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Balcone di Casate, Menaggio


Vacation Rentals, Italy, Lombardy

Ideally situated apartment with fantastic view of Lake Como, swimming pool

Location: Menaggio, Lake Como

Sleeps: Four

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Menaggio ~ Lake Como ~ Lombardy ~ Italy
2 Bedrooms ~ 1 Bathroom ~ Sleeps 4 ~ Pool
Rental Rate: 800 Euros/week (July/August), 600 Euros/week (low season) plus 60 Euros for cleaning

Kids Welcome ~ No Smoking ~ No Pets

Vacation Apartment overlooking Lake Como:

  • Nicely landscaped top-quality gated condominium complex  
  • Private garage
  • Large terrace with a 180 degree view of the most beautiful part of Lake Como, including views of Bellagio and Varenna.

  • TV and WiFi,

  • Very well maintained apartment with new kitchen

  • 70sqm (750 sqft). Private Garden.
  • Large shared Swimming Pool, with shallow area for kids.
  • Five minute walk to public boats and ferries, which take you to most locations on the lake, including Como, Bellagio and Varenna.
  • Ten minute walk to the center of Menaggio, one of the nicest towns on the lake.
  • Beautiful hikes or drives to local mountains and villages.
  • Within 2 kilometers of one of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses in Italy.


Lovely vacation apartment that sleeps four people in comfort in gated community with large swimming pool (open mid June to mid-September). The recently repainted apartment has a living/dining room, a newly remodeled kitchen, two bedrooms and a newly renovated bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed and french door onto the terrace, and the other has bunk beds and opens on to the garden. The apartment is nicely furnished and includes linen and a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom has a washing machine and the kitchen a dishwasher.

More details available here


While a car is advantageous it is not essential as there is excellent public transport within easy walking distance by boat and bus to points along the lake, Lugano and a daily bus to St. Moritz.


By Car:

From the north drive into Lugano and follow signs for Gandria, St. Moritz and Menaggio. 

From the south take the Autostrada A9 direction Como.  Exit at Como Nord and follow the signs for Menaggio.

On arrival in Menaggio go to Immobiliare Menaggio (Tel: 0344-32054), on lake front in front of small port who will provide keys and directions.  The agency provides backup in the event of a problem and any necessary information.

By Public Transport;

You can fly to Lugano (served by Swiss International Airline), easiest; Milan-Malpensa or Milan-Bergamo (served by RyanAir).  Avoid Milan-Linate which is the other side of Milan.

From Lugano Airport take shuttle, ask driver to drop you off at Via Balestra for the bus to Menaggio.  There is a bus timetable posted there or check times at www.sptlinea.it/. Click on "orari" and check Line C12 Menaggio-Lugano. Buy tickets at kiosk across parking lot. 

From Malpensa take the Milan train as far as Saronno and change for a train to Como Lago.  From there there are bus or hydrofoil service to Menaggio.

From Bergamo take shuttle to Bergamo Station, train to Lecco, connect to train to Varenna.  For train times check www.primitaly.it/turismo/trasporti/treni.htm From Varenna take lake boat or ferry to Menaggio. 

On arrival in Menaggio go to Immobiliare Menaggio (Tel: 0344-32054), on lake front in front of small port who will provide keys and directions.

Comments by previous tenants:

"We've had a fantastic week in Menaggio.  This apartment is perfect for our needs, very well equipped - great view!"

"We've had a great week in Menaggio.  The location and view of the lake is perfect & we have made good use of the swimming pool on the hotter days."

"We love your place & the view.  Just sitting on the terrace looking out makes us feel good!"

"The balcony view is exceptional, the changing light provides marvellous photo opportunities..."

Contact Information

Company: Balcone di Casate, Menaggio

Name: Paola Blelloch

Street: 281 Clarksville Road

City: Princeton Junction

State/Province: NJ

Country: USA

Zip/Postal Code: 08550

Phone: 609 799 1475

Website: www.cs.cmu.edu/~guyb/menaggioHome/

E-mail: Click here to send an e-mail inquiry

Listing #1979, on Slow Travel since 12/7/2005
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