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This place is wonderful! Very clean, comfortable, well-equipped and with a spectacular view of Lake Como and Varenna. It is a bit of a walk (and uphill climb) to Varenna. We did not follow the advice of the owner to take a cab from the train station and wish we did. The walk with luggage is a bit much for senior citizens but without luggage on a daily basis it's fine. Loved coming back after a long day to have a meal or just a glass of wine on the terrace. Recommend this place if you like to be close to, but not in the middle of, the tourist center and get the feel of the 'real Italy'
Great place to base for Lake Como. Stunning views from balcony
Awesome apartment with stunning views. Communication was fantastic.Perfect for our family 2 adults 2 kids.
Lovely location with fantastic views of Lake Como. Beautiful views from the balcony, especially sunset. The apartment was great, clean and tidy on arrival with everything we needed. A comfortable place to relax for the two weeks we were there. Very useful having a washing machine. Also useful to be able to choose to use gas or electric rings for cooking. Enjoyed walks into Varenna in the evenings for some simple meals in the restaurants by the lake front. Also enjoyed nice runs early morning up to il castello above Varenna. There is a lovely beach at Lierna, about a five/ ten minute drive which has some nice shade on hot days and a nearby restaurant where you can get take away pizza to eat by the lake. Also a couple of small good shops/ supermarket in the town there. The local shop in Fiumalatte is good for bread, croissants and basic things with a good walk down and back up the hill. The owner was responsive to all queries before our stay.
Everything was as stated, excellent property
This location of this property with its views of the lake was exactly what it promised to be. Everything you needed was there for you and very clean and tidy. We had a phone call the 2nd day from the landlord to check all was ok which I thought was a nice thing to do. The little restaurant near the place (200 yards away) was fabulous, excellent service and food we could not fault it and eat there 4 times as it was so handy for us and the owner could not do enough for us.wonderful holiday all round.
Idyllic spot overlooking Lake Como
What a fantastic time my wife and I had during our 4 day stay at the Lago di Como apartment in the village of Fiumelatte, near Varenna. Everything was as advertised on VRBO. The view from the balcony overlooking Lake Como was stunning and the main reason we rented this apartment. We were not disappointed!! We enjoyed eating breakfast and dinner on the balcony surrounded by beauty! Kitchen was very well equipped. Wifi worked great. Bed was very comfortable. Location was excellent for visiting Varenna, and other spots on the lake (Bellagio and Menaggio) that we travelled to by local ferry. The free parking in the communal parking lot was very handy. The apartment had lots of tourist information available that was very helpful. Jan was very responsive, friendly and helpful in answering emails. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to explore this beautiful area. We hope to return. Thank you again Jan!
Frank & Beverly
Neat apartment set up on the hill in Fiumelatte - the view from the balcony is stunning, as pictured in the photos! It's around a half hour walk into Varenna (or a bit longer if you take the path above the road), where you can catch the ferry over to other towns.
Residenza Bellavista is located in the village of Fiumelatte-Pino. The village is a 5-min drive or 20-min walk from Varenna, one of the most unspoilt and beautiful spots on Lake Como. Varenna has a car ferry link to Bellagio and Menaggio, a direct train link to Milan (one hour), is a 15-min drive to the motorway link for airports Bergamo, Linate and Malpensa, which are 90 minutes away. Also, Lugano airport in Switzerland is 75 min away. Varenna has a butcher (salumeria), a general store, newagents, a post office, a tourist office, a bank and cashpoint/ATM as well as bars, cafes, restaurants (including 2 pizzerias). On the main square Piazzo San Giorgio there are 4 churches and a cafe that sells English-language newspapers. You can visit the beautiful sub-tropical gardens at two of Lake Como's most famous historic villas: Monastero and Cipressi and stroll along Varenna's famous lakeside promenade, the Passarella. You can also visit the medieval Castello di Vezio, perched above Varenna.
Golf: There is a golf course on the opposite side of the lake just outside Menaggio.
Ski: The three skiing areas of St. Moritz in Switzerland are just 90 minutes drive from Fiumelatte-Pino. The slopes of Italy's western Trentino and Lombardy are between 90 minutes and 2 hours drive away. The main ski resorts in this area are: Paganella, Va di Sole, Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Passo Tonale, Ponte di Legno, Aprica, Bormio and Livigno.