La Finestra sul MoloHoliday home - Via Bartolomeo de Benzi 3 - Torno
"La Finestra Sul Molo" is a charming two-story apartment adjacent to the characteristic Casartelli square in Torno, overlooking the lake. From the windows, you will have a good view of the pier and the square, where you will find bars, restaurants, and a church. This square is one of the gems of Lake Como, an oasis of peace where you can breathe an atmosphere of yesteryear, and the apartment is located right at the beginning of an alley that starts from the square itself. An exclusive place in one of the quaintest villages of Lake Como.
The apartment can accommodate up to six people, thanks to two double bedrooms and a sofa bed. On the first floor, you will find a kitchen where you can comfortably have your meals. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, kettle, coffee machine, electric juicer, toaster, extractor hood, induction hob, etc. The kitchen connects to the living room, which features a comfortable sofa bed, a television, and a decorative fireplace. On the first floor, there is also a bathroom with a shower. On the second floor, you will find the two double bedrooms and another bathroom with a shower. All the windows offer a good view of the square and the lake. The apartment is also equipped with other essential appliances to make your stay comfortable, such as a hairdryer, vacuum cleaner, iron, etc. There is air conditioning installed in all rooms, and free WiFi is available.
In this property, pets are not allowed.
Baby beds are available at an extra cost.
Extra cleaning and linen are available at an additional cost.
Transportation and baggage handling for your luggage can be provided.
The apartment is spread over two floors. On the ground floor, there is the entrance, and after a small hallway, you will access two flights of stairs that lead to the first floor. From the first floor, two more flights of stairs will take you to the second floor. The apartment does not have a lift. To reach the apartment, you need to walk downhill for about two or three minutes from the main road of the village. The wide road leading to the apartment is pedestrian and consists of comfortable steps for half of its length. However, it is necessary to be able to move easily, to go back up above all.
The apartment does not have parking facilities. You can park your car before descending the pedestrian road that leads to the square. Adjacent to the main road, there is a small area where you can find paid parking spots (blue lines) and free parking spots (white lines). Please note that the parking spaces are not numerous, so be patient if you do not find a parking spot immediately. In addition, you can park in Torno along the tunnel which is approximately 500 metres away from the property. In both cases, we can arrange a luggage portage service for your bags, and you can easily reach the property on foot. Furthermore, you could also park your car in Tavernola, where there is a multi-story parking facility just a few minutes away from Tavernola's pier. From there, by taking the ferry, you can reach Torno's pier in the town square in about 7/8 minutes, and in less than one minute you will be at your property.
The apartment is located in Torno, one of the most picturesque places on the shores of Lake Como. The square adjacent to the apartment is certainly one of the most representative spots in the area. Torno is situated on the right bank of Lake Como and is on the road that connects Como to Bellagio. 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.
HIGHLIGHTS & HOME TRUTHS
>This apartment offers a good view of the lake and the square with the pier, from where ferries depart for Como and Bellagio.
>The apartment does not have a balcony.
There is a bus service operating between Como and Bellagio (line C30) and a line operating between Palanzo and Como (C31). The bus stop is located near the parking area - approximately a 4/5 minute walk from the apartment. Please note that the buses do not run often and services stop at around 10 pm. Taxi rides are available, but not easily attainable in the region. For the guests' convenience, we advise them to arrive in a car. Como city is a 10-min drive away.
From Como, it is very convenient to travel to Milan and Switzerland (Lugano, Bellinzona, Locarno) by train. There are also public ferries traveling to other lakeside towns from the pier in Como center.
From Bellagio, it is possible to travel to Menaggio, Cadenabbia, and Varenna with a car ferry.
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 marvelous little towns around the lake. Como city is the urban center 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 and in the mountains, comfortable shoes are a must.
>There are quite many public drinking-water fountains in the area, and the water is safe to drink unless stated otherwise. You can carry your own refillable bottle!
>Hiking lovers can walk parts of La Strada Regia – the ancient road that connects Brunate (Como) to Bellagio.
>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 Blevio – a village that borders with Torno, there is a small beach for swimming and wakeboarding. 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.
Lido di Bellagio and pebbly San Giovanni beach will be waiting for those who wish to travel and explore the beautiful town of Bellagio which lies in the middle of the two Larian branches. 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 for the first seven days of your stay.
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: 6
Via Bartolomeo de Benzi 3 - Torno