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Apartment with breathtaking view over the lake, no car needed

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Downstairs is the open-space living room and kitchen, upstairs are 3 bedrooms

The flagship of Casa dell’Arco is the breathtaking view over the Lake Como. Casa dell’Arco is located in the heart of Varenna, a true urban example of the old Italian villages. Except the main street crossing the village, all others are pedestrian stairs ways (contrada) that bring you down to the lake, ideal for children. The apartment is on top of the building, on two floors and outside the living room are two balconies. The interiors are stylish and modern and the apartment has been completely restored in early 2010. The lake is 20 meters far and in 5’ of pleasant walk along the lake you reach the ferry dock. The train station is only 10' far. Close to the apartment are : pharmacy, grocery, butcher, bank, restaurants and bars. Casa dell’Arco is the ideal location to live the unique atmosphere of Varenna that will make your holiday unforgettable.

Property Manager
Luciana Sala (Mrs)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Varenna in Varenna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Apartment with breathtaking view over the lake, no car needed
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Clean and modern

  • 5 of 5

We loved Varenna and the apartment. The views are truly amazing as are the sunsets. It was a great jumping off spot for everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super location!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Varenna with our three small children. It is just a very nice place, and Luciana's apartment is perfect! Newly renovated, everything works, beautiful views from the balconies and all windows. Two of Varenna's best restaurants are literally just downstairs, and the best pizza take-out in town next to them. The lakefront is 30m down the charming, cobblestone alley. All in all a perfect base for a visit to Como, and Varenna is really the best spot; most charming and least overrun - with the other nice locations (Bellagio, Menaggio etc) just 15mins away by ferry.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views out of every window!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is simply amazing. It is a relatively short walk from the train station to the apartment and yes, there are lots of stairs to the front door of the apartment, but once you open that door, you quickly forget the stairs because the views are amazing. All I wanted to do was sit on the balcony and look at the lake. Every window has a view. Truly spectacular. The kitchen is great. We didn't do much cooking, mainly breakfasts, but everything we needed was there. The bedrooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. There are several down comforters available as it was very cold the day we arrived. The bathroom is beautiful and such a big for shower and a rain shower head to boot. There are some great restaurants within easy walking distance as is the ferry to several cute towns across the lake. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer. Luciana was very responsive to our problem with the faucet handle in the shower.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment: Ideal location, stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay in Luciana's property. Varenna is a beautiful town and away from the hustle and bustle of Bellagio but with easy ferry access to the rest of Lake Como. And the location of the apartment couldn't have been more ideal in Varenna: Just a minute's walk from main piazza, where there's a small grocery store, pharmacy, ATM, butcher; cheap pizza and more upscale dining options within a block, gelato just down the hill, ferry and train station ~10 minute walk. As every reviewer has mentioned, the view is absolutely stunning. The apartment is furnished very practically, and Luciana was very responsive.

We had a few hot days in Varenna and being on a high floor, the apartment can get quite hot, but even on the hottest days, Varenna cools down quickly once the sun goes down and Luciana provides a number of fans to help cool off.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 1

spectacular views from an immaculate apartment

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted with the apartment, immaculate & good amenities.

We dealt with the daughter who had limited english & wasn't particularly friendly or helpful.

Great memories of champagne on the deck while watching divine sunsets over the lake. Handy to fabulous cafes & restaurants, the best dinners were had at the charming 'ristorante borgovino' on the closest corner part way down the steps. great coffee & free fast wifi in the town piazza @ '28m2'. No air conditioning made for a very hot & sleepless few nights as the temperature soared! Kathy's mother was travelling with us & found the steps up to the apartment a challenge with her arthritic hips.

I recommend the picturesque walk to Fiumelatte for lunch @ Hosteria del Platano, delicious!

Suitable for maximum four adults as there is only one bathroom & the two single rooms are connected & share the same exit door.

We would love to return one day

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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8 1

Lovely apartment, fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this apartment, and were joined by a couple of friends. It is amply big enough for four adults, although with more people, the one bathroom / loo probably would not suffice. It is immaculately clean with modern fittings and interior, yet set within a lovely old building. The most fabulous views and the proximity to all amenities - ferry, restaurants, lido etc, make this a fabulous holiday home for anyone not wanting to drive. It might not be suitable for older / less able bodied people as there are three flights of steps to get to the apartment, plus Varenna has plenty of steps too!

Luciana, the owner, was also extremely helpful when we had a small crisis during our holidays, which we were really grateful for.

We would definitely go back and would not hesitate to recommend to other groups like ours or families with older kids.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: not necessary

Thanks to the central position on Lake of Como, you can easily visit the most attractive places on the lake. Old villas, typical villages like Bellagio, Menaggio, Gravedona and many others and reach the different beaches on the lake coast. In 10' you can take a train that brings you to Milano, Bergamo, Como in not more than an hour time. Other places you can reach in 1h drive are : Lugano, St. Moritz, different Alps best sites as Passo dello Spluga., Passo San Marco. Walking paths bring you to the villages of Vezio Castle, Gisazio, Bologna in the nature with breathtaking view sites. In half an hour drive you can take the path that brings you to the top of Grigna mountain (2400 mts.). A guide is recommended. You can find any kind of attraction as sport activities: wind surfing, swimming, trekking; historical guided visits and shopping in towns.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Varenna, Lake Como

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Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £50.81

Cancellation Policy:
In the event of a reservation being cancelled the deposit will not be refunded. Should the reservation be cancelled less than 20 days before the arrival date, the full payment will be required. Should the nights of a cancelled reservation being booked to another guest in the interim, the paid amount will be all refunded less 50 Euros for administration fees.

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