We had a wonderful stay in Argegno. It is the perfect setting if you want to experience life in a small town on Lake Como.
Our hosts Greta and Ugo met us at the townhouse and were extremely helpful and very welcoming. They had arranged a transfer for us from San Giovanni Train Station in Lake Como to our accomodation. It cost €50 but we felt it was value for money as we had heavy luggage and would have had to drag it quite a distance to the ferry terminal in Lake Como and wait 2 hours for the next ferry to Argegno.
The townhouse has four floors. You enter on the ground floor which is the TV room, the 1st floor has the kitchen/dining area that also has a small couch, the 2nd floor has the master bedroom and bathroom with bath, shower and toilet and the top floor has a single and a double bedroom, and a laundry with a toilet and hand basin. There is also a small balcony on this level accessed through either of the bedrooms. You could see the lake from the upper balcony and if you are looking for a panoramic view this is not the place for you. However the townhouse is steps away from he town square where you have a choice of restaurants and shops and is handy to the ferry and bus. Places with views are up the steep hill and after require a car to get there.
The townhouse was extremely clean and very well set up. Greta and Ugo left us a welcome present of orange juice, a lovely brioche from the local patisserie and a bottle of prosecco. There was pasta, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tea bags, alfoil, detergent, washing liquid, hand soap and many other things provided. A coffee machine ( with coffee pods) was provide and pots, pans, dishes and glasses were plentiful. There was no toaster (common in Italy where bread is baked several times a day and the bakery is only a couple of steps a away) and no kettle - use a saucepan.
There is no large supermarket in Argegno however the bakery sells most grocery items and there is a greengrocer as well. Both sell alcohol. These are steps away from the townhouse. A larger supermarket is found in Lenno, a few towns away toward Managgio. The bus to Colico stops there (you must buy a ticket before you get the bus and these are available at the shop across the bridge with the T sign).
Remember smaller shops in Italy often close between 12 and 3 or 1 and 4. Most are closed on Sundays.
All too soon our week at My a Heart in Argegno was over and we were sad to leave. I would recommend a stay in this lovely place.
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