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Self catering Lake Maggiore Self catering Italian Lakes stunning views

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Self catering holiday accommodation in Italian lakes & mountains

The Rental Agreement shows any costs payable to the housekeeper on arrival. You see the link to this when booking.

Welcome to August and September 2017! There are almost too many things do in the Italian lakes and mountains! This property, Casa Verdi, has stunning views and it is ideal for self catering holidays. This beautiful part of Italy almost guarantees a memorable holiday. Our self catering holiday homes are in the beautiful mountain village of Dumenza. It is surrounded by beautiful mountainous countryside so know that you will enjoy your holiday there whatever time of year you go. This is the ideal location to enjoy and explore lakes and mountains of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland .

We would highly recommend a stay in Dumenza near Lake Maggiore at this time of year. Both our properties in Dumenza will give you a get you a great summer holiday.

You will find all kinds of trees and shrubs around the village. You will hear a variety of bird sounds from cuckoos in the woods in the spring to blackbirds at the tops of trees and chimneys. With the days getting warmer and longer why not visit Dumenza and Lake Maggiore before the crowds come. You will enjoy a last minute break in the Italian Lakes and Mountains. Our guests are happy to tell us how they enjoy all the things there are to do and see there.

Now is the time to plan your holiday in the Italian Lakes and mountains for summer 2017. We hope that you are already looking forward to your holiday in the Italian Lakes. Make 2017 a memorable year for holidays.

This lovely self catering apartment we offer to rent is in Dumenza with views of a small part of Lake Maggiore. It is close to Luino by Lake Maggiore, in the Italian lakes and mountains in Northern Italy. . Lake Lugano is only just over the border in Switzerland.

It is the ideal holiday accommodation for exploring Lake Maggiore and the other lakes and mountains in northern Italy and the Italian speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It is also close to Lake Lugano and Lake Como is not far away. Lake Garda is further east.

It is great for self catering walking holidays and cycling holidays as the views from the mountains around Dumenza and Lake Maggiore are superb. It can be useful if you are looking for countryside retreats lakeside relaxation. It is great walking holidays and cycling holidays all year round.

Milan is 1 1/2 hours away for a city trip. There are many other things to for in the area.

Things to do: As you are so close to Lake Maggiore there are plenty of things to do including walking, mountain biking, boat trips, shopping in Lugano. In the winter you can ski in the Swiss ski resort of San Bernadino, only an hour away by car.

Dumenza is only a mile from the Swiss border and the Italian speaking Swiss town of Lugano is not far away. Lugano can be found on the shores of Lake Lugano.

There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance from the accommodation in Dumenza. There are plenty of bars & restaurants in Luino, by the lake. It is about 10 minute by car. There is also a bus service to Luino.


Some current events: There are plenty of events organised throughout the year.



-The Archaeological Group is organizing an "Archaeological Chat" titled The Etruscan foundation rite. Analysis of practical case of Kainua. It will be presented the interesting town planning process of Etruscan origin, also used by the Romans and other Italic peoples. 21.00 at the headquarters DLF (After Railway Labor) Piazza Marconi.

FRIDAY 'April 21

-Presentation of the last two volumes of the Vatican correspondent of "La Stampa" Andrea Tornielli related to "Jubilee of Mercy" and "Papa Francesco Travel". Hours 18 at the Hall of Ubi Banca Conferences, via Piero Chiara 7


Saturday, April 22:

-Presentation book "Heroes of Valceresio" by AISU. 17.00 At the Public Library of Luino-Villa Hussy. Free admission

-at 16 to Vivi33 "Lake in the haystack" book presentation by Alfredo Salvi poems titled "The Two Lands" - with Stefano Mazzari illustrations .... The bridge between two worlds, football and poetry, are the two Earths. The dream and the reality, the 'inside and outside ... and a loved Luino as a background, a sweet-sour Luino as basically are those loves that last over time.


