Fantastic year-round Lake Como accommodation, close to the attractions & skiing!
Situated on a sunny and elevated position of Vercana, just 3 minutes drive from the wide choice of amenities in pretty Domaso, this property (ID 478) boasts spectacular lake views and is located in a stunning new luxury residence.
The modern property is spacious and bright with high quality furnishings and a warm welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests to relax and entertain in. The lovely open plan living area features a fully fitted kitchen with dining area and a very comfortable sitting area with sofa, boasting incredible lake views towards the unspoilt eastern shore. The glass doors slide out onto a spectacular sunny terrace which is large enough to sun-bathe on and also enjoy alfresco dinner parties in the evenings, as the sun sets over the dramatic mountain peaks.
Guests can also enjoy the large resident swimming pool which is also situated in a fantastic sunny and sheltered lake view position within the gardens, with an outdoors shower and poolside terrace.
The sleeping accommodation is flexible and ideal for both couples and groups of up to 4. To the principal master bedroom is a modern double bed with direct lake views and access to the terrace. To the living room is a double sofa bed which can be utilised to comfortably accommodate additional guests.
A newly fitted high quality bathroom also features in the property, providing all the desired sanitary-ware including a washing machine.
Vercana is a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. It is situated on the western side of the lake, approximately 45km north east of Como and has a population of around 750.
Vercana consists of individual hamlets which line the banks of the river Livo, on the slopes of Pizzo Sasso Canale, which looks down onto Lake Como. It is a beautiful village which nestles above Domaso, on the northern shore of the lake and was once an old fishing village. There is a truly unrivalled panoramic view from Vercana overlooking the wonderful nature reserve of 'Pian di Spagna', Monte Legone lying to the east and the alps to the north.
The village has modest facilities; a small grocery store and a bakery, however it does have an amazing panoramic restaurant, complete with a wood burning Pizza oven. A footpath from Vercana leads down into the town of Domaso, approximately 2km away and there are numerous restaurants en route. Local beaches and water sports centres are close by and it is an ideal starting point for mountain bike and hiking tours.
The Church of San Salvatore was built in the 15th century and has Baroque architecture. It is located prominently in the Piazza at Vercana, where it enjoys remarkable views over the lake. The interior of the Church has beautiful frescoes as well as some outstanding statues and sculptures.
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.
Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
The unspoilt village of Vercana with two ancient churches enjoys a pleasant and sheltered Mediterranean climate during the warmer months and offers a local grocery shop, a panoramic lake view Pizzeria and bakery and guests are conveniently just a short drive away from more a wider choice of amenities, with the charming village of Domaso taking just 3minutes and the northern resort town of Gravedona just 9 minutes by car.
Domaso offers guests a choice of local shops, restaurants and cafes and is a very scenic spot to enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pretty tree lined promenade or a good book on the sandy beach. A ferry and bus service operates from the town and a boat rental can be enjoyed in nearby Dongo.
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibility and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.80km.
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