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Lake Como - apartments in a medieval tower in a picturesque village - WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartments in a medieval tower, peaceful location, perfectly positioned to enjoy Italian Lakes

Quaint and cozy apartments in the Breglia's medieval tower, situated in the ancient part of the village, peaceful because only pedestrian. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, to find the Italy of the olden days, this is the place to do it: peaceful, comfortable base to explore the area, Breglia (medieval village in the municipality of Plesio, over Menaggio) is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous lake places. The village offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay, perfect 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 of Lake Como, Lake Lugano and the Alps. In the apartment you will find all sorts of information for the discovery of our territory: maps, guides, tips, planning and rates for unforgettable cruises on the lake. I am on your disposal to suggest you the best to visit, such as planning a day cruise to visit the most famous villages of the lake.

Do you love comfortable and relaxing boat trips? Want to visit archaeological sites, villas, gardens, castles and abbeys? All these can be found here on Lake Como area!

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Lucia

Breglia was the land of my grand-parents, I live on the other side of the lake but often we enjoy to come back here in Breglia for holidays or just for a short day-beak looking for peace and nature.

I really love my land and its history: lake Como is rich in art, history and nature! I wish my guests discover as much as possible of the beauties of my land: I prepare in the apartments many information, maps, brochures. If you want any tips, itineraries adapted to your wishes write me and I help you to find them.

Why Lucia chose Breglia

The village is like a nest in the woods of the mountains of the lake, where to enjoy beautiful walks between woods with fantastic views. An oasis of peace just few minutes drive from the busiest and most famous places around the lake. Good bus services connect Breglia with Menaggio ( from 7am to 6pm, not on Sunday), and the local restaurant has excellent meals with little expense. On Sundays and public holidays, when the lake villages are busy with tourists from the city, is great to enjoy the peace here, walking among the fresh woods and going for an easy stroll to the white church that overlooks the lake with an extraordinary view. In this small village people are friendly, you can feel the atmosphere of yesteryear Italy.

What makes this apartment unique

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 monastery of monks (15th century). Walking through the village you will discover picturesque corners of old, like the old stone fountains, where the water is still good to drink.

Behind the tower we got a terrace above a stone building, on disposal for the apartment 'Torre'; for its flooring we used the stones that covered the old roof of the tower. In the bedroom of 'Torre' we kept the original wooden beams of the 16th century.

In the apartment 'Portico' is visible a big beam done with a chestnut tree, and a narrow passage which communicated with the surrounding buildings, now used for storage.

In both apartments there is a modern fireplace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lucia was a wonderful host. All our emails were answered quickly and correspondence with her was easy and very helpful.

Even though we arrived early Lucia was there to greet us and show us around her beautiful medieval tower, including giving us maps, brochures and ideas on where to visit and what to do.

Lucia has a wealth of knowledge of the area and this really helps to immerse yourself in the history and experience of staying in this stunningly beautiful part of the world.

We chose to stay in Breglia a 15 minute drive up from Menaggio as we wanted to spend the majority of our time hiking and this was the perfect place to do it, the views and hiking trails are well worth the visit.

The apartment is exactly as described and is even better than the photos show, it was very clean and well organised.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends." K.H.

The owner of this cosy apartament is a lovely, young Italian lady, who is friendly and speaks good English. She knows a lot about local tourist attractions and can provide you with a wealth of information and handy tips.

As for the apartment, it’s a romantic flat with a fireplace and huge comfy bed. The flat is located in a medieval tower in a cosy town away from the hustle and bustle of the busy lake side.

We chose this place because it’s located between the lake and mountains within easy reach of everything we wanted (trekking and swimming etc.) There’s also lots of useful maps, brochures and guide books in the flat.

We highly recommend this tower to everyone and will definitely stay here again when we return to Italy." K&A

"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... The views are spectacular. We loved our time in Breglia/Menaggio/Como and intend to return to La Torre in the future." Mrs L.C.

"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!" Mr T.K.
Jun 2011
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Breglia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • - Extra charge: electricity calculate at the end of your stay on consumption €0.50kwh
  • On your arrival you will find a tidy and clean house... on your departure leave it in good condition, thank you :-)
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Hairdryer and fan heater
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. On request we can prepare a 4th bed and a baby cot. In the living room there is a double sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The village is medieval and streets are cobbled and pedestrian only: a very big and free public parking is at 80 meters from the tower. Car parking is not a problem in Breglia!! WiFi in the apartment, and also available by the local bar-restaurant, at 100 metres from the tower, where is possible to have breakfast/dinner/lunch; open every day, good local food at a good price. On request cot and highchair for children (without charge, based on availability). Pets welcome. The tower has not lake view. Outside: The apartment Torre has a big terrace with patio, in front of the entrance; has table with chairs, deckchairs, sun umbrella, small barbecue: perfect for a breakfast outdoors enjoying the sunrise. The apartment Portico has a little space, like a balcony at the entrance with two chairs and a small table, overlooking the cobbled street, good to enjoy an aperitif in the cool of the medieval streets.


