Rivetta means small shore. This is an extremely pretty original fisherman's house, situated on the pebbled shore of Lake Como. The house sits just above the water, in the picturesque lake resort of San Siro, on the sunny west shore which has a particularly mild climate and one of the prettiest promenades of the entire lake. Rivetta is an outstanding house - a little lakeside gem, because the lake is just outside the door, and there is a lake view from every window. It has a well-accomplished interior with a youthful, elegant flair. Stylish wooden furniture in natural colours contrasts well with the coloured walls. A painted wooden boot adorns the kitchen ceiling. Outside you will find a BBQ area with table and chairs, and a wonderful view of the lake. (The lakefront is public, so it is possible that you may see an occasional walker or fisherman). Stone steps lead down to the water with rocks on the pebbled shore. Here you can glide into the water - not just in summer but perhaps also in winter - having a refreshing dip after the visit to the small sauna in the basement of the house.
The village of San Siro is built on a rock, nestled up against the stone. Please be aware, there is no access to Rivetta by car. To reach the house, you must leave your car at the top of the village and walk through a narrow cobbled street and down 55 steps to the house (approximately 250 metres). The path can be slippery when wet, so this property is not suitable for elderly guests or anyone with walking problems, and please bring a pair of good walking shoes. A porter service is available to help with your luggage. In the pretty hamlet of San Siro you will find a pizzeria; grocery shops can be found two kilometres south. S. Siro has a bus stop. You can catch a bus or rent a boat here. Water sports facilities (boating, sailing, surfing) can be found nearby, and there are scenic trekking routes that begin at the lake. There are also many fine and beautiful golf courses in the lake area, and shoppers will love the designer fashion factory outlets available just over the border into Switzerland.
The closest lake ferry dock is in Menaggio, just 6 km south, where you will also find a golf course and tennis court. Switzerland and Europe's highest mountains lie just to the north. A drive (or boat ride) down the lake brings you to Como (40 km), famous for its production of fine silk. Elegance surrounds you in Como: beautiful architecture, elegant shops and stylish, wood-panelled cafés. Visit Bellagio (15 km by ferry), known as the pearl of the lake and considered one of the most beautiful towns in all of Europe. Day trips can be made by bus or car to Tremezzo (12 km) and Lugano, Switzerland (33 km). Milan is 90 km to the south.
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Left on 01/04/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 4, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Wir haben einen sehr erholsamen Weihnachtsurlaub am Comersee genossen. Das Haus ist etwas beschwerlich zu erreichen, vom Parkplatz aus durch zahlreiche enge Gassen, aber die anstrengung lohnt sich - es liegt fantastisch am See. Vom Hausinnern seiht man von drei Seiten her auf den See, grandios! Das Haus hat viel Platz und ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Wir, 4 Erwachsene und 3 Kinder, konnten uns gut verweilen im und um das Haus, das mit seinen vielen Sitzplätzen und dem Steinstrand für alle etwas zu bieten hat. Zu dieser Jahreszeit durften wir gar die warme Wintersonne draussen im Liegestuhl geniessen... und wir haben sogar im 7grädigen Comersee gebadet!
Left on 09/02/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | My 5Reviewed Sep 2, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
Rivetta is everything we hoped for! The villa is clean, comfortable and waterfront. It is in the breathtaking hamlet of Rezzonico, with a nice pizzeria, small shop and 1300's castle. It is a village of locals with very few visitors and even fewer with English as a first language. The waterfront is so relaxing and absolutely breathtaking. We were so lucky to be on it for a week! The property manager, Daneilla, is helpful and takes great care of her guests! The appliances work wonderfully and the wifi is a plus as well. Rivetta is close to everything yet removed from the hustle bustle. Driving here is no problem! The walk down cobblestones to Rivetta is lovely and the hiking up the hills above the castle is wonderful!
Left on 07/03/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | jacqueline bezaireReviewed Jul 3, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Amazing house. Very well equipped and appointed. Decor was charming and comforatable. The house is much better than the pictures. Three sunning decks and 4 bathrooms. Beautiful view right on the lake. Property manager Daniela was fantastic and checked in with us everyday to make sure we did not need anything. Great small touches such as wine and stocked cupboards upon arival. We had everythihng we needed. San Siro is lovely and just what we wanted as far as a quaint mideaval setting, castle included. I owuld give it 6 stars.
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