Happiness in Domaso and on Lake Como June 2009
Submitted: November 17, 2009
Stayed: June 2009
I'm a retired Brigadier who has travelled the world extensively for 60 years, often on holidays, but never to the area of Lake Como. I went to the flat with 3 ladies. Don't worry, only one was my wife; I am not of a religion that allows more and anyway at my age more than one would be too much of a good thing! We had a mass of useful information from the helpful and delightful owners, so were well prepared before we flew to Milan where we collected our hire car. Having followed the simple route to Domaso, we were delighted with what we found which had been very accurately described: a well furnished and fully equipped ground floor flat, immaculately clean, with plenty of space. It felt private and secluded although there were friendly and helpful neighbours nearby. We enjoyed meals on the terrace overlooking the lawn to the lake in the distance; lovely lazy breakfasts and mildly (perhaps the only slightly inaccurate word in this review) alcoholic suppers, in the warm sunshine. Self-catering was easy as a supermarket and bakery are only a short walk away, albeit down a hill. But there's a delightful terraced restaurant hidden away only 200 metres up the road, and many more in Domaso and the surrounding villages and towns, so we could take our pick. What a delight! We toured, occasionally by bus, sometimes by car, but more often by ferries from the town. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains the lake is a really glorious setting. The old lakeside villages and towns are full of character and interest; occasionally we drove high into the hills-- peaceful and lovely, and how great to see a goat halfway up a tree eating the leaves! The locals were friendly and very charming, in spite of our almost non-existent Italian! They always seemed eager to help when we described ourselves as the "qattro geriatricos". We had a really wonderful week. We were surprised that although it is obviously very popular with Italians as well as foreign visitors, none of the facilities seemed to be crowded. With a combined age of nearly 300 we didn't indulge in the many adventurous lake and mountain activities that were there for the young. However It is an ideal place for an inexpensive holiday whatever the ages of the group. Sadly we couldn't stay a second week to continue our sightseeing and enjoyment. After all my travels I'm a harsh judge. But this flat is definitely 10/10. For those who enjoy beauty, comfort, and adventure, don't miss it!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 5/5
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