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The villa was both majestic and comfortable.
The villa was beautiful, with many spaces that allowed for conviviality and connection without feeling crowded or secluded. The pool was refreshing salt water and the grounds were well laid out. There is a large outdoor dining table with tent and netting. The view from the tower was quite special.
The internet took a few days to function. We found the tile floors in the pool house to be slippery.
The lake is within walking distance, where there is a park and little beach. There was a Lido with outdoor auditorium and they had a concert one night. The town is not touristic. There's a good, local pizzeria, market, wine store and Moto Guzzi museum within walking distance. The train station is only 1.5 blocks away.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The Villa is located in Mandello del Lario.
Tips or Restaurants:
We ate at an excellent restaurant on the waterfront in Varenna, the cutest nearby town (20 min by car). httpwww.varenna.netITARistorante-LaVista.php
Then went for a walk along the gorgeous waterfront.
Check In Out:
The gracious owner had to come back several times to fix the Internet and the chef was given my number but not told the country code so could not call when he arrived an hour late (though still I highly recommend Diego, our chef booked through RentVillas - the food was delicious and prepared in advance so we could eat one time). Check-in involved sending my friends to call several phone numbers to track down someone to meet at a square in order to get the keys rather than just meeting at the villa. Check out was also a little confusing as I had to depart before the 10 AM check out time and had to leave it to my guests to coordinate payment for the extras.