|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Situated in a splendid lake view position, in the beautiful resort village of Laglio this fabulous holiday property (ID 582) boasts a fine modern standard of holiday accommodation over 5 floors making it ideal for groups and families up to 6-8.
To the garden level is a large open plan living area furnished with a double sofa bed with French doors leading directly into the fabulous sunny garden. In this tranquil and sunny lake view spot planted with olive trees guests can enjoy a family BBQ or sunbathe on the sun loungers provided. A basement utility room with WC and washing machine is also situated and stairs lead to the ground floor entrance level.
To this floor guests can enjoy the main open plan living and dining area which features a modern kitchen diner with a newly fitted kitchen perfectly equipped for a self-catering stay with a electric gas hob and oven, an electric kettle, toaster and dishwasher. Access to a lawn provides an additional alfresco dining area perfect for the warm summer months.
The first floor provides guests with a spacious open plan living and dining area with SAT TV and facing double French doors which lead out to a splendid sunny lake view balcony terrace equipped with outdoor dining furniture. The lake views from this point will truly provide a breathtaking back drop to any meal and dinner party!
To the second floor a spacious double bedroom with two single beds which can twinned if desired features as well as a spacious modern bathroom with power shower, washbasin, WC and bidet.
Guests will find a further double bedroom to the third floor with steps leading up to a low beamed loft ideal for children with space for a double mattress.
The spacious and versatile apartment conveniently benefits from lift access and safe parking nearby the residence, with the local amenities of Laglio right on the doorstep.
The picturesque village is situated along the south western shore of the Lake perfectly positioned for relaxing and exploring the lake with a frequent bus service, direct routes to Como city and close proximity to ferry serviced towns. The quaint village provides a grocery shop, tennis courts, cafes and a selection of very good authentic restaurants along its idyllic tree-lined lakefront, which is admired worldwide for its romantic appeal from Hollywood film stars to Europe’s social-elite. George Clooney is even a resident here, making the village highly desirable on the Lake.
The nearby resort town of Cernobbio boasts a wide selection of boutique designer and jewellery shops, antique dealers, galleries and a cafe-lined promenade with ferry service. The worldwide famous Villa D’Este Golf Club and Villa Erba are situated here and guests can enjoy lake activities from tennis, swimming, water sports, cycling, golf and sailing.
Public lidos can be reached in the nearby town of Argegno and the Lido in Lenno which boasts lake swimming from its sandy beach and a taxi boat service to the famous visitor attraction of Villa Balbianello.
Como city is just a 10 minute drive away and provides a wide variety of cosmopolitan delights and fast train links to Milan and its airports.
By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
Laglio has become famous in recent years for its Hollywood association with George Clooney, who purchased a Villa and set a trend with his pals and other celebrities.
The commune of Laglio, on the Western shore is divided into the two centres of Laglio and Torriggia on Via Regina. Looking to the rear of the village, dense woods stretch up along the slopes of Monte Colmegnone (1,383 mts.). Torriggia is located opposite Careno, on a headland, which extends towards the middle of and the narrowest point of the lake (675 mts.).
The village is of Roman origin of the have been confirmed by a gravestone which was found in a locals home, at the beginning of the 20th century. From 1928 to 1948, Laglio formed a single commune with Brienno. One of the curiosities of this small village is the cemetery where there is a curious eighteenth-century sepulchral monument of a German doctor, in the shape of a twenty-metre-high pyramid.
A point of notable interest is the Buco dell'Orso (Bear hole), which is a large cave that is passable for about 150 mts. and which opens on the slopes of Monte Colmegnone, at a height of 600 mts. It is famous because many bones of cave bears (Ursus Spelaeus) were found there in the eighteenth century. Their skeletons are in the Museum of Natural History, in Milan, and in the local Town Hall.
As with all good Italian villages the religious centre is important. The Church of S. Giorgio built in the sixteenth century contains stucco work by Stefano Salterio of Como (18th century and paintings and sculptures from the seventeenth century.
We stayed in this apartment for a long weekend to attend our son's destination wedding. The apartment was comfortable and as described. It was good to have parking on-site. A car is probably a requirement since Laglio does not have shopping or ferry transportation within walking distance. There are a couple of good restaurants within walking distance and many others on the lake.
Driving around Lake Como is "exciting". The roads are narrow with bikes, motorcycles, buses and pedestrians.
Taking the ferry does take planning. I would suggest getting a ferry schedule and someone to help explain it before setting out on an excursion. Belagio and Varenna are good places to go. Cernobbio was nice, too, but can be easily reached by car. Bennets is a good grocery store just south of Cernobbio and easy to get to.
Most people know some English, but not as much as we found in Tuscany. We got along fine, not knowing Italian.
I was concerned that there weren't any current reviews, but everything worked out well. One concern was the request for our passport and personal information. I did not realize that this is a requirement in Italy. We needed to provide this at each place we stayed.
The picturesque village is situated along the south western shore of the Lake perfectly positioned for relaxing and exploring the lake with a frequent bus service, direct routes to Como city and close proximity to ferry serviced towns. The quaint village provides a grocery shop, tennis courts, cafes and a selection of very good authentic restaurants along its idyllic tree-lined lakefront, which is admired worldwide for its romantic appeal.
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.
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. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.
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).
Golf Club Villa D'Este Via per Cantù, 22030 Montorfano, Como.
A beautiful 18-hole course designed by Peter Gannon which winds its way through chestnut, ash and pine trees sheltering golfers even from the intense August heat. Villa d'Este is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 69's in Europe, even though it is the site of several amateur competitions each year. The club house overlooks several holes and a spacious view of the Montorfano lake.
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibility 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.