Welcome to Villa Gina

It was in the summer of 1923 that Ginevra, the young wife of a notary from Cremona, chose “that branch of Lake Como” to buy a vacation home.

Since then the villa and its garden marked all the summers of her life, the life of her daughters and then of her granddaughters.

For almost a century Villa Gina was a beloved and faithful witness of the history of the family and is ready to open its doors after a full makeover to welcome guests in two separate apartments suitable for a family or group of friends up to 6 guests or couple on as special holiday.

Casa Ginevra

The  main accomodation of Villa Gina and can be accessed through the enchanted garden via a flight of stairs. It offers a spacious living room with dining area and a direct access to the patio. The charming garden pergola is ideal for al fresco dining.

On the upper level of the apartment there are two large double bedrooms, both with frontal lake view and a twin bedroom with garden view, adjacent a bathroom with shower. Some of the floors are embellished with colored tiles in a glazed cement called “pastina” which is typical of the houses of the lake. Fully equipped kitchen is available as well as a second bathroom.

On the lower level of the garden, sun beds and deck chairs invite you to relax.

Maximum occupancy 6 guests (rate changes according to the number of booked guests), no pets allowed. One private parking garage is available at extra cost – Reservation is essential before arrival.

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Casa Carlotta

Apartment Carlotta, the attic of Villa Gina has an indipendent direct entrance can be accessed via a flight of stairs. Being the top floor, it it offers breathtaking views over the lake from all corners of the apartment. A spacious and bright living room can be turned into a second comfortable bedroom with sofabed by prior reservation.  One bedroom with double bed, adjacent a bathroom with shower.

The modern kitchen with dining area offers everything you expect to cook your best pasta. A little terrace accomodates you for al fresco dining with a view; a second terrace offers two deck chairs to relax and enjoy best vistas.

Maximum occupancy 4 guests (rate changes depending on the number of booked guests), no pets allowed.

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How to find us

Villa Gina  is located five minutes walking distance from the Varenna-Esino train station on the road, Via er Esino, leading to the charming village of Perledo.

Arriving by car

From Milan (South)

S.S. 36 with exit Abbadia Lariana, continue on S.P.72 for about 15 Km. After Fiumelatte, before the tunnel, turn left and enter Varenna. Follow the signs to the train station, turn right at the crossroad at Albergo Beretta and follow the road, Via Per Esino, until you reach number 6 Apartment Ginevra, number 10 for Apartment Carlotta.

From Colico (North)

S.S.36 with exit Bellano-Varenna-Esino and go down towards the lake on the S.P.62 until the center of Bellano. At the stop sign take the S.P.72 in the direction of Varenna, which is reached after 5 km.

Turn left at the crossroad at Albergo Beretta and follow the road, Via Per Esino, until you reach number 6 Apartment Ginevra, number 10 for Apartment Carlotta.

Map with location of Villa Gina/entrance to Apartment Ginevra

Map with location of Villa Gina/entrance to Apartment Carlotta

Arriving by public transport

From Milano-Malpensa airport to Milano Centrale train station:
Direct train Malpensa Express every 30 minutes www.trenitalia.com
Bus every 20 minutes www.malpensashuttle.it

From Milano-Linate airport to Milano Centrale station:
Bus every 30 minuteswww.malpensashuttle.it

From Milano Centrale to Varenna:
Train towards Lecco-Sondrio-Tirano Stop: Varenna-Esino www.trenitalia.com

Orio Al Serio Airport – Varenna

From Bergamo Orio Al Serio airport to Bergamo train station:
Bus every 20 minutes www.atb.bergamo.it

From Bergamo to Varenna:
Train to Lecco with change in Lecco in the direction of Sondrio-Tirano. Stop: Varenna-Esino: www.trenord.it

On foot from the train station:

Villa Gina is about five-minute walking distance from the station. From the station follow the road until the stop sign and turn left and keep walking for 300 metres along Via per Esino (less than 5 minutes walking) on via until you reach number 6.

Villa Gina is about five-minute walk from the station. From the station follow the main road until the stop sign and turn left and keep walking for 600 metres  (less than a 10 minutes walking distance) until you reach number 10 after the large curve with murales on it.


Walk from the boat dock:
Exit left from the docks and follow the main road leadin to the stop sign, cross the road and go along via Per Esino and follow until number 6 for Apartment Ginevra or number 10 for Apartment Carlotta.

Useful information

Check-in from 15.00 to 18.00, thank you for informing us about your time of arrival.

Check-out by 10.00 am

We do not provide porterage service.

About Us

1 aprile 2022


Quiet & Peaceful on the lake. Stayed in this lovely Auberge on the shores of Lake Como. The location was excellent not far from the train station but very near the centre of town. Had a wonderful room with a terrace, it was clean and comfortable and there were drinks in the room you could have and pay for later. Had a lovely glass of wine sat on the terrace late at night looking out on the sparkling lights around the lake. Breakfast was good with lovely breads. Would highly recommend.

Novembre 2021

Larry D

Lovely hotel on Lake Como The hotel and staff are fantastic. Partial Lake view balcony is nice and the view from the restaurant terrace is beautiful and the food good. If I go to Varenna again I will stay here. The office staff is extremely helpful and friendly...they heard rumor of a train strike the morning of our departure and not only advised us but helped create a travel plan to get us to Milan and on to Venice that solved or problem perfectly. I can't thank them enough.

17 agosto 2021

Ramona 1991

Kleines gemütliches Hotel mit toller Aussicht direkt auf den See 10 Cosa è piaciuto · wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Gemütliches kleines Hotel mit wenigen Zimmern. Alles sehr sauber! Zentral gelegen im schönen Städchen Varenna. Der Ort ist aber sowieso sehr klein, somit alles zu Fuß zu erreichen. Das Essen (Abendessen im Hoteleigenen Restaurant "La Vista") und Frühstück wurde auf der wunderschönen Terasse mit Blick auf den See serviert und war lecker.

21 settembre 2021


Alles!! Hatten das Glück ein gerade storniertes Zimmer zu bekommen. Traumhafter Ausblick vom Balkon (Achtung: Nicht alle Zimmer haben Balkon/ Ausblick) Wir hatten Zimmer Nr. 5! Das Restaurant anbei ebenfalls mit traumhafter Terrasse und tollem Blick. Essen lecker. Lohnt sich auch, wenn nein kein Hotelgast ist. Sicheres Parken in Parkhaus in der Nähe gegen Aufpreis möglich. Service top! Alle sehr nett. Wir kommen wieder!

4 aprile 2022


We stayed pre-season, thus very few people and still sunny weather! 10 Cosa è piaciuto · The perfect view of Lake Como at sunset! Minutes to delightful restaurants and beachfront bars for apertif hour!