Crotto Letizia Ventone

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  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Sleeps: 4

Type: Apt. / Condo

Crotto Letizia Ventone

The property is situated off the road and along a private driveway. It is made up of a 16th century Crotto, a stone vaulted structure, and a modern Villa built in a traditional style of stone and wood. The property features 3 independent apartments and shared gardens/terrace.

Along a small country lane you reach the driveway of the property. The surrounding area is a combination of rustic houses, large villas and mountain and lake views.

The apartment is a first floor apartment that is luxuriously appointed with many fine features. The combined living space comprises a large open space with kitchen, dining and living space. A large sofa can then ...Read more

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Crotto Letizia Ventone
Argegno, Lombardy, Italy

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Along a small country lane you reach the driveway of the property. The lane is quite steep so you may prefer to park you car 50 metres away in a small shared car park, or if more confident you can use the private car park with electric gates.
The surrounding area is a combination of rustic houses, large villas and mountain and lake views.
Being just 5 minutes (on the way down, on the way up allow a bit more time!) from the gorgeous cliff side town of argegno you have no need for a car if that is your preference. The walk down to the village is easy, but bear in mind the elevated position will require a little more energy on the way back up!
Due to its elevated position you will encounter hairpin bends; the roads are excellent quality and should be easily navigated by an average driver. The private driveway is unmade and may be considered steep by some.

The property is located about 5 mins walk down to the village centre with a very safe pedestrian path, taking you down through the heart of the village with narrow cobbled lanes and archways, past the local panifico with aromas of freshly baked bread and leaving you in the middle of the Piazza where you can get fantastic ice cream made on the premises at Zoë’s. The village has a small mini market to provide you with all the basics .There is a bank with international cash machine, a small harbour with marina, fishing tackle shop, cable-car station ,to take you into the mountains to the village of Pigra where you can have the experience of Como from the sky (cable cars run every half hour with a break from 12- 2).The village has it own pebble beach with an adjoining pizzeria where you can hire sun loungers etc. or fish to your hearts content
There is a small food market in Argegno on Monday mornings where you can get fresh meat, fish veg and locally produced cheeses. There are numerous small bars in the village and a fantastic selection of restaurants and snack bars and in the surrounding areas (La Grillia 2km up the road that the property is on, is one of our favourites with great value in a beautiful rustic Italian setting).Café Colombo is a tiny beautiful wine bar in the corner of the square with Italian 'tapas' and snacks available all day and a great Happy Hour (Free antipasti) at night. .There is a new restaurant, recently opened in the village piazzo beside the fountain, called La Piazzetta which serves a wide selection of food from pizza (best in Argegno) to fine dining i.e. fresh tuna tar. The owner Christian is very nice and will try to cater for all your dining needs. Others restaurants we recommend are, Villa Belvedere,beside the ferry port and Crotto dei Platini (3 mins down the road towards Brienno).These are situated on the Lake with fantastic food in a magical setting. A delightful new wine bar Enotica Argegno is only recently opened with a fantastic range of good wines available very cheaply. This also serves free antipasti in the evening. Next door there is a pub called Il Covo which stays open till late and is a popular destination for the younger generations.

The village lies on the main lakeside road and therefore is on the main bus route up and down the lake .It also has a ferry port stop for passenger ferries (both slow ferry and hydrofoil) and these are a great way of seeing the lake which is at its best when viewed from the water. You can get daily rambler tickets so you can hop on and off at your leisure.
Bellagio is one town not to miss. Taxis are available from La Piazzetta restaurant in the village Public transport is both inexpensive and reliable and runs very frequently.
Car hire is recommended as you need to explore the lake to optimize your time there although we prefer to laze on the balcony with a bottle of locally produced Prosecco and just watch the world pass by.

Within a 10 min drive north you have a huge selection of beaches, both sand (man made) and pebble all along the lakeside. Swimming there is very safe as there are no tidal currents to worry about. Recommended is a day out on the lake on a boat which can be hired from two companies on the lake: (Lenno Boat hire is the closest -ask for Igor and tell him we sent you) No experience is necessary as the boats are very simple to operate and there are no hazards like shallows or sandbars (Como is the deepest lake in Europe). There are plenty of places to tie up for lunch or you can simply stop the boat are jump off for a swim in the warm freshwater. There is a fantastic lakeside pool (lido) in Menaggio 15min drive with a on-duty lifeguard .There is a large supermarket in Lenno (10 min drive away, north) or a shopping centre with hypermarket in Como town (20 mins drive, south).For some retail therapy I would recommend Bellagio with current Milan fashions and some good bargains to be had in Italian designer sunglasses, handbags etc .Como is famous in the region for its silk. There is a huge outlet centre called Foxtown (info on net) just over the border in Switzerland (15 mins from Como) where the Milanese go to do serious shopping. Don't forget to bring your passport

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