Staying at Apartment Casa Felicita is a truly fabulous Italian experience. Wonderful host Cristiano picked us up at the bus stop upon arrival in Bellagio. The Apartment feels more like a villa going up a sweeping drive with an abundance of fruit trees and vegetables growing. The complimentary basket of local produce, pasta, wine, cheeses, yogurt & fruit was a lovely Italian welcome. The cheeses and yogurt were from their family farm and the taste was absolutely fantastic and nothing like you buy in the supermarket. In the foyer Cristiano had provided provisions (wine, pasta, bread, tomato sauce, etc. etc.) that you pay for when you leave. So convenient as you can rustle up a meal without needing to go the shops or handy if you have forgotten to buy. He also kindly offered to take us to a great supermarket which had fresh meat/fish and everything you could ever need. The Apartment was spotlessly clean with the most spectacular views of Lake Como. The attention to detail was exemplary which made our stay so memorable. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt we were part of Cristiano and Cristiana’s family. The setting is so peaceful and on the walk back into Bellagio town the locals would greet us with smiles and buon giorno. On the way home in the evening, walking up the drive, the divine smell of jasmine intertwined in the privet which also contained fire flies looked magical. I am writing this review 1 year after my visit to Casa Felicita and still think it is simply the best of all my travels and hope to visit again as soon as I can.
Casa Felicita is up the hill from Bellagio, close to a quaint little village. The apartment is on the first floor, comfortable, spacious, beautifully decorated and has breathtaking views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. The roads are too narrow for most cars, so you park your car in the village square from where Christiano will drive you and luggage a very short distance to the apartment. The setting is rural, with fruit and olive trees. One night we dined in the family restaurant, driven there by Jacob, Christiano's son. This was another wonderful experience. We enjoyed every moment of our stay in Bellagio, a visit made all the more special by Casa Felicita.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this beautiful apartment for the week end in April. We hired a car and drove there from Pisa airport which was really easy. The apartment has the most incredible views over the mountains and is conveniently located about a 15-20 minute walk from the centre of Bellagio. There was a spare bedroom so we could have gone with another couple or it would be perfect for a family.
We spent the days exploring the beauty of Lake Como and the evenings enjoying prosecco on the terrace. The owners, Christiano and Christiana could not have been more lovely or welcoming. They left yogurt, eggs, jams and butter from their farm in the fridge for us which went down a treat when we arrived. We also ate at their restaurant in the hills which was by far the best place we ate at over the week end. They saved us a lovely table in the restaurant with the best views and picked us up and dropped us off again back at the apartment.
I literally could not recommend this apartment any more for a romantic and relaxing holiday or a holiday with the family. We will definitely be returning in the future!
An execellent choice for families.
We stayed there with our 2 childs ages 3 and 1.5 years old.
The place is amazing and well Equipped. It has everything you need and even more including children's games and toys, strollers and etc.
The owner Christiano is a very friendly and helpful guy. Before we arrived he offered to wait for us in the port and show us the way to the apt,
he was available for any question that we had, assisted us when we needed (even with a flat tire) and didnt forget to check in with us from time to time that everything us ok and that we are having a good time, although in such a friendly environment while having the opportunity to watch spectacular views of the lake from every single window in the apartment its really hard not to...
We really recommend this place which is really a hidden gem in Bellagio and lake como and hoping to be back in the future.
Thank you Christiano for everything!
We really enjoyed our trip. The apartment was spacious and well set up, even down to providing shampoo and hair dryer. Views from the balcony were amazing and there is a large garden with lots of fruit trees and vegetables which guests can pick. Cristiano the owner was extremely helpful showing us the supermarket and advising on trips. Our highlights were swimming in the lake, kayaking, walking up Monte Grona and of course pizza & gelato.