We have just returned from a week's stay at the Casa Nini. This beautiful italian house has loads of traditional charm combined with modern facilities.
With only 3 rooms you get a real personal touch from the friendly and energetic owner 'Mr Daniele', nothing is too much trouble - we received a lovely welcome lunch on arrival, lots of local knowledge and we were treated to a different breakfast choice every day - he was happy to provide whatever we wanted.
We stayed in the double room with a terrace which had beautiful views of the lake and mountains. The house is quite close to the train line, however there are only a couple of trains an hour, which don't run overnight, so we didn't find this a problem.
The house is based in the little villiage of Lierna which is fairly quiet but has all the amenities you need including a couple of bars, restaurants, mini market, tobacconist and bakers. Lierna also has the best 'beach' if you fancy a lazy day by the lake.
We didn't have a car but Lierna is really easy (and cheap) to get to from Bergamo airport using public transport - bus to Bergamo then train to Lierna. We then used the train and ferry boats to get to the surrounding towns including Verenna and Belagio which were just a short journey away. Daniele also has a couple of bikes that you can borrow free of charge if you like.
On a cool day you might also want to take advantage of the turkish bath at Casa Nini to wind down after a day exploring - quite small but just right for two.
All in all we had a great, relaxing and enjoyable stay out of the hustle and bustle of the larger lakeside resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the lake of Como, in Lierna, in the province of Lecco, in Via Parodi 11. Few steps from the village centre and from the lake bank. In a quiet and comfortable position; very close to the railway station (railway line F.S. Milano-Lecco-Sondrio-Tirano). We are at 6 km. From Varenna (ferry-boat and steamboat to Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Menaggio), at 4 km from Mandello del Lario (Moto Guzzi's factory and museum) and at 16 km from Lecco. Spoken languages: English, French and Spanish. The B&B offers accommodation in three bedrooms on the upper floor, for 7 persons all with their en-suite bathroom. At guests' disposal a Turkish bathroom available. The well equipped kitchen is used for having breakfast. The access to the B&B is a little narrow. Please, mind your car. Parking in the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Nini B&B Lierna, Lake Como, Italy