Apartments La Scalinata - Bellagio45.98737, 9.26137
ex. Casa La Scalinata
La Scalinata apartment is a fine accommodation to stay in Bellagio. Guests can make use of laundry, housekeeping and ironing service onsite.
A 25-minute walk will take guests to Villa Carlotta. A 10-minute walk to the center of Bellagio. Serving a wide range of dishes, L'Antico Pozzo Restaurant and Princess can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.
A ferry port is easily accessible.
Rooms are complete with climate control, a laptop-size safe, pay television, a dining area and a personal computer. There are down comforters and feather pillows available.
Eat & Drink
Other comforts include a microwave, an electric kettle, a dishwasher, a fridge and a cooktop in a kitchenette for self-catering.
An outdoor swimming pool invites to cool off by. A steam room and a sauna help to renew and relax.
Wireless internet is available in the entire apartment for free.
No parking available.
Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
Express check-in/ -out
Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor dining area
- Babysitting/Child services
- City view
- Air conditioning
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Dining table
- Ironing facilities
- Free toiletries
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Flat-screen TV
- Parquet floor
Rooms and availability
In the Room
In the Room
- City landmarks
The apartment was very spacious and very clean. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment was furnished very tastefully and very comfortable. Beautiful view of the canal.
The location is excellent. The 2 br 1 Bath 1st Flr air-conditioned apartment is just of the main steps in Bellagio with a charming but small view of the lake from the master bedroom. It is an easy walk from the bus or boat. The kitchen was quite small (tiny refrigerator, one- drawer d/w) but adequate for our purposes during our 3 night stay (mostly keeping things cold & eating breakfasts). The apt was equipped with a helpful booklet about the use of the apartment (WiFi password, tv channels in your language, etc) & Bellagio. The furnishings were simple & comfortable (I would not use the word rustic, as used by another reviewer). Our family of 4 with 2 older children settled in happily, easily & quickly. The entire apt was air-conditioned, the small living room & small television worked for us as we have a family of only 4 & we didn't spend much time watching tv. The terrace, which is privately set at the back of the bldg away from the steps, is shared with the building (only 3 apartments) & was steps away from the flat (but not directly connected). It was charming with plantings & a table & chairs. Another reviewer mentioned terrible noise, which was not our experience. We were in Bellagio over an August summer weekend & while there was some noise from time to time, we were staying in the heart of a small town off the main steps & it never disturbed our enjoyment of the apartment or our sleep.
The apt. Description includes laundry - which is not in the apartment -- but is a coin operated self serve laundry very nearby & very easy. I believe the washer was 4 euros, soap 1 euro & dryer 4.50 euros. As noted in other reivews, the proprietress does not speak English, however she is supported by neighbors & tenants who help her & helped us, so this was not a problem as much as an inconvenience.
For us, La Scalinata is best described as a "quaint" apartment block located on Salita Mella 21, a quite steep cobblestoned "laneway" 2-3 metres wide and one of the 3 main pedestrian thoroughfares connecting the upper road and the lower road of Bellagio. In peak season,100s if not 1000's of tourists walk that path in any given 24 hr period. As such, it is smack bang in the middle of the Bellagio action! Adriana the lovely owner, lives on site unfortunately she does not speak English.
What you really need to know! Right next to the apartment (less than a metre from the bedroom windows) is Ristorante Barchetta which seats 60 to 70 people, and is a quite highly rated local favourite. The Princess Cocktail/Wine bar is 3 metres from your front windows. It seats another 80-100 patrons. 10 metres further up the beautiful laneway is another highly rated trattoria L'Antico Pozzo seating 100+ people for dinner. At 8,9,or 10pm the conversations and banter happening directly outside your apartment are beautiful and form part of the ambience of the place. Unfortunately, the later it gets the louder they get, until at 1am or 2am - they are not so beautiful! So..., if you are in Bellagio to party to the early hours, don't mind the neighbours and the constant pedestrian traffic past your windows at all hours of the night - in various states of happiness and or disrepair....(the pedestrians not the windows!), and you are more than happy to be right in the thick of things in Bellagio, then look no further as these units are definitely for you. If however, like us you are a family here on the holiday of a lifetime - to enjoy and relax in beautiful Bellagio then you should seriously think about staying somewhere else! Also note: The website photographs of these units are taken with a fair bit of "artistic licence" eg 90% of the photos are general photos of Bellagio & not views from your balcony! They also "mix up" the apartments so what you think you are renting, you may not necessarily get. Although "renovated", our apartment was basic and a little tired. The "kitchen" in our apartment was a 1 metre x 1 metre cupboard! Hope this helps!
Good central but not too noisy
Described as hotel when it is just an apartment, described as having satellite tv but was really just news channel
fantastic location in old town comfortable modern living space
on penthouse level up 3 levels stairs so may not suit elderly or infirm
Great penthouse apartment. Plenty of room and very comfortable for our family of four. Fantastic view of Lake Como. Close to--and in the middle of--everything in Bellagio. Very friendly staff.
Although the apartment was well-equipped, there was very little in the way of supplies--no shower soap, shampoo; only one roll of bathroom tissue. Small markets were nearby, but would have been nice to have some basics.
La Scalatina is located in the city center of Bellagio. It is a nice appartment, which easily, accomodate 4 persons. The hostess does not speak english, but is very friendly and nice. The price for the appartment is high, but it is worth it.