My wife and I just returned from a three-week vacation in Northern Italy. Our first stop was Nest on the Lake. In many ways it should have been our only stop.
The location is away from the bustle of Como, and not far from the tourist activity in Bellagio. It sits on the east bank of the leg of the lake leading into Bellagio, and is quite difficult to locate without a GPS at night. I would seriously recommend arrival during daylight hours to avoid any confusion.
The views are spectacular, including the many white swans that regularly gather near the shore. We had the apartment room on the top floor, a spacious and extremely comfortable accommodation where we awoke each morning to the sounds of the water lapping on the shore.
Costantino and Rafaella, the owners, are wonderful and gracious hosts. The building that houses the B & B has been in Costantino's family since the late 1700's, but, with his hard work, it has been renovated and expanded to provide all the modern conveniences a traveler needs and expects.
Breakfasts on the ground floor patio are divine. Raffaela is present to provide table side service after guests are permitted to serve themselves buffet style from inside the breakfast room. The room is tastefully and colorfully decorated, and the selection of breakfast buffet items was without question the best my wife experienced during our entire stay in Italy.
Memories of our stay will last a long time. This was as close to an idyllic setting as my wife and I have ever been. We hope to return some day, and when we do, we will definitely plan to stay more than two nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a peaceful setting in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, just minutes from the world-famous resort of Bellagio, is located in the nearby Lezzeno, Bed and Breakfast " Nest on the lake." This architectural complex, dating from the beginning of 1800,completely renovated in 2010, is directly in front of the lovely lake of Como, and precisely opposite to the picturesque Island Comacina, and thefamous Villa Balbianello and other beautiful villas including the VillaBalbiano and Villa Cassinella.Both the apartment, located on the ground floor, and the rooms on the first floor, have their own independent entrance, and are elegantly furnished with comfortable and modern furnishings which harmoniously blend with the local setting. The rooms boast elegant wooden flooring, which further contribute to the warm, and romantic atmosphere. The ground floor also houses the breakfast room which features visible local stone walls, as well as a huge and imposing fireplace which has been fully restored in ancient style and which dominates the environment. The furnishings also include a series of ancient artefacts handed down through the generations and which contribute to recreate a magical atmosphere of past times. All units are overlooking the lake and are equipped with pretty balconies on which you can sit back and enjoy a drink and the lovely views and magical sunsets that the lake offers. Access to the beach is possible directly from the Bed & Breakfast, where guests can soak up the sun, or make use of the canoes which are at the disposal of our guests in order to enjoy our wonderful lake to the full. We can also offer a series of optional services on request such as airport/station transfers, or organized tours of the local area or mountain excursions. We are committed to making every effort to ensure that your stay will be truly unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nest On The Lake Lake Como/Lezzeno, Italy