The flagship of Casa dell’Arco is the breathtaking view over the Lake Como. Casa dell’Arco is located in the heart of Varenna, a true urban example of the old Italian villages. Except the main street crossing the village, all others are pedestrian stairs ways (contrada) that bring you down to the lake, ideal for children. The apartment is on top of the building, on two floors and outside the living room are two balconies. The interiors are stylish and modern and the apartment has been completely restored in early 2010. The lake is 20 meters far and in 5’ of pleasant walk along the lake you reach the ferry dock. The train station is only 10' far. Close to the apartment are : pharmacy, grocery, butcher, bank, restaurants and bars. Casa dell’Arco is the ideal location to live the unique atmosphere of Varenna that will make your holiday unforgettable.
Downstairs is the open-space living room and kitchen, upstairs are 3 bedrooms
Luciana & Irene
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location with amazing views, could have been better with additional small amnesties
Pro: great location, amazing views
Cons: one bathroom, number of steps to reach the apartment with luggage, small things/ amenities that could have made the stay better (like shower gel in bathroom, kitchen towel rolls, good coffee machine, extra towels, curtains in bedroom etc.)
Very nice. Very quiet
Location was great. About a 10 min walk from the train station and ferry dock. Great views if the lake. Easy in and easy out.
This is the second time staying at the apartment and as usual Luciana and Irene live up to being great hosts and available. The apartment is clean and in good repair, not to mention modern. It is really a perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas and has the “post card” view.
Great view in charming Varenna
The other reviews are accurate. The apartment is modern, neat and has two small balconies with great views of the lake. I preferred to sit and watch the sunset from our place versus the very nice café directly down the stairs. Bonus, a small bodega is steps away where you can purchase a bottle of wine.
Luciana was responsive to initial emails and picked up my call when I could not find the apartment. I should paid better attention to the comments about finding the apartment because it was easy to find. She also promptly remedied a small glitch. :-)
We preferred Varenna over Belagio and Menaggio and glad we stayed here. I wish we could have stayed longer to explore the area. A few extra pillows and another couch would be great along with a small supply of coffee.
Highly recommend… Thank you!
Location and view were fabulous!!
Once we located the condo we loved the location and view which was exactly as described. We learned that the street names are carved into the side of the building which made it a bit difficult to locate. A local resident helped us find the condo:) Luciana was the perfect hostess in that I contacted her about a light being out in the bathroom and true to her word she had t replace the next day. I would highly recommend this property!!! We loved our stay there but be aware that there are a lot of steps to reach your destination from Lake Como!!!
Great view and all the things you need in one apartment big enough for a family of five.
This is a modern well equipped place with a beautiful view.
Thanks to the central position on Lake of Como, you can easily visit the most attractive places on the lake. Old villas, typical villages like Bellagio, Menaggio, Gravedona and many others and reach the different beaches on the lake coast. In 10' you can take a train that brings you to Milano, Bergamo, Como in not more than an hour time. Other places you can reach in 1h drive are : Lugano, St. Moritz, different Alps best sites as Passo dello Spluga., Passo San Marco. Walking paths bring you to the villages of Vezio Castle, Gisazio, Bologna in the nature with breathtaking view sites. In half an hour drive you can take the path that brings you to the top of Grigna mountain (2400 mts.). A guide is recommended. You can find any kind of attraction as sport activities: wind surfing, swimming, trekking; historical guided visits and shopping in towns.