Marco's home has a stunning front & backyard view. Breakfast at the patio with the views & summer breezes amidst the cool mountain air is truly wonderful for the entire family.
The neighbourhood market inside the pub just uphill from the house was most pleasant and convenient. The Al Verde restaurant and lodge in a valley further uphill was such a delightful treasure, food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend for anyone staying near Mandello del Lario.
We had plan on having an evening barbecue. However, the barbecue pit was in less than ideal condition without an extensive scrubbing. Being on holiday, we were not in the state of mind to spend hours doing that ourselves.
It was our mistake to have not noticed that Marco's home offers no wifi. That proved to be a great challenge & dismay for a travelling family in 21stC, as not all of our phones are equipped with roaming data plan.
As we have elderlies in the family, we found the bath and showers not ideal for elderlies' usage as they both were slippery and lack anti-slip mats in the house. Same goes for the blankets in the bedrooms. As we had a rainy night, the temperature dipped too low for the thin blankets provided, especially for the elderlies. Fortunately, we have less people than rooms and thus was able to take blankets from unoccupied rooms.
Overall, the stay was pleasant due to the fabulous view, garden and tranquil surroundings.