2 bedroom apartment with gorgeous mountain and lake view from the balcony
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About Sue Mitchell
I have always had a love of Italy and the Italian lifestyle ever since I lived in Siena whilst studying Italian at University. I never tire of the Italian lakes and especially the sheer beauty and majesty of Lake Como. The views from the apartment are breathtaking and I hope that you will enjoy your stay as much as I enjoy visiting the area. In my spare time I am also a magistrate and I consider myself trustworthy and reliable.
Sue Mitchell purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Sue Mitchell chose Dorio
Dorio still preserves all the features of a typical village on the lake and sits in a sunny position on the slopes of Mount Legnoncino, enclosed between the gorgeous bay of Piona and the promontory of the castle of Corenno Plinio, a picturesque medieval village which is another pearl of the lake. Dorio ia about a one hour drive from the Milan airports of Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo and is easily accessible both by car and by train. A short drive away are the most important towns on this side of the lake - Colico, Varenna, and Bellano which offer a wide range of tourist services, leisure centres, restaurants, shops, sports and lake activities. By using the lake ferries the famous picturesque towns of Maggiore and Bellagio are only a short journey away. In the winter you can quickly reach the most popular ski resorts of the area. Dorio is about one hour drive from Madesimo, Chiesi in Valmalenco, Aprica and Engadina. The ski resort of Chiesa in Valmalenco is easily reached just an hour by car and rises to 3,000 metres giving good snow cover up until April. There are a great selection of slopes for all levels as well as panoramic views, ski hire shops and an excellent ski school.
What makes this Apartment unique
Gorgeous lake and mountain views! The east side of Lake Como has the benefit of the sun late into the evening when the west side of the lake is in shadow. It benefits from a better road network which is not clogged up with tourist buses in the summer, as well as having a railway line with direct trains to Milan and onward destinations. Dorio has not suffered the blight of mass tourism which has effected many of the towns on the lake but continues to exude an original and unblemished charm.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Suitable for children over 5 years of age
Minimum age of primary renter:7
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful property overlooking Lake Como!
This property is absolutely amazing it's cozy and comfortable with two bedrooms and one bathroom with a shower & washer. The kitchen is supplied well. Great location to explore towns near the property it's not very long drive to St Moritz possibly 1 hour and 20 minutes at the most! Although property managers live in another country they are always available and we're very helpful. I would definitely rent this place again although I
What a lovely property! The manager was so wonderful in instructions prior to arrival. The view is beautiful and though there were so many things to do in the area, once there, we were tempted to just cook and enjoy the place and the view!! This is a gem of a place and I can only hope to be so lucky to return some day!
Thank you Kristine for your kind comments. I'm so glad you had a great time and enjoyed your stay.
You are very welcome to come back anytime.
Comfortable home with great views.
We found this a great place to relax, especially sitting on the deck overlooking Lake Como in all its different personalities from hour to hour and day to day. The kitchen is well equipped and the leather couches comfortable. Although Sue and Martin live far from their condo, they responded promptly to requests for assistance. We discovered the one-hour hike from the condo up the mountain only late in our stay: it was exhilarating and afforded stunning views of the lake. The bakery lady in Dorio was friendly and helpful. Our two favorite restaurants in the vicinity were the castle restaurant in Corenno Plinio and Il Crottini. The local fare and service were truly memorable. Our stay was delightful and we would highly commend this place to others.
visiting lake como
Excellent apartment with good facilities and good sized balcony. Great view of the lake from its elevated position. Within 3 miles of choice of rail stations and ferry departure points. Weakness is no local shop and few restaurants.
The view says it all!
Lovely apartment in a beautiful location.
Within walking distance of a lovely little bakery and shop, a bar, a pleasant restaurant and quiet beach, I am not sure what else you would want.
Equally, a short drive and you have a large shopping mall and supermarket, you can be in Switzerland in 45 minutes and 10 minutes away you can rent a boat for a day on Lake Como, where you can visit Bellano- beautiful historic village, Bellagio wonderful villas and gardens and Naboo (Star wars reference) or stalk the Clooneys in Laglio.
We had 4 days here before driving to Milan for 3 days in a hotel for the Monza GP, but would have readily stayed in the villa and driven every day to Monza, it would have been worth the extra miles.
Perfect base for a lovely holiday on the Lakes.
Lovely well appointed apartment with unsurpassable views over Lake Como from a lovely balcony. We could have spent all our time enjoying that. There was, however, much more to see and do. Lovely walk to Corenno Pliny with its castle, church, unexpected frescoes and a wonderful lunch at La Taverna. Ferry to Bellagio was lovely though somewhat challenging to ascertain times and then get on the right ferry back to Colico. Hike from Riccola Largo through larches on soft grass to top of local mountain was also a hilight. This place is highly recommended as much less busy than more southerly communities but with just as much history, scenery and activity. Our hostess, Sue was incredibly helpful in all ways.
Dorio is a quiet and tranquil village on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como enjoying unspoilt panoramic views and close to the picturesque resort towns of Varenna and Bellano from which there are regular ferry services to the 'golden triangle' of Menaggio and Bellaggio. Milan is easily reached by train.
The nearest bar/restaurant and fresh bakery is just 15 minutes walk/5 minutes drive.
Guests can enjoy cycling, hiking, swimming, sailing and skiing is just an hour by car.