Italy / Laveno Mombello, Varese
Top floor apartment of 4 story building overlooking the lake with views on Italian and Swiss Alps situated close to shops and public transport - you dont need to use your car. We have two apartments next to each other and this one is available to guests all year round.
The apartment is on two floors (top floor (lounge/kitchen+ toilet and shower room) and attic (bedroom (can sleep 2 or 3) + bathroom with tub+toilet). Balcony off the main living area. The main lounge has a double sleeper couch, which can accomodate a couple.
It is easy to arrive in Laveno either public transport or your own car. If you arrive at Malpensa airport (40 mins by car), you can either take a taxi or a train (takes about 90 mins). If we are around, we can arrange to fetch you. If you have your own car, we also have a garage.
You can also fly into Zurich and take a scenic train ride down to Laveno via Bellinzona and Luino.
Directly opposite Stresa and Borromeo Islands. Lake cruises and excellent cuisine. Possible for adventure and relaxing holiday Paragliding or Sailig in summer and skiing in winter. Many walks in mountains and forests. Open air classical concerts during the summer. Short train ride to Milano city of fashion for those who like shopping or the theatre/opera (famous La Scala) or visiting art galleries. Close to Switzerland so you can visit places like Lugano, Locarno or even go to Zermatt for summer skiing. Shops are in walking distance and below the apartment there are restaurants (simple and haute cuisine) and a cafe, where one can enjoy your cuppucino and brioche Italian style. There is something to do for everyone all year round. Visiting the famous Borremeo Islands is a must.
Skiing distances: 45 mins from here (1500 mtrs) Mottarone above Stresa (checkout http://www.stresa-mottarone.it/home_eng.htm ). Other well known resorts within 2.5 hrs a) Zermat b) Saas Fe c) St Moritz d) Crans Montana. Number of less well known ski places such as Macugnaga, Alagna, Alpe Devero, Val Vigezzo, within 1.5hrs.
We are a multi-cultural couple (both aged 56), who enjoy life to the full. I am Richard and now work part-time as a business consultant in the publishing industry, while Paola, my wife is involved in voluntary work and in geriatric management.
We lived 25 years in the Netherlands (Maastricht), where we built a modern publishing business and sold it to a large multinational organisation. We have three grown up daughters (25, 23 and 19), who live / work / study in Netherlands and Sweden at the moment. We interested in music, good food and learning about other peoples cultures. I also follow sport especially rugby and cricket as I was born in South Africa. We are well-travelled and enjoy and have experienced hosting people from all over the world. We are both NON-smokers. Finally we hope through home exchange not only to see great places but also to make new friends.
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|Property||Mountain Waterfront Apartment|
|Sleeps||5 (1 Bedrooms)|
|Airport||Milan Malpensa (45 km)|
When & Where
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|Languages||English / French / Italian / German|