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My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this beautiful villa, with all its character and charm, and would choose this property again when visiting this area. Davide and Rosalina were very responsive, and the location is excellent, with an easy 2-minute walk to restaurants and plenty of parking right outside your door. The views of the lake and town are exceptional, and the various outside areas make this place phenomenal. The pictures and description are accurate.
It was very hot and humid during our stay, so having the a/c in the living room was wonderful. Just be aware that there is not a/c in the bedroom, which is located upstairs, and some of the main windows in this room do not have screens. We had trouble sleeping with the heat, but were eaten alive by the mosquitoes when we left the windows open. To remedy this, we brought in the cushions from the outside patio furniture and slept on the kitchen floor. Sleeping in the kitchen also helped eliminate some of the road noise, which at times was quite loud. (Motorcyclists seemed to enjoy racing up and down the street in the middle of the night.)
The villa is very old and historical, so you need to appreciate its uniqueness and all the character that comes with it. It has been lovingly restored, and a second, modern bathroom has been added that is situated next to the large patio, which is not attached to the main house. However, the bedroom does have a small bathroom for your convenience. The bedroom is very small and cozy and does not have drawers or nightstands, but there is a standing rack to hang clothes. We used the windowsill for socks and underwear.
The proximity to Lake Como or the town of Lugano in Switzerland is an easy 15- 20-minute drive. However, I recommend taking the ferry to the town of Lugano to enjoy the views from the water and eliminate the stress of parking.
Porlezza has plenty of areas to hike and explore, and I would not hesitate to stay here again! I loved every moment.