About the property
- Apartment495 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Quaint and Cozy medieval tower apartment in Breglia, village over Menaggio
At the first floor of the medieval tower, has a double bed. An old wood beam is visible in the ceiling, and a narrow passage that once connected the tower with the surrounding buildings have now been converted into a storage room. Lovely modern fireplace in the living room; We provide a generous basket of firewood.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped. WiFi; TV; Bathroom with shower, hair dryer, fan heater. Maps, brochures and tourist information in different languages
The apartment has a small terrace at the entrance with only enough room for two chairs and a small table.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Medieval bliss in a beautiful village.
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.
Lovely little apartment in stunning setting
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.
A storybook holiday!
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!
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.
Dear friends, thank you for your appreciations! A big hug from Breglia:-)
Alles Prima!!! Sehr Empfehlenswert!!!
Wir waren sowohl von dem steingemauertem Turm in dem urigen Bergdorf sehr angetan, sowie von der herzlichen Art unserer Vermieterin Lucia Sala!
Im gemütlichen Apartment war alles vorhanden und den Tag auf der sonnigen Terrasse mit Kaffee zu starten und am Abend am Kaminfeuer ausklingen zu lassen war wunderbar!
Mit dem Auto ist man in ca. 20 min in Menaggio am See und von da aus steht einem alles offen!
Lucia hat uns wertvolle Tips gegeben bezüglich Ausflüge Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants. Ausserdem liegen noch zahlreiche Infoblaetter in der Wohnung bereit!
Was wir gerne empfehlen wollen ist einen Ausflug ans nördliche Ende des Sees zum Naturschutzgebiet ' Riserva Pian di Spagna '. Von Dascio gibt es einen wunderschönen Wanderweg zur Kapelle San Fedelino mit mehreren tollen Aussichtspunkten auf den unten gelegenen Lago di Mezzola!
Da wir im April da waren war es durch die dicken Steinwände noch recht kühl in der Wohnung, wodurch der Kaminofen noch besser zur Geltung kam. Trotzdem würde ich beim nächsten mal, für die Nacht, meinen Daunenschlafsack mitnehmen.
Andererseits ist es im Sommer bestimmt herrlich, aus der Hitze, in das kühle Haus zu kommen!
Portico à Breglia
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
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).
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Extra charge: electricity calculated at the end of your stay € 0.50/kwh, to be payed at the end of your stay