Casa dell'Ava

Contact and Booking

Contact Us

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

2019 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

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