Casa dell'Ava

Contact and Booking

Contact Us

For bookings please contact Richard or Lucy.
Tel: +44 (0)1264 731332.
Email: info@casadellava.com

2021 Prices and availability

Prices are quoted in £ sterling and are based on a weeks let starting from the Saturday indicated. We are self-catering, but if you want food, we serve real Italian home cooking for an additional £540/week (Mari is a great cook and speaks good English).

Click here to see current availability for Casa dell'Ava

2 January 360
9 January 360
16 January 360
23 January 360
30 January 360
6 February 360
13 February 540
20 February 410
27 February 410
6 March 410
13 March 410
20 March 410
27 March 410
3 April 540
10 April 540
17 April 540
24 April 410
1 May 540
8 May 540
15 May 540
22 May 540
29 May 540
5 June 540
12 June 540
19 June 540
26 June 540
3 July 770
10 July 770
17 July 850
24 July 850
31 July 850
7 August 850
14 August 850
21 August 850
28 August 580
4 September 580
11 September 580
18 September 580
25 September 490
2 October 360
9 October 360
16 October 360
23 October 490
30 October 360
6 November 360
13 November 360
20 November 360
27 November 360
4 December 360
11 December 360
18 December 840
25 December 840

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)