|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Apartment “Torre” 5 beds: on the second floor of the medieval tower, has 1 bedroom with double bed and a single bed, and there is a double sofa bed in the living room. An old wood beam is visible in the ceiling of the living room and the bedroom have kept the wooden lintels chestnut of the sixteenth century. Lovely modern fireplace in the living room; We provide a hearty basket of firewood (without charge).
The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. Bathroom with shower, hair dryer, electric fan heater. Washing machine, TV, WiFi.
Opposite the entrance a stone staircase leading to a large terrace for the exclusive use of the apartment with table, chairs, deck chairs, parasol, barbecue.
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.
- 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.
La Torre is charming apartment in a very quiet medieval village with lovely views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains within seconds from the front door. The apartment was very clean and well equipped, with a wonderful log fire for those cooler October evenings (although the days were warm and sunny). Lucia was extremely helpful and friendly with lots of suggestions as to how to make the most of our stay. A wonderful, picturesque and romantic base from which to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary! Thank you Lucia for looking after us so well! We will be back soon!!!"
The apartment was clean and equipped with all the necessary tools for arranging a holiday stay. It was also very quiet. The road from Menaggio to Breglia is sometimes narrow and winding but after short period of time we got used to drive up and downhill. Location of town is however very convenient for all who wish to a make day trips to different locations like the town along the lake Como, St. Moritz, Lugano, Locarno, Bergamo and many others. There are also a number of opportunities for trekking in the area with some spectacular views on your way overlooking the lake Como. Lucia (the owner) was very friendly and helpful. She provided us with all the information on what we could/should see and how to arrange our stay in the best way. What was very important for us was that we could come with our dog. All this made that we spent a great holidays in La Torre.
"We had a lovely stay, although brief, in La Torre as we were on our way to another destination. The apartment was basic, clean, and well-equipped. The location is wonderful - further out of Menaggio than we had realized, but we LOVED it! Quiet, clean, fresh air! Be prepared to carry luggage to the apartment over cobblestone walkways - even this was well worth the slight inconvenience. Walked for spring water in the mornings as well as to various other locations a short distance away. The views are spectacular. The village of Breglia is a treasure. Lucia, the owner, is lovely and extremely helpful. We loved our time in Breglia/Menaggio/Como and intend to return to La Torre in the future."
"We stayed at Lucia's Medieval tower in Breglia in the hills behind Lake Como. It was a beautiful experience.
The description of the accommodation on Homelidays is accurate. It is a humble abode in an old village up in the mountains. It's not for glamour but to find the Italy of the olden days. It's off the beaten track and excellent if you don't like touristy areas.
The locals in the village were so friendly and generous. We really loved them. One neighbour gave us her husband's freshly made bread everyday, as well as her home grown tomatoes.
No one speaks English really - what a relief. It was very good for us to practice Italian; this was our first time so we were terrible! Additionally, we picked excellent Parasol mushrooms up in the woods, went log picking and on long walks to the refuge. This would be a good place for keen walkers and mountain bikers, as well as food lovers in search of real grub, not tourist fodder.
Overall, it was a simple, rustic and wonderful experience. For anyone who is seeking a modest holiday out in rural Italy, I would highly recommend this. We want to come back."
"It's nice and quiet place Breglia near Menadggio (6 km ab, 15 min by car). In Breglia you can find 1 restorante, nearest supermarket and pizzeria - in Plesio (5 min by car). You can go to mountains (a lot if nice routes. 4 houres by car from Ferenza (pay road, free road - 8 houres), 1,5 houres from Milan, 1 houres from Como"
"This place is absolutely super for someone who’s looking for peace and quiet holidays away from all the noise of the everyday life. We were amazed by the friendliness and hospitality of the owner and her total support in every aspect of our stay.
The apartment is nicely located ,very clean and quiet, the village is very nice and the people show their complete hospitality on every occasion.
It was the best holiday stay I have ever had !!!!!!"
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).