Our apartment Casa Alba is located in the rustic mountain village of Livo above Gravedona ed Uniti, on the northwestern shore of Lake Como. The place, which is equally popular with nature lovers, those seeking peace and quiet and hiking enthusiasts, is located at approx. 650 m and is approx. 15 minutes' drive from the lakeshore.
The more than 300 year old stone house in which the apartment is located was once called Ca'Maddalenü and today consists of two residential units. Our apartment Casa Alba is on the second floor. The apartment on the 1st floor belongs to an older, extremely friendly couple who are only there sporadically to enjoy short vacations.
The Rustico is located right on the edge of a chestnut grove, at the upper end of the village.From the street, an approximately 30 m long, fairly steep path leads up to the house, where vehicles with normal to high chassis can easily park at the level of the accommodation. All other cars can be parked on the street below the house or in a nearby parking lot.
Like most buildings in Livo, the natural stone house has the characteristics of rural Comasc architecture. The accommodation is ideal for 2-3 people and consists of: a small double room with a bunk bed (160 x 190) and a small bedroom with a single bed (90 x 200), a bathroom (shower & toilet), an open living area with Kitchen and a balcony with a fantastic view.
The kitchen is fully equipped.There is a filter coffee machine, a tab coffee machine, a Moka, a kettle & a toaster. In the accommodation there are two televisions, iron & ironing board, first aid kit, a fire extinguisher and fire alarm.
From the balcony there is a spectacular view of the entire village, the parish church of San Giacomo, built in the 17th century, Lake Como and the town of Colico on the opposite bank, as well as the surrounding mountains, such as the Sasso Pelo to the right or the one on the right the majestically enthroned Monte Legnone (2609 m) on the other side of the lake.
The apartment is heated with a powerful pellet stove. It is therefore important to note that additional heating costs may arise in the cold seasons or based on personal needs.A bag of pellets weighing 15 kg costs 6.90 euros (as of April 2023). Consumption will be billed in cash on the day of check-out.
Bed linen is already included in the rental price; a set of towels can be booked for 15 euros per person and stay.
Smoking and hosting parties are not permitted at Apartment Casa Alba. Pets are only allowed on request (€ 35 per stay).
From the apartment you can start wonderful smaller excursions as well as more demanding hiking tours in the partly wild and untouched nature of the local area.For example, to Dangri, a very popular excursion destination with swimming opportunities in a cold, clear mountain stream and from there up into the Livos mountains to Baggio or even further up to Lake Darengo.
Fans of good taste will also get their money's worth in Livo. In the center of the town is the Bar-Trattoria Sant'Anna, which is well-known beyond the region's borders and is well attended at any time of the year. In addition to typical local dishes of consistently good quality, this one boasts one of the best pizzas in the Alto Lario. At the end of the well-traveled route to Dangri there is also the popular excursion restaurant Crotto Dangri, where you can enjoy regional, rustic meals in the midst of the valley's original nature.
For your daily needs of breakfast rolls, cheese and sausage, there is a small Alimentari in Livo, the Italian version of the corner shop. There is also a small market every week on Wednesdays, consisting of 2-3 vendors of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as cheese and sausage products.
After Como, Livo is the municipality with the largest contiguous territory and was once important for its strong pasture and livestock farming and was known beyond the borders of Lake Como. Today, many of the facades in Livo still display their 16th century votive paintings as well as carved stone portals with the family coats of arms. Another admirable parish church of Livo – San Giacomo Vecchia – is located just behind the village towards Dangri.San Giacomo Vecchia was first mentioned in writing in 1297. In addition to over 20 images of the Virgin Mary and child, this church houses a fresco cycle that is over 400 years old and is one of the most well-known in the region.
The natural combination of mountains and lake offers a variety of opportunities to make your stay on site sporty and active. Water sports enthusiasts find their happiness in and on the water of Lake Como, while summiteers and mountain bikers enjoy conquering the many meters in altitude of the surrounding landscape.
Livo is about 15 minutes from Gravedona ed Uniti, the closest town on the shores of Lake Como.Gravedona ed Uniti is not only one of the most picturesque places on the coast of northern Lake Como, but also has numerous cultural and art-historical sights to offer. In addition, there are also various shopping opportunities as well as bars, restaurants, banks, shoe and jewelry shops as well as bakeries and café-patisseries.
Wireless Broadband Internet
Accessible 24/7, Pets allowed only after arrangement . Smoking not allowed
Rural . Village
Bathroom & laundry
Hair dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower . Washbasin
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Kitchen & dining
Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster . Vacuum cleaner
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit . Smoke Detector
Pets allowed only after arrangement
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 09:00 AM
On the main street in Gravedona ed Uniti (Via Regina) turn towards Dosso del Liro / Peglio / Livo. Follow this street (Strada Provinciale 4) without turning after Traversa at the junction towards Dosso del Liro. When you reach the plateau, drive through the village of Peglio (keep to the left of the church) to arrive in Livo after another 1-2 minutes by car. There you do not go straight into the village, but take the junction up to the left towards Dangri. Follow the road to the end of the village where you will see the yellow school building on your left. We meet there. Please call us about an hour before your arrival. So we will be on site at the Casa Alba apartment in good time.