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“Lovely Setting Right on Lake Como!”
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
The vista that welcomes you from 'la casa piu' bella di varenna' Meet Alfie, one of your hosts!
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
The vista that welcomes you from 'la casa piu' bella di varenna'
Meet Alfie, one of your hosts!
The newly fitted shower with room for two....
including the bathroom sink....
and whirlpool bath.
The recently renovated twin room which once was part of the convent cloister.
One of the antique beds in the twin room.
An original 16th century period feature.
The romantic double room.
enjoying the breeze
The front door that leads to your private garden and lakeside mooring.
Walkway to the main terrace where your breakfast awaits.
Breathtaking views of the lake, from the end of the garden.
The only pergola view in Varenna.
Historical Varenna from the pergola.
An alpine view.
The outstanding private view of the central lake and Bellagio from your garden sun terrace.
Connecting you to the breakfast and sun terraces.
Another magnificant central lake view.
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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Anne H
Houston, TX
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting Right on Lake Como!”
Reviewed 26 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018
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We recently spent 2 nights at this nice B&B on Lake Como. It's a 2 bedroom unit (one larger with twin beds and an ensuite bath, and the other smaller with a queen bed and a full bath nearby) and it also has a small living area with no kitchen, but it does have a fridge and some glasses. This apartment is below where the owner and hostess, Julia, lives.

The best part of this accommodation is that it's directly on the lake. There is a pretty garden outside of the apartment and it has a nice sitting area. We spent both mornings sitting out there drinking coffee and enjoying the view. And breakfast was served there both mornings as well. Breakfast was nice with croissants, breads, cheeses, meats, yogurt, and fruit. And it was served at the time we requested, which was nice.

Julia, the hostess, was friendly and nice to visit with. Communication with her was good before and during our stay. She went above and beyond by bringing us little sandwiches when we arrived to enjoy with our wine out by the lake. And the next evening when we came home from dinner, she had left a bottle of lemoncello and 4 glasses on the table by the lake for us to enjoy before bedtime. Very thoughtful, nice gesture.

Varenna is a lovely town. Very old-world and very European. It just feels like authentic old Italian. You really feel like you're in old Europe here. We visited several of the other towns on the lake and Varenna is definitely the best place to stay, as far as we're concerned.

We would recommend this place to anyone wanting to be directly on the lake and in Varenna. And we will definitely stay here again if and when we are able to return. Thank you, Julia, for a wonderful stay!

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Kerryn M
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Best location in Vatenna”
Reviewed 18 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

We loved staying at iI Giardino sul Lago because of the location and our host Julie was warm generous and very helpful. The garden was a delight and we felt comfortable to lounge and enjoy the space provided. Breakfast was generous and the terrace offered the most spectacular view no matter what time of day. Varenna was at our doorstep and Julie suggested the best things to do and places to eat. It was a really relaxing stay and we would definately recommend Julie's place

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Margie S
Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Heaven on earth!”
Reviewed 14 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Beautiful vista, private terrace overlooking Lake Como and mountains, delicious breakfast on the terrace each morning, and a wonderful host. What more could we want?! The location couldn’t be better, close to excellent restaurants and a very easy walk to the waterfront and harbor. The apartment was cute and comfortable, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. There no stove for cooking, which we did not need, but had a nice fridge for storing leftovers and wine. I will stay here when I return, and highly recommend Ill Giardino Sul Lago

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Leddy480
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“The most picturesque spot in Varenna”
Reviewed 2 August 2018 for a stay in July 2018

The view and location at Julie's is beyond breathtaking. With use of the garden and terrace nothing can hold a candle to the experience of staying at il giardino sul lago. It was my son's birthday and Julie went out of her way to find cupcakes for him for his birthday as well as give him a gift. We will never forget our magical time here.

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Ulrike G
1 review
“Perfect Holiyday...”
Reviewed 21 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

We Had the best Holiday of all times. We enjoyed Julias Home so much. The breakfast was very lovely. We Went swimming direct from the House and the VIEW is amazing
Thank you for being such a wonderful host
We will come back
Ulrike and Martin

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