Sleeps 8. 3 bedroom house
Giorgia and Monica Prestinari
- english, italian
About Giorgia and Monica Prestinari
Hi, we are Giorgia & Monica and we hope that you’ll choose to enjoy lovely days staying at Ca’Pradel. | The waterfront location in Ossuccio is ideal for family and friends to enjoy lazy days on Lake Como, close to the lake’s major tourist attractions, and central to the lake’s unique towns and villages with each offering their own special ambiance. | We wish you ‘La Dolce Vita’.
Giorgia and Monica Prestinari purchased this House in 2004
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Location, location, location
Good initial communication with owners. We were met at property and given thorough explanation / tour of the house. The property was spotlessly clean and well equipped for 6-8 people. Spacious rooms and large kitchen and bathrooms. The view from house was spectacular and in couple of weeks time, when trees have developed more autumnal colours will be even more so. We travelled as group of four adults. A 40 minute stroll on the 'Greenway' brings you in to Lenno with cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. Boats leave from Lenno to many other locations on the Lake including Como town. The larger supermarket in Lenno has a relatively large selection of fresh food, beer and wine if not tempted with local eateries and is a short 5 minute drive away from the property. The bus stop is also a very short walk away and tickets for the bus can be purchased from the local café/bar. We would definitely stay at this property again.
By the lake!
A group of 8 (4 adults and 4 school-aged children) stayed at this lovely, 2 storey residence.
The building is located at the water's edge with Lake Como, with views straight across to Isola Comacina. It has a great lawn between the villa and the lake.
If travelling without a car, it can be tricky navigating the very narow main road to nearby towns Sala Comacina and Lenno.
However, this is a modern, comfortable residence, perfect for a relaxing escape right by the lake!
An absolute pleasure to have you stay.
Fantastic place with amazing hosts!!
We loved the house, it was in a perfect location and so well appointed! Thank you also to the most fantastic hosts, every question was answered, lunches booked for us and just such a warm Italian welcome!! I hope we can come back one day!
Como with its superb natural setting has always had a dual identity, as an industrial town on the one hand, and as a unique tourist destination on the other. Discovered centuries ago and conquered by Julius Caesar in 49 BC and called ‘Larius’ the Via Statale Regina was the principal gateway across the Alps, and the Como area with its unique climate became a summer retreat and home to the literati, notably Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC) who simply called it “Our greatest lake” and later Pliny the Elder born in Como AD29, author of 37 books on natural history. His nephew, Pliny the Younger, a poet, owned two villas on Lake Como, one called ‘Tragedy’ believed to be the site of the present-day Villa Serbelloni (private) on the hill above Bellagio, and the other on the lakeshore below called ‘Comedy’. Much later on Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873) would again make Lake Como famous with his book “I Promessi Sposi” The Betrothed, published in 1827.
Stendhal the French writer (1783 – 1842) described Lake Como as an 'enchanting spot, unequalled on earth in its loveliness.'
Alessandro Volta (1745–1827), is a son of Como and celebrated for his 1800 invention of the battery.
More recently Franz List often picnicked in the grounds of Villa Melzi and wrote to the author Louis de Ronchaud [List writes] in 1837: “When you write the story of the two lovers, place them on the shores of Lake Como. I do not know of any land so conspicuously blessed by heaven.” During his visit of 1837 List wrote his Dante Symphony (S.109), based on Dante’s journey through Hell and Purgatory, as depicted in ‘The Divine Comedy’.
Today’s international celebrities have been fashion designer Gianni Versace, British musician Sting, British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and American actor/director George Clooney.