|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Annina's House 'STUDIO' apartment located in Varenna, an elegant village on the shore of Italy's Lake Como in the heart of Varenna's old quarter, just a few steps from the water and the main square. The apartment looks onto a picturesque cobblestone pedestrian-only archway leading straight to the beach and the lakeside with the beautiful pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries. The rooms of this apartment on the ground floor, of a recently restored sixteen century building, affords picturesque views of the lake.Varenna has some of the best small restaurants, trattoria's & pizzerias on the Lake, most of which are found in these rustic cobbled streets dating back to Roman times and only a minutes’ walk away. This house is also 100m from the main square and only a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal,
We also have other properties in Varenna called Annina's House and Casa di Mezzo as well as a Bed & Breakfast in Mandello del Lario, approx. 8 km far away from Varenna. Please contact us for further information.
Town accessibility, via road, ferry and the railway station. This allows those who do not wish to hire a car, to arrive by boat or train. Without a car however, the need to stay central is greatly increased, as Lake Como is surrounded by steep hillsides. Most facilities are located in the small towns around the lake's edge and the majority of accommodation spread across the mountain sides.
Guests can easily reach the many amenities and Lakeside attractions by foot. The early Victorian part of Varenna provides a choice of lake view Cafes, many fine Villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent Falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer-Autumn time. The Ferry also operates from here, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio and other Lake Como towns.
We cannot say enough great things about this place! The Case di Mezzo experience was one of a kind. Maria and Ester were so helpful and willing to assist in any way they could. They picked us up at the train station and gave us a driving tour of Varenna. It is a small, quaint, beautiful town - one of our favorite stops on our trip of Italy. There is a view out of a side window of Lake Como which was enough for us as we did not spend much time in the apartment. The location was perfect for getting around town. We were within a minute walk of most restaurants which included a view of the lake. Be sure to check out The Nilus Bar restaurant. It was our favorite and we ate there two of our three nights! We also took a 5 minute stroll on the passerella (promenade) to the ferry passing by my favorite gelato place in town (Gelateria Riva). If you are interested in hiking, we walked all around Varenna and saw a beautiful fresh water spring, soccer field, and the famous castle in town. This was a few hours of hiking, but well worth the spectacular views. Maria and Ester have a beautiful place with wifi, a kitchen, and a bedroom. We were so pleased with our stay that we even recommended it to my parents! Unfortunately, it was booked during their trip to Italy. Please note they take cash upon arrival. There is a bank in town, but we came with the money so as to not worry about a bank.
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We are in love with Italy and Varenna.
Pietro and Maria, the owners are very kind and always doing there best to make the week comfortable and nice for you.
Within one hour you are for 6 euro in center of Milaan!
We made by train and bus a tour to sankt Moritz over the Bernina. Very nice!
We made nice walks along the lake trail! Bellagio is nice to visit and Como.
Varenna is the nicest village, grocery round the corner!
Having travelled to Italy more than 25 times, we are very happy to say, that Marias House is one of the very best acommodations, we have experienced! The description fits perfectly to what you get. The price is quite all right, and Maria and Pietro are very kind and helpfull hosts. They picked us up at the railway station, showed us the whereabouts of Varenna and answered every question in a familiar and friendly way. Varenna itself is to us the pearl of Lake Como. Bellagio is bigger and has more shops and restaurants, but the atmosphere of Varenna is quite unique. Our visit took place in off-season, so we quickly felt, that we were part of the everyday life of Varenna: We met the same local people in the grocery store every morning. We enjoyed the quietness of the town, and especially we enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere in the area of cafés at the small bay just below Maria House. To sit here in the sunset and drink your Aperol Spritze while watching the ferries crossing the lake, the families feeding the ducks and the lovers doing their romantic show off makes this place worthy of the comment: Romantic getaway! And afterwards you can pick between at least 10 good restaurants no more than 5 minutes away, some of them with brilliant lake-views. The views of the lake gets even better, if you in daytime take a walk in the hillsides just above town - in fact it is breathtaking! And Varenna is situated very convenient, if you want to take boattrips, either to Lecce, Como, Bellagio, Menaggio or you just want to take roundtrips. And the best place to return to!
