We felt very lucky to have found this gorgeous modern apartment on Lake Como. It made for a fun and relaxing three night stay in Bellagio. We probably spent too much time in the apartment and not enough time exploring, but with such a terrific view, it was hard to leave.
The location is in Pescallo , a quiet neighborhood of Bellagio. The former fishing village has no shops and maybe one restaurant. It is very quaint, with a residential feel to it. The walk to the main part of Bellagio takes 20 minutes. There you can find cute shops, restaurants and stores selling homemade pasta, cheese, fresh vegetables, meat, etc. The first day of the trip we drove to the nearby coop to stock up on water and staples, but we found the in town stores had better quality products. As the walk is steep we were careful not to be carrying too many heavy items.
Cooking in the simple kitchen (we stayed in the two bedroom unit) was fun. There is everything you need to prepare a good meal. We enjoyed dining at the modern wood table or snacking on the tiny balcony.
There is plenty of room to relax in the living area. The wifi/internet was fine for checking e-mail, but too slow for streaming movies. There was no air-conditioning downstairs, but despite the high temperatures, it remained very comfortable with plenty of windows and french doors to open.
Upstairs the master bedroom had a nice view of the lake and thankfully had air. The ceilings are low in part of the room making it a bit awkward to get to your luggage. The sheets were linen, not my favorite, but were of good quality.
There are two small, stylish modern bathrooms. With the exception of the barbie doll sized hair dryers (cute but useless for long hair), they were fine and even had skylights.
Each day there was cleaning service. They did a good job keeping the place spotless. Although there was no washer or dry, they offered very affordable basic laundry service. Parking was free and on a nearby square. When that was full we found a place nearby on the road.
One day we rented a motor boat. You must call ahead to reserve it and it was delivered to a dock about a half a block from the apartment. What a fun afternoon! It is unbelievable seeing the amazing homes and gardens from the water.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PESCALLO a grand, historic home in Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como, a special house, totally covered with an ivy (ampelopsis) more than 100 year sin a sheltered corner by the shouting and tourism chaotic Bellagio, but a three-minute walk from the center, in two years has been transformed into a unique and well-kept residence There are two units available the number "1" 80 square meters, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room, a kitchen the number "2" 130 square meters with three bedrooms, one on the top floor of the tower, three bathrooms, a huge living room, a kitchen. All units are designed to give the customer a service worthy of a large suite a Grand Hotel, but with the privacy and intimacy of a private home on the shores of Lake Como The owner, an interior designer by profession, and an excellent and attentive host,has restructured and furnished with great care throughout the property, giving attention to every detail:air conditioning ( only in the bedrooms) , Wi-Fi connection, waitress for daily cleaning,linen sheets, soft bathrobes, boat rental (delivered directly to the home dock)cooking course, lunch or a dinner delivered direct to apartment, etc. ..all directly on the lake shore, with every window that gives you the feeling of being on a boat and with a small beach where you can dive in the clean water for a swim!The furnishings are simple shapes and materials,a mix of apparel fabrics and old wood recovery,containers that disappear and large, deep sofas, soft lighting, huge fireplaces and paintings of modern art, great contrast between the white walls and dark floors and stainless kitchens, everything has been designed and designed specifically for the home, and is now in production on the holding of furniture of the owner.a home for an exclusive, unforgettable and relaxing vacation to appreciate the sun of spring and summer, or with the colors of autumn, or the intimacy of winter for a short romantic weekend or a family vacation,or a work situation in peace for any time, season, or occasion, take your time with the rhythm of Pescallo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pescallo Apartments Bellagio, Italy - Lake Como