|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A stylish newly refurbished apartment (ID 186) right in the heart of Menaggio. The apartment is located in the main Piazza of Menaggio, making it an ideal base to explore all the towns & villages around Lake Como. There is no need for a car as the ferry dock is only 800m away but if you do have one, then there is a private garage parking with the apartment.
From the entrance door, you step directly out onto the Piazza from where you can stroll along the pretty lakeside promenade or relax at a cafe with your cappucino! In the town, you can find a number of delicious Italian restaurants, fresh home made ice cream shops, small boutiques, and a couple of supermarkets. The public 'Lido di Menaggio' (public swimming pool) with lakeside sandy beach is just five minutes walk from the apartment.
This lovely penthouse apartment is arranged over two floors with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen is fully fitted, perfect for a self-catering holiday stay. In the living area, the entertainment includes a flat screen satellite TV with DVD player and a stereo CD player. No need to worry about climbing stairs, there is a spacious elevator up to the penthouse!
For those of you who need to keep in touch with work or family, Wi-Fi Access is also available in the property.
By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spring and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandro).
We rented La Piazza Menaggio from May 20-24 and had an absolutely wonderful experience. The apartment is in a perfect location for those without a car as it was an easy walk from the ferry to the rental office and then to the apartment. We were were always greeted by staff with warm enthusiasm. The apartment is on the third floor of a very quiet building and the elevator was very quick and convenient.
The apartment furnishings were very nice with stunning views from the master bedroom and the living room windows. We could see the river, mountains – even the Alps! We picked up some local meats, breads, cheeses and wine one evening and made a lovely dinner enjoyed by candlelight. The beds were comfortable and the two bathrooms a luxury. Being on one of the squares made it easy to pop out in the morning for a croissant & cappuccino or we could have breakfast at home.
Walking anywhere in the village was easy with outstanding views of the lake and mountains. We purchased an all-day boat ticket at the ferry office one day and visited Verenna, Bellagio, and Tremezzo – a perfect day. We explored Menaggio including a walking tour up to Loveno where we had a delicious lunch at the Hotel Royal. Mr. Colombo visited our table and even shared his home made lemon chutney with us! What a view from the upper hills of Menaggio! I would advise visitors to be sure to stop in at the tourist information center as they have great information about activities in the area!!
The local restaurants and bars were all very tasty and staff always friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed some wine tasting at Fusi & Sfusi where we filled up plastic liters of wine now and then at great prices – to take back to the apartment. We especially liked Osteria il Pozzo for dinner one evening. Actually, we did not have a bad dining experience anywhere we went.
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who is visiting Lake Como. We thought of the villages in this area, Menaggio was the very best! It offers lots to do, just enough shopping but is not overwhelming at all.
Thanks to the staff for such good, friendly service – we are already recommending you and this property to others.
Feel free to use whatever you would like – first names only please.
Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:
Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
Golf & Skiing:
Italy's oldest golf course, established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Golf Cart. Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.The closest major ski resort is Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass, which is approx. 1 hr 20 min. by car. St. Moritz in Switzerland is only 90 km by car. Other ski resorts are located in the Valtellina near Morbegno. The lake is beautiful to relax next to all year long - the scenery in the winter is some of the most striking, as the air is crisp, the visibility near perfect and the mountains capped in white snow.
About the Area:
Lake Como (Lago di Como) is one of the famous Italian Lake destinations, just half an hour from noisy, bustling Milan, in the north of Italy. Lake Como is long (50km), slender and extremely deep. The southern end forks into two long 'legs', with the picturesque town of Bellagio situated on the promontory between them. Like the other Italian Lakes, Lake Como has been popular as a resort since the days of the Roman Empire. For centuries visitors have admired the blue lake waters and relaxed in luxurious villas in the wooded lakeside slopes above. Today, most of the scenic towns around the shores of Lake Como are popular for the wide variety of sports the lake area has to offer: wind surfing, swimming, water skiing, swimming and hand gliding.