|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Boasting breathtaking lake views in exclusive surroundings, this luxury retreat (ID 1183) offers a true taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ for families of 4!
Fully air-conditioned throughout, the contemporary duplex provides a serene haven from which to enjoy the delights of the central lake.
Internally the spacious holiday home offers two floors of modernist style complemented by lake views and equipped with all the must-have mod cons.
A bright and spacious open plan living and dining area sets the scene for lake view relaxing and entertaining. Furnished with a cosy sitting area, a fully-equipped contemporary kitchen and a stylish lake view dining area, guests can easily embrace the freedom of stress free self-catering stay.
Side access out to the sunny private garden offers a great excuse to while away the day with a good book on the sun loungers or with a chilled glass of wine and sunset supper, to the lake view dining terrace.
The first floor of the duplex is reached by a flight of open tread stairs and offers equally stylish and welcoming accommodation. Couples can easily enjoy a tempting lie in to the double bed of the lake view master bedroom, whilst children can easily relax to the second bedroom, practically furnished with a modern twin bed.
Two contemporary shower rooms offer a suitably chic accompaniment to the spacious sleeping arrangements.
Outside an open parking space conveniently features alongside a fabulous lake view swimming pool, which is shared by just 19 other apartments in the residence.
** Please Note ~ Pool Opening Times at The Riva Bellano Complex are from 1st Jun until 30th September.
The nearby lakeside of Bellano offers a host of modern day amenities including shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. The frequent train service is great for those looking to explore Lecco and Milan, whilst the car and passenger ferry service in Varenna can easily be reached just a 5 minute drive away.
Bellano, situated along the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como, is a pretty and unspoilt panoramic lakefront town which makes a pleasant and more peaceful alternative to staying in its neighbouring resort town sister of Varenna.
The town offers a wide variety of very good local restaurants, bars, shops and offers excellent transport links with a main line Lecco-Milan train service and road links to the ‘Superstrada’ motorway which takes visitors southwards towards Lecco, the historical Industrial capital of Lake Como.
A local ferry service also operates to a selection of pretty villages along the eastern shore and the car and passenger ferry port at Varenna frequently operates throughout the day and evenings to the famous golden triangle resort towns of Bellagio and Menaggio as well as to Villa Carlotta in Cadenabbia.
In Bellano visitors can also enjoy activities ranging from tennis, swimming at the family friendly Lido, sunbathing on its popular beach and enjoying a short hike to the famous ‘Orrido di Bellano’, the Gorge of Bellano, an impressive rocky gorge with an incredible waterfall created 15 million years ago by water erosion and today providing a fascinating spectacle. The attraction can be reached along the specially built walking platforms which run through the gorge and past its many mysterious caves and rock formations.
We are back in the states and very much enjoyed our time in Como.
Thank you to everyone in helping with the details and answering my numerous questions.
Our apartment was beautiful and comfortable and the lake view were spectacular.
Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:
Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
As well as the water sports opportunities in Bellano, guests can easily enjoy tree top climbing at the Jungle Raider Park or an afternoon of sightseeing at Villa Monastero and Castello di Vezio, before an authentic evening meal out in pretty Varenna!
The central lake ferry service from Varenna offers convenient access to the delights of beautiful Bellagio, the Lido and picturesque charm of Menaggio and the restaurants and villa attractions along the Tremezzina shore.
Aside from water sports and sightseeing, guests can also enjoy hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, sailing, spa days, paragliding and even skiing at Piani di Bobbio and nearby Madesimo!
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.
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 visibilty 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.100km.