Fantastic apartment in the historic center of Como,
in the great walled city, close to the most important centers of interest, history and nature, walking,
mtb, bike and boat.
The heart of the social life of Como,
including restaurants, pizzeria, wine bar, and three minute walking from the lake.
A space designed on a human scale,
with wi-fi, computer, stereo, hair dryer, washing machine, tv in the sitting room and in the bedroom.
Large terrace where you can relax in the evening with a good book after a long walk on the lake.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, stove, toaster, coffee machine, water kettle.
Easy access to public transport,
bus, cable car, private floatplane, train, taxi, bike, ferry, hydrofoil.
Close to any point of interest.
The City of Silk
Como is the home of silk. Ties, scarves, suits, soft home furnishings are spun and printed here using traditional craftsmanship.
At the Educational Silk Museum (Museo didattico della Seta), or in the Ratti Foundation Rooms (Sale della Fondazione Ratti) you can retrace the steps of this ancient tradition.
For high quality shopping you can find numerous boutiques in the centre of Como close to the appartament.
Como, renowned for its breathtaking landscape, historical villas with picturesque gardens, stone hamlets, sailing boats and little wooden fishing boats, which have inspired artists and poets countless times to feature it in their works.
It’s possible to admire the stunning scenery in various ways. Taking the funicular up to Brunate gives you an impressive view from above, or you can take a boat trip on the lake, stroll around the streets of the picturesque hamlets or pedal along the shores absorbing the breathtaking scenery from below.
Each season, summer or winter, during the flowering of Spring or the magnificent colours of the Autumn has something special to offer. If you’re visiting during special days like the celebration on Comacina Island for Saint John the Baptist (24th June), or just normal days, day or night time.
If you’re visiting for the first time or returning, Lake Como is always different but always familiar.
Imagine pointing a compass at our appartment in the middle of Como. You can find seven golf courses within a twenty kilometre radius, close to the Lake or in the surrounding areas.
To name a few:
Villa d’Este historically renowned, prestigious site of international golfers Carimate e Monticello
the hundred-year-old, scenic Menaggio & Cadenabbia
Lanzo immersed in a chestnut and beech wood
Lecco and La Pinetina, equally picturesque and technically challenging.
Surrounding the appartment you will find artisan workshops, art galleries, antique shops and elegant boutiques.
Before making any final decisions about what to buy, you should visit La Tessitura (for silk) or the designer outlet Fox Town in the nearby Mendrisio….
Excursions and visits
From the apartment there are endless possibilities for excursions among nature, history or art.
If you fancy a boat trip on the Lake, the boats leave leave from outside the Hotel. You can visit Bellagio, the wonderful hamlet (borgo) located at the point where the two branches of Lake Como meet. Or you could visit the blissful Island Comacina, for a stroll or romantic dinner. It’s also well worth allowing yourself a whole day to do the Lario tour.
If you like walking, the network of paths of the Via dei Monti Lariani start from the nearby Cernobbio. These are long, but not too difficult routes from (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)m in altitude, traced out by the Italian Alpine Club, CAI, (Club Alpino Italiano).
If you want to take in the full view of the lake and its surrounding areas better, you can also take the funicular up the mountain to Brunate.
If you would prefer to do something more extravagant you could try flying over the lake in a seaplane, or renting a vintage car and speeding round with the wind flying through your hair.
The cosmopolitan Lugano is just a few minutes away-leaving the European Community behind and crossing one of the last border checkpoints. Passports or ID cards are needed in order to get through.
Fox Town, the obligatory shopping stop with 160 designer stores, can be found in Mendrisio on the way back to the border.