DIRECTIONS FROM MILAN & BERGAMO AIRPORTS TO Montagna del Sole, Via Belvedere, Muronico – please print this off and bring it with you.

If you have SatNav – these are the exact co-ordinates 45.946599, 9.118416. Do not use Via Belvedere as the address, use these instead, as on some Sat Navs it give you Via Belvedere as being in Pigra (as it is a newly named road). 

Take the motorway for MILAN (A8), follow until you pick up signs for COMO and LAGHI – the Lakes (A9). Follow Como motorway, pass through the Pay Barrier, taking the right lanes if you want to pay by cash or take the left lanes and follow VIACARD signs if you want to pay by credit card. Ignore the Como Sud exit, and the Como Monteolimpino exits and take the next exit for LAGO DI COMO. If you go past this, you will end up at the border for Switzerland, so be careful not to miss it.

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1. Como

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Then follow the main road to a small roundabout and follow signs for MENAGGIO (S340), which is the 3rd exit off the roundabout. IF YOU WISH TO STOP FOR PROVISIONS, YOU WILL SEE THE BENNET SUPERMARKET/CENTRO LARIO COMPLEX HERE ON YOUR LEFT (see below for more info and opening times).

After that go through a long tunnel and follow the road, with the lake always on your right you will go through another tunnel at Brienno and then shortly afterwards you will enter Argegno.

1. Signpost after Argegno village

1. Signpost after Argegno village

Once in Argegno, pass through the village, over a bridge, and take the first turning on your left out of the village – you will see the signpost number 1. as above – for Lanzo, San Fedele, Castiglione, Dizzasco  – turn left here. This is the SP13 Via Provinciale.

Continue up the hill and you will pass 4 chevron >>>> signed bends. Simply follow this windy road until you see La Brea Restaurant on the right hand side. Immediately after that there is a very narrow street to your right – ignore that one and take the next turning on your right, which is signposted to Muronico. After you turn in you will see a small street off to your left with cars parked on the right. Turn left here. At the end of this there is a traffic light, turn left here up a steep hill (via O. Pinchetti or Via Oreste Pinchetti). Although the hill is steep and narrow it is perfectly doable in any size of vehicle. Watch your wing mirrors on the first tight corner and then proceed uphill. Stay in first gear. As you reach the top of this hill, you will see a car park on your left. If you prefer you can park here and walk up the next bit – the properties are where you can see a row of 6 garages with green doors, so not very far to walk).

If you decide to continue by car, shortly after this you will see the road Via Belvedere to your right. Take this road and Stay in first gear and keep your power up, as you do not want to stall here. You will immediately see a row of green garages in front of you, with parking in front of them, for Montagna del sole apartments, pull in here and park your car so as not to block the exit for anyone else.

 

The apartments are directly at the end of this driveway on your left, where you will see a gate leading to the apartment pool.

 

Apartment 1 is located on the ground floor – go down the steps at the far end of the pool (steps are on the right). It is the first apartment that you see.

 

 The apartment will be open with the key on the table or in the door.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any problems at all my number is 348 4108545 and Jonathan’s number is 3402 442703.


Please text us know that you have arrived safely. 


OTHER USEFUL INFO TO PRINT OFF

Dinner on arrival night
In peak season, if you are arriving on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night and wish to eat out, we strongly advise that you book a restaurant (or we can do this for you), as the village is extremely busy and most restaurants have queues. An ideal choice for your first night, would be La Brea, as you can walk there in 10 mins from the property and the owner will give you a lift home after dinner. For this and other restaurants, follow the link to our free restaurant guide

Security Deposit
Please note that as per web site terms and conditions there may be a refundable damage deposit to be paid either in advance or in cash on arrival. This would be shown on your booking form.

If there is a security deposit to pay on arrival, please ensure to have this available in cash on arrival, as our staff cannot hand keys over to you without payment.

Check-in time
Please note check-in time is between 4pm and 8pm and check-out is before 10am on day of departure. If you do arrive early, please call us and we will let you check-in earlier, if property is ready. There is a late check-in fee of €25 between 20:00 and 22:00 and €50 between 22:00 and 24:00 and €100 after that.

Contact during your stay
We recommend that you download this free application, to give you free contact with us during your stay – https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

Extra beds & Linen
Please advise us before your arrival if you require any extra beds adding to the property (where possible). As we cannot supply this if you only advise us on the day of arrival itself. There is a charge of €50 for additional fold-up beds.

Child Cots
If you require a child cot, we can hire the fold-up travel-style cots for you at €25 per week. Please advise us in advance if you require one.

Garages for rent
There is ample free parking at the properties, but if you prefer to put your car in a garage, you can hire one for €50 per week. Please book this in advance.

Heating

In the unlikely even that you wish house the central heating, it is simply charged at cost.

Arriving by taxi
It is cheaper to book your taxi in advance from a local company rather than get one from the airport, as they will charge you more and then not know the area well. Our suggestion would be Como Lake Taxi – Andrea (he speaks English and knows all our properties). He will even stop at a supermarket for you, if required. An 8 seater minibus from Malpensa will cost around 150 euro each way.  Here are the contact details – 0039 366 1008353 – andrea@comolaketaxi.com

 

Arriving by car
You can hire a car at any of the Milan airports we recommend Avis, Hertz  Europcar or Maggiore – do not use Sicily by Car. Also we would advise hiring a smaller vehicle, where possible, as many of the roads on lake Como are narrow, so it makes driving easier. Avoid the Lancia Ypsilon, as they are underpowered and will not get you up the hills with 4 people and luggage! Having said all that, you can get a minibus up even the narrowest road, you just need to be careful.

 

Holiday Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance for your trip to cover you for cancellation etc. Please follow the link for holiday insurance – http://www.lakecomoproperties.com/get-your-travel-insurance-here/

Term and Conditions

For our terms and conditions in case of cancellation (section 3) http://www.lakecomoproperties.com/terms-conditions/

 

Provisions and shopping:

You may wish to shop in Como for provisions on your way, as the local shops close at 19.30. The best place would be the Bennet shopping centre, which is located just as you come off the motorway, at the end of the road, instead of taking the exit for Menaggio, take the next one and that will take you into the Bennett car park. It is open until 9pm. Or the local shops are open on Sunday mornings until mid-day. Please remember that you need to check in to your apartment by 8pm.

Address: Via Asiago, 2, 22100 Tavernola Como, click for opening times

 

Buying a property on Lake Como

We have helped many people find their dream holiday home on Lake Como. As an authorised Italian Estate Agent, we have access to hundreds of properties to suit all budgets. If property hunting is one of your reasons for visiting, let us know beforehand and we will be happy to help you find the perfect property.

You may also find the following links useful for your trip

A blog with lots of useful logo info
http://lakecomoexpert.blogspot.com/

For useful Tips & Tricks when travelling in Italy
http://www.lakecomoproperties.com/tips-tricks-a-z/
 
For recommended restaurants and price guide
http://www.lakecomoproperties.com/best-local-restaurants-guide/

For directions

 

We look forward to seeing you.