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Casa la Fonte in Perledo: real Italy close to Como lake and Varenna

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment in the heart of Lake Como, enchanting situation, many trips possible

Comfortable, bright, functional apartment in Perledo: an ancient and typical italian village near Varenna. It's the best accomodation if you are looking for a little bit of 'real Italy' staying, at the same time, close to the attractions of the area.

The apartment has free unlimited wi-fi, satellite TV and a balcony with enchanting view on the lake.

A free parking permit will grant you free parking in the village.

The apartment offers a very wide panoramic view on the historic quaint centre of the village (the impressive San Martino church, zigzaging narrow alleys, fountains), surrounding mountains of olive-trees, Vezio with its famous castle and the whole lake Como.

At night, on the balcony, the atmospher becomes fascinating: the lights on the lake glisten and reflect on the water, Vezio with its castle looks like an enchanted village.

Two floors below the apartment is 'Bar La Fonte', a lovely cafè where you can have breakfast (italian espresso or cappuccino), drink something during the day (a beer or italian prosecco) or take a break for a delicious snack.

A local supermarket with fresh bread and all essentials is 200 metres away from the flat close to the other pub of the village (Bar Milano), the post office, a pharmacy and an ATM.

The owner, living near the apartment, will personally welcome you, be happy to provide you material about tourist places to visit, assist you during the stay as well as suggest the best places to take panoramic photos: anywhere around Perledo sunsets and views on the lake are amazing and breathtaking.

Bed, table linen and towels furnished.

CIR 097067-CNI-00009 CODICE T00250

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2018

About Andrea

Hello I’m Andrea, a 100% ‘laghée’ (It’s a local and funny word to indicate a man born in the area of Como lake, with ancestors of the same origin, grown up in the typical atmosphere of this region, loving its traditions and culture). I live in Perledo near the house I rent. I’m an host since 2010.

I know my area very well and I’m happy to provide my guests with all the suggestions (about pathways, typical foods, sightseeing, panoramic places) they may need during their stay.

I’m an employee in a bank. I like hiking, going out with friends, meeting people and good food. I also own an olive-grove with about eighty olive-trees. I produce olive-oil for my own use. Perledo D.O.P. olive-oil is excellent and famous all over the world!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Perledo around the Province of Lecco

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • 5 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The garden is near the apartment in the shade of a big plane-tree with table and chairs.


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Casa la Fonte in Perledo: real Italy close to Como lake and Varenna
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Authentic and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

If you're not into the big tourist traps and want to see the real Italy, this is a great place to stay. Andrea (the owner) has a wealth of information and suggestions available... or you can just hang out and enjoy the local church bells and constant breezes. Ferry boats and trains are a walk down the hill (15-20 mins) so we went to Milan for the day and did several excursions on the lake. Don't miss the authentic Italian restaurant farther up the hill... can't remember the name right now, but it's a true gem... family-style Italian dinner in a not-at-all touristy location high above the lake. The apartment is very clean... simple, but has everything for cooking at home. WiFi worked great and the breezes at night we're refreshing even in late July. The little bar/cafe downstairs is frequented by the locals (and their kids), so it's a real part of the community... if you're fluent in the local dialect, it might drive you crazy to hear all the conversations, but to us, it sounded like life in Italy... full of passion, hand gestures and tradition. It closes down around sunset, so it's not a late night place... just a gathering spot for the locals.

It's high above the lake, but we liked being away from the tourist. There are shuttle buses available, but we elected to either walk to town and/or drive our rental car. Be advised, the roads are safe, but very NARROW... there is free parking near the apartment, but we generally walked to town and took a taxi home (Rita was our fav taxi driver... her number is at the taxi stand at the train station).

This place is for those who want a great value and a more authentic Italian experience. I hope.we get the chance to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Italian Village Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The village of Perledo sits just above the well known town of Varenna on Lake Como. My wife and I along with our adult son, just finished our week long stay in the apartment and had a delightful time. It was a great value for the money and the host Andrea was very kind, knowledgeable and accommodating and grew up in Perledo. The kitchen is small but has everything we needed to eat several of our meals in the apartment. There is a well stocked market within a short walk and we picked up fresh bread, eggs and other food items. The beds were comfortable and the apartment was very clean. The washing machine was convenient and we dried our clothes in the sun on the balcony. We had a rental car which worked out well as we did several day trips from this location. The ferry from Varenna to Bellagio and Mennagio run very frequently and are a great value at only $5 per person for each leg of the trip. We used the reliable internet to stay in touch with friends and family. We enjoyed walking around the pedestrian only part of the Perledo village and got a healthy workout as it is a hillside village. The views from the wrap around balcony are absolutely amazing! We loved our stay and hope to return to Lake Como in the future.

