Welcome to beautiful Lake Como and this cozy and fresh place. It's our private, loved holiday nest. We wish to make the stay of our Airbnb guests valuable for an affordable cost. Have some peaceful days, and get close to Italian culture in the area.
This is our loved holiday apartment, in the traditional rural village house we share with our brother/brother in law.
The attic apartment on second floor is about 35 m2, bright, newly renovated, well presented and located in a genuine area. It has a sparse but functional Scandinavian touch.
The apartment is just 700 meters walk from "our" beach, inbedded in nature. Colico center with it's port piazza, restaurants and cafes is easy accessible by the main road, or by the old countryside road, three kilometers away.
In close walking distance are two small grocery stores, bars and typical restaurants. In the area lives almost exclusively locals, and you will experience the calm atmosphere of a semi rural everyday, with the breathtaking panorama of the lake and mountains all around you.
The kitchen is equipped for six people. The bathroom has carefully selected tile. The beds are comfortable. The bunk bed is 90 + 140 cm, the sofa-bed is 120 cm wide. The towels provided are of high quality.
WiFi and computer are included. Two new bikes with bicycle baskets are free to use during your stay.
In our place we have collected maps, information and tips on things and restaurants to experience. See also our Guide/location map in this ad.
Interaction with Guests
Our aim is to offer you a pleasant apartment for your holiday experiences. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns.
We hope your stay will be a fantastic experience. Here are all opportunities for sunbathing, swimming and water sports like windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing and sailing.
From here you can easily reach many trails suitable for everyone from tourists to advanced professionals. In close distance there are also about 1000 lead climbing routes, both multi-pitch and single. You can also find bouldering, canyoning and many types of climbing.
During winter season the flat is an ideal starting point to reach the many ski resorts in the area.
During summer season there is a wide range of classical and contemporary concerts and festivals around the lake, besides other cultural exhibitions and events.
From Colico you can take the ferry to many of the other beautiful Lake Como towns and attractions. Experience also by car the wonderful coastline. Enjoy excursions to cultural, historic, picturesque towns and villages. Walk in the breathtaking pre-alpine landscape and nature. Get gastronomic delights of the Italian and local cuisine.
90 km from Milan, and 80 km from Bergamo with it's medieval part 'Citta Alta' and musical events, allows for day trips.
If you just want to relax a couple of days, as well, this is the place.
HOW TO GET HERE
It is easy to get here by car; exit at Piona from SS36 Milan-Lecco-Valtellina is 500m. Close to the house you have a safe, public parking space.
Coming by train is also very convenient. The local train station (Piona) is located at a 500m distance from the house.
If you arrive from the town Como you can chose to take the bus along the west side of the lake, to Colico (2 hours trip). You can also take the ferry and get a marvelous sight (2-4 hours trip).
The nearest airports are Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate, and the airport at Bergamo. Public transportation from them is a convenient choice, if not renting a car.
In your Airbnb Itinerary as booked guest, we give you detailed info about how to get here. But please don't hesitate to get back to us for any questions.
Other Things to Note
LAGO DI COMO
Lake Como is Italy's third largest lake, the maximum width is 4,5 km, length 46 km. The location and the geography of Lake Como gives a combination of continental and mediterranean climate in the area. The greenery is healthy and lush with palm trees and mediterranean plants in parks and around villas. These are intermingled with more upland flora in nature.
Kristina and Graziano's apartment is a small and cosy apartment well equipped with all basic necessities. It is clean and well maintained. We were also warmly welcomed by their relative who speak little english but do their best to be helpful. Kristina and Graziano's manual is very detailed and they were most helpful and prompt to respond to all my questions. I also like the peaceful environment of the apartment and it is also near a small train station. I will recommend it to those looking for a local experience for a summer home by the lake.
The accommodations were absolutely as described and more! Extremely clean, well presented and located just far enough from the center of the town to provide a quiet and relaxing holiday. Couldn't be more satisfied!
Mit der Wegbeschreibung fanden wir das Appartement sehr gut. Die Nachbarschaft war sehr freundlich und entgegendkommend. Besonders die Bäckerei haben wir geliebt - neben Backwaren gibt es dort leckeren Käse, Schinken, etc.
Das Appartement war sehr sauber und alles da, was man so braucht - Grundstock an Gewürzen, saubere Handtücher und Bettwäsche, die nach wenigen Tagen ausgewechselt wurde, viel hilfreiches Infomaterial. Die Sonne fällt bis abends in die Wohnung, wodurch es schön hell ist. Der Blick zwischen ein paar Häuserdächern auf den See und die gegenüberliegenden Berge hat uns jeden Tag aufs Neue fasziniert.
We had a very nice stay at Colico and I have to say the quality of the flat and many advices received from Kristina made a big difference! Thank you so much for everything we will certainly stay again at yours when we are back in the region! Best wishes, Jules and Marine
Kristina et Graziano ont pensé à tout pour que le séjour se passe au mieux. Vous avez été hyper réactifs pour la moindre question.
Je recommande vivement cet appartement (et toutes les petites choses qui l'accompagnent) à qui souhaite passer un moment revigorant, au calme, dans une atmosphère de paix et de tranquilité. Le voisinage est très gentil. L'appartement est chaleureux, le paysage splendide… Les vélos nous ont permis d'aller explorer plus loin, c'était magique ! Merci :) À bientôt, Ariane
Graziano and Kristina's apartment was magical and they were extremely helpful with all of our needs! The small town of Piona was such a getaway from the hustle and bustle of life, situated perfectly on the lake between the mountains. The apartment itself was just as pictured-- clean with fabulous views and extremely close to the train station which gives you easy access to all of the cities along Lake Como. I would highly recommend this apartment for a getaway in a quaint and peaceful town!!
Das Appartment dieser beiden wundervollen Gastgeber wahr sehr sauber, exakt so wie in der Beschreibung versprochen und hat wirklich einen atemberaubenden Ausblick. Die Schlüsselübergabe war super einfach und auf anfragen haben die Gastgeber sehr nett und umgehend geantwortet. Ausserdem waren die beiden bereitgestellten Fahrräder wirklich super - also in jeder Hinsicht ein Empfehlung!
Graziano is a senior mech designer, and Kristina is an athorized farrier (!), with a previous career in the Swedish higher education system from Sweden.
We love to cook and enjoy meals with good friends and family. We also like crafts and construction, gardening, photography, history, nature, horses, sailing, outdoors, classical and contemporary music and reading. We love to meet people and the idea of solidarity and a fairer world.
Seek harmony, peace and creativity, and rejoice genuine meetings with other people.
Welcome to our loved holiday flat, in the small village house that we share with our brother/brother in law. We would be happy to share the great feeling one gets when traveling among towering mountains and sparkling waters!