Cristiano and Cristiana were welcoming, trusting, helpful, hospitable. The apartment was well stocked, well situated, lovely views, did not have to rush out to shops because they thought ahead and provided more than just the normal basics. They even welcomed us to pick fruit from the garden! As well, we experienced more of this entrepreneurial family's talents when we ate in their restaurant, and visited the family shoe shop. They have other lovely, organic, honest businesses, and I love seeing a family work well together like that, especially for several generations.
What's not to like? Oh, and the views! But everyone else has already raved about those.
The apartment is set in a wonderful location with views of Lake Como and the surrounding hills. The gardens are full of fruit and vegetables and we loved the fresh produce that the owners had left for us. Very friendly owners who had thought of everything including staying with us and getting us a mechanic who came and fixed our car within 20 minutes when we had left the lights on and drained the battery,
Their family have a lovely restaurant in the hills near their family farm - local food with incredible views. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and being picked up to be taken to the restaurant and dropped off afterwards.
We highly recommend this apartment.
This was our third time at what we call the "lake house". A truly beautiful apartment with a stunning view. Peaceful, in the country but close to everything. Best of all are the owners, Cristiano and Cristiana, who are wonderful hosts. They also have a great resturant on the mountain above the house. We are planning our next visit now!
Staying at Apartment Casa Felicita is a truly fabulous Italian experience. Wonderful host Cristiano picked us up at the bus stop upon arrival in Bellagio. The Apartment feels more like a villa going up a sweeping drive with an abundance of fruit trees and vegetables growing. The complimentary basket of local produce, pasta, wine, cheeses, yogurt & fruit was a lovely Italian welcome. The cheeses and yogurt were from their family farm and the taste was absolutely fantastic and nothing like you buy in the supermarket. In the foyer Cristiano had provided provisions (wine, pasta, bread, tomato sauce, etc. etc.) that you pay for when you leave. So convenient as you can rustle up a meal without needing to go the shops or handy if you have forgotten to buy. He also kindly offered to take us to a great supermarket which had fresh meat/fish and everything you could ever need. The Apartment was spotlessly clean with the most spectacular views of Lake Como. The attention to detail was exemplary which made our stay so memorable. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt we were part of Cristiano and Cristiana’s family. The setting is so peaceful and on the walk back into Bellagio town the locals would greet us with smiles and buon giorno. On the way home in the evening, walking up the drive, the divine smell of jasmine intertwined in the privet which also contained fire flies looked magical. I am writing this review 1 year after my visit to Casa Felicita and still think it is simply the best of all my travels and hope to visit again as soon as I can.
Casa Felicita is up the hill from Bellagio, close to a quaint little village. The apartment is on the first floor, comfortable, spacious, beautifully decorated and has breathtaking views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. The roads are too narrow for most cars, so you park your car in the village square from where Christiano will drive you and luggage a very short distance to the apartment. The setting is rural, with fruit and olive trees. One night we dined in the family restaurant, driven there by Jacob, Christiano's son. This was another wonderful experience. We enjoyed every moment of our stay in Bellagio, a visit made all the more special by Casa Felicita.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this beautiful apartment for the week end in April. We hired a car and drove there from Pisa airport which was really easy. The apartment has the most incredible views over the mountains and is conveniently located about a 15-20 minute walk from the centre of Bellagio. There was a spare bedroom so we could have gone with another couple or it would be perfect for a family.
We spent the days exploring the beauty of Lake Como and the evenings enjoying prosecco on the terrace. The owners, Christiano and Christiana could not have been more lovely or welcoming. They left yogurt, eggs, jams and butter from their farm in the fridge for us which went down a treat when we arrived. We also ate at their restaurant in the hills which was by far the best place we ate at over the week end. They saved us a lovely table in the restaurant with the best views and picked us up and dropped us off again back at the apartment.
I literally could not recommend this apartment any more for a romantic and relaxing holiday or a holiday with the family. We will definitely be returning in the future!