Charming House BiceHoliday home - Via Fontana Vecchia 5 - Molina
This house has the taste and the perfume of other times because its history is unlike all others!
The owner of "Charming House Bice" is a professional pianist, born and raised in Como. Ever since she was a little girl, the soon-to-be-famous pianist loved going to the Molina village for her lessons with her very favorite piano teacher. She adored those precious harmonic moments, and the enjoyment was mutual – to honor such an exceptional bond, the elderly teacher gifted her lovely house to her favorite pupil, and the house is now called "Charming House Bice" in her memory. In addition, there still is the beautiful pianino!
This charming place from the past centuries can be yours for as long as you want – with its total privacy, it is the perfect getaway spot for families and groups of friends.
The property has 2 floors and can host 6 guests in its 3 bedrooms (2 double bedrooms and 1 with bunk beds). There is one bathroom.
On the ground floor, there is a wide kitchen, perfectly equipped with everything you need for the creation of 5-star meals. The living room is fully furnished, with recently restored frescoes enriching the atmosphere.
Outdoor places are also a big plus here! There is a wide, quiet furnished terrace with mountain views and two big gardens covering the sides of the house.
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!
There is no elevator, and the property is located in a pedestrian-only zone with narrow streets and stairs. The building has two levels.
You can park the car in the public parking spots and reach the house on foot – it is a 5-min walk among the fascinating cobbled streets.
Molina is one of the villages of Faggeto Lario in the province of Como. Situated a bit uphill, near the western branch of the Como lake, it is a small and quiet place with a historic feel. There are some restaurants, a bar, and a grocery store with many local products (fresh vegetables, ready-to-eat meals, etc.).
HIGHLIGHTS & HOME TRUTHS
>Peaceful and quiet environment.
>Charming and fascinating village from ancient times with a unique atmosphere.
>Inconvenient access and traveling around without a car.
For the guests' convenience, we advise them to arrive by car. Como city is a 10-min drive away.
Alternatively, it is possible to reach Como by bus. ASF Autolinee line C31 connects Palanzo and Como, and there is a bus stop in the main piazza in Molina. Tickets can be obtained from the driver (cash only) or in designated places (main bus station in Como, bars, and tobacco stores).
From Como, it is easy 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 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!
>From the center of Molina, you can do a hike to Bocchetta di Molina, a panoramic mountain top. There are also other hiking trails in the area, leading deeper into the wilderness. It is also possible to walk parts of La Strada Regia – a trekking route that connects Brunate (Como) to Bellagio. The whole route would take 2 to 3 days though!
>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 Faggeto Lario, there is a small beach with a bar, sunbeds, and parking spots – Lido di Faggeto. 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 very nice little beach is in Careno, but please note that it is going to be crowded on the weekend.
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.
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: 6
Max occupancy: 6
Via Fontana Vecchia 5 - Molina