Perledo Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Lovely apartment to sleep 4 on the sunny Varenna hillside
This beautiful property (ID 96) is situated on the first floor of the well-positioned modern residence complex, which is built in an historical quarry on the sunny Varenna hillside, offering guests a tranquil and memorable holiday experience on an elevated eastern lakeshore position!
Apartment ID 96 enjoys spacious and luxurious accommodation with a stylish and modern Open Plan Living area which features a comfortable seating area, TV and Wi-Fi Internet access. A stylish screen separates the fully fitted Kitchen with dining area from the Living room, and can be incorporate into the room as and when desired.
The Kitchen itself is contemporary in design and offers all the desired appliances including a dishwasher to ensure your stay here is as convenient and relaxed as possible!
From the Lake view Living area glass doors open out onto a sunny Balcony which is the perfect place to enjoy the good weather and panoramic Lake Como views, which are truly spectacular!
The sleeping accommodation is adaptable with a beautifully decorated King size master Bedroom and a sofa bed to the Living area to accommodate additional guests if needed.
The newly fitted Bathroom is equally stylish and beautifully finished with a Power Shower. A washing machine also features in the property for convenience.
Apartment ID 96 can be rented together with Apartment ID 95 (known as apartment ID: 71) to accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably in a luxurious inter-connecting property with 1 King size Bedroom, 2 Double Sofa Bed sleeping areas, 2 Kitchens, 2 Bathrooms and 2 Lake view Balconies.
The Vista D’Oro residence offers resident parking and a splendid resident swimming pool which is well situated on the hillside to make the very most of the sunshine and breathtaking lake views.
Pool Opening Times ~ 21st April - 30th Sept
A private Garage is also provided for guests and a car is highly recommended due to the hillside location of the Residence.
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, terracottas 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 travellers.
Looking down on Varenna is the ancient Castle of Vezio; where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Today, you can enjoy Falconry displays, the tower which is accessible, thanks to a drawbridge and the underground passages dating back to the First World War. The panoramic views are fabulous from the castle & there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are also numerous well marked hiking paths around Castello Vezio.
This old fishing village has several very interesting shops; from local butchers to craft shops and bars, as well as many restaurants ranging from simple but fabulous pizzerias and trattorias, to elegant dining experiences with lake views. Varenna offers excellent rail links to Milan & Venice! Plus there are ferry links to all the gorgeous villages & towns along Lake Como's shores; it makes a great base for exploring the area.
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 spriing 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).
- children welcome