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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 - 5 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 and table linen furnished. Bath towels for your own (furnished on request, 5 euro per person to be paid by cash on arrival).

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

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 in Perledo in Perledo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Casa la Fonte in Perledo: real Italy close to Como lake and Varenna
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

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: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Oct 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Oct 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great find

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment with fantastic views. Andrea the owner was very helpful. Perledo is a lovely village and well situated. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Looking for George Clooney ...........

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Perledo, Lake Como

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
19 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Middle season
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Middle season
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High season
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Middle season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Middle season
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
7 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £42.62

- Prices intended for 5 people.
- All expenses included in the price (electricity costs, gas cost, bed and table linen costs, final cleaning). Towels furnished on request, the cost is euro 5 per person to be paid by cash on arrival.

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.
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