An ultra chic fully fitted kitchen provides an effortless blend of modern appliances and character beamed ceiling and rustic tiles, and is conveniently situated off from the open plan living room. Must-have features include a hob, eye-level oven, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and dishwasher to make your self-catering holiday your home from home!
Guests can enjoy fabulous ‘alfresco dining’ on the sunny and very spacious terrace which overlooks the River Telo and provides far reaching lake views towards the famous Isola Comacina, the only Island of Lake Como and steeped in history and intrigue. The terracotta tiled terrace is also perfect relaxing with a good book under the Italian sun.
The apartment features two luxury bedroom suites perfect for couples travelling together or for small groups. The spacious master suite is furnished to an exceptional high standard with a comfortable double bed, fitted wardrobes and a pretty pair of Juliet balconies providing inspirational lake views to wake up to! A luxury en-suite bathroom with bath tub, wash basin, WC and bidet is provided for guests comfort.
The stylish second bedroom suite is also furnished to a high standard with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and benefiting from direct access to the balcony terrace. A luxury slate tiled en-suite fitted with bath tub and overhead shower is also provided.
A third modern bathroom with power shower, wash basin, WC, bidet and washing machine is also conveniently situated in this spacious apartment. Guests can also use the fabulous modern study with boasts plenty of natural light and features a glass writing desk.
You pass through the small town of Argegno (approx 700 population) when travelling up the Western shore of Lake Como from Cernobbio/Como to Menaggio. Well placed and sheltered, it is situated in a large inlet at the mouth of the Val d'Intelvi. This river flows at varying rates throughout the year as its tumbles from the mountains between Como and Lake Lugano.
Looking across the lake you can see Bellagio to the north and as far as Nesso towards the south. The village is of Roman origin and owes its name to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene. With the Lake being ruled by warring factions centuries ago, Argegno formed part of a defensive system, which extended as far as the ancient villa of Lenno and to Isola Comacina.
This picturesque and ancient village is crossed by the Telo stream which splits into two parts, after falling down from a the towns ravine. The two are joined by an old stone bridge with a lancet arch. From Argegno, it is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra (881m), which is situated on a plateau that enjoys a beautiful view of the lake. From here, it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area. The road, which runs along Val d'Intelvi, also starts from Argegno and after following this road for about about 16 km, you will arrive at Lanzo.
The best way to appreciate Argegno is to walk up one of the narrow lanes. Most are paved with intersecting fan pattern of small square stones typical in much of the area. This area is almost entirely residential but the walkways are impeccably maintained with potted red geraniums and colourful flowers contrasting with the ancient brickwork and façades.
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 Oleandra).