Situated in a prominent and pretty Liberty-style Italian Townhouse on the sunny waterfront of central Varenna, one of the most romantic and beautiful of all Lake Como towns, this property enjoys an envious and highly accessible location.
Guests enter the building through a beautiful ornate doorway and can reach the apartment easily by lift/elevator or communal stairwell.
The property is very bright, modern and tastefully decorated with high ceilings throughout, with an Open Plan layout which features a practical Kitchenette with gas hob and sink, and a Dining table which sits 4 guests comfortably. The Living area is comfortable and offers a Sofa which can be adapted into a double bed sofa bed for additional guests, and a working fireplace makes a pretty feature for a romantic evening in.
French doors lead out onto a beautiful iron balcony which is perfect for enjoying a cup of morning coffee or a glass of wine with company in the evenings. The Lake views from here are uninterrupted, panoramic and are truly breathtaking!
The Master Bedroom is spacious and bright with a Double Bed, modern furnishings and lake views from the window.
The apartment also features a modern tiled Shower room, all the desired sanitary ware as well as a washing machine.
Outside the property guests can pleasantly reach the many amenities and Lakeside attractions on foot.
The early Victorian part of Varenna where the apartment is situated, provides a choice of lake view Cafes, many fine Villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent Falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer-Autumn time. The Ferry also operates from here, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio and other Lake Como towns.
A picturesque lakeside promenade takes guests along to the romantic medieval quarter of Varenna, which features medieval passageways, cobbled Piazzas and ancient Churches. There are many delightful restaurants and wine bars to enjoy as well as boutique craft shops to enjoy.
As well as the fast and reliable Car and Passenger Ferry service, Varenna also boasts a frequent Train service to cities such as Lecco and Milan- making it an ideal base to explore Lake Como and more of Lombardy!
- Lake View
- Car Not Necessary
- Child Friendly
- In Town
- Suitable for Elderly
- Washing Machine
- Wifi Available
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal Weekly Tariffs
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||12 Oct 2019||13 Dec 2019||€791|
|2 nights||14 Dec 2019||03 Jan 2020||€889|
|2 nights||04 Jan 2020||24 Apr 2020||€791|
|2 nights||25 Apr 2020||19 Jun 2020||€889|
|2 nights||20 Jun 2020||28 Aug 2020||€987|
|2 nights||29 Aug 2020||09 Oct 2020||€889|
|2 nights||10 Oct 2020||18 Dec 2020||€791|
|2 nights||19 Dec 2020||08 Jan 2021||€889|
|Additional Service Charge: €160 (7 days & less) & €160 (7 days plus)|
We really enjoyed our stay at Bella Varenna. The property was as described and shown in the photos - gorgeous view over the lake! The location was excellent - accessible to the ferries and a very pleasant stroll to the older part of town. We ate at 3 restaurants in Varenna and the food was very good at each one. They were all located in the older part of the town along the shore - I'm sorry I cannot remember the names. We loved the gelateria's that offered cushions to sit on the nearby steps!
We would absolutely recommend the property, the small comments I have are very minor issues.
Thank you so much & enjoy the rest of the summer!
Thank you for a lovely stay. Everything was wonderful. We left this morning and put the keys back in the keybox.
Thank you so much for the excellent directions to Bella Varenna. We found it very easily and the code box for the key worked very well. Although it was very late and raining when we arrived, today has been fabulous weather.
The villa is everything we hoped it would be. The view is amazing, the rooms are large, light and airy and there is nothing that we need that isn't here. It is a beautiful apartment and we are so spoilt to be in Bella Varenna for a week. In fact I don't think a week will be long enough! Once again, thank you.
Thank you for your email. Steve and I miss Italy already, especially the Lake Como area!
The communication from your team was excellent. We appreciated all the helpful tips and the directions from the train station. Finding and entering the apartment was extremely easy.
The location and views are spectacular! We enjoyed the ease of walking out of the apartment and jumping on the ferry. Based on the photos and descriptions on-line, Bella Varenna was exactly what I expected.
We loved our stay and will return one day! Thanks so much to your staff for an unforgettable part of our trip to Italy!
Bella Varenna exceeded our expectations. Your directions were precise and easy to follow. The apartment was larger than expected and very convenient. Of course the view is spectacular. We were only able to be there a short time, but we enjoyed the ferry ride to Bellagio and every meal we had. We especially appreciated the washing machine:)
Thanks to everyone at your business for a wonderful stay. I'd be happy to recommend the unit and your company to anyone.
The Holiday Homes Staff:
Very professional Easy to make reservations, great follow up
Explicit instructions to find apartment --- no problem
Staff very responsive to calls (re TV, get taxi)
Walking distance to train station (weather permitting)
Across the street from Ferry
Very nice little café downstairs for breakfast and lunch. Friendly patroness, friendly dog.
Walking distance to all Varenna.
Apartment Bella Varenna
This is a diamond in the rough. The good: location, view, comfortable bed.
The not so good: sparsely furnished.
We have just arrived back in Australia after our holiday in Italy and would like to thank you for the wonderful accommodation we had at Bella Varenna. The position on Lake Como was beautiful, and the apartment was all we could wish for.
We only have a couple of suggestions that would help to make it perfect.
On our departure we had to place the keys in the master key box. This proved to be very frustrating as the keys would not fit in the box unless we separated the two keys.
Apart from this, we had an amazing time at Bella Varenna - perfect.
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service during our 10-day stay at the apartment, "Bella Varenna." Everything was lovely, and the apartment is well supplied, for the most part. I had called you office a couple of times about the fact that the wifi device had quit working, and I understand that Saturday is a busy day for you. Luckily, the device finally discharged its battery and I was able to re-charge it and turn it back on, Saturday evening. As I had been advised, the memory cleared, so to speak, and the device began working again. I recommend you explain to other Americans (who are not used to wifi "cubes") that this can happen when you keep it plugged in all the time. If you don't keep it plugged in, however, you have to reset each time you turn on your device. So it's not an ideal wifi solution: perhaps you will consider putting in an actual wifi modem/router for the apartment, which most places include with no extra fee anyway.
Again, we greatly enjoyed our stay in Varenna, which is completely lovely and charming. We also appreciate the assistance of your staff, both before our arrival, via emails, and during our stay. We thank Danilo for helping with a reservation for lunch one day and also for giving several good suggestions for visiting some places on our own. We are independent travelers, and we do not typically enjoy tours, so having your staff available was pleasant, while not being part of a "package," group, or tour of any kind.
Grazie mille for all the good service provided,
The Bella Varenna apartment was spacious, well equipped and in a great location with a million dollar view. The complimentary bottle of wine was appreciated and we drank it sitting on the balcony watching the sun set! Happy Holiday Homes were very easy to deal with when booking and paying for the apartment. I had been trying for days to find somewhere to buy an internet usb when we were staying in the Cinque Terra. I rang George and he said they had some in their Menaggio office. Brilliant! The receptionist in the office was very helpful and pleasant. I highly recommend using Happy Holiday Homes.
Tips for future travellers:- Varenna\'s travel agent can organise train tickets for you to go to St Moritz for the day. The restaurant at the Hotel Suisse in Bellagio has wonderful food and wine and excellent service. Varenna Cafe has great food, friendly service and is cheap. Relax - it is a beautiful area to stop and enjoy the view.
The photo is of moon set from the balcony of Bella Varenna looking toward Menaggio.
Thanks again for a great stay in your beautiful part of the world.
We had a great holiday and will visit the region again.
Bella Varenna, was exactly that.
The milk, croissants, tea, coffee and prosecco were a really nice touch.
We had a wonderful time at Bella Varenna! It was the perfect location for our holiday on Lake Como, as it was so conveniently located to the train station, ferry, and easy walking distance to all of Varenna. The view, of course, was spectacular! The apartment was clean, well laid out, and very comfortable. The directions and information you sent us was easy to follow and we had no trouble at all. We will definitely recommend you all, and Bella Varenna, to our friends who are looking at an Italian vacation! Thanks again!
Sarah and Jacob, USA
Before we even left home, we were appreciative of your agency. Lydia in particular could not have been more helpful, patiently answering a multitude of questions and alleviating our concerns. Her suggestion to stay at Bella Varenna was excellent and staying there was the highlight of our trip. Although we had a minute of concern when upon arrival pwe could not get into our apartment, an evening call to your agency was promptly answered and then a return call was received with the information of the location of the second key.
Bella Varenna was very clean and lovely. The views of the lake and mountains from the balcony and windows are incredibly beautiful! Your VRBO pictures of the apartment and views do not do it justice! There was a living room and TV we did not even know existed before we arrived. The view of the little park and promenade below could also be shown, as this was so lovely. Danilo was very helpful and pleasant to work with in securing our WiFi stick. The information folder at the apartment was really helpful, perhaps you could also include info. about local restaurants and grocery stores or the grocery store in Menaggio, which Danilo told us about.
We enjoyed staying in the town of Verenna, especially loved the promenade and the beautiful old church. We bought a six day ferry pass, which made taking the ferry really quick and easy. Villa Charlotta was our favorite garden and Bellagio the best town for shopping. Bar Nilus was our favorite place to have dinner in Varenna and Bar La Cumbusca next to the apartment a great place for morning cappucchino or breakfast. We took the Bernina Express into the Alps, which was a fantastic train trip! After a week in Prague and then another week in Venice, spending our last week of vacation on Lake Como was perfect......relaxing, a slower pace, and so very beautiful!
Thank you for all your help making our stay so special! We will definitely recommend your agency and properties to others. Again, a very special thank you to Lydia, who is a real asset to your agency.
Sue & Mark from Wisconsin, USA