We stayed at fontana del lago for 3 nights in October. The apartment is in Fiumelatte which is about 15 mins walk into Varenna. The town takes its name from a waterfall which runs for around half the year. Getting into the apartment is a bit of work - from the car park once you get out of the escalator there are a number of up and down stairs to navigate which is a bit tough with large heavy bags - and we are on the pretty fit side. On entering the apartment I thought someone must have left the airconditioning on full blast due to the noise in the apartment. When we couldn't find an airconditioner in the apartment I thought the unit for the whole building must be outside the windows and when I opened it we realised that the unit was literally right next to the fiumelatte itself and the sound we could hear was the water rushing down the hillside and under the road.
We rang the office and while the initial response was that "it's on the website that's its close to... more