Casa Milena at Castello Vezio
Agriturismo Castello Di Vezzio, Varenna, Italy
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Casa Milena at Castello Vezio Varenna Reviews
The most romantic place in the world. Jul 21, 2009
The Casa Milena is one of several houses within the Castello Vezio's magnificent grounds. It has the absolute best location. Perched on a cliff above the beautiful town of Varenna, the Casa Milena has quite arguably one of the best views of Lake Como anywhere.
This exquisite stone cottage has an uninterrupted and breathtaking view across Lake Como to Bellagio and Mennagio.
The cottage itself is fantastic! Modern and very well equipped with generous amounts of all amenities and appliances, of the highest quality, including a juicer, a pasta maker and all other mod cons.
But the most wonderful thing about the Casa is the setting. Set amongst olive trees and surrounded by beautifully planned and tended gardens (but still retaining a natural, slightly wild feel), and reached by a quite steep and winding path, scented with olives and lavender and other wild flowers and herbs, the Casa is a private, tranquil haven.
The grassed terrace is well equipped with an outdoor dining table and chairs and sunbeds, and seems to hang over the lake between magnificent mountains.
Every day at the lake the light, the lake and the vistas were constantly changing. We were there in late July and even though the weather was quite hot, we experienced two tremendous thunder storms. To be in such a location during such a storm was both terrifying and magnificent!
The Casa Milena is one of the most romantic, tranquil, heart-breakingly beautiful places I have ever been to. It is a 15 out of 10. I can't wait to go back.
Tips for others:
The path down to and up from the Casa Milena is quite steep. I loved it because I'm an exercise freak, but for the less than fit it could be challenging if you have to make several trips up and down each day. However, the housekeeper Stella does have a golf buggy that she very kindly used to help us down with our luggage.
Don't plan anything for a few days after your stay at Casa Milena, because like us you are probably going to want to extend your stay...
The Casa Milena is above average on price (160 Euros late July), but considering the location, the house and the amenities, I think it's fantastic value for money.
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