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Between lake and mountains

Bedrooms 2
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Perfect to enjoy The Como lake and the mountains around in all respects

On Lake Como close to Varenna and Bellagio, a small holiday house of 65 m2 situated in the upper part of the village of Lierna in a narrow cobbled street in a historical area . Access is on foot from the street only a few steps away.

Parking is available on the street. From the house you can access a network of paths which criss-cross the mountain behind the village, such as the 'Sentiero del viandante' in the Grigna Group. In a few minutes on foot it's possible to reach the railway station, the beaches on the lake and the village shops. By train and ferries it's possible to visit any sites along the Lake as well as Milan, Bergamo, St. Moritz and beyond. The house is on three floors connected by a spiral staircase. On the ground floor there's a big kitchen with dining area, well equipped with a fridge, oven and television. On the first floor there's a double bedroom and bathroom with shower and on the 2nd floor another small room with two other beds and a nice balcony mountains view. There is a cellar where you can put bikes , wind or kite surf equipment etc. The owners who live 100 m away from the house will be happy to help you in anyway they can and assure you of a very warm welcome .

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Lierna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Ski Locker
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom has shower soap, shampoo hairdryer, toilet paper, towels and shower mat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 comfortable beds and access to the balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , double bedroom, wardrobe and small table with two chairs
  • The main bedroom is also equipped with an opening bed for a possible arrangement for a child
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Cellar
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Between lake and mountains
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have found that the best way to judge a home is based on reviews of the hosts.

If Homeaway had a Superhost category, Fausto and Fio (Ricardo's parents) would be at the top of the list.

They met us at the train station and superbly described all the things to do in Lierno and around Lake Como.

Since we arrived on a Monday, when shops and restaurants are closed, they gave us food to make dinner, which lasted the entire stay. They even came by to check on us before we left.

The apt is fully furnished, very clean, and with everything you need. Bed is comfortable.

A bit of an uphill walk from the center of town (by the lake), but the exercise did us good.

Thank you Fausto and Fio.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears Craig & Elaine thanks a lot for your kind review , we've been very happy to meet and host you and it would be very nice to meet you again in the future . We wish you the best of life ! Cheers Fio Fausto and Riccardo
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Lovely quiet Location, Very Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely stay at Chiocciola House. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing stay then this is the place. We arrived by train from Bergamo which was an easy journey with 1 change in Lecco. The owners meant us at the train station and drove us to the house. We did a little check in, they had prepared a folder containing maps and information for the local area including details of shops in the village, train/ferry times, walking routes in and around the village and general information about recycling etc. It was a nice touch. It was a well equipped house with nice open plan kitchen/living room, shower room and two bedrooms. The house is located in near the top of the village and it was about 15 minutes walk into the village or to the beach. The beach was lovely with a little bar where you could get food/drinks, hire sunbeds etc. The village has two main restaurants, both were good and reasonably priced. There was a small supermarket in the main village with a good selection as well as a nice bakery/shop just around the corner from the house. It is not very touristy but we preferred this over the more busy resorts such as Bellagio and Varenna, both of which we visited for days out but ferry and train. Overall a lovely relaxing stay which was made all the better by the owners who went out of there way to make us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's been very nice to meet Jessica and her husband. They are very friendly and polite guest and let the house in perfect order. We hope to host them again in the future Riccardo
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"The house was a perfect ...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was a perfect base from which to explore this area of Lake Como. The accommodation was very clean and well equipped. The best thing was that the hosts were hospitable and friendly and lived 50 metres away."

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Lovely house!! If you ar...

  • 5 of 5

"Lovely house!! If you are looking for a quiet and relaxed the Chiocciola House is the perfect place. The house is very comfortable, it''s like being at home. Very clean and tidy,nothing is missing. Very good location and it''s best ..... their hosts. An incredible attention.Highly recommended"

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful, clean,good equipped house,

  • 5 of 5

Lierna, La 'casa a chiocciola', 6449066

We have very beautiful holidays in this nice and clean house. We found everything there we need. The owner, family Messori, are very nice and helpful. They can tell you all about hiking, shopping, other towns and something more, if you want this.

We enjoy our stay in Lierna so much. And also we are pleased to meet family Messori

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brigitte and Michael many thanks for your beautiful review. We have been very happy to meet you and hope to see you again in the future . Best wishes fio Fausto and Riccardo
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Ein liebevoll eingerichtetes Ferienhaus für zwei Erwachsene

  • 5 of 5

Alles in Allem haben wir dort einen wundervollen Urlaub verbracht.

La'casa a chiocciola ist ein sehr gepflegtes und liebevoll eingerichtetes Ferienhäuschen. Es liegt in einer schmalen Gasse die nicht befahren werden darf. Trotzdem ist es über die Zufahrtsstraße gut erreichbar. Und Parkplätze befinden sich in unmittelbarer Nähe. Die Mückennetze vor dem Fenster ermöglichen es, die Fenster jederzeit zu öffnen. Auf dem kleinen Balkon kann man gut zu Zweit sitzen. Das Haus ist für zwei erwachsene Menschen sehr gut geeignet, und bietet ausreichend Platz. Für Kinder gibt es weitere Schlafmöglichkeiten im Dachgeschoss, in dem sich auch der Zugang zum Balkon befindet.

Die Vermieter, Familie Messori, versorgte uns zwischendurch mit frischem Gemüse aus ihrem Garten. Außerdem sind sie ausgezeichnet über die Wanderstrecken, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Zugverbindungen, die nähere Umgebung und Ähnliches informiert. Sie haben uns auf Anfrage sehr gerne wieter geholfen. Zudem gab es an jedem Samstag frische Handtücher und Bettwäsche. In Lierna selbst gibt es einen kleinen Supermarkt. Und eine Bäckerei mit Dingen für den täglichen Bedarf gibt es in unmittelbarer Nähe des Ferienhauses. Bergauf und bergab geht es zu beiden Geschäften.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sehr geehrte Brigitte und Michael, vielen Dank für ihre schönen Rezension über ihre Aufenthalt hier. Wir waren sehr glücklich zu treffen und teilen uns ein wenig Zeit mit Ihnen. Wir hoffen, Sie in Zukunft wiederzusehen. Liebe grusse und immer musik zu machen familie Messori
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Riccardo

27 years old, graduate in 'Science for the tourism',english teacher and musician. I manage the house with my family.

Why Riccardo chose Lierna

The house was founded as a small investment property and is currently rented for short periods for tourism because we love meeting people from every country and help them to discover and share with us the beauty of our land.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is situated in an ancient hamlet of Lierna with cobbled roads.


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergamo Orio al Serio, Milano Malpensa, Mi Linate
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Blue Flower bar and pizza
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Caiolo (Sondrio)
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Lierna Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Milan Venice
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
"Sottovento" Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
2 beatiful beaches available
Car: not necessary

Lierna village is easily accessible by train, the Milan-Lecco-Sondrio line. Shuttle bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate and Milan Bergamo railway stations.

The whole area of Lake Como, Bellagio, Cadenabbia, Lecco, Varenna, Milan, Bergamo and St Moritz are easily accessible by trains and boats departing from Lierna

Do not miss a visit to the gardens of stately homes of the lake, the island Comacina Balbianello Peninsula, the peninsula of Piona with the ancient middleage abbey,

The owners are great connoisseurs of the territory from the point of view, hiking, historical and wildlife and will give you all the information to deepen your knowledge of the area.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Consegna delle chiavi da parte del proprietario che risiede a cinquanta metri dalla casa. Si chiede dal momento che non sono richieste spese aggiuntive di lasciare l'abitazione pulita.

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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