We had been travelling for 36 hours before arriving in Verenna. We were tired, hot, thursty & pretty grumpy. Getting off the train we were met by two beautiful people - Marie & Piedro, what a treat! They were so welcoming, friendly, kind & generous, we knew straight away we had made the best choice for the start of our 3 month Italian holiday. They drove us around town hi-lighting all the tourist spots, where to shop for groceries, the best eateries etc. We were then shown to our accommodation, which was spotless, very comfortable, and had everything required to make a great meal (which we find lacking in a lot of places). It was in a wonderful position with views to the lake, most nights we sat on the balcony watching the facinating crowd pass by. This place was like a fairyland, the cobbled laneways & dancing lights across the lake. It was so close to everyting and the food & wine in the area was like nothing we had experienced before. The ferrys are so close, as is rail - where you can go to any part of the lakes and very cheaply - we actually were suprised by the price - thinking everything would be very explecive, but not at all - on par to Melbourne & perhaps even cheaper. We spent 10 days in Annina's & have not long been back home from our trip, but this is, when I look back on Italy, where I would love to be right now - on that balcony with a glass of wine. My only hesitation in writing this review, it that once everyone finds out about Maria & Annina's, they will be booked years in advance. When we left, both Piedro & Maria came to see us off & we felt as though we were leaving home - it really was sad to leave them and Verenna. It was a wonderful starting ground for Italy and I often think about that first day. I highly recommend this place to anyone. WE LOVED IT!
We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Not only was it a lovely, fully equipped apartment, but the location couldn't have been better (for the price). Sure, we could have spent 3-4 times as much per night on a hotel room with balcony overlooking the lake. However this apartment was located on the #1 most picturesque sidestreet in Varenna. Centrally located with only a short climb, we were steps away from the upper level of town (the piazza, shops & etc) and only steps down to the central part of the harbor and it's restaurants. We had informed the owners, Maria & Pietro, when our train would arrive. They met us at the station and drove us the short way to the piazza. Then Maria, a very nice lady, showed us around the town, and got us settled in for our stay. She speaks only a bit of English, but we were able to communicate easily. The bed was comfortable, the apartment clean, with a washing machine, satellite TV, and a kitchen. We had a nice patio to sit on, and look at the lake with our glass of wine. This is a real bargain in an area with very few of them. Perfetto!
We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversay at the apartment in Varenna 7/11/09-7/15/09. This is a fabulous property and value. Beautifully located in the middle of Varenna. We especially appreciated the cleanliness of the apartment, the very functional kitchen and the clothes washing machine. Maria and Pietro were wonderful hosts-would return in a heart beat!
The apartment is located in the historic centre of Varenna's. It's near Villa Cipressi, built in the sixteen century, has terraced gardens cascading to the lake's edge. Its cypress trees and wisteria provide a beautiful backdrop for a garden walk. Nearby, Villa Monastero has been called the highlight of Lake Como's eastern shore. This former sixteen century Cistercian abbey is today an important international meeting centre. The apartments have been recently opened to the public and can be visited during the weekend. But Villa Monastero is rightly famous above all for its wonderful gardens with impressive statues and neoclassic architectural elements.
The square features the twelfth century Church of San Giorgio, built over an ancient temple. This parish church features a distinctive round red brick steeple.
Golf: Golf: The world famous Menaggio and Cadenabblia Golf Club is positioned on the hillside above Menaggio which is only a 15 min ferry ride across the lake
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.|
Account required on booking:balance to be paid in Italy on arrival upon keys-delivery.
Preferably weekly bookings from Saturday to Saturday, minimum stay of 3-4 nights only if possible.
Prices include towels,bed linen,electricity, gas.Final cleaning free of charge.
Heating is an extra cost:Price heating 1 euro/ each hour.There is a counter in the house so clients only pay what they use
Upon confirmation is required € 50.00 via PayPal, balance pay at arrival at delivery key
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