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.
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.
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.
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.
Arriving by public transport
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:
ENTRANCE VILLA GINA – APARTMENT GINEVRA
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.
ENTRANCE VILLA GINA – APARTMENT CARLOTTA
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.
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.
23 Luglio 2023
Panoramic lake views from both the room and the restaurant were astounding. My room was in keeping with the romance of the region. Modern comforts all considered as well. Extremely clean. Friendly staff. Worth booking dinner at the restaurant. The food was very high quality and “fine dining” style but not overpriced. Blissful place to be at sunset. Perfect hospitality.
My fiancé and I recently visited Albergo Milano to celebrate our engagement. I had booked in advance and staff made it a very special occasion for us. Service was great, and the food was sincerely the best meal I have had in my entire life! We will be back!
29 Giugno 2023
Жили не в здании отеля, а в их квартире (мин 2 пешком от отеля). Апарты 2-хэтажные (на первом - спальня и су, на втором - кухня, гостиная и балкон). Все не новое, но очень уютно и с заботой обустроено, отличный WF, кофемашина с капсулами, вкусный кофе, чайник, посуда из Икеи. На балконе хорошо завтракать с частичным видом на озеро. Отличная локация, до озера пару шагов, рядом рестораны, пицерия, продуктовый магазинчик. Приятный персонал на ресепшен в отеле.
Wir haben mit unserer Familie in der grossen Wohnung -Villa Ginevra- gewohnt. Die drei Zimmer, die zwei Bäder, das grosszügige Wohnzimmer und Küche sind komplett ausgestattet. Die doppelstöckige Wohnung ist sehr schön und praktisch ausgestattet. Wir haben während des Aufenthalts Freunde zum Essen eingeladen und haben in der Küche für alle sehr gut kochen können. Das Abendessen haben wir auf der Terrasse mit wunderbaren Blick auf den Comer See genossen. Alle Zimmer haben übrigens einen atemberaubenden Ausblick! Wifi funktioniert auch super. Ich musste noch ein paar Online-Calls durchführen, d.h. man kann problemlos Remote vor Ort arbeiten. Über die Klimaanlage waren wir auch dankbar, um sie einige Minuten vor dem Schlafengehen zu aktivieren. Entspannen kann man im romantischen Garten, der mit schönen Liegestühlen ausgestattet ist. Allgemein kann man sagen, für Bettina, die Gastgeberin, ist die Villa eine Herzensangelegenheit. Hier ist man sehr gut betreut und aufgehoben. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und können Villa Ginevra nur empfehlen.
23 Luglio 2023
Ashley Howell Gates
The hotel is so great! We stayed in one of the Casa Rosa rooms and has a perfect lake view. The breakfast on the terrace was tasty, but the view was the real star of the show. Be sure to get reservations at the restaurant in advance--they were booked up and we couldn't get one! The A/C in the hotel room worked fine but wasn't quite as cold as American standards, just FYI.