Emily'sHoliday home - Via Malacrida, 2 - Torno
The house, at the complete disposal of the guests, is built on four levels. From the living room windows, one can enjoy a view of the lake and the nearby rooftops. There is a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and comfortable sofas.
On the other floors, there are 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms. Stone walls, wood and terracotta floors, and antique furnishings blend with modern comfort and taste. You can spend pleasant summer evenings on the patio.
The property, renovated in 2022, preserves the charm of the typical lake Como house.
The house rests in a quiet area, a stone's throw from the lakeside and the picturesque main square of Torno, with bars and restaurants and the starting point of boat rides to Como and the other towns of Lario.
It is possible to reach the property on foot from the main road or from the pier.
Within walking distance from the property, you will find all the amenities you may need – a coffee bar, restaurants, a church, a pharmacy, a little grocery store, and an ATM.
In this property, pets are allowed upon request and at an additional cost to ensure an 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!
The property is located in a little historic town with many narrow staircases. Both the town and the property are not easily accessible for people with mobility issues and with baby strollers. Luggage will need to be carried. There is no elevator.
Just a short walk away from the property, there is a private garage for the guests, situated on the main road. However, please note that you will have to take stairs (around 100 steps).
The garage (box) is the following size:
(H) 2.20 meters
width (L) 2.30 meters
(L) 2.55 meters
length (P) 10 meters
HIGHLIGHTS & HOME TRUTHS
>Guests will really appreciate the beautiful interior and the well-equipped kitchen.
>Even in rainy weather, fresh air can be enjoyed on the roof-covered patio.
>After an eventful day, a flat-screen Smart TV will provide your daily dose of "Netflix and chill".
>The private garage is not suitable for a large car.
>Get ready for some exercise! Torno is built on a hill, and there really are lots of stairs in the town and in the house.
>Traveling to and from Torno might be tricky without a car. Public transportation services run till around 8 pm.
Torno might be small, yet it is still one of the most evocative destinations of Lake Como and one of the most visited towns on the western branch of the lake. Tourists and vacationers are attracted by the characteristic narrow streets and the charming villas – the 16th century Villa Pliniana, Villa Taverna with its magnificent gardens, and Villa Mia. Writer and poet Hermann Hesse was also impressed by the beauty of Torno and briefly wrote about its charm in his essay "Spaziergang am Comer See" ("A Walk Around Lake Como").
Nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful paths leading up to the mountain villages of Montepiatto and Piazzaga.
From the pier, there are regular boat rides to Como and other nearby lakeside towns. Tickets can be bought at the pier or on the Navigazione Laghi website. There is also a bus service operating between Como and Bellagio (line C30) and between Como and Palanzo (line C31). The bus stop is located on the main road. Tickets can be obtained from the driver (cash only) or in bar/pasticceria “Cancellieri Silvio” in Torno. Please note that the buses don't run very often and services stop at around 8 pm! Taxi rides are available, but not easily attainable in the region.
From Como, it is convenient to travel to Milan and Switzerland (Lugano, Bellinzona, Locarno) by train.
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!
>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 little towns, and the water is safe to drink unless stated otherwise. Tap water is also drinkable. You can carry your own refillable bottle!
>La Strada Regia is a nearby trekking route that connects Brunate (Como) to Bellagio. The whole route can be done in 2 or 3 days, but it is possible to do it in parts and walk from one town to the next, e.g., Torno to Blevio.
>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 nearby Blevio, there is a small beach for swimming and wakeboarding. A short boat ride will take you to Cernobbio where the lakeside Lido has a swimming pool. Lido di Bellagio and pebbly San Giovanni beach will be waiting for those who wish to travel further and explore the beautiful town of Bellagio. Locals and visitors also enjoy traveling to Nesso where the bravest swimmers can jump into the lake from the ancient Roman bridge near the waterfall.
>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 1€ 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 the online check-in form which is sent via e-mail along with the booking confirmation.
Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Standard occupancy: 4
Max occupancy: 7
Via Malacrida, 2 - Torno