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Lovely and relaxing flat, perfect for your (website hidden) can comfortably accomodate up to 6 persons and it's fully equipped with all the amenities you'll need.Easy access to the lake, ferry, train station, supermarket,... For info, just ask!
Spacious and bright flat on the second floor only 50 meters from the lake.
Entrance hall, kitchen with dining room with lake view, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, well-furnished with care and taste, is equipped with all comforts to spend your days in complete (website hidden), washing machine, dishwasher, independent heating. It can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people.
Just 50 meters from the lake and the beach with swimming pool, sand beach and playground; besides the famous Orrido gorge, flat location is very convenient to the reach the touristic port where, a few minutes by boat, you can reach the most famous places of Como Lake (Bellagio, Menaggio, Como city and Varenna). Ideal for boating, windsurfing, sailing, cycling and trekking. Nearby, many trails for walking and hiking, including the Wayfarer's Path, which runs along the lake and from which you can reach all the neighboring villages. From the house you can leave on foot and walk into the woods with spectacular trails with views of the lake.
Supermarket, bakery, confectionery, restaurants, cinemas, public car parks, bus and train station nearby.
We can organize private lessons: sailing, Italian cuisine, language, etc.. etc.. Just let us know what you are interested in!
Without a car, you can reach easily reach Bellano by train from Milan / Lecco / Como. Trains arrive directly at the BELLANO TARTAVALLE station. Inform me on your arrival, I will be happy to pick you up and take you to the house. With no car is very easy to get around since you can get to the train station, boat station and bus station by foot in just 5 minutes with a spectacular view.
Trattate la casa come se fosse di vostra proprietà, avendo cura degli oggetti forniti. Per favore niente feste e schiamazzi notturni. è permesso fumare solo in sala da pranzo. Assolutamente vietato fumare in camera da letto e in salotto. richiesta copia dei documenti di identità degli ospiti al momento della consegna delle chiavi di casa.
The apartment was very clean and nicely appointed - exactly like the photos. Comfortable bed in the main bedroom. All facilities you might want.
Bellano was a very quiet little town, and we had a relaxing time.
We travelled by train, and also took some ferries around the lake, which was all very easy.
Claudia's father picked us up from and dropped us off at the train station, which was very kind (though it is only about a 5 minute walk away), and made sure we knew how everything worked in the apartment and where the major points of interest were in Bellano.
The apartment is on a quiet side of town, but has everything right next door - supermarket, bakery, playground, lake, train station. The lido wasn't open yet when we visited in April, but for the summer its only about 50m away, and has swimming pools etc.
A lovely place - would recommend.
Ho trascorso 5 giorni di pace in una Bellano invernale.
La casa è esattamente bella come si vede dalle fotografie.
Calda, accogliente, silenziosa e dotata di ogni comfort. I proprietari gentilissimi e attenti ad ogni più piccolo dettaglio.
Veramente bellissima esperienza!
We have just arrived back from an amazing trip to the Lake Como area. We chose to stay at Claudia's lovely apartment in Bellano and our experience there was lovely. The apartment is charming and comfortable. There is a supermarket literally across the street which we found comfortable. We enjoyed being able to easily buy groceries and the apartment was stocked with everything we needed to enjoy some meals at home. Since I was jetlagged and fighting a cold, I got to enjoy a relaxing day at the apartment surrounded by Italian television, DVD player, books, and a great ceiling window to gaze at the clouds while resting on the couch in the living room.
Bellano is not touristy at all. It provides visitors with an authentic experience. However as such, the ferry boats randomly do not stop there during low season. If you are planning on traveling a lot to nearby towns, it might get a little difficult and the trains in Italy are notorious for being unreliable. We experienced a day where no ferry was leaving Bellano and the trains were not running because of a worker's strike. So we resorted to taking a taxi to the nearest town and spent a lovely day there.
From the start of my correspondence with Claudia, she was clear, reliable and helpful in her communications. She answered all questions honestly and promptly. She offered to have her father, a lovely man named Carlo, pick us up from the airport for a very fair price. This was such perk after such a long flight. I got to practice my beginners Italian with him while he took the time to show us where to find everything we need (e.g. the train station and the ferry dock) and provided us with recommendations such as good restaurants to try (I had the best pasta with mushrooms at the Lido literally around the corner from the apartment). Carlo went above and beyond with his help. When we arrived at Malpensa airport in Milan, we need to get a SIM card for our cell phone and since Italians know how to live, the store was closed during the afternoon hour we arrived. Carlo stopped at several towns along the way to make sure we got a cell phone working properly before we got to Bellano, a small town that does not have the store we needed. Throughout our time at the apartment, Claudia checked in frequently to make sure we were comfortable. When I struggled to turn the heat on, Claudia was on the phone with me while skyping with her father in order to sort everything out as quickly as possible and get me warm! Overall, we found Claudia and Carlo to be warm, welcoming and helpful people and they made our experience in their lovely apartment remarkable.
Claudia and her father were gracious hosts. The flat was beautiful and had all the amenities we could possibly need. We had a wonderful stay in Bellano.
We had a wonderful stay at this property. It's a great location for enjoying Lake Como. Bellano is somewhat less touristy than other nearby towns in the central area of Lake Como, so that's a real advantage in feeling the Italian authenticity of the region.
This property is right next to the local bakery and supermarket in town, which is convenient, and only about 50 meters from the water. There's a partial view of the lake from the dining room. In general, there are interesting views from all the property's windows. It's a quiet location, a very clean and efficient property, filled with original art and other items of Italian history and character. We were only 3 people, but the property would have been just as comfortable for 4. Parking was nearby and free. In the off-season the large community lot nearby is free, but we were there in mid-September, and it was free for only half the time. The rest of the week - maybe 100 meters away, no problem.
As it worked out, it was Claudia Cereda's father who orientated us to the property. He was such a sweet and polite individual! Gentle and cultured, just like the property.
The kitchen was wonderful. The fridge is full size, not a mini-fridge, but oddly didn't have a freezer. This was a minor inconvenience, but not too much. Everything you need for cooking is all there!
The master bedroom was a real treat! Not only spacious, but in exquisite aesthetic taste as well. I really liked the art and the furniture! A mixture of old and new.
So to sum up - this property is not just a place to rest one's head after a day of sightseeing - it's an integral part of the vacation. We hiked the Alps in St. Moritz, toured the entire Lake Como region on water and on foot, yet still, some of my fondest memories from this vacation are from evenings in this property, playing travel scrabble in the dining room, and enjoying a beautiful sunset! This isn't a bare bones accommodation. It's really nice!
We had a lovely time in Bellano, thanks to Claudia! To us it is very important that I feel well in a holiday appartment, even if it is only for one week. Claudias flat met my ideas of living perfectly. Her father Carlo, who managed to give us the keys and explain everything around the appartment, was very nice and took care of our needs and wishes.
Bellano is quiet and offers a few nice restaurants and a small beach. We went to some other beaches nearby, i.e. Colico and Sorico, that were reachable within 20 min by car and spent the sunny days there watching the kite surfers and sailors, lying in the sand and playing with our little son. We also enjoyed Como and Bergamo, both reachable within 1.5 hours.
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About the Host, Claudia
Ciao a tutti!
Sono Claudia ed amo viaggiare e conoscere gente nuova di culture diverse dalla mia con cui scambiare opinioni ed abitudini. Mi piace condividere esperienze e spero di conoscervi presto!