This cottage was built from scratch just a few years ago, repurposing original stone from the ruins of a pre-existing Roman building. Views are stunning.
The garden on the ground floor is ideal for rest and relaxation. Two long chairs with padded cushions are provided.
The first floor, with stone tile flooring and exposed wood beams, has a living area with a cushioned bench (which can double as a bed for 1 person), a full kitchen with 4 knobs, an oven, an a stainless steel counter, and a large terrace. An outdoor table can be set up on the terrace for al-fresco dining.
The second floor has hard-wood flooring, slanted wood-beamed cathedral ceiling, and a large French window opening onto a cute little terrace. There is one bedroom with an Italian "matrimoniale" bed (in between queen and king size, 163 cm/64"), and a bathroom with a bidet and shower.
There is no private parking at the property, but the little town has plenty of free public parking throughout. Depending on the time of day you may find one very close to the house, or a short walk away, at most a few hundred yards.
Regarding food / dining, Brienno is a lovely place, but it is a very small town - it only has a great pizzeria and a gorgeous upscale restaurant. However, in the town next door, Argegno (3 km) there is a lovely bakery, a small fruit/vegetable store, and a small salumeria (salami, prosciutto, copa, etc). In terms of large supermarkets, we recommend the Bennet supermarket (in Como, near Cernobbio - about a 10-15 minute drive from Brienno), which carries both local and regional Italian ingredients - great quality and prices. There is also a large covered market in the center of Como ( as well as many other specialized vendors nearby (butchers, cheesemongers, wine stores, etc) if you want the fully 'authentic' experience. It's about 20-25 minutes away.
On the opposite direction, there is another good mid-sized supermarket in Lenno, about 7 minutes away.
We have compiled a thorough list with many restaurant recommendations in the area, feel free to ask if you are interested.
The Milan airports are both 40 min away. It is very close to Laglio (George Clooney's Villa) and to Cernobbio, with their fine restaurants.
Boat-tours stop at the world-famous villas and their botanical gardens.
Day trips to Como and Milan with their art and culture, restaurants, and shopping (designer outlets, silk scarves and ties) are a must.
Feel free to ask us about many fun, exciting activities in the area.
Carmen is a licensed tour guide for Lake Como, she will be happy to share ideas with you.
Please note that our prices already include 24% tax. No extra fees.