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Lake Como - apartments in a medieval tower in a picturesque village - WiFi
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Perfect affordable spot for sightseeing, hiking and rest

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our week stay in Breglia the 15th century village. And Lusia our hostess could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The drive up the mountain was a bit longer than we had expected but it was also a beautiful and fun drive. The views from the village of Lake Como were amazingly gorgeous. We drove completely around the lake visiting all the villages and everything was very easily accessible by car or ferry. We even took one day drive into Switzerland to see the Alps it was only about a 2 hr drive to St Moritz. The Breglia area is also a phenomenal hiking region. Hikers were coming and going the whole time we were there and we did take part in some hiking as well. ReNae and John Springfield, Oregon

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay in a Medieval Tower

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely trip that we had staying in The Medieval Tower in Breglia, Lucia was a superb host and emailed us with details of the area before arrival. Suggested to us the best route to take to arrive at the property and was on hand on arrival to give us loads of information on what to do and places to visit.

The property is in a wonderful village, cobbled walkways and ancient terraces and steps. Staying in The Medieval Tower is unique and felt like a moment back in time - the property is fully equipped and had a lovely wood fire, fully enclosed, to light if the nights got cool during our stay. The bedroom is delightful and with ancient chestnut beams, two skylights and loads of character. The terrace is opposite the front door and had lots of character and got full sun.

Breglia is a 20 minute car journey to Menaggio. And from Menaggio there is full access to Lake Como, brilliant ferry system in place, giving you a wonderful base to explore the middle of the lake. Back at Breglia do not miss the 45 minute walk to the San Dominica view point – WOW, it was stunning, the best view of Lake Como by far.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Medieval bliss in a beautiful village.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week in the tower. Breglia is a stunning location high above the tourist town of Menaggio on Lake Como - You will require your own transport to stay in this village but its well worth the effort and you will be rewarded with comfortable accommodation and a very warm welcome from Lucia. Some great relatively easy walking can be enjoyed locally with the best views in the area or if you wish take a boat ride to some of the more main stream tourist areas on Como. You are close to the Swiss border and if your up for a drive check out the Splugen Pass which is stunning and return via San Bernardino Pass. If your happy to shop locally for supplies in Menaggio the tower has a well equipped kitchen. Great week away, nice location, good fun and a big thanks once again to Lucia. Hope to visit again in the future. Oh one last thing don't miss the chance to walk to Rifugio Menaggio it's well worth a few hours during your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Lovely little apartment in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Breglia is set in beautiful scenery in the hilltops overlooking Lake Como, with a stunning vista across the lake to Bellagio just 15/20 minutes walk through the woods from the village. The tower apartment has everything you need and Lucia is very friendly and welcoming with a wealth of advice and tips.

We had a lovely holiday there and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Apartment Torre, Breglia, Lake Como

  • 4 of 5

The property was just what we wanted. Small but not cramped, with all the facilities including a log fire and very good wifi set in the most charming little village high up in the hills. You reach the tower up genuinely mediaeval alleyways.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Time journey

  • 5 of 5

i can recommend lucias apartment to the fullest.

The place is not hypermodern or luxury but its totally clean and equipped with all you will need.

the ancient building is impressive, as is the whole village. you feel like time stood still for quite a while.

Lucia is so helpfull and open-hearted, you can hardly imagine a better host: As we just styed for 3 days she picked the best things to do in this acocrding to the feedback of former guests. by that, she prepared a perfect plan for our short stay - thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
96 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar 'Breglia', breakfast service
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Varenna (by ferry)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Lugano Nord or Como Nord
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ristorante Bar Breglia, typical local cuisine
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Car: recommended


Lido di Menaggio with swimming pool at 7km

Lido di Cadenabbia with swimming pool at 8km

Nearest public beach at 7km


Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate & Bergamo airports are all at about 1hr 30 mins from the apartments.

The village is bus served (from 6am to 6pm) but car hire is recommended.


Menaggio 7km

Bellagio 7km+12 minutes ferry

Varenna 7km + 12 minutes ferry

Lugano 30km

Como 35km

Further Details:

A good restaurant-bar is at 100 meters from the tower: it offers traditional Italian cuisine and local specialties.

Bus stop at 80 meters.

Just 400 metres from the tower along a scenic path you can reach the famous water spring 'Chiarella'.

Convenient coin-operated self washer and dryer in Loveno, on the road from Menaggio to Breglia, at 4km from us.

Nearest grocery store in Calveseglio, at 2km, close on Sunday and Monday afternoon.

Car/bike rental in Menaggio.

In Menaggio, at 6-7km from us, all kinds of services (pharmacy, banks, hospital, shops, newspapers in different languages, boat piers, main bus station...)

Supermarket Carrefour open 24/h at 9km from us, on the road between Menaggio and Porlezza, by Lago di Piano


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $58.7

Extra charge: electricity calculate on consumption at the end of your stay € 0,50/kwh

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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