Beautiful Garden quiet retreat in Varenna on the lake within steps of the best restaurants, waterfront promenade and ferry. We are definitely coming back to this gem!
A warm and friendly welcome from Julia and Alfie. The apartment is simple but comfortable but it’s all about the location. The view from the patio over Lake Como is stunning and has to be the best spot in Varenna, eating breakfast looking at the view was wonderful. Varenna was our favourite spot in the Italian Lakes it’s such a charming small village but has plenty of places to eat and drink. The restaurant opposite the apartment is lovely with excellent service. Make time to visit Villa Monastero the gardens are wonderful and it’s very good value. We took the ferry to Bellagio which is worth visiting but for our money not a patch on Varenna. Julia was extremely helpful and we look forward to coming back one day.
We enjoyed our short stay at this bnb with beautiful lake front views which is private from the rest of the town. It’s a great place to rejuvenate and the breakfast provided by Julie was lovely. We’d been to so many busy places it was a great place to relax and recharge. I wish I could stay a month
Julie's hospitality was highlight of our trip. She went above and beyond expectations to make sure our experience in Varenna was one we'd struggle to forget.
Her place is located on the edge of the lake and I cannot even begin to describe what having breakfast in her garden is like on a sunny, blue-skied morning. The entire experience was unforgettable and I cannot recommend her place enough.
Alfie, her dog, was friendly and we enjoyed having him around each day.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
We stayed at Il Giardino B&B in April and loved our time there. The owner met us at the train station which was so appreciated. The room, sitting area, and breakfast and location (right on the lake) were wonderful. We certainly recommend this B&B.
The Location is amazing, I should not be saying this as I would love to keep this a secret, but memories like this should be shared, I thought I had already left a review so I apologize for not doing it sooner. All I can say is just do it stay there the whole experience will be beyond your expectations, just a tip, make sure you hire the boats for a day on the lake it is the best day we have ever had on vacation and believe me we have had some magical moments on our travels around the world, the lake is stunning, the accommodation is beautiful and sitting outside by the lake every morning having breakfast was so special, the restaurants in town are amazing, everything is so close to the villa. Our host Julie is a very special lady she made our stay so special.