To describe Griante who better to enlist than none other than Longfellow wrote of this pretty village in 1879. I ask myself is this a dream? Will it vanish into air? Is there a land of such supreme and perfect beauty anywhere? Holidaymakers who have visited the region will no doubt bare testimony to the statement. Cadennabia and Griante forms one town, Cadennabia on the lake and Griante, a residential area perched 50 metres up the hill looking down on the lake. The residence features 9 spacious, beautifully appointed, luxury homes situated in a tranquil location. Choose from 2 or 3 bedrooms many with 2 bathrooms, terrace plus large communal outside area featuring pool in summer plus all year round sauna and jacuzzi. Ideally located to reach nearby Villa Carlotta with its majestic gardens, Bellagio directly across the lake, the Cadennabia and Menaggio golf club, shingle beach, lido and pool and golden sand beach all available either by foot or a short drive.
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Really nice apartment in Griante
We have visited Italy many times, but decided to stay at Lake Como for the first time.The surroundings are extremely beautiful. Googling around, we found Griante apartments. It looked good and we were not disappointed. Being 5 adults, we needed 3 bedrooms and therefore we chose apt. 9. Aircon, nice kitchen, nice bathrooms, washing machine etc. - even tabs for the dishwasher were there. The pictures show how it is. The beds however were extremely hard but this is the only complaint. Good service from ordering to confirmation and when in Italy we were met by the owner who took us from Lenno to the apartment. Great service. Griante apartments is up on the mountain side. You need good legs, shoes and a little time to come from the lakeside and up. Best advice - just do as the italians - take it easy. Nice little convenient store app. 250 m from the apartment. Here you can get almost everything. All in all a very nice week.
Mette + family from Denmark
Wonderful accomodation, well appointed with a charming host. The residence is located above griante in a quiet hamlet but only 10 minutes walk to the lake, ferry and restaurants so we hardly used a car and left parked up at the residence all week. Have returned to the uk batteries fully charged. 10 out of 10!
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Local cookery, art courses and wine tasting available on request. Please ask for more details.
The ferry port is just over 5 minutes walk from the apartment to access the whole lake and all manor of pretty villages
scattered around the lake. Griante is ideally located to reach the beaches dotted around the lake. A golden sand beach is available 10 minutes drive south of the home whilst a beach with 2 swimming pools can be found 5 minutes north of the home in neighbouring Menaggio.
Milan Linate and Malpensa are 1 hour from the apartment.
For Bergamo add an extra 30 minutes. We are happy to advise which airlines fly to the local airports from the UK.
Car rental is considered essential to get the most out of your stay in the Lakes, however boats and buses access all parts of the lake from the village which is only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment.
A short drive to the quintessential Italian town of Como. Guide books tell you it is famous for Italian silk, however, we prefer its lake front views, pretty piazzas, 600 old churches, gelato shops (nocciala is our favourite!), alfresco dining and shopping for sumptuous Italian delicacies! 35 minutes to the Swiss border for designer outlets in Fox town. 50 minutes to Milan. 5 minutes to the lakeside town of Menaggio or just a 10 minutes walk to the ferry which takes you direct to Bellagio.
Tremezzo is 5 minutes from the home where the famous Villa Carlotta gardens can be found as well as the beautiful Parco Meyer garden ideal for an aperitif or some sunbathing next to the lake! Menaggio, with it's palm lined walkways is another pretty lake village worth exploring. Many boat activities from windsurfing to sailing are available on the lake as well as other water sports.
Mountain bikes are also available for hire if you wish to venture into the vast mountains that surround the lake. There are plenty of restaurants and places to visit we are happy to recommend. Just ask!
5 minutes drive to supermarkets north or south of the home,
banks and more shops. Minimarket and restaurants approximately 10 minutes walk from the home.
Gym and tennis court here in Griante.
The famous church of San Martino, perched high up on the hillside is a favourite for walkers and sightseers alike with The Bar Veccia Torre worth a visit on route to the church to view the unique paintings available to purchase as well as the refreshments available.
The lido beach bar, pool and restaurant is a real find for families here in the village on the lake front. Plenty of restaurants, a tearoom, plus a sophisticate disco on board a permanently moored boat are available to visit here on the lakefront in Cadenabbia.