After hearing so much about the beauty of Lake Como, I knew I had to visit it! I found Samuel and Mariam's property on HomeAway and was immediately captivated by the stunning view from the unit. As a photographer, I knew I had to stay at this picturesque location. Samuel and Mariam were excellent in keeping in touch with me and even sent me a very detailed digital welcome packet filled with tips and things to do during my stay. As I arrived in Como, I was in contact with the property manager David who kept in touch until I arrived. I did hop on the wrong ferry; instead of taking the express one, I took the local which resulted in about 2 hours of travel until I got to the proper stop. When I arrived I met David who took me to the unit. If you don't have a car, getting to the unit it quite the hike. It's on a sort of hill so to get all the way up to the unit, the road winds a bit and it's pretty tiring when you are carrying everything.
The building does not have an elevator but it was only a few short stairs to get to the unit. The apartment was very clean! The first thing you notice, of course, is the amazing view you can see from the living and bedroom. The unit was very spacious, well lit, and felt very safe. The only thing was, it was a bit outdated. Also, the bed in the main bedroom is very low but the view made up for it. The location was the best part. You can easily travel to the three main areas of attraction; Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna. The local restaurants had great food and views. I certainly enjoyed my stay in Lake Como and will never forget the beautiful view the apartment offered!