Essentia Guest House

Faggeto Lario, Como
Bed & Breakfast
+39 327 7326920

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


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

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 renovated the 1900s villa and offer three guest rooms set over several levels; two of them 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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
4x4 shuttle service available from Molina parking.
Mid-January to mid-March.
Dinner, 2-courses with wine, from €25 per person. Restaurants 600m walk.


Nightly price
from €70
Pull out/foldaway bed €20 per night.
1 Double
From €70
1 Suite for 2
From €100
1 Family room for 4
From €100



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gianluca Tresca

  • 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…