The romantic getaway is located in Lenno, a picturesque village in the centre on the northwest side of Lake Como, situated in a sheltered bay with a charming boulevard, away from the traffic. It has some good restaurants, a beach and you will never get tired of the beautiful scenery.
Lenno has a history dating back to the Romans. Pliny had a villa on the shore of the lake. The baptistry in the village square is of the eleventh century. The crypt of the church dates from the twelfth century. The boat which tours the lake stops in Lenno. A short ride brings you to Bellagio. Lenno is situated between Como and Menaggio.
Menaggio at 6 km is a lovely charming village with narrow streets, shops, restaurants, and beautiful boulevard for a leisurely stroll in the evening. The golf course, 18 holes, is the oldest in Italy, founded in 1912 and is situated on a high plateau from where a spectacular view. Villa d'Este is 18 km south from Lenno. The classic Villa Balbianello (from the movie ' a month by the lake) is located on the peninsula overlooking the village.
Villa Flora (ID 497) is set back and on a higher ground and shows its narrowest side to the road and is further insulated by the double-paned windows inside. The villa's clever positioning and landscaping give it a feeling of secluded charm. The house was built in the 18th century and recently completely renovated. It is furnished with marvellous pieces of classic Italian antiques, the kitchen and bathroom show that unique modern Italian design.
The lush surroundings serve also as a shield from the active road, a lakeside fact of life. The main entrance is located 15 external stone steps from the gate and two car garage. Ground floor features hall, living room with fireplace, one half bath, large modern kitchen with fireplace separated by an arch from the dining area. Separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
The First floor features one bedroom with a double bed, terrace, and en suite bathroom with shower. One bedroom with a double bed, small lake view balcony, one bathroom with tub and shower. The Second floor has one bedroom with two single beds. One bathroom with shower, one bedroom with a double bed and lake view. (Best room in the house!)
Nestled within the ground behind the villa is a lovely new cottage with a living room with wide French doors to the garden, fireplace, sofa bed, one eat-in full kitchen and doors to a patio, one bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom with tub and shower. Two cars garage. Pets are NOT allowed.
**Considering the central location of the villa, there are some road noise that you can hear from the villa.**
Lenno is a pretty village just south of Tremezzo and has a charming harbour, interesting historical centre and weekly market. The impressive Villa Balbianello is also nearby.
Lenno is a small pleasant town in a good location and only 10 minutes southwest of Menaggio, from where you can take the car ferry over to Bellagio & Varenna. The town of Lenno dates back to Roman times. The baptistry in the village square is from the eleventh century and the crypt of the church dates from the twelveth century.
For exploring Lake Como the peaceful little town of Lenno is an excellent choice as, having its own ferry point, it makes getting around by boat an easy and pleasurable experience. It is situated between the probably better known lakeside towns of Moltrasio and Tremezzo.
Lenno has a Tuesday market stretching along the promenade which sells a wide range of products including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, cheeses and meats, clothes, shoes and many more. Close by are some good shops and restaurants with everything you need to enjoy your stay, there is also a beach (which is stoney but popular with holiday makers and locals)
The neighbouring villages of Tremezzo (Villa Carlotta), Cadenabbia, Menaggio, Bellagio are situated a few kms away. There is a weekly market in Mezzegra (Friday) and Lenno (Tuesday). The fishers of the village offer you daily fresh fish. In Mezzegra town, you will find supermarkets, the post office, bars, coffeehouses, the baker (which if you wish delivers fresh rolls to the house), can be reached in just a few minutes by foot.
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 Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.