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Bella Vita Amore - Paradise views never forgotten!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Charming spacious apartment to sleep 5 guests near to Varenna

Boasting romantic central lake views and easy access to the many lake highlights, this modern luxury holiday home (ID 989) is ideal for couples or small groups of up to 5 guests.

The luxury residence is situated just a 1 minute drive from Varenna, along the main lake road of Fiumelatte and is located in the grounds of Villa Capoana which once stood here. The past grandeur of the Duke of Mount Marciano’s retreat can still be enjoyed today from its original features which have remained unchanged, such as the natural phenomenon of the Fuime-latte River and the impressive Rococo classical style grotto fountain, which still has the ability to impress today.

From the parking space provided the holiday home is situated 2 floors up, otherwise if guests are walking from the street level the property is situated to the first floor of the residence.

Spacious and stylish accommodation awaits and a contemporary newly fitted kitchen with a welcoming lake view living and dining area provides a fabulous area in which to relax and unwind. WiFi access can also be enjoyed by guests in the apartment.

The fully equipped kitchen provides all the desired appliances for preparing and cooking delicious home-made meals during your stay and the other home from home comforts include a SAT flat screen TV with DVD player to the living area which is furnished with comfortable sofas.

Double French doors both lead from the open plan living room to a fabulous sunny lake view balcony terrace which provides the perfect sun trap as well as the perfect venue for romantic aperitifs and alfresco dinner parties! The spectacular central lake views are truly awe inspiring and include the majestic Menaggio shoreline and the breath taking peninsular of Bellagio. A private back terrace also features to the mountain-view side of the property for further outdoor space.

This bright and spacious holiday home further benefits from a large lake view master double bedroom as well as a second single bedroom which is ideal for additional guests. A newly fitted contemporary bathroom with power shower, wash basin with vanity area, WC, bidet and washer dryer completes the internal accommodation.

Aside from the gorgeous communal features the residence is easily located just a short walk from a grocery shop, restaurant and a convenient train station which offers fast links to Lecco city and onwards to Milan.

Fiumelatte is a sub division of the municipality of Varenna in the Province of Como, located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It's a small pretty village which has ancient narrow cobbled streets that wind between the old buildings and is situated approximately 2 km south of Varenna, The village lies on the eastern side of Lake Como and benefits from some lovely lakeside walks.

The houses in this village are situated to the foot of the steep slopes of the Fopp mount, which is over 1000 meters high and crowned by the ruins of Castle of Vezio.

The pretty and well established village of Fiumelatte claims its unique name from the distinctive frothy river which runs through the village and which is famous in Italy as the country’s shortest river! Fiumelatte provides local residents with a good and authentic Italian restaurant, a local bakery and other local amenities.

Varenna is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquility and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place. Varenna is an ancient fishing village with close to 1000 residents spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Como.

Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap�� experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century - you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake.

The reds, terracotta and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati's. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.

Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travelers.

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Calendar last updated:
8 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great experience with the Bella Vita Amore listing. The pictures of the listing don't even do the view justice. Checking in and out was really simple. We trained in to the Fiumelatte station and it was a 2 minute walk from there. There's also a small grocery store two blocks away so we were able to have everything we needed since the apartment has a fridge, dishwasher, bottle opener, etc. The apartment was very clean, nice, had good wifi, and the views were spectacular. The porch is bigger than it appears in the photos and they have chairs to lay out in if the weather is nice. The master bedroom was big and the view from the bedroom was simply amazing. They also have a washer/dryer which was great for a small load of laundry. We walked to Varenna most days (~15-20 min walk), which is a beautiful walk, and from there you have access to the water ferries, great restaurants, and just about everything else you would need. From Varenna, you can get to any part of Lake Como. I'd gladly stay at this listing again.
Aug 2015
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Bella Vita Amore - Paradise views never forgotten!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Oakville Ontario Canada

Incredible views. Perfect apartment!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay. We are a family of 5, and stayed in this beautiful, fully appointed apartment for 3 nights in July. Wish we would have stayed longer. The apartment itself is very clean, decorated really nicely, and has everything that you could need. The views are outstanding!

The little town of Fiumelatte is so charming, and everyone is friendly. We ate at the two restaurants in town, and both were amazing. Especially Osteria del Platano just down the hill. The meal there was incredible. The best we had on our trip! We also went to Crotto de Pino. It was quite a walk (down 86 stairs to get to the street level, then a half mile along the main road away from Varenna, then follow the fork and spoon signs up a beautiful set of stairs, 102 of them, to get to the top of the hill). Bring a flashlight for the walk home. Fabio is fantastic. What a source of entertainment. The food was good, the view amazing, and Fabio the best part of it all.

Make sure to hike up to the source of the Fiumelatte, just incredible! We will be back to this great town, and would love to stay in the same apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Bergamo - Orio al Serio
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Varenna - Esino
Nearest Motorway
52 Kilometres
Autostrada E35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Bellano - Clean sandy beach
Car: recommended

Aside from the gorgeous communal features the residence is easily located just a short walk from a grocery shop, restaurant and a convenient train station which offers fast links to Lecco city and onwards to Milan.

The picturesque resort town of Varenna is easily reachable on foot and its timeless appeal can be enjoyed throughout your stay with enchanting cobbled streets leading to caf��-lined squares, charming shops, romantic vistas and lakeside restaurants and walks. The famous botanical gardens of Villa Monastero and the medieval Castello di Vezio are both fascinating attractions to explore and the fast ferry service from the town makes the other famous resorts of Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Menaggio all easily accessible from Varenna.

The wide selection of central lake activities include sailing, cycling, hiking, swimming, power boat hire, quad biking, golf, tennis and canoing, and complement the beautiful and restful atmosphere of the lake to ensure guests can enjoy the very best that Lake Como has to offer!


Rates & Availability


  • Service Charge:
    Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
    (Please check Service Charge costs at time of inquiry)

    Short Breaks:
    3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Fiumelatte, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • A newly fitted contemporary bathroom with power shower, wash basin with vanity area, wc, bidet and washer dryer completes the internal accommodation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
  • This bright and spacious holiday home further benefits from a large lake view master double bedroom as well as a second single bedroom, also a double sofa bed in the living area, which is ideal for additional guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - € 20 per week, High Chair - € 15 per week, Push Chair - € 25 per week, Camp Bed �� 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - ��� 35 per week (includes € 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.