We had the pleasure of staying 3 nights at Villa Maria and wished that we could have spent more time there. If you are looking for a home away from home, providing clean and comfortable surroundings in a beautiful part of the world, then this is definitely the place to stay.This delightful B and B had only been opened a couple of weekI prior to our stay and it exceeded all our expectations. Villa Maria is situated in Lierna - a little village on Lake Como, within easy reach by car or ferry of the larger towns of Bellagio and Varenna.
Our first impression upon driving up the curved driveway, with delicate trees forming a canopy overhead, was one of peace and quiet. The rambling house came into view at the top of the drive and we had no sooner parked our car, than we were greeted warmly by our beautiful hosts Mira and Marco, who instantly made us feel at home and provided us with welcome drinks before we had even unpacked the car.
With hospitality pouring out of every door, they couldn't have made us feel more welcome.Even the small shower in our ensuite, caused far more hilarity than discomfort.
The view of Lake Como from the majestic ground floor lounge windows is breathtaking and makes one just want to snuggle up in the comfortable arm chairs, relax and watch the world go by.
Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, they booked dinner for us at a local restaurant, provided us with lovely afternoon tea as a surprise and the ample breakfast each morning, ensured we were well fed.
We reluctantly left Villa Maria to continue our holiday but we now have two beautiful friends in Italy.