Essentia Guest House | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Essentia Guest House - Bed & Breakfast in Lombardy

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Via Perla 7, 22020 Faggeto Lario, Como
Lombardy, Italy

Gianluca & Maja

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+39 327 7326920(mobile)

High on a hill with a view of Lake Como (dreamy by day, sparkling at night) is a comfortable guest house with a contemporary decor

Beautifully remote, this spot is idyllic for walkers. Once you’ve reached the tiny medieval village of Molina, you park and call Gianluca, who arrives in his small jeep and negotiates the final hike. These young owners have renovated a 1900s villa and offer three guest rooms set over several levels; the two suites share an entrance, while the smaller (very private) room has its own. The best billet is the suite with double-aspect windows, but all are smartly furnished in uncluttered style, and two keep their working fireplaces. Outside, a lovely lawn stretches in front of you, along with flower borders, slopes, steps and steep drops, and there’s a special spot set aside for two, for candlelit dinner and an incomparable view (preceded by prosecco in the jacuzzi). There’s no dining room or living room, so breakfast is served with the view, at patio tables warmed by a heater on cool days. Order a picnic lunch the night before and hike the Strada Regia - an ancient path connecting Como to Ballagio. Swim in the secluded Riva di Faggeto; take a boat trip on the lake; climb or ride with a guide.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Gianluca & Maja:

Local points of interest from
Gianluca & Maja:

  • Starting from the guest house, different trekking paths will bring you on top of the mountains from which you will enjoy unique views of the Lake. You can also reach Alpe di Lemna, a farm where to eat traditional upper lake food.
  • Molina, a small medieval village, is perfect to enjoy a slow and relaxed atmosphere. during the summer a lot of tourists fill its ancient villas and the 3 restaurants teems of life. Trattoria da Pippi, Antica Hostaria and Tipi Tipici are all to try.
  • Not to miss is Torno a small bijou where to fall in love with your beloved while stepping on the boat for a tour on the lake.
  • Moving toward Bellagio you'll find Nesso with its fearful "Orrido", a waterfall splitting in two parts this small village characterized by a medieval stone bridge disappearing amid the vapors of the falling water.
  • How not to mention Bellagio, the pearl of the lake, where famous regnants, composers and painters loved to spend their time. A perfect romantic endroit surrounded by Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi d'Eril.
  • Como, a beautiful, historical, lordly city able to take your breath away when it opens right in front you when driving from Bellagio. The magnificent Cathedral, its piers in the main square, silk shops and museums, the theater, romanic walls…
Points of interest

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  • 1 Family room for 4
  • , 1 Double
  • , 1 Suite
Price:(i) 70 to200 per night

Pull out/foldaway bed €20 per night.

Booking info:

4x4 shuttle service available from Molina parking.


Dinner, 2-courses with wine, from €25 per person. Restaurants 600m walk.


Mid-January to mid-March.


Via Perla 7, 22020 Faggeto Lario, Como

B&B 1 Family room
1 double, 1 sitting room; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) 100 to 200 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) 70 to 110 per night
B&B 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) 100 to 150 per night

Gianluca & Maja

Visit website

+39 327 7326920(mobile)