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“Bella Villa Torretta.”
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Villa Torretta
Ranked #2 of 12 Varenna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
El Sobrante, California
1 review
“Bella Villa Torretta.”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed at Villa Torretta in early July. We had a wonderful stay. The hotel is a classic, with beautiful common rooms. Laura and staff were very accommodating, going out of their way to get us food when we first arrived and when we left early in the day. Laura made sure she knew who we were and we felt like she took a personal interest in our stay. The room was spacious and clean. We had a lovely view of the lake, transportation convenient. Also, the food was delicious.

Room Tip: We sent an email asking for a view. Also note there are lots of stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The villa is an easy walk from the station, the villa was spacious, with nice communal areas inside and out. It was very close to the lake shore, with a lovely view. The owner Laura was a great character. Very helpful and generous. I have read some negative reviews of the staff and noise levels. Cannot understand them. The noise was just everyday life. Loved the staff, those who did not, need a sense of humour.a lovely quiet area.


Stayed June 2014
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Fremantle, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed here for a night after a mediteranean cruise to relax, wish we had stayed longer Laura was very accomodating, we had a big thunder storm come through but it just made the lake more interesting had an early train the next morning and the cafe opened early just for us

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

As a mature couple on our first visit to Italy we certainly did well choosing Villa Torretta as our accommodation on Lake Como. We stayed for 6 nights and our host, Laura, could not have been more helpful.Our room was very comfortable and had a lovely balcony overlooking the lake. Varenna is a beautiful place and well placed to access other villages around the lake. We would highly recommend Villa Toretta and the adjoining Hotel Olivido and would certainly stay there again if we are fortunate enough to return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My wife booked us in here for a couple of days. She'd stayed before and was a but worried that I'd find it too basic. Far from it. The room and villa are so much in keeping with the vibe if the area. Varenna is beautifully understated next to Bellagio. Highly recommended if you want to dodge the tourist throng and enjoy this beautiful part of the world.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Varenna is the perfect place to stay when visiting lake como. Easy 1 hr train ride from milan central. The B&B is an easy 5min walk from the train station in Varenna.

Stayed at villa Varenna for 2 nights and we loved it! We had a room with a huge balcony and amazing view. B&B is on the quieter side of town and is an easy 2 min walk to the old harbor with bars / restaurants / gelato. Right outside B&B is the ferry that can take you to all over the lake.

Highly recommend eating dinner at the adjoining hotel - Olivedo - it was one of the best meals in Varenna.

The owner Laura is very sweet and helpful.

We can't wait to go back!!!!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I spent 2 nights here on a warm weekend in June. Laura was very welcoming and personable, as were the restaurant staff. The accommodation is very nice - timber floors, "country style" furniture and french doors give it warmth of character, while the fixtures are all modern and comfortable - excellent bed, shower and aircon.

The restaurant attached to the sister property - Hotel Olivedo - serves simple and lovely fare. It is pleasantly casual with tables set up on the verandah at the front where you can watch passers by and ferry arrivals/departures.

It is well situated on the lake directly across from the ferry wharf, and is a 5 minute walk from the train station. Other reviewers have commented on noise from the ferry but I honestly did not notice it at all, and I don't think it goes very late anyway. Lack of a television is not a negative when there is an exquisite lake to look at; the view across to the other villages at night is very nice too.

WIFI is OK but not "business class".

I would happily stay here again, and sincerely hope I have the opportunity.

Room Tip: Middle floor, centre front, perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Villa Torretta
Address: Via Largo Enzo Venini, 6, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little lovely villa, 19th-century, on the edge of lake. All 3 rooms en-suite with great lake view and balcony. Lovely little garden with table and chairs to enjoy the view of the lake.Laura and Mamma are there to welcome you! ... more   less 
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Villa Torretta Hotel Varenna
Villa Torretta Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

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