We stayed for 8 nights in the attic apartment, as a base for exploring Lake Como. The apartment was spotlessly clean and well-equiped, including a washing machine (which hadn't been mentioned in the ad), comfortable bed, etc. Exactly as the photos on the website show. And the owner was really friendly and helpful - even taking us up to the supermarket in his car on our first evening to get some essential supplies.
Location is lovely - we found San Giovanni much much quieter and more peaceful than Bellagio itself so great for sleeping and relaxing morning and evening walks. There is a great coffee and wine bar just 2 mins away in the village, as well as the restaurant. And a good playground a few mins walk away, by the square, so great for kids.
The only issue for us was that there isn't a footpath all the way to the town of Bellagio - which means you have to walk alongside a road in some places, which is quite narrow and has some very fast cars in places - not great for us with two young children (aged 3 and 5). It was possible to get the bus from the road just above the apartments, but these often didn't turn up so we could be waiting for 45 mins or so. We only discovered on our last day that that little sightseeing train runs from the square (by the playground) in San Giovanni to Bellagio and only charges 3 euro (not the full fair for the round trip) - so that was a good option if we'd realised. Not a problem if you had a car - and while the road into the street is quite narrow, it's perfectly drive-able and there's lots of good parking beside the house.
So we'd highly recommend this property as a good option if you have a car, or don't mind walking partly along a road for 5 mins to get into town, or are happy to get the little train. Certainly much better value than you would find in Bellagio itself, and close enough to be a 10-15 min walk at most.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Lory, vacation rentals, is a private house with 5 apartments (from 2 until 8 people). open space and all comforts: free wi-fi, fully equipped kitchen, balcony, garden, free garage. Family friendly: all you need for children and infants! Dog welcome!we are 100 m from the lake and 1,7 km from historic centre town of Bellagio. very quiete position! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Lory Bellagio, Italy - Lake Como