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My Lake Como
My Lake Como
We are a family business and are situated just above the small town of Argegno,on the western shores of Lake Como. Until 4 years ago, we managed the tourist office but now, we are dedicated to taking care of our guests full time. All English speaking, of Italian decent, we have the advantage of understanding both cultures and manage to bridge the sometimes understandable confusion, thus making your holiday, travel and special events, worry free And more enjoyable.
Born in the Intelvi Valley, studied in the hotel and catering school Grand Hotel Britannia, in Bellagio, he then started to travel, passing winter seasons in St. Moritz, then spent many years in London, working in top hotels such as Claridges and The West bury.
He 'forced' Silvana to leave London and move back to his home, Lake Como in 1982.
Since then, it's been a life of working on the lake, it's surroundings and history and the many tourists who come here and go away with wonderful memories they have after their journeys, tours, shopping trips, with him.
Was dragged here by her husband, Gigi, but loves it here, because this is where her roots are.
She has always worked in in the tourist,trade, first with Varig Brazilian Airlines, then British Airways. After moving to Lake Como and two daughters later, back to what she enjoys doing best, looking after people and making sure their holidays and events are perfect. Initially working for CITALIA as their concierge on Lake Como, working closely with the best hotels,, Guide at the Villa Balbianello, and now managing exclusive villas and apartments and event planning.
Silvana and Gigi's daughter has obviously inherited her parent's love for Lake Como. Born and brought up on the Lake she had no need to study English, it comes naturally to her. After her schooling,she worked locally and collected lots of knowledge of the area, also following mums footsteps, guiding at villa Balbianello (national Trust property) and managing the Argegno tourist office. Her role in the company, is as a qualified and fully licensed driver, assistant in holiday rentals and event planning. Elena, is charming and always gives a very warm welcome to guests on their arrival and during their stay.
Gigi's brother, originally studied to be an architect and successfully carried out his profession on Lake Como, so knows alot about the local area, local architecture.
He is a keen walker and skier, so also knows the local mountain area very well. He decided to follow his brother to work in London, where he stayed until he met his English wife and brought her back to his homeland with him.
He joined the company only a few years ago,when requests for taxi services exceeded what we could cope with and not wanting to take on drivers that we did now know, decided to keep it ‘all in the family’.
What our clients say about our services.......
Just to say thank you soo, soo much – everything was wonderful.
The day was like a dream it was so perfect – I need to pinch myself that it actually all happened!
Catherine Hendy , Villa balbi anello, Lake Como 2010
Thank You for a wonderful experience for my friends and myself.
I would be happy if you and Silvana could come to Santa Monica and stay with me . I promise you warm weather. Not like San Fedele.
All the best.
The Price and Taylors have finished their vacations and are now home in Australia, the report they gavve me about your services have been excellent. Thank you and hope to be able to send you other clients.
Grazie di nuovo
I wanted to thank you for the excellent services provided above all, I want to thank you for your help and colaboration throughout this week, its rare to find suppliers who are helpfand co operative.
Guest: Warren (San Mateo, CA, USA) Date of Stay: 10/04/11 Review Submitted: 11/03/11
There are enough words to describe Villa Panoramica. It was one of the best places my wife and I have ever stayed in.
The apartment was very comfortable, clean and was everything if not more than the description in the VRBO listing. The view from the terrace was very stunning.
Sylvania and her husband were wonderful hosts. I would highly recommend to anyone who plans on visiting Lake Como. -operative in such stressful circumstances.
Lake Como Rental (Lario apartment)
Guest: Nigel (Leics England) Date of Stay: 04/12/11 Review Submitted: 04/27/11
My wife & I stayed for 4 nights in April 2011.The apartment is excellent & I would definitely recommend it to any couple.You can dine at home here with wonderful views of the lake.Silvana speaks perfect English and all the arrangments went exactly to plan.There is some road noise from the minor road in front of the apartment although we did not find this an issue (& my wife says I'm very picky about road proximity!) & the bedroom is farther away from the road.Local roads are quite narrow so I would recommend a smallish rental car.The apartment has its own parking space which when you arrive you will realise is a big plus point.By the way Lake Como is magnificent & this is a good location to tour from.If we come back to the area this is the apartment we would want.