industrial capital of Lake Como.
A local ferry service also operates to a selection of pretty villages along the eastern shore and the car and passenger ferry port at Varenna frequently operates throughout the day and evenings to the famous golden triangle resort towns of Bellagio and Menaggio as well as to Villa Carlotta in Cadenabbia.
In Bellano visitors can also enjoy activities ranging from tennis, swimming at the family friendly Lido, sunbathing on its popular beach and enjoying a short hike to the famous ‘Orrido di Bellano’, the Gorge of Bellano, an impressive rocky gorge with an incredible waterfall created 15 million years ago by water erosion and today providing a fascinating spectacle. The attraction can be reached along the specially built walking platforms which run through the gorge and past its many mysterious caves and rock formations.
Picturesque Varenna offers a romantic setting for daytime enjoyment and for savouring a delicious meal out. The historical cobbled streets, pastel coloured townhouses and bobbing boats all offer a timeless sanctuary of serenity and charm. The resort town is also home to a host of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and the attractions of Villa Monastero and Castello di Vezio.
For those looking to enjoy a lazy beach day, Lierna offers a public sandy beach just 12 minutes drive away from Bellano. The newly opened Lido in Bellagio is easily within reach by ferry, and offers a more fashionable affair by day and well into the night. Indeed the ferry service from Varenna to Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Menaggio offers the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the beauty of the central lake!
From sailing, swimming, water sports and spa days to tennis, golf and extreme leisure pursuits, the central lake offers all this and more!
The location is also ideal for winter stays, with the ski resorts of Piani di Bobbio, Madesimo and St Moritz all within easy driving distance from Bellano.
Additional Sports & Adventure Activities Include:
Bicycling, Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Golf, Hiking/Trails, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens, Rowing Boats, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing.
For sport lovers the central lake enjoys sailing schools, boat hire services, chartered yacht hire, wind surfing, paragliding, quad biking, tennis, the famous Menaggio and Cadenabbia golf club and the popular lake-front lidos. For history and horticultural lovers the nearby central lake attractions of Villa Monastero, Villa Melzi, Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello are all delightful and are highly recommended.
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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