Sunday, April 23

-Slow Up Express: Steam Train from Luino in Locarno: A day without a car at Locarno Slow Up SlowUp Ticino 2017. The route is on the flat, between the towns of Bellinzona and Locarno, through a territory rich in elements cultural, artistic and landscape of great value. SlowUp Ticino, an extraordinary and unmissable opportunity of fun for all ages, to live on foot, by bicycle, rollerblading, skateboarding, scooter ... Free admission and free event.

A Minusio opportunity to visit the headquarters of Ticino Friends of the Railroad (ATAF).

Plan your trip Verbano Express.

MONDAY 'April 24:

-For the exhibition "The Archaeological DVD", the Archaeological Group Luinese organized the screening of the movie "Journey to the Valley of the Kings". 21.00; Free admission. At the headquarters of the Railway Labor After Luino in Piazza Marconi (Station)


TUESDAY 'April 25:


-at 10.15 - Gathering of social representatives, partisan, labor, weapons, veterans and schools in the town hall square of Luino.

-at 10:30 am - Procession, with the accompaniment of Music Town, to Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument, and through Via Vittorio Veneto and Corso XXV Aprile, the War Memorial in Piazza Risorgimento.

-at 11.00 - Teatro Sociale of course XXV Aprile, theatrical performance: HOW API "a story of music and words" by and with Andrea Buffa. On guitar Sonia Cenceschi.

At the end of the show, a delegation will pay tribute to the fallen of "Gera".



Saturday, April 29

- "A THEATER WITH DANTE" - Ottavio Brigandì, expert and scholar of the Divine Comedy, presents a conference on cantos and in particular of Farinata degli Uberti. dramatized reading with background music. Organize the library reading group. Free admission. Beginning at 17:00. The singing tenth Hell, one of the most famous of the Divine Comedy thanks to the memorable figure of Farinata degli Uberti, has a solid script, made of tightened dialogues, memorable gestures and unspoken, which opens to the most modern outcomes of the theater.

The conference-show will be held at the conference hall of the Library of Luino Civic, provides the introduction to the song by Ottavio Brigandì, followed by a play with music and expressive reading by Claudio Mella and Reading Group " Food Literary "of the Public Library.


More Details

Property Manager
Stephen & Sylvia Priest
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Stephen & Sylvia Priest

We love Italian Lakes and mountains

Stephen & Sylvia Priest purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Stephen & Sylvia Priest chose Varese

In a beautiful mountain village with great views.

What makes this apartment unique

Great Italian atmosphere in the village.


Dumenza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom, wardrobes & bedside tables, additional seating dining suite, one double bed.
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The accommodation is a one bedroom self catering apartment in Italy. It can sleep a family of 4 as there is a double bed in the bedroom and a double sofabed in the lounge. Kitchen/lounge, including cooker, fridge & microwave, toaster, kettle, filter coffee machine, TV and a double sofa bed Bedroom, wardrobes & bedside tables, additional seating dining suite, one double bed Bathroom with bath & shower over the bath. Entrance hall Lockable storage in the basement for mountain bikes If you would like to bring a pet please make sure it is a well behaved dog only.


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Self catering Lake Maggiore Self catering Italian Lakes stunning views
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Delightful Dumenza

