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The apartment, recently renovated, comfortable bright and functional is ideal for families. It is situated in Perledo near shops restaurants and parking areas and it offers a very wide panoramic view on the historic quaint centre of the village (the big San Martino church, typical and characteristic streets, fountains), surrounding mountains full of olive-trees, Vezio with its famous castle and the whole lake Como. Two floors below the apartment there is a lovely snack-bar where you can have breakfast or drink something during the day (beer is excellent!!!). At night, on the balcony in front of the lake, the atmospher becomes fascinating: the lights on the lake glisten and reflect on the water, Vezio with its castle looks like an enchanted village. The owner, living near the apartment, will be happy to provide you material on tourist places to visit, assist you during the stay as well as suggest the best places to take photos of the lake (sunsets taken from Perledo are fantastic!!!)
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
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.
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.
Nice apartment with fantastic views. Andrea the owner was very helpful. Perledo is a lovely village and well situated. Really enjoyed our stay.
We are a family of 5 including 3 children aged 12, 9 and 6. The two bedroom apartment was clean, comfortable, bright and airy with a balcony overlooking the terracotta roofs of Perledo village and the castle Vezio and lake below. There is a small local bar beneath the apartment frequented by the villagers. Noise was not a problem, in fact, the reverse, it was quite pleasant listening to the conversations of octogenarian Italians. The bar serves good beer and gelato and closed by 10-ish. The village of Perledo with two churches, feels very Italian. It was nice to try out your Italian with the ladies who run the one small village shop, asking for fresh bread, milk, fruit and veg, as well as other basic food items, however, a bigger shop can be done at the supermarket in nearby Bellano. We visited in the peak season, and we found a parking space every night (mostly, we parked next to the tennis courts or next to the Bar Milano and walked a couple of minutes up to the apartment). Andrea, the owner, speaks good English, Italian and probably other languages too. He was very courteous, kind and informative.
In our opinion, nearby Varenna is one of the prettiest towns on the lake with good ferry links to the other parts of the lake. It has those enchanting old ochre-coloured buildings and narrow cobbled streets leading down to the lake. There are enough traditional pizzerias and restaurants to indulge in for the week, without feeling overcrowded. For those who want swim, we found small free beaches in Varenna (down from the Victoria Hotel), but a bigger and better beach (with nice pizzeria) was in the next village south in Lierna (free parking weekdays). For those who prefer something a little more energetic like alpine style walking, try the walks from the village of Elsino Lario a few miles above Perledo.
George Clooney and his italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis have a little villa on the lakeside. If you’d like a chat with him then i recommend that you entice him out gently with something his mama may have cooked him.....Try setting up a peanut butter sandwich stall on the lakeside; he may stop his Harley Davidson and have a chat.
Overall, if you are a couple, or a family looking for a clean, comfortable apartment in an excellent location near the lake (without paying Clooney prices) then i would highly recommend apartment Casa la Fonte. Ciao!
We spent a sunny week in the end of May in cosy Casa la Fonte enjoying beutiful lake and mountain views. Took day-trips to Venice, Milan and the mountains. Lots of outlets and shopping possibilities around Como lake and Milan. Easy access to Milan Central by train in just 1 hour and 5,10€. Village of Perledo is small and pretty with a good playground for kids, 2 bar/cafes and a small local shop. Owner is very very helpful and friendly, everything went smoothly. The apartment is clean, nice and well furnished with nice neighbours.
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). Looking at google map the apartment seems directly on SS36, the most important highway of the area. Don't worry since this big road is just a tunnel running under the village of Perledo. The apartment is absolutely quiet and ideal for a relaxing holiday.
Other Activities: trekking
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- Prices intended for 5 people.
- Discount of 10% in case of 2 weeks stay. Stay for less than four days is possible on negotiation. Stay for a whole month possible, price on negotiation.
- All expenses included in the price (electricity costs, gas cost, bed and table linen costs) except final cleaning for euro 30 to be paid by cash on arrival.