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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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Tigeriffi...
Gisborne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“relax...”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Luigi will make you feel welcome, we were met at the railway station and wandered down the hill to Casa Ferry. The apartment was magnificent, we opened the windows that let in a gentle cross breeze and the background hum of cafes, tourists and ferries. It has all the appliances needed, clean a modern feel with many touches of home in the furniture and bedside lighting. A perfect position for our family of four to explore and enjoy Varenna.

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PatKellyP...
Colorado
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Most beautiful place ever.”
Reviewed 5 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
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We totally loved staying here. The views out every window are off the charts. This unit certainly has everything you need. They met us at the train station and delivered us to the unit. The location is totally perfect. We are hating to leave. Truly is the best.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Eric J
Carmel Valley, CA
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful rental on Lake Como”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
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Having travelled extensively including 6 times to Italy and once previously to Belagio, Luigi's "Ferry Apartment" stands above the rest as far as location, comfort, and value. The apartment is much nicer than pictured and recently very tastefully remodeled. It is light, bright ,spacious, and well appointed and supplied.

There are beautiful views from 2 decks and every window looking over Varenna and Lake Como. The apartment is well located above the ferry terminal and within easy walking distance of the entire town. Except for the noise of the ferries it is quiet and comfortable. It is without air conditioning and heats up in the afternoon, but is well ventilated by the doors and windows.

Varenna is a short ferry ride to Belagio where there is more shopping, but having stayed there in the past, I see advantages to Varenna as it is less crowded and equally or more beautiful with it's preservation of Mid Evil cobblestone, stone walls and structures.

I can't say enough to recommend this wonderful apartment located in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Lack of air conditioning
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catherine...
North West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“what a dream”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Varenna is stunning and the apartment is fantastic and together they are a dream.
The scenery in Varenna is fabulous and the people are lovely and very helpful.
The apartment has everything you need and the view from the balconies are the best.
I would recommend Varenna and this apartment to anyone, just brilliant.
We hope to return soon.

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colorado
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful views and location”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We just returned from a trip to Tuscany and 4 days in Varenna at the end to relax. This condo has beautiful views from both balconies and a great location! Luigi met us at the train station and took us to the apartment and gave us very good recommendations for dining and sightseeing. The pictures did not do the view justice - the lake is just beautiful from the balcony and every morning was spent there with coffee and every evening with a glass of wine before dinner. There are very good restaurants just a few steps away from the apartment and more a short walk to the town center. Varenna is a perfect place to stay on the lake - much quieter and less touristy than Bellagio and easily accessible by train and by the ferries. We even took the Bernina Express to St. Moritz from town for a beautiful day trip in the Alps.

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Liked best: The location and views
Liked least: The beds were very firm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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grsteve
Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Ideal and beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This property is in an ideal location, centrally located and equal distance, short walk from the train and ferry stations. The living room/kitchens area has two balconies, one with a view of the north end of the lake and one with a south view. The windows in the bedroom share a similar spectacular view. Luigi was great to work with and met us on time at the train station to take us to the property as well as make some recommendations for local shops and restaurants. After staying here we went to Bellagio but I found Varenna to be so much more beautiful and charming.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: I liked everything about the property
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TheFamily...
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Worth It for the View Alone!”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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people found this review helpful

Our family of four (two adults, two teens) spent four nights here back in late August. We had never been to Lake Como and chose this apartment for the beautiful views that it appeared to offer and the fact that it had enough space to accommodate our family. We were not disappointed! A lot of time was spent sitting on the balcony and just watching the ferries come and go in the harbour a few hundred metres down below...with the lake & the mountains in the background.

Varenna itself is a gorgeous little town hugging the lake...with easy walking/strolling routes from one end to the other. A couple of us also walked to the neighbouring town to find the source of the Fiumelatte, apparently the shortest river in Italy. It's quite bizarre to find the source of this rushing river up the hill in a small, seemingly calm, pool of water.

Varenna and this apartment are also super-conveneint for exploring the other towns on Lake Como. The ferry terminal is only a five-minute walk out the door...with constant ferries to various places around the lake. In addition, the apartment is only a 10-15 minute walk from the train station, from which we did an easy day-trip to Milan...no transfers required. There were a number of restaurants right close to the apartment so we didn't even feel the need to traverse to the "other half" of Varenna for dinner. We particularly enjoyed sitting outside & eating at l'Orso Cafe Hostaria watching the goings-on in the harbour.

The apartment itself was quite spacious with a double bed and a twin bed in the bedroom...and a double sofa-bed in the living room. For the most part, the apartment was clean & airy...with the windows providing a nice breeze through the place at night. For some reason, the kitchen had a bit of an odd musty smell about it...something we couldn't quite put our finger on...but it didn't permeate the rest of the apartment. The lack of a shower curtain in the bathtub was the one annoying feature of the apartment as it was virtually impossible to have a shower without either going through various contortions and/or getting the rest of the bathroom wet.

Luigi (the owner) was very friendly and helpful upon our arrival.He met us in the harbour area when we arrived in our rental car and showed us to the apartment, explaining things to us for our stay. The one niggling issue was in the timely return of our deposit after we returned home...although in the end it all worked out.

For those arriving by car, the best alternative is the public car park. Although this multi-storey car park is at the complete opposite end of town from the apartment (around a 20 minute walk), it worked well just leaving our car there for our four-day stay and taking the ferries (and train) to where we wanted to go.

An enjoyable stay in Varenna!

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Liked best: Beautiful location & view
Liked least: Shower; smell in kitchen
Travelling group: Teenagers
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