We just returned from a week's stay at Casa CIMA. Tdue to the high position of the house the views are amazing and it is a very peaceful location with immediate neighbours.
It is a great base for exploring the local areas it was easy reach of Lugano and Mennaggio.
The house is well equipped and the host very helpful.
There is parking for small cars as steep driveway it isn't very practical for large cars but they can be parked at the bottom and you can walk up.
They kindly arranged for a local chef Grazie to make us some lovely lasagna and apple cake and she came to cook at the house to make us a birthday meal.
Our family of 6 stayed for 10 days in March and April. What a beautiful property - sensational views, extremely spacious, and very comfortable.
The views are stunning! The property is close to Menaggio and Lugano which made day trips very easy. The local villages of Porlezza and Cima are very accessible with great restaurants and scenery. Plenty to do for children and adults. A perfect place for a family holiday.
The villa is very cosy, we’ll heated with a modern cinema and music system, while keeping to the authenticity of a rustic Italian villa.
Casa Cima is a hidden gem. We’re definitely coming back!
We had such a magical holiday at Casa Cima. I’m sure the original house must be full of history. Looks to have been totally renovated, right down to a movie projector against one of the walls for the kids. The interiors were just gorgeous. 4 bedrooms, 2 big ones for parents and 2 smaller ones were perfect for the grandparents and kids. I figured the views must have been photoshopped...but that’s really how it looks! Truly breath taking. Our favourite thing was to sit out under the arches of honeysuckle at the long dinner table and enjoy wonderful meals and the country air. Mountains on one side, lake on the other. There’s heaps to explore nearby. Lots of walking trails, water sports, horse riding, amazing Saturday markets. And of course lots of sensational food options. Don’t miss La Traverna! Can’t wait to go back.
We stayed at Casa Cima for a week & just loved it. The house is gorgeous with breathtaking views of lake Lugano from every room. There are 3 bedrooms with double beds, then a 4th bedroom with a single bed, though it can be converted into a double too (we did this so our little daughter didn't fall out of bed). There's also a 3 seater couch in the living room which is a sofa bed. It would be perfect for a couple of families. We'll definitely head back with friends at some point. It's very private. There are huge grounds that include terraces going some distance up the mountain.
Its a 2 minute drive down the mountain from the village of Cima, and about 6 minutes from the larger town of Porlezza. Do go to La Traverna in Cima for lunch overlooking the lake. Its about 20 minutes both to Lugano & on the other side to mennagio in Como - so quite central. Great hikes nearby, but to get there You'll need a car. The road to the villa is steep and narrow, but we hired a small 4x4 in Lugano & had no problems.
There are a ton of amazing places to eat nearby (I think people must come over the border from lugano as most places seemed full every night), but my favourite thing to do was to sit in the front yard under an archway covered in vines & flowers, just breathing in the fresh air & looking at the view (with Andre Bochelli playing in the background). The house has a great sound system. There's a movie projector, for big screen movies, and the wifi worked perfectly.
The kids were very happy playing on the grounds (there were horses, cows & sheep nearby to see who seemed quite tame). There's an above ground pool. Outdoor pizza oven. We will definitely be back.
The house was cozy, clean and comfortable. The kids loved the pool and outdoor area, and my wife and I the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Lugano. Convenient drive to local village and lake-side restaurants - also boat rental facility. Marvelous for a weekend escape or family holiday.
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