La terrazza al sole home swap

Beautiful Lake Como has been attracting visitors to its shores for hundreds of years. Our one bed ground floor apartment is in a recently renovated building converted to a high standard. There is a bedroom with king size double bed, bathroom and lounge/dining room with a well equipped kitchen area. There is gas central heating for the cooler months. Every room opens on to a paved terrace that runs the whole width of the apartment, and is gets the sun nearly all day - so perfect for eating al fresco, relaxing or sunbathing. We are very close to the Lake, but do not have a lake view unless you jump up and down at either end of the terrace and there are not too many leaves on the trees between us and the Lake! We feel this is compensated by the excellent location, with easy level access to village amenities. There are 2 supermarkets, banks, post office, pharmacy garage, excellent hardware and general store and a good number of restaurants and bars. You could eat at a different place every evening for a week without using any transport. There is an excellent artisan gelateria, with freshly made ice cream in many flavours - not to be missed. A land train runs from opposite the gelateria into Menaggio, the nearest town. There is a Lido with bar/restaurant on Lenno waterfront, and you can catch a boat to beautiful Villa Balbianello, which has featured in several well known films including "Star Wars" and "Casino Royale". Villa Carlotta, with its famed gardens, is a short distance along the shore and it is a short boat ride to Bellagio, "jewel in the crown", on the opposite shore.
The bus stop is almost next door, and there are frequent boats to all parts of the lake. There is direct access to the lake by cobbled path at the side of the building and forms part of the Lago di Como Greenway path linking the local villages. There is a gated car park with an allocated space with level access to the apartment but it is not necessary to have a car. There are public transport links from the airports and train station in Como, and good local public transport.
Please note this is our second home - our main residence is near Norwich, Norfolk.

Type of home swap

  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed

Lenno (HE23809)

Como,   Italy

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Any - open
Not London/East Anglia

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

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Adults: 2     
Experienced Exchanger

Membership expiry date: 27 Sep 2017