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Varenna Historic Maria's Apartment-Lake Como-Rick Steve's Book

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Last updated: 12/07/2016

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

MARIAS HOUSE, a lovely one-bedroom apartment located in Varenna, an elegant village on the shore of Italy's Lake Como. The beauty of the place is clearly evident in its ancient buildings, its romantic views, its impressive nature. A distinctive feature of Varenna is the mildness of the climate, which is proved by the olive trees, the cypress trees and other botanic species typical if the lake and is due to its special exposure: leant to the mountain, the village is facing south and west, so it is sunny and warm till late in the evening.
In the heart of Varenna's old quarter, just little steps from the water and the main square, the apartment looks onto a picturesque cobblestone pedestrian-only archway leading straight to the beach and the lakeside with the beautiful pubs, restaurants, shops and art galleries.
The rooms of this apartment on the first floor of a recently restored sixteen century building affords picturesque views of the lake. The hall, the bedroom, the bathroom with shower and the kitchen-sitting room with fireplace are bright and furnished with good taste, in a modern and functional style
No car is needed as you explore the ancient town of Varenna. Archways and steep, narrow lanes (which eventually end at the lake), beautiful ancient buildings and the elegant atmosphere grace this lovely town.
The passenger and car ferries are also minutes away, reaching the exquisite villages, gardens and villas that dot the lakeshore. The lake of Como itself and the nearby area offer the best in skiing, windsurfing, hiking and biking.
Shops, restaurants, pizzeria, bars, pharmacy arround 30 meters.
Varenna is well known for the villa Monastero and Cipressi near Maria's House , the long gardens offer an unforgettable souvenir. Varenna is the only town of Lake Como where all the fast trains from and to Milan and all the ferries stop, in front there are Bellagio and Menaggio.


Keywords: Comfortable, just renewed apartment in the historic centre of Varenna situated in a building from XVII century very closed to the lake and to all the amenities.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Botanical Garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View:

    From one side, from both the living room and the bedroom...moreless

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Village:

    Historic centre of Varenna...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Internet Point at "Il Barilott" at 50 mt...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    30 mt...moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi free...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    30 mt...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


Building Type

  • House


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from 59 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apartment Maria's House
Mar 26 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $1.09
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Milano Malpensa - Milano Linate - Bergamo
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Ferry Boot From Menaggio - Bellagio - Como
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
300 Miles
Nearest Train
Railway Station
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Lido beach

Car: Not Necessary

Things to do: Train travel is so easy and economical in Italy.

It is possible to reach Venice by train leaving directly from Varenna and return the same evening.

Take a day trip to Milan to see the Cathedral, The Last Supper by Leonardo, turn in the best boutiques of the famous Monte Napoleone center of high fashion. Only an hour by train from Varenna.

Skiing: Skiing in the area is generous with places like Madesimo, Bormio, St. Moritz to 1.30 hours

Reaching St. Moritz Tirano starting with the famous train of Bernina.

Golf: The famous Menaggio and Cadenabblia Golf Club is located on a hill above Menaggio, which is only 15 minutes by ferry from Varenna.


Owner info

About the owner: Our names are Maria and Pietro. We were both pastry makers. Now we are pentioners and are doing this job because we like to meet people from all over the world.

Why the Owner Chose Varenna LC, Italy:
Because Varenna is the Pearl of Lake Como.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
On your arrival you will find a good Italian red wine bottle on the table.

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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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    Bellagio and Varenna

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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