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Dongo, where we are located, is an old fishing village on the northwest shore of the Lake Como 15 minutes north of Menaggio. it is a paradise for windsurfers and sailors who can enjoy the lake year round thanks to The Breva, a reliable southern breeze blowing on the lake from March to October, and the Tivano, a cooling summer breeze, which together guarantee a mild climate for tourists and sportsmen. For windsurf-lovers two of the best European schools are located here. You can enjoy numerous water sports or endless sunbathing on our beautiful public beaches, either on Dongo Beach or chose from several other local beaches.. The village is also a starting point for day trips to picturesque villages that can be reached by car, bus, or ferry/boat. The elegant village of Menaggio is 15 minutes away, a lovely place for walking, shopping, or tasting real Italian gelato. Bellagio is approachable by car or ferry, and in just an hour you are in Como or Lugano. For mountain lovers there are walks through small and sunny villages and, if you love hiking or skiing, St. Moritz, the famous year-round resort, is within an easy reach (less than two hours drive). And what about Lake Como? It is the most beautiful of all the Italian lakes, the deepest in Europe at 1200 feet!
Swimming and water sports are minutes from your door, Golf (Croce), Fitness Center (Consiglio de Rumo), many restaurants. Within Walking Distance, Boat Museum in Pianello del Lario. Boat Cruises on Lake from Dongo and Menaggio. Windsurfing 200 meters walking or driving from house and all over northern lake, Dongo is known as one of the best windsurfing areas on the lake, Skiing (St, Moritz 89 kilometers, Madesimo 1 hr), For more information visit the excellent Tourist Information Office in Dongo or the Regional Tourist Office in Piazza Garibaldi, Menaggio.
Please add $25/night./extra person above standard occupancy.
Cable/Satellite TV : Sky Italia, featuring language option (English or Italian), news, sports, entertainment, movies etc. Reception includes CNBC, CNN, BBC, Fox, Fox News, National Geographic....moreless
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We are one set of roof tops back from the lake on the same level as the lake. We have a full lake view....moreless
winter/spring Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Spring/summer May 1 - Sep 30, 2015 7 night min stay
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Swimming and water sports right from the house, Golf (Croce), Fitness Center (Porlezza and Bellagio incl. Luxury Spa), 2 Restaurants Within Walking Distance, Boat Museum in Pianello del Lario, Boat Cruises on Lake from Menaggio, (some stops in Cremia during peak summer season), Windsurfing (300 meters walking from house at Lumin and all over northern lake, San Vito is known as one of the best windsurfing areas on the lake), Skiing (St, Moritz 89 kilometers, Madesimo 1 hr), For more information see the excellent Tourist Information Office in Piazza Garibaldi, Menaggio.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: A couple of American retirees.
Why the Owner Chose Dongo: It is in the heart of Europe.