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Peaceful. Picturesque and very clean!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you
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The apartment was adequate but a little tired.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment in Dumenza was adequate but a little tired, it would have benefited from a lick of paint and a little more attention to detail, eg the picture hanging was atrocious, there were no tea towels, dish cloths, hair dryer, iron or ironing board, although it does state in the advertisement that tea towels and dish cloth was not included I do feel that the above mentioned equipment are essential in any holiday let, we did purchase an ironing board which we left in the apartment for the new guests, unfortunately for them we took are iron home, we also purchased wine glasses as there were only two in the apartment, that said the housekeeper was very welcoming and friendly, and Dumenza itself is a lovely little village. The information sent with the booking from the owners was very useful, with lots of tips on places to visit and things to do, we did them all and a little more. Overall we thought it was good value for money and had a wonderful holiday in the Italian Lakes and enjoyed are stay in Dumenza. With a little bit of TLC and the essential equipment this apartment could be a little gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you saying that it was good value for money. We are grateful you found all the information sent very useful. Like you, other guests have said that said the housekeeper was very welcoming and friendly, and Dumenza is a lovely little village. We are sorry and surprised that you were unhappy with some aspects of your stay. We do not supply an iron because of potential damage to the property and it would be a potential fire hazard in a rental property. Nobody else has ever requested this in 10 years of us owning the property so we would think that there is no a huge demand. Tea towels are not provided as there is plenty of good drainage for washing up and tea towels are unhygienic. Also nobody else has ever requested this in 10 years of us owning the property. There are usually dish cloths, sponges and washing up brushes available. From what was said the flat's hairdryer appears to have gone missing. The housekeeper usually repaints at the end of the season if and where required. We have passed your comments to the housekeeper. We normally receive plenty of positive feedback about the property. We look forward to you staying as a guest in future.
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Sehr günstig und ruhig

  • 5 of 5

Kleines gemütliches Apartment im 3. Stock. Schöne Aussicht, nicht weit von Luino ca. 10 Min. mit dem Auto entfernt. Hübsches Schlafzimmer mit gutem Bett. Die Küche ist groß genug und alles vorhanden was man braucht. Auf jeden Fall genug Geschirr. Parkplatz findet man auch in der Nähe ca. 50m entfernt. Für den Preis einfach super. Die Dusche ist schwierig zu benutzen, da die Temperatur schwer einzustellen ist, dann besser ein Bad nehmen. Die Wohnung war sauber und die Schlüsselübergabe hat prima funktioniert. TOP!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Casa Verdi

  • 5 of 5

Flat was perfect. Had a great time in Italy. Good price. Owner efficient and informative. Will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We thought that this was perfectly located. It was very easy for us to make walks around the lovely countryside. Anyone staying would enjoy it for a few minutes  leisurely walk or longer hikes around the area.   It was ideal for the relaxing  holiday that we were looking for and we enjoyed all the views in this picturesque 

location. We found the kitchen very good for our holiday with a full set of utensils. Everything supplied was to our liking. Overall we had a great stay and we will carry home pleasing memories of our holiday for a long time. 


  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for saying how much you enjoyed our Italian lakes holiday near Lake Maggiore.
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the space and cleanliness of the apartment.  We spend some time relaxing and other days sightseeing.  We enjoyed plenty of lovely views around the village. We would always look forward to returning in the future.  The property was as good if not better than we had seen on the website. We enjoyed the lake, the mountians and everything the areas had to offer.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Owner's Response: It is wonderful that you found the lake and mountains so enjoyable.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Milan Malpensa airport (1 hour 20 minutes)
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Lugano South (in Switzerland)
Car: recommended

You will find our self catering holiday accommodation in Dumenza, a village in the beautiful mountains above Lake Maggiore. It is only about 3 miles from town of Luino. Luino is found on the lake, where boats take you to other parts of Lake Maggiore.

It is also close to Lake Lugano as it is only 1 mile from the Swiss Border, the Italian speaking canton of Ticino. Lake Como is not far and Lake Garda is further east. There is bus service to Luino.. The average daily max in July is 27C or 81F.

There are two restaurants (Ristorante Smeraldo & Osteria Vino Porcini) and a bar (Bar Sport) within walking distance of the self catering apartment.

The supermarket is only a couple of minutes walk from the self catering apartment building. There is also a baker's (panificio) where you can buy bread milk cheese and most other essentials.

There is also a pharmacy and a post office


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Local costs payable on arrival locally in Euros to the housekeeper:
End cleaning per flat €60 euros in total
Refundable deposit (in lieu of any damages) ?200 euros.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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