Villa Rustica self catering lake como villa rental
From $337 / night
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
Description from the owner
Villa Rustica is a beautiful Italian farmhouse, nestled in the trees above Lake Mezzola on the northern tip of Lake Como. With breathtaking views across the lake to the mountain range beyond, it’s the perfect location for exploring the spectacular lakes and many enchanting waterfront towns and villages of this exquisite and stylish corner of Italy.
Ideally suited to families, groups or for a truly romantic break, this 150 year old, self catering Lake Como villa has many traditional features such as beamed ceilings, a wood burning fire and terracotta tiled floors. With spectacular balcony views, a wonderful terraced garden, private acc...Read more
Villa Rustica self catering lake como villa rental
Sorico, Lombardy, Italy
Additional Location Information
Villa Rustica is set in a secluded location a short walk to Lake Mezzola on the northern tip of Lake Como. The Villa sits between the villages of Albonico and Dascio, close to Sorico and the valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna. As well as enjoying the outstanding natural beauty and countryside at our Lake Como villa, there is lots to see and do in the surrounding area, from enjoying the delights of the local Italian cuisine to cycling, sailing, walking and winter sports.
Cycling Routes in and around Lake Como:
Enjoy mountain biking from the doorstep of Villa Rustica or road biking from the top of the track, a short walk from the villa. The surrounding area is ideal and popular with cyclists, with numerous tracks and routes. For more information about the wonderful cycling in this area visit (website: hidden)
Walking from our villa at Lake Como:
You can enjoy some fantastic walks from the villa, either by following a well marked path (Sentiero) or by exploring the hills above Albonico. A short drive to Verceia (the village on the other side of the lake opposite the house) and you can explore Valle dei Ratti or continue up Valchiavenna or Valtellina. For more information about walking in this beautiful corner of Italy visit (website: hidden)
The wildlife of Lake Mezzola and the surrounding area:
Lago Di Mezzola sits in the Pian Di Spagna nature reserve offering a haven of natural wildlife along the southern edge of the lake and the River Mera that connects Lago di Mezzola and Lago di Como. There are several other nature reserves in Valtellina a short drive away from Villa Rustica. For more information visit (website: hidden)
Follow Valchiavenna and be on the ski slopes of Madesimo within a couple of hours. It’s a 30 mile (50 km) drive or for a unique experience, leave the car at Campodolcino and take the funicular railway to the slopes. Alternatively, St Moritz is just 50 miles (80 km) away. Both resorts offer great downhill skiing, cross country skiing, tobogganing and skidoos. For more information visit (website: hidden)
Lago di Mezzola has power boat speed restrictions and therefore is the ideal place to enjoy quieter water sports. Hire a boat and explore, walk twenty minutes along the roman path to Dascio and hire a canoe or take the day trip boat to San Fedelino for a great day out.
Alternatively, head down to the town of Gera Lario which is a twenty minute drive (or a short trip down the River Mera) and you can enjoy sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, wake-boarding and water-ski lessons. For more information visit (website: hidden)
Gardens & villas of Lake Como, Italy:
By car or ferry, you can visit some of the famous villas and gardens of Lake Como. Take the ferry to Tremezzo and explore the gardens of Villa Carlotta on your way to lunch on the only island on Lake Como, Comacina. For more information visit (website: hidden)
From our villa at Lake Como there is a great variety of places to eat, drink and soak up the local Italian atmosphere. The Enoteca Portovino on the edge of the old marina in Colico is a real treat in both summer and winter. Eating at a local Agriturismo, where they tend to serve a local set menu, is an inexpensive way to try local cuisine or why not just walk from the house to Trattoria Nives in Albonico or the restaurants of Dascio. For more information visit (website: hidden)
There are numerous places to buy food in the area, all within a short drive. These include weekly markets, local bakeries, supermarkets and a shopping mall. There are also many boutiques, clothes and sports shops.
How to get to this self catering, Lake Como villa:
Fly & Drive:
The easiest way to reach Villa Rustica is to fly to one of the three Milan airports (Malpensa - MXP, Linate - LIN, Bergamo - BGY) and hire a car. Depending on traffic, the three airports are between a 1 ½ hr and 2 hr drive from the villa, Bergamo usually being the quickest. Bringing or hiring a Sat Nav is a good idea if you’d like to take a slower but more scenic route up the west side of the lake from Malpensa or a faster route from all airports up the east side of the lake. You can stock up on supplies on the way at the Iperal supermarket in Piantedo. It is important to note that access to the house by car is limited to four wheel drive vehicles (4WD) only due to the steep track. Parking is however available free of charge a 2 minute walk from the house and on arrival and departure your luggage will be transported to and from the house for you. For more information visit (website: hidden)
Plane & Train:
Due to the location of this Lake Como villa, we do recommend a car, if only to venture out to do some shopping. If you don’t have a car, then you can take a bus from each of the airports to Milan Central Station and then take a direct train to Colico which is a 15 minute drive from the house. The direct train takes an hour and a half. Door to door it takes about four hours from Malpensa Airport to the house if you take a bus and then the train to Colico. Alternative train routes are available from Malpensa.
Plane, Train & Ferry.
If you would like to see Lake Como on your way, then you can take a train from Milan Central or from Malpensa Airport to Como Nord Lago with a change at Saronno. Then take the hydrofoil ferry to Colico. This picturesque route takes about four hours from Malpensa Airport, but you are a little more restricted by the ferry times.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Last updated on February 02, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $664
Additional notes from the owner
The prices shown are all inclusive of:
- Bed linen
- Towels (excluding beach towels)
- Electricity, gas, firewood and heating
- Free Wifi
With the exception of the high summer season, please contact us for prices of shorter stays.
Check in is between 1300 and 1800 Monday to Friday and 1300 to 1600 On Saturdays.
Check out is by 1000.
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Swing set or jungle gym
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 2150 square feet