Villa Como

Cernobbio - Como - Italy

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Villa Como is one of the most beautiful villas on lake Como owned for centuries by the most important Italian Aristocratic Families. It is located 3 km north of Cernobbio. The villa, re-designed by famous architect Felice Soavi, was frescoed by Andrea Appiani. From 1829 to 1833, it was the residence of Vincenzo Bellini, who wrote here La Sonnambula. The property is surrounded by spectacular Italian-style gardens that include a large swimming-pool with unobstructed views of the lake.

The entire property was painstakingly restored and renovated in 2002 with detailed attention given to every room and feature, and the gardens are among the most beautiful in Lake Como. The guests can pick up flowers in the Cutting Garden or Rose Garden; there is also an extensive Vegetable Garden and Orchard, so that the guests can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables during their stay. The Swimming Terrace is spectacular: filled with lemon and Olive trees, it has stunning views of the lake and comprises a 200 year old greenhouse. Overlooking the swimming pool is St Agata 12th century bell tower. There are also 11 working fountains on the property.
Villa Como property ends at the lake’s shore: the dock area is filled with roses, creeping jasmine and oleander, and offers two boats (extra charge upon request).

The Estate is made up of a main villa, 2.787 sqm in size and a guest house 250 sqm in size, located in a separated area and completely independent from the main villa. The ceilings on the public rooms as well as the bedrooms are ornately decorated and painted. The floors are a beautiful mixture of Cotto Lombardo, Seminato, and dark antique wood. The Villa is filled with beautiful paintings, sculptures, rugs, tapestries and Venetian chandeliers.

The Villa includes three floors.

The Ground Floor is dedicated to the living and reception area.
The Dining Room is an oval-shaped room with 16 marble columns. The Tuscan Dining Room is more casual and filled with period Tuscan furniture. Here there is a separate sitting area with marble fireplace and television. On the same floor there are two beautiful fully equipped professional kitchens. The countertops are made of Verona marble and the cabinetry is richly decorated, hand-carved wood. The most prominent feature of the kitchen is two 8 foot high stone fireplaces that are original to the Villa and bear the family emblem. On the ground floor are also two beautiful dens, with computers and internet connections. There is also a Billiard Room with a hand-carved English Snooker table, and a cinema with a large screen and high quality sound system.
For many of the guests, the favourite room is the Pizzeria: a large, casual room with a massive fireplace and an antique brick pizza oven. Complete the floor one bathroom with marble bathub and 2 guest bathrooms.

On the first floor:
Suite Laura: a lake view master bedroom (612 sqm) with spectacular ensuite bathroomwith oversized tub and separate shower, Suite Abigail and Isabelle (1 twin bedroom + 1 double bedroom and 1 bathroom), Suite della Nonna (double bedroom with bathroom), Suite Camilla (double bedroom with bathroom English skeleton shower encased in a crystal glass + separate large tub).

On the second floor:
Suite Bisbino (one large double bedroom + one single bedroom and bathroom), Suite Sant’Agata (stunning suite with two sitting rooms, a large bedroom + two smaller bedrooms, a bathroom with steam shower), Suite Bellini (large double bedroom with impressive bathroom), Suite Norma (large double bedroom with bathroom outfitted with Phil Stark bathtub washbasin and toilet), Suite Sonnambula (two beautiful large bedrooms and a bathroom with Philip Stark designer bathtub, washbasin and toilet).

There are two pianos in the Villa: one is located in the Music Room - a spectacular room with 30 ft. high ceilings, Albertolli frescoes and stunning views of the lake - and is a perfectly restored antique Bluethner that once sat in the Leipzig Concert Hall.
The other piano is a player piano that plays jazz, modern and classical music on its own for lazy nights when no one feels like playing.
The Villa is children-friendly. In the back garden next to the kitchen is a wonderful outdoor play area with wooden slide, swing set and rope climb. There is a large children’s play room on the first floor next to the music room and a small children’s play room next to the kitchen.

Villa Como is the ideal place where to turn dreams into reality and convert a simply vacation in a fairy tale. This magnificent historic house keeps its original charm untainted and melts in perfect harmony with the spectacular enviroment all around. This perfect combination between art and nature stops the running of time and crystallizes the magic of beauty. Provided with all possible amenity and comfort, Villa Como is perfect for everyone: big parties of friends, families, couples or singles. This is not a simple place where to stay for vacation, this is the place where emotions are freed.

This property has a minimum stay of 7 nights.
The price indicated is for 10 guests. Over 10 guests there is an extra cost per person per night.

Included in the price: Final cleaning ; utilities (gas, water, electricity).
