Just returned from a super, relaxing week at Casa Carlotta.
Carlotta herself couldn't have done more to make our stay perfect. Her food was stunning- delicious, generous and the perfect introduction to local cuisine. She was endlessly kind and helpful throughout.
The apartment was light and airy and had the advantage of a lovely, sunny private garden. Lake Como is beautiful and Lierna is a small pretty village with few tourists. We didn't hire a car , but transport was easy once we worked out the train and boat timetables. The man in the Sisters Cafe sold train tickets and was very helpful with good English.
Thank you, Carlotta, for a happy, unforgettable holiday.
Excellent stylish apartment with a great garden for our little dog. 10 minute drive to varenna where you can get the ferry/boats to other parts of the lake so very convenient. Carlotta was very friendly and her welcome pack of prosecco, pastries, cold drinks, milk was very welcome after a long journey. Lierna was an unspoilt gem.
Carlotta was very kind to us, she takes care of everything. The Casa was very well equipped, also the garden is wonderful. We can recommend her italian dinner, it is delicious. Overall we had a wonderful stay.
Clean, spacious, quiet, super-nice host, very close to Varenna (most important harbor on this part of the lake, with lots of boat connections to other important locations). Better than in pictures. Just beautiful. Grazie mille, Carlotta!
We had a wonderful time in Casa Carlotta. The booking, e mailing etc. were so easy and Carlotta was really helpful. The house is just as described, really clean and comfortable. Carlotta met us at the house and showed us around. She had also provided a lot of goodies, fruit, juice, milk, wine etc. The house is well equipped and the garden was wonderful in both sunshine and rain. The covered loggia meant we could still sit outside no matter the weather. You can see the lake from the garden and the garden itself was nice.
Unusually for the Como area we were able to walk up and down to Lierna, the steepest bit was the lane from the house to the road. Anywhere else we have stayed in the area has been far too steep to walk anywhere. So it was nice to be able to walk. Lierna has a small supermarket, bars, restaurants, a beach and a popular ice cream shop. It is small but nice. The house is in an ideal location. It was quiet but just a few minutes away from Varrena and about fifteen minutes away from Lecco. We parked at Varenna and bought a day ticket on the boat ( €15 each) and that let us visit all the famous places on the lake - Bellagio, Menaggio etc. In fact on our last day we bought the same tickets and just enjoyed just sitting on the boat for a few hours in the sunshine.
We can certainly recommend Casa Carlotta, we will return.