Great Holiday Home
The description of the house the house is good but the photos don't do it justice. The house has spacious rooms, is clean and very comfortable. The views from all the rooms are lovely, it was great to wake up, look out the window and see the lake. The balcony got the sun from about 2 o'clock until the evening and it was nice to relax there and have the heat of the sun. I would defiantly recommend this house to friends.
The owner, Franco was very helpful. He showed us around the house when we got there and gave us good advice about the trains, e.g. the train tickets to Milan can't be bought at the train station, advice on good restaurants and what to go see. The house had some leaflets on things to do in the area.
The house has a restaurant and a grocery shop across the road, and its a nice quiet residential area. The beach behind the property is small but we only saw 4 people on it for the 6 days we stayed there.
It is about a 20 minute walk into Varenna town, which was welcome after eating all that lovely food in the good restaurants in Varenna.
There is a lot to do in and around Varenna. We didn't have a car but there was enough to keep us going for the 6 days. The ferry from Varenna goes regularly to different towns on the lake. Bellagio, Mennago are only 5/10 minutes on the ferry. We didn't go too further afield but there are other towns that can be visited too. And there are many walks to do. I'd like to have done a bit more walking because the scenery is lovely. Varenna has a tourist office that gives all the information on walks in the area and near other towns.
All in all we had a lovely holiday and the house and Francos hospitality played a big part in that.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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