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Lake Como - medieval tower in a picturesque village - WiFi + private parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Medieval tower apartment, peaceful location, perfectly positioned to enjoy Italian Lakes

Quaint and cozy apartment in the Breglia's medieval tower, situated in the ancient part of the village, peaceful because only pedestrian.

WiFi: availabre in the whole apartment.

Terrace: a big terrace with table, chairs, deckchairs is outside the tower, in front of the entrance of the tower.

Parking: the heart of the village is medieval with just pedestrian alleys: a big public parking, free with no time limit, is at 100 meters from the house, behind the church. Private parking on disposal for our guests is at 200 meters from the house (is close to the restaurant “Breglia”): fenced, uncovered and unattended

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.

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Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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.


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • 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 - medieval tower in a picturesque village - WiFi + private parking
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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
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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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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Break in the lakes

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful holiday in this small house in this tranquil village away from the madding crowd below. All the big attractions of Como and the surrounding area were easily accessible, but we could return to the tranquility of the house each evening and spend a long evening on the balcony and watch the stars before bed.

As a tall man there are a few challenges to negotiate upstairs as there is limited headroom, but no problems really. Everything you need is there and the house is very easy to use.

Lucia was an excellent guide to the area. Lake cruising and hill climbing making two fantastic days out from the recommendations given.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Our romantic Italian home in Breglia

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in la Torre, Breglia. This apartment is a unique mixture of old and new: the 12th century medieval tower in the oldest part of the village + the comfort of a very well-equiped and maintained apartment.

And Lucia, the owner was so friendly and helpful in every respect. She gave us so much information about what to do around Lake Como and provided us with so many travel guides, maps and leaflets that we did not need to visit any information office during our holiday.

Just go and see for yourself. Highly recommendable!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 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




Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $61.05

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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