Best regards,

Vincent from York Pennsylvania

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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little italy im original

  • 5 of 5

Ein kleines Idyll am Comer See! So wie man sich Italien vorstellt, wenn man keinen Rummel braucht und keineTouristen aus aller Herren Länder treffen möchte. Ein kleines beschauliches Dorf in den Bergen, kleine verwinkelte Gässchen und ein traumhafter Blick auf den See.

Mit dem Auto ist alles bestens erreichbar (auch der Bus hält fast vor der Haustür) und für den täglichen Bedarf gibt es einen Supermarkt in wenigen Gehminuten.

Der Vermieter hat alle Infos für Ausflüge, Bootstouren, Restaurants parat und ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend.

In der Wohnung gibt es alles was man so braucht, es ist sauber und eher retro eingerichtet.

Mir und meinem Sohn (15) hat es super gut gefallen und wir würden jederzeit wieder dort Urlaub machen.

Danke Andrea :-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review and the detailed description of yr. holiday. I'm happy you enjoyed yr. stay. It's been a pleasure meeting you and yr. smart and polite son. Arrivederci!!!
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A lovely holiday with a great view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very suitable for me and my husband, Andrea was very helpful when we arrived. The apartment was very clean and tidy as described, with great views over looking the lake, sitting out on the balcony having dinner was wonderful.

We did lots of walking up and down the mountains, had a couple of boat trips which I would recomend going to Bellagio. We went on a train to Milano which was a great day out. I would recommend this spsrtment to my friends and family

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing stay at Casa la Fonte. The apartment was clean, well-maintained and exactly as described on the website, with lovely lake and mountain views from the balcony.

Andrea, the owner, was the perfect host. He is very friendly and immediately made us feel 'at home'. He speaks English very well and provided information about the area that made getting around, sight-seeing etc very easy.

Perledo is a lovely village and we found the local people warm and friendly. In our opinion, Varenna is the most attractive of the lake towns that we visited. The whole area is stunningly beautiful and one in which we would like to spend a lot of time.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Casa la Fonte was very special. If you enjoy popping to the ancient village shop for some fresh bread or croisssants or to collect some local cheese for a picnic for an energetic walk from the apartment or perhaps a coffee or a prosecco in the local bar downstairs with the old gents. This is the place for you. It was far enough away from the bustle of the tourist trail but close enough to drive to or walk to via the wonderful old cart tracks. It's an energetic walk back uphill. (25minutes) via an old village and well stocked allotments. From 8 until 11 it has a buzz. Church bells, dogs howling in tune, scooter horns and the chatter of villagers. From 11 until 8 in the morning it's silent apart from the owls.

Perledo is perfect for exploring the area. The obvious favourites of Varenna, Menaggio, and Bellaggio are possible without even taking the car. A 20 minute walk to the ferry landing and you can leave the car in the village. If you want to visit smaller villages around the lake or go further afield the car ferry is a good choice and reasonable. We walked down to the train station one day and got the train into Milan. (1hour 10 minutes) A great day. Our favourite days included a trip to Villa Balbianello, a scenic drive over the top to see Lake Lugano and . we discovered some wonderful sleepy villages north of Varenna and Menaggio. Como is worth a visit too.

It's perfect for those who want to see the famous Como triangle but also want to explore some hidden gems. A car isn't a necessity but you would need to enjoy walking uphill. There are some buses.

Andrea and all in the village made us feel welcome. For a little bit of the real Italy Casa la Fonte is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Perledo is a little picturesque village which dominates the central part of lake Como. Placed in a hilly area behind Varenna (only 3 km far by car) it offers a panorama of rare beauty and vastness overlooking the entire lake and surrounding towns. It is a real oasis in the nature between lake and mountains ideal for outdoor activities or as a starting point for visiting a very wide range of places.Varenna can be reached in only 5 minutes by car, Menaggio and Bellagio in 10 minutes by ferry from Varenna, Lecco in 30 minutes and Mandello (well known home town of ‘Moto Guzzi’) in 20 minutes; you can also easily reach Milano, Bergamo or Como by train in an only hour or decide to visit Valsassina or Valtellina (Bormio, Madesimo, St.Moritz).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.38

- Prices intended for 5 people.
- All expenses included in the price (electricity costs, gas cost, bed and table linen costs, final cleaning). Tourist tax to be paid by cash (euro 1.20 per night per person, max 7 nights, not for children under 12).
- CIR 097067-CNI-00009 CODICE T00250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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