Albergo Milano


Balconies have Lake Como views, food is divine and cobbled Varenna enchants – as do your lovely Italian hosts. Take the train from Milan


19 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 5


You wander down the cobbled streets of Varenna and, suddenly, there it is: the grand lake. The life of the village bustles below, where colourwashed houses cluster round the church on a rocky promontory perched above Lake Como. The setting is enchanting. Smack on the lakeside is Albergo Milano, pretty, traditional and disarmingly small. Owners Bettina and Egidio are engaging people, delighted to be running their own small hotel. Everywhere is freshly and stylishly furnished, bedroom floors are covered in colourful old tiles, traditional furniture makes a striking contrast with sleek modern bathrooms and each has a balcony or terrace with a lake view. The dining room’s big new windows open onto a wonderful wide terrace where you eat out on fine days, the lake stirring in front of you. The food is divine gourmet-Italian, the wine list irresistible. A step away, in the old part of town, is a charming sister-dwelling housing apartments with kitchenettes and living rooms. Bettina is a mine of information about this area and there’s a regular train service into Bergamo and Milan. It’s a gem.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
from 3pm to 8pm
Check out
no later than 11am
Booking restrictions
Private parking available on request, at extra charge.
Hotel closed from November to March. Apartments open all year.
Dinner €38. Wine from €18.


Nightly price
from €100
Extra bed/sofabed €35 per person per night.
12 Doubles
From €100
1 Triple
From €130
3 Apartments for 5
From €120


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Bettina & Egidio Mallone

  • Castello di Vezio immersed in a century old olive grove, is a picturesque medieval fortress high above Varenna, reachable by foot in 30 minutes. The dungeons and the tower can be visited, interesting falconry show.
  • Villa Monastero and Cipressi located just off the main road yet so peaceful and beautiful, with a long thin gorgeous garden easy to explore. You can't stop admiring its unforgettable lake views with historic statues, ancient trees and colorful flowers
  • The Wayfarer's trail is an old mule track that's starts from the town of Abbadia Lariana and stretches high above the Eastern shores of the Lake ending in Colico. Starting you can choose between two attractive legs - one to Bellano and one to Lierna.
  • Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello are two "must sees" ! The first being a Villa with breathtaking and worldfamous botanical gardens, the latter former residence of a Cardinal and today preferred film location.