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Medieval tower in a quaint old village; WiFi, private parking - Lake Como

Bedrooms Studio
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Quaint and Cozy medieval tower apartment in Breglia, village over Menaggio

If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, to find the Italy of the olden days, this is the place to do it: quiet, perfect base to explore the Italian Lakes, Breglia is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous lake places as Bellagio. The village offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay, good place for keen walkers: from Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, others rising on mountain above the town, with stunning views.

The tower is in the oldest part of the village, its walls have a thousand years, the facade reveal ancient stone windows, next there was a convent of monks (15th century). Walking through the village you will discover panoramic glympses and picturesque corners, like the old stone fountains.

PARKING: The village is medieval and streets are pedestrian only: a big free public parking is at 80 meters from the tower.

Bar-restaurant, at 100 metres from the tower, where is possible to have breakfast/dinner/lunch; open every day, good food: breakfast service 6€, tourist menu 16€, or menu a la carte.

Please note:

- The tower does not have a lake view

- This location is not suitable for those with mobility problems (stairs)

- Cot and highchair available on request, without charge.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Breglia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , hairdryer
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Cellar
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Medieval tower in a quaint old village; WiFi, private parking - Lake Como
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Medieval bliss in a beautiful village.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in the tower. Breglia is a stunning location high above the tourist town of Menaggio on Lake Como - You will require your own transport to stay in this village but its well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with comfortable accommodation and a very warm welcome from Lucia. Some great relatively easy walking can be enjoyed locally with the best views in the area or if you wish take a boat ride to some of the more main stream tourist areas on Como. You are close to the Swiss border and if your up for a drive check out the Splugen Pass which is stunning and return via San Bernardino Pass. If your happy to shop locally for supplies in Menaggio the tower has a well equipped kitchen. Great week away, nice location, good fun and a big thanks once again to Lucia. Hope to visit again in the future. Oh one last thing don't miss the chance to walk to Rifugio Menaggio it's well worth a few hours during your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little apartment in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Breglia is set in beautiful scenery in the hilltops overlooking Lake Como, with a stunning vista across the lake to Bellagio just 15/20 minutes walk through the woods from the village. The tower apartment has everything you need and Lucia is very friendly and welcoming with a wealth of advice and tips.

We had a lovely holiday there and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A storybook holiday!

  • 5 of 5

My female cousin and I stayed in the Portico apartment for 2 nights at the beginning of a 9 day journey across the Alps. The charm and natural beauty of this village was the absolute highlight of our trip, and the Portico apartment at the mid-level of a medieval tower was like a step backwards into a time we modern people can only dream about! The apartment is a stunning example of medieval architecture, and it offers every modern convenience one could possibly need. It is spotlessly clean, too! Lucia, the property owner/manager, is without question the most gracious and kind hostess I could have ever imagined or hoped for. It may not be well advertised, but she is a well educated historian about the area, and the depth of her knowledge is fascinating! The stories she had to offer about the village, the lake, and the surrounding community left me wanting much, much more. Two nights simply wasn't enough! I could stay there a month and still look forward to the next day. It is an amazing place to visit! Besides the village itself, the walking in the area must easily rate amongst the most breathtaking and awe inspiring sights throughout the entire world! My cousin and I hiked to Rifugio Menaggio, about 90 minutes up the mountain from the Portico apartment and Breglia village. Our hike was knee deep in snow for about 2/3 of the climb and descent, but the effort was worth 8 hours of climbing! If the view overlooking Lake Como from Rifugio Menaggio doesn't make a person believe in God, then nothing will. Only He could have created such an unbelievable setting! And the food up there wasn't half bad either. Bring some Euros so you can have some lunch and sit on the porch gazing at the mountainous lake view. I am not a person who generally visits the same place twice, but I am going to try my best to return to Breglia again some day, not only to stay in the Portico apartment, but also to listen to Lucia's stories and hike many, many more miles. This is a five star destination for anyone seeking a unique experience that no hotel or country club could ever match! The only caution would be there is a moderately inclined walk (3-5 minutes) to reach the apartment from the parking area. It is not easily handicap accessible, unfortunately. And the only thing I didn't like about the apartment was the small shower, but after staying in several European hotels during my brief adventure, that seems to be normal. What can I say, I'm a spoiled American!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gelsenkirchen, NRW


  • 5 of 5

Der Turm ist ein Traum mit allem was mann benötigt. Möchte jemand ein ruhiges altes Italienisches Dorf in den Bergen kennenlernen , dann auf nach Breglia. Wanderwege , Bergtouren und Badeurlaub sind kein Problem, solange mann mobil ist, Lucia ist wirklich sehr herzlich und lieb. Sie ist sofort bereit bei Problemen zu helfen und gibt immer gute Tips .

Wir können diese Unterkunft nur sehr empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, thank you for your appreciations! A big hug from Breglia:-) Lucia
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Portico à Breglia

  • 5 of 5

Un appartement très agréable et bien équipé dans ce village médiéval tranquille à l'écart de la ville. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié Lucia et ses nombreux conseils à l'arrivée qui nous ont permis de découvrir la région dès le premier jour. De nombreuses randonnées à pied et autour du lac nous ont ravis. Merci encore à Lucia pour son accueil et sa gentillesse !

Juliette et Vincent

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Puente de Mayo en el Portico.

  • 5 of 5

Buscabamos un rincon alejado de las zonas turisticas, y lo encontramos en este lugar, Breglio. A solo unos minutes de Menaggio permite combinar senderismo con maravillosas vistas y tranquilidad, con visitas al lago.

La habitación es perfecta para una o dos personas. Todo muy limpio y correcto. La calefaccion es electrica y tambien se puede USAR la chimenea. La cocina equipada. No hay tiendas cerca, mejor comprar abajo.

Luccia es muy formal y atenta. Nos ha encantado.( Gracias por todo!! )Vale la pena escuchar sus consejos turisticos!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
96 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar 'Breglia' with breakfast service
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabba
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Varenna (by ferry boat)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Lugano Nord
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Restaurant 'Breglia' local and italian cuisine
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Car: recommended

Plesio, Breglia: 46.05337 latitude; 9.23416 longitude

Quaint village, peaceful place surrounded by woods, Breglia has a splendid position overlooking Lake Como.

Perfect starting point to discover the italian lakes.

Breglia centre is pedestrian only: a very large and free public parking is at 80m from the house.

At 100m from the tower public park for children, bus stop, restaurant with bar: tourist menu €16, breakfast €6.

From Breglia start numerous hikings for all levels of difficulty: 'Highly recommended for lovers of nature, ancient buildings and beautiful landscapes '(from a guest's reviews).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $49.22

Extra charge: electricity calculated at the end of your stay € 0.50/kwh, to be payed at the end of your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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