About This Listing
Beautiful double room in the historic centre of Como.
In a very confortable flat, which is next to all the touristic attractions (cultural and natural) of the area.
in the great walled city, near the larger centers of interest
historical and natural, beautiful walks on foot,
mtb, bike and boat.
The heart of the social life of Como,
including restaurants, squares and cocktails.
A space designed to human scale,
with wi-fi, computers, stereo large balcony where you can relax in the evening with a good book after a long walk on the lake.
Easy access to public transport,
bus, cable car, private floatplane, train, taxi, bic, ferry, hydrofoil.
Close to any point of interest.
Information about Como
The City of Silk
Como is the home of silk. Ties, scarves, suits, soft home furnishings are spun and printed here using traditional craftsmanship.
At the Educational Silk Museum (Museo didattico della Seta), or in the Ratti Foundation Rooms (Sale della Fondazione Ratti) you can retrace the steps of this ancient tradition.
For high quality shopping you can find numerous boutiques in the centre of Como close to the appartament.
Como, renowned for its breathtaking landscape, historical villas with picturesque gardens, stone hamlets, sailing boats and little wooden fishing boats, which have inspired artists and poets countless times to feature it in their works.
It’s possible to admire the stunning scenery in various ways. Taking the funicular up to Brunate gives you an impressive view from above, or you can take a boat trip on the lake, stroll around the streets of the picturesque hamlets or pedal along the shores absorbing the breathtaking scenery from below.
Each season, summer or winter, during the flowering of Spring or the magnificent colours of the Autumn has something special to offer. If you’re visiting during special days like the celebration on Comacina Island for Saint John the Baptist (24th June), or just normal days, day or night time.
If you’re visiting for the first time or returning, Lake Como is always different but always familiar.
Imagine pointing a compass at our appartment in the middle of Como. You can find seven golf courses within a twenty kilometre radius, close to the Lake or in the surrounding areas.
To name a few:
Villa d’Este historically renowned, prestigious site of international golfers Carimate e Monticello
the hundred-year-old, scenic Menaggio & Cadenabbia
Lanzo immersed in a chestnut and beech wood
Lecco and La Pinetina, equally picturesque and technically challenging.
Surrounding the apartment you will find artisan workshops, art galleries, antique shops and elegant boutiques.
Before making any final decisions about what to buy, you should visit La Tessitura (for silk) or the designer outlet Fox Town in the nearby Mendrisio….
Excursions and visits
From the apartment there are endless possibilities for excursions among nature, history or art.
If you fancy a boat trip on the Lake, the boats leave leave from outside the Hotel. You can visit Bellagio, the wonderful hamlet (borgo) located at the point where the two branches of Lake Como meet. Or you could visit the blissful Island Comacina, for a stroll or romantic dinner. It’s also well worth allowing yourself a whole day to do the Lario tour.
If you like walking, the network of paths of the Via dei Monti Lariani start from the nearby Cernobbio. These are long, but not too difficult routes from (phone number hidden)m in altitude, traced out by the Italian Alpine Club, CAI, (Club Alpino Italiano).
If you want to take in the full view of the lake and its surrounding areas better, you can also take the funicular up the mountain to Brunate.
If you would prefer to do something more extravagant you could try flying over the lake in a seaplane, or renting a vintage car and speeding round with the wind flying through your hair.
The cosmopolitan Lugano is just a few minutes away-leaving the European Community behind and crossing one of the last border checkpoints. Passports or ID cards are needed in order to get through.
Fox Town, the obligatory shopping stop with 160 designer stores, can be found in Mendrisio on the way back to the border.
We had a wonderful stay with Walter! Perfect location! He is very friendly and helpful. His apartment is just like the photos. Very clean, well lit and comfortable. We would return anytime.
The reservation was canceled 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Great host, nice appartment in an awesome city, perfect! Walter is very kind and can show you a lot of interesting places. Although we had only the bedroom, we could feel like home. Thanks!
Although Walter had something come up last minute and could not sublet his place to us, he quickly found an alternative for us at his friend Georgio's in Cernobbio, the next town over--where George Clooney happened to be staying that weekend! He was very kind and receptive, picking us up at the train station and driving us to the other place. He gave us great advice and was always available via email when we had questions or needed advice. Would be happy to work with him in the future.
My experience with Walter is the reason I might not use airbnb any more. If you are a girl travelling alone, I cannot recommend his place. Walter is like bipolar, I dont know how else to say it, he is sometimes nice, then he becomes ugly out of nothing. When you book the room (what I did) he sleeps in the living room, where I had to pass through to get to the bathroom. Walter was getting on me, I felt uncomfortable. Though his refernces say that he has a girlfirend (what made me feel safe to stay at his place, travelling alone) he insisted he had no girlfriend. I met her later and felt so bad for her. He really scared me, when he confused the bookings and wanted to kick me out the same day, yelling at me. He apologized when he found out about his miskate. But then he got harsh again, on my departure day I should leave before 10am, though his profile says "check out any time". But I didnt want to risk that he would yell again, so I left his place at 9am and felt really bad about this experience.
Walter was very welcoming and a helpful host. It was great to stay at his apartment. Short walk to the town centre and to the train station. Walter checked in several times to make sure everything was ok. We were able to wash our clothes here which was a bonus!
The reservation was canceled 52 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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About the Host, Walter
Un creativo, con mille interessi,
bici, montagna, stare con gli amici, mostre, fotografia,
animali e persone....
mi piace sempre cambiare nella vita,
attività, lavoro e passioni...
sono in continuo movimento e i viaggi sono la cosa che mi riempie di più.