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Photos of the House on the Bridge

Photos of Menaggio


The house for rent is 300 years old and is situated in the historic Castello above Menaggio, on Lake Como just across Bellagio and Varenna.  It is a short five minute walk down to the center of Menaggio.  The house has two floors.  On the first floor is the kitchen, dining area and the living room with a walkout terrace and fireplace.  The second floor has a master bedroom, a second bedroom and a bathroom with bath/shower, wc and bidet.


The house for rent is located in Menaggio, on the western shore of Lake Como about mid lake, just 15 min. by ferry from Bellagio and Varenna.  Menaggio is one of the most important towns on Lake Como and has been a tourist attraction for hundreds of years.  From Menaggio central location, one can easily navigate the whole lake by public boats.  Bellagio and Varenna are only a short boat ride away.

Lake Como was already to the Romans ( Roman churches and archeological sites) , from 12th century the passes through the high alps leading from and into Italy were extensively used by the locals for trade or more or less peaceful wanderings. In the 18th century it was discovered by the rich Milanese families who built their summerhouses to get away from the humidity of the town. Some of these villa's are open to the public and their gardens are famous ( Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa Melzi in Bellagio, Villa Balbaniello in Lenno)

  Fly to Milan or Bergamo ( low budget airport)
By Train (or Bus) from Malpensa to Como and by bus or Hydrofoil to Menaggio (approx. 120 min.)
By train from Bergamo to Lecco and Varenna, then by Boat to Menaggio (approx. 120 min)
From airports by car it is approx 90-120 minutes.
By car from Switzerland: Gotthard, Lugano, Italian border, 20 km to Menaggio.
By car from other regions in Italy: get off the autostrada at Como Nord Exit, Menaggio is 30 km north of Como.
Specific Directions will be given once reserved.
  Price List for 2008:
  Minimum stay 4 days

Winter: (Nov. through Feb): 65 Euros/day or 450 Euros per week + 15 Euros per day heating.
Spring-Fall: March, April & October: 80 Euros/day or 535 Euros per week.
Spring-Summer (early & late): May, June & September: 90 Euros/day or 600 Euros per week. 
Summer (peak):
July & August: 95 Euros/day or 650 Euros per week.

Security and Cleaning Deposit: 150 Euros
Cleaning Fee:  25 Euros
Sheets and Towels (optional): 5 Euros per person
  TV, Sat, DVD, Stereo, Full Kitchen (Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Internet Connection on request, Linen on request.
  Golf (nearby in Croce)
Mountain Hiking
Shopping in Milano and Como
Visit Bergamo, Milano, Como and Lugano
Skiing in Winter (both downhill and cross-country)
  Contact (English Mother Tongue):
  e-mail: greenvol@iol.it
telephone: ++39 02 34537878  (from the US 011 39)
fax: ++39 02 33105195 (you must dial also the zero of the local area code)
mobile: ++39 339 6523824