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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Really nice little set of apartments in the village town of San Giovanni, which is about a 10 minute drive from Bellagio, The town is on the shores of Lake Como and is your typical little Italian village with narrow streets and cobble stone paving. The area we stayed in is made up of about a dozen little streets with a ice little bar/café across the road from the apartment. It sells coffee, pastries, wines, meat, cheeses and other basic supplies.
The apartments are set around a central courtyard which is really pretty. The apartment was a 2 bedroom with 2 bathrooms; both bedrooms are upstairs with one bathroom upstairs and the other downstairs.
There is a large living/kitchen area and good sized kitchen. There is also reverse cycle air conditioning units in each bedroom and in the living area. The apartment is a good size for 4 people (2 adults and 2 adult children) and we stayed 3 nights.
The township is Bellagio is about a 20-25 minute walk away.
The bathrooms are a good size with fair amount of space. There is also Wi-Fi available. We stayed late June and the outside temperature was high 20's, the air-con did struggle a bit as the apartment was a bit muggy when we got back in the afternoon.
San Giovanni is linked with the ferries that criss-cross across Lake Como, but there aren't as many as what you get from Bellagio.
We drove up from Milan airport and the drive took about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. There is no other option really to get there. The last 20 - 30 km's was hard work due to the narrow winding roads and Italian drivers coming the other way driving (in my opinion) way to fast!
Would definitely recommend Il Vicolo.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank VictorG
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay near Bellagio. 25 minutes walk from the centre. We were in the room on the top floor. Clean well furnished and modern with great bathroom. It was very warm when we stayed so the water in the fridge in the room and the air-con was a blessing. Hosts very friendly and breakfast was also nice.

Great little bar / deli opposite for a snack or glass of wine.

Plenty of free parking close by.

I would definately recommend this place

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank GiloRobbo
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stayed for 4 days in the top floor apartment in San Giovanni for a family celebration. It was well furnished, and we had a welcome message and chilled water on arrival. Rooms were very clean with air con and bathroom / kitchen facilities were excellent. The Hosts helped with sorting a taxi at the time of booking and this was an excellent service. The lake boat service is close by and ideal to get around once you are there, and there was also a motorised train service which we did not use but we walked back through the Villa gardens from Bellagio. We had a superb tasting meal at Alle Darsene di Loppia, a short walk from the apartment. We also had good meals at Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella and good coffees / wine / lunches at Nene Food. It was nice to be away from the main towns on the lake, and good to be able to try local restaurants each evening. We would go back without hesitation - a special place for us.

Room Tip: Apartments, not a hotel. We stayed on the top floor apartment in San Giovanni. Quiet location
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Thank tvrjac
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Room is very clean and neat, enjoyed staying at this B&B so much! Host is very friendly and I enjoyed the breakfast being served a lot. Location is nice, 20 min walk into Bellagio city centre with great views and attractions along the way.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Brand new and wonderful rooms, located in San Giovanni (very close to Bellagio) with good facilities, romantic atmosphere, well cooked breakfast, kind and helpful stuff and great hospitality from sweet Alissa and her sister!! the prices are a little bit high but i believe that this place worth it!! please notice than you can go from there to Bellagio by taxi/boat (the station is just a few meters away from the hotel) and listen carefully any suggestion/advice Alissa will probably give you!! highly reccomended!!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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