Casa PanoramicaApartment - via Panoramica San Pietro 43 - Como
Casa Panoramica is a truly unique and vintage apartment that will transport you back in time.
As you enter, you'll be surrounded by antique furniture, old printings, paintings, and a collection of fascinating artifacts. This apartment is a true museum-like experience, perfect for art and history enthusiasts. What is more, the terrace offers magnificent views of Lake Como.
The apartment can accommodate 4 guests. The master bedroom is elegantly decorated and features a double bed. In addition, there is a separate bedroom (suitable for a child) and a sofa bed.
The highlight of the apartment is the living area. Incredibly spacious and well-rounded, it features paintings, printings, carpets, plates, and various decorations that contribute to its unique ambiance. A golden chandelier adds an elegant touch. The living room opens up to a terrace that offers views of the lake, mountains, and the Faro Voltiano lighthouse. You can watch the funicular going up to Brunate and the ferries traversing the lake. Additionally, there is a second terrace, allowing you to enjoy the picturesque surroundings from different vantage points.
The kitchen provides a fair mix of antique and ethnic elements, creating an atmosphere that blends the old world with the exotic. Nevertheless, it is equipped with modern amenities such as an oven, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, and kettle.
There are two bathrooms – one with a shower, and the other one with a bath. For our guests' convenience, a separate laundry room is available.
In this property, pets are allowed upon request and at an additional cost to ensure allergy-free cleaning.
Baby beds are available at an extra cost.
Extra cleaning and linen are available at an additional cost.
Transportation can be provided, please contact us!
Although not particularly busy, the last stretch of road leading to the property is somewhat steep and has a few bends. We therefore recommend driving with caution, paying attention to any oncoming vehicles - the same applies for the times you will be driving downhill. The apartment is on a high ground floor with some steps to take.
A private parking garage is available for one car.
HIGHLIGHTS & HOME TRUTHS
>Casa Panoramica offers a glimpse into the past with its vintage charm – perfect for families or friends who appreciate art and history.
>A selection of books and board games will offer entertainment during your stay.
>The apartment does not feature air-conditioning.
>Great location for those travelling by car, access by public transport is less convenient.
The apartment is in a quiet residential area in the upper part of Como city, nearing Cernobbio and the Swiss border.
For our guests' convenience, we suggest arriving by car.
In the city of Como and nearby towns, ASF Autolinee buses are in operation. Tickets can be obtained from the driver (cash only) or in designated places (bus station in Piazza Matteotti in Como, bars, and tobacco stores). Taxis are also available.
From Como San Giovanni train station, there are regular trains departing to Milano Centrale and Switzerland (Lugano, Bellinzona, Locarno). From Como Lago train station, there is a train connection with Milano Cadorna.
From the pier, a local ferry service will take you to Cernobbio, Torno, Bellagio, Varenna, Colico, and other lakeside towns. Please note – if travelling in high season, we advise you to be patient with long waiting lines at the ticket office. Tickets can also be bought online on the Navigazione Laghi website.
The nearest airports are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, and Orio Al Serio in Bergamo. It is possible to arrange a direct shuttle to and from the airport at an additional cost.
For more questions regarding transportation, please do not hesitate to contact us – we will be happy to help and ensure that you reach your preferred destination!
>We advise you to take a day to visit the marvellous little towns around the lake. Como city is the urban centre of the area, but the little towns are gems with glorious lakeside villas.
>To travel and walk around Lake Como, especially in the little towns, comfortable shoes are a must.
>There are many public drinking-water fountains in the area, and the water is safe to drink unless stated otherwise. Tap water is also drinkable. You can carry your own refillable bottle!
>If you are looking for a relatively easy hike in the area and want to enjoy mountain views anyway, Lake Como Greenway is an easy-to-follow trail that doesn't require too much walking uphill. It connects the little towns from Colonno to Griante. A bus will take you from Como to the starting point in Colonno.
>Look for traditional restaurants where you can try local foods such as Lake Como fish dishes.
>In Italy, many shops (especially the little ones) and services are closed in the middle of the day, so be careful to plan your shopping accordingly.
>Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the deepest in Italy. Swimming and diving are prohibited in many areas and can be dangerous. For those who wish to dwell in the water, however, there are some options. In Como city, there is an outdoor pool near Villa Olmo, but swimming in the lake is not recommended and is mostly forbidden. There are beaches in other lakeside towns. A nice little beach awaits you in Careno. Please note that it can be crowded on weekends. Locals and visitors also enjoy travelling to Nesso where the bravest swimmers can jump into the lake from the ancient Roman bridge near the waterfall.
Lido di Bellagio and pebbly San Giovanni beach will be waiting for those who wish to travel farther and explore the beautiful town of Bellagio which lies in the middle of the two Larian branches.
>Lake Como is located in a mountainous region. The surrounding pre-Alps might not seem very high, but the climate is nevertheless affected by the nearby mountains, and temperatures can change quickly. Be particularly attentive to the weather when hiking, and bring some warm and waterproof clothes with you!
There are so many great things to do around Lake Como! We can suggest and help you to arrange the following:
>Private boat rides
>Kayaks/SUPs in the lake
>Flights in a seaplane above the lake
>Yoga and meditation classes
>Hiking and foraging
>Trekking in the mountains
>Guided tours to Milan
For more information, please contact us, and we will be thrilled to advise specific experiences that would suit your taste!
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Please note that all guests are required to pay a city tax of 2€ per night per person.
According to Italian laws, every guest's personal ID will be requested before check-in. In order to speed up the check-in process, we kindly ask all guests to fill out the online check-in form which is sent via e-mail along with the booking confirmation.
In this property, it is mandatory to separate the garbage. Recycling laws are strict in Italy.
Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Standard occupancy: 2
Max occupancy: 4
via Panoramica San Pietro 43 - Como