|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Casa Varenna, suitable for 4 people, is an independent cottage surrounded by an olive tree garden. The house includes all modern conveniences and has direct access to the new shared pool from the gated garden. For larger groups, it is possible to rent other villas on the same estate. Please see listings for Villa Como, Casa Piano and Casa Paseo.
Guests arrive at Casa Varenna along a stone-paved pathway and enter the cozy living room with high ceilings and working fireplace. The cottage has 2 bedrooms (2 twin beds and 1 double), a modern bathroom with tub, and a fully furnished kitchen with dining area. There is a furnished outdoor patio perfect for enjoying meals when the weather is nice. The patio and private garden have views of the castle, pool, olive trees and surrounding mountains. Its a true country living experience.
On the opposite side, 80 meters away, there is a small ancient village where cars are not allowed. A nice inexpensive bar /restaurant is located in the village, just 5 minutes walk from the house!
Many services can be arranged for before your arrival. Some of these include babysitting, chef service, cooking classes, advanced grocery shopping, late arrival (fee of 50 Euros), breakfast service (15 Euros per person/ per day), extra towels and linens.
While Casa Varenna's architecture is simple, the interior is tastefully furnished with a stylish, modern feel and measures 90 square meters total. The house consists of only one level therefore can be recommended to people with walking difficulties.
It features one double bedroom (only one bed that cannot be set as two twin beds), one twin bedroom, a bathroom with tub and shower head, storage room with washing machine, a living room, a nice new kitchen equipped with dishwasher, gas range and oven.
Varenna 3 km downhill has all kind of shops, restaurants, a railroad station (Milan can be reached in 1 hour), the ferry launches to Bellagio and Menaggio (in 15 minutes), a pebbly beach.
Varenna is a wonderful lake shore town on Lake Como. Built on a rocky promontory it was for centuries a sentinel at the heart of the lake. Today Varenna is a quietly refined town with beautiful old houses and romantic panoramas. The climate is particularly mild, as witnessed by the presence of olive and cypress trees together with other botanical specimens normally found in much warmer climates. Along the lakefront is a romantic walkway abounding in flora, and linking the town center to Olivedo, the landing point for ferries and steamers. Varenna is the ideal starting point for a visit to the northern/central part of Italy and the southern Swiss Alps. It is less then two hours from the Milano Malpensa airport and 1 hour from the Milano Linate airport. Places to visit: The castle of Vezio (5 minutes walking distance from the villa); the gardens of Villa Monastero, a neo-classical garden offering a long walk along the lakeshore. Bellagio and Menaggio are 15 minutes by ferry; Tremezzo and the famous Villa Carlotta; Como with its ancient monuments and churches, and its shopping area are all within easy reach. Varenna is a 10 minute drive here you will find shops, restaurants, ferry and railroad station with connections to Menaggio and Bellagio via ferry. The railroad station in Varenna connects you to Milano by train in one hour. There is a golf course in Menaggio (15 minutes by ferry plus 10 by car).