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Our stay in this villa was everything I hoped it would be and more. Both the beautiful home and San Siro exceeded my expectations.
The villa is historic, beautiful, serene, and is run by a fantastic manager. This was my second trip to Lake Como, and I can honestly say if you are looking for an authentic Italian lake experience, not overrun by tourists, booking a stay in Villa Amata will deliver. Skip Bellagio, noisy Tremezzo, and opt for something quiet and relaxing in remote San Siro where you can truly unplug.
Honestly, I have very little to complain about, it was a fantastic experience. The one thing I would mention, is that if you have an older family member or friend joining you on your trip, the stairs may be more than they can handle. Or not! )
The town is beautiful and simple. Your car will drop you off at a CASTLE near the villa (how cool is that?!) and then there is a small market, and two restaurants in town--one more formal restoration hotel, and one pizza place. Both incredibly charming in different ways.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Siro is the nearest town, and you are right in the middle of it. I did not explore the neighboring town to the north, but my friends did. You can walk, but it's a bit of a journey. Thankfully, the property manager provided us with phone numbers for multiple local taxi cabs, and we were able to travel throughout the lake easily.
Tips or Restaurants:
The local pizza place was delicious. While I did not eat at the other restaurant, my friends did, and had a wonderful experience. Prices in San Siro were actually very good compared to other lake towns! So you don't need to worry about bringing many supplies.
Connecting with the property manager was easy. We booked a private transfer from Milan airport. I recommend hiring a car service rather than opting for the train to save yourself some transit time.
Check In Out:
No additional comments. I can't speak highly enough about the property manager Daniela. She made all of the logistics run so smoothly and was one of the best parts of staying at Villa Amata. I travel often, and she was one of the best managers I have ever interacted with.
We had a perfect stay of 4 days in Casa die Galli! Together with my friends (total of 8). We enjoyed the house with the breath-taking view on the lake! Relaxing by the pool, with comfortable sunbeds, enjoying the garden and discovering the surroundings. The restaurant across the road serves wonderful food and at the bakery (on walking distance) you can get fresh bread. The full equipped house provides everything you need for a perfect stay, including very good beds for 8 persons.We all would love to come again!