Casa dell'Ava

Contact and Booking

Contact Us

For bookings please contact Richard or Lucy.
Tel: +44 (0)1264 731332.

2024 Prices and availability

Prices are quoted in £ sterling and are based on a weeks let starting from the Saturday indicated.

Click here to see current availability for Casa dell'Ava.

06 January400
13 January400
20 January400
27 January400
03 February400
10 February450
17 February450
24 February450
02 March450
09 March450
16 March450
23 March450
30 March650
06 April650
13 April600
20 April600
27 April600
04 May600
11 May600
18 May600
25 May850
01 June600
08 June600
15 June600
22 June600
29 June600
06 July850
13 July850
20 July950
27 July950
03 August950
10 August950
17 August950
24 August950
31 August640
07 September640
14 September640
21 September540
28 September400
05 October400
12 October400
19 October400
26 October540
02 November400
09 November400
16 November400
23 November400
30 November400
07 December400
14 December400
21 December950
28 December950

Getting there and away

The closest airports are at Milan. Choose from either Linate or Malpensa airport or Bergamo airport (Orio al serio). It takes roughly 90mins to reach the house (slightly longer from Malpensa). The fastest route is to take the ss36 dual carriageway from Lecco to Colico along the Eastern shore of Lake Como, through an amazing series of tunnels.

We are big fans of Lake Como and we often stop at Bellano or Varenna for a lakeside pizza. You can also take the car ferry across Lake Como from Varenna to Menaggio if you want to take the slower road on the west of the lake. The ferry journey itself is beautiful. You can also call in at places like Villa Carlotta if you want a longer break.

You can get to Chiavenna from Milan reasonably easily by train - Trenitalia

On Arrival

You have to walk about 200m from the car to the house so we recommend you bring suitcases you can carry. You will be met on arrival and shown to the house. You can download the arrival instructions as a PDF.

Useful Info

  • Bars - The bar in Pianazzola is a good place for a coffee or beer and catch up with the local gossip. Also to ask your way round. The owners also live there and you may well find yourself in their kitchen! They are v friendly, but you'll need to talk Italian (or dialect) to them. They don't generally serve food, but there's no hard and fast rule. Otherwise head to Chiavenna
  • Shops/Supermarket - As well as the shops in the centre of town, there is a hypermarket (Iperal) on the right as you enter Chiavenna from the South (turn right just after the first roundabout as you enter the town). It sells food and pretty much everything else
  • Hospital - Via della Cereria 4 tel: +39 0343 67111
  • Doctor - Dr. Francesco. Viale Maloggia 15. tel: +39 0343 32266. or Search web for Doctors
  • Pharmacy - Via Dolzino 9. tel: +39 0343 32238
  • Dentist - Dr Pisnoli Studio Dentistico, Via San Fedele 5. tel: +39 0343 36227 or Search web for Dentists
  • Banks (+ ATM or Bancomat as it is known in Italy) - Banca Intesa, 1, p. Ernesto Ploncher tel: +39 0343 32307
  • Tourist info - Via C Chiavennaschi. Tel: +39 0343 37485. Tourist info
  • Taxi - Carmine (tel: +39 0343 51144 or mob +39 329 2150632)