About this listing
Renovated country home with a large garden and a covered terrace. The property is on the edge of the village, adjacent to peaceful woods and hiking trails. The house overlooks Lake Como and has wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
This converted home began its life as two adjoining houses. Built in the custom of the times, these houses had two-feet-thick stone walls, made from stone quarried from the mountainside. This house has been showcased in two Italian architectural publications.
There is one covered parking space which belongs to the property, located along the mountain road. Further free public parking spaces are available just up the road. After parking, there is flight of steps to go up, followed by a 200 m walk along the stone path through to the edge of the village. If you have concerns about accessibility or you feel you might need assistance we will be happen to to discuss this with you.
In addition to the main house, there are two terraces and a yard with a swing set on the property, all fenced-in and secured by gate.
Other things to note
There are motor boat and sail boat rentals available nearby, both in Menaggio and in Dongo.
There are trails in the woods that border the house, and also nearby trails that can take you to the top of the mountain. For longer, higher, and more challenging hikes there is a popular trail on a nearby mountain to the refugio di menaggio which starts just above Menaggio – from the top of this peak you can see both Lake Como and Lake Lugano!
We have many trail maps and hiking books at the house, and the tourist office in the center of Menaggio is also a great source of information.
A few recommendations of places to visit during your trip…
Villa Balbianello (in Lenno) – 25 minutes away by car – historic fascinating museum villa with beautiful grounds.
Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzo) – 15 minutes away by car – preserved old villa with large botanical gardens.
Sondrio – 1.5 hours away, a region where there are many wineries and vineyards which run tours and organized tastings.
Milan – 1.5 hours away, fashion capital of Italy, plenty of shopping and monuments to see such as the Duomo.
The city of Como is a 45 minute drive away, and Lugano (in Switzerland) is around 1.5 hours away.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
While living and working abroad for many years we fell in love with Italy, especially the Lake Como area. We love discovering spots off the beaten tourist path, tasting local specialties and interacting with the locals. We enjoy sharing all of our finds with our guests and are always happy to make specific suggestions to fit their interests.