Il Pulcino di Maria, Moltrasio, Lake Como


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  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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“Il Pulcino di Maria” is located in Moltrasio, a peculiar village on the west bank of Lake Como, a few kilometers away from the downtown.
I offer, to my kind guests, a cosy mansard apartment provided with a large living room with chimney, a modern furnished kitchen, a double room, a bathroom with shower and two balconies with a breathtaking view on the lake and on the mountains.

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“Il Pulcino di Maria” is located in Moltrasio, a pictoresque village on the west bank of lake Como, a few kilometers away from the downtown.

Moltrasio is located in a strategic place which is perfect for who wants to visit the lake, Milan or nearby Lugano with its lake.

I am usually the one who takes care of my guests, but also my sister Dindi and her husband Luca are available to give information and to recommend some cultural and natural itineraries.

While our beautiful and curious cat Mirta observes our guests and sometimes let them cuddle her on the head.

I offer, to my kind guests, a cosy mansard apartment provided with a large living room with chimney, a modern furnished kitchen, a double room, a bathroom with shower and two balconies with a breathtaking view on the lake and on the mountains.

I offer a huge garden perfect to relax and provided with a large table under the porch to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and some beach chairs for who wants to relax reading a book or simply sunbathing.

At the groud floor there is the laundry; on request, washing machine, iron and ironing board are available to our guests. The use of the washing machine is subject to charges: € 3.00 for every 3 kilos of linen.

What this place offers

Free street parking
Paid washer – In building
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Moltrasio, Lombardy, Italy

Please, consult the website of the association PROMOLTRASIO


Moltrasio is an old village, its origin goes back to the roman Empire or earlier.

Moltrasio is divided in 3 areas: the lake area, the central area and the upper area.

In order to appreciate my beautiful village I strongly suggest that you take a walk around discovering its breathtaking corners.

The lake area

In this side of Moltrasio you will find extraordinary villas with their private gardens which hosted lot of famous people. For example, the celebrated musician Vincenzo Bellini spent a few days at Villa Passalacqua at the beginning of the 1800, where it is said he had the right ispiration to compose his works: “La Sonnambula” and “Norma”. Sir Winston Churchill spent his holiday at Villa Le Rose in 1945, while the famous stylist Gianni Versace lived for many years at the Villa La Fontanella. Today the owners of these magic villas are rich entrepreneurs.

In this area there are some restaurants, bars/wine bars, a small beach and the “Grand Hotel Imperiale” with SPA.

The central area

This is the historical center of Moltrasio.

I kindly suggest that you have a look at our cathedral. You will find many art works and you will feel a sense of peace and calm. Its bells ring during the day and for the special occasions.

Not too far from the cathedral you will find the small Saint Agata Church (XII century). It is a Romanesque masterpiece with a wonderful wooden sculpture representing crucifix and a garden where a few concerts have been organized.

There are some small shops and groceries. The nearest supermarket is in Cernobbio, which is far only 3 kilometers.

The upper area

This area, where there is my home, was populated by farmer. The view on the lake and over the mountains is unique and from here you can reach the nearby mountains.


One of our rule is:” Enjoy the lake on a ferry boat”.

By ferry boat you can visit the whole lake and it’s possible to take the ferry from Moltrasio for most of the time of the year.

You will appreciate the peculiar corners of our villages like Lenno with the spectacular Villa del Balbianello, which is worlwide famous as movie set, for example on “Star Wars”; the Comacina Isle; Tremezzo and Villa Carlotta’s museum and botanic garden; Bellagio with the wonderful gardens of Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi; and Varenna with the unique Villa Monastero. Last but not the least, on the top of the lake, in front of Gravedona, there is the Piona Abbey, a unique jewel of the Lombard Romanesque architecture, where there is the possibility to buy herbal medicine or liquors made by monks.

In Como I suggest you to visit the city centre, full of history and art starting from the Roman Age till nowadays. In Como there are museums, artgallery, some ancient churches, the Cathedral and the works of Terragni.

From 1400 till 1900 Como has been known for the production of silk and today the city is considered the capital of silk and design which makes Como and its products unique. In order to have more information I suggest you to visit the Didactic Museum of silk and The MuST - Museum Studio del Tessuto (Antonio Ratti Foundation).

Of course, there are many shopping opportunities.


Starting from my home I suggest you to hike along the “Sentée di Sort” which leads to Rovenna; from there, it’s possible to reach Cernobbio always by foot (one hour and 45 minutes walk) and come back to Moltrasio by ferry.

If you are interested in more difficult hikes I highly recommend some itineraries: Monte Bisbino, Monte San Bernardo and Monte Colmegnone. From the top of these mountains you will enjoy breathtaking views stretched from the plain to the Appenino and to the Alps.

Furthermore, you can take some footpaths that connect different refuges on the “Via dei Monti Lariani”.

Another beautiful trip I highly recommend is to go to Como by ferry boat, then, you can reach Brunate by cable railway; from there you can arrive to Monte Piatto and Torno by foot (a two hours and a half walk) and come back to Moltrasio by ferry boat.

In Carate Urio, near Moltrasio, there is an equipped cliff wall for the climbing lovers.

If you love to swim, there are a few public access points to the lake or at the Lido di Moltrasio.

The Grand Hotel Imperiale in Moltrasio offers a fully equipped SPA.

Some places give also the opportunity to rent motorboats, sail boats and kayak.

Another unique experience to discover the lake is from the sky: a fly with a seaplane (seaplane base in Como).

There are also a lot of restaurants where you can enjoy typical dishes and products of our tradition.


Risotto con pesce persico (risotto with perch), risotto con la salsiccia (risotto with sausage), risotto con funghi (risotto with mashrooms), risotto alla milanese, frittura di pesci di lago (fried fresh water fish), polenta con formaggio (polenta with cheese) (polenta uncia) oppure con vari carni in umido (some types of stewed meat): brasato, spezzatino, coniglio, selvaggina oppure con missoltini (agoni essiccati), “Rustisciada”…….

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  1. Joined in June 2014
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Mi piace viaggiare, amo la mia casa e il "mio" lago, adoro la mia micia Mirta e appena ho un attimo di tempo vado in montaga a camminare. Mi diverto ad aiutare mia sorella Dindi e suo marito Luca nell'orto, nel grande giardino di casa e nel bosco; mi sembra così di trasformarmi in un maschiaccio. Offro un'ospitalità che si basa sull'accoglienza e la cura per i dettagli con disponibilità e passione per le richieste e le esigenze di ognuno.
Mi piace viaggiare, amo la mia casa e il "mio" lago, adoro la mia micia Mirta e appena ho un attimo di tempo vado in montaga a camminare. Mi diverto ad aiutare mia sorella Dindi e…

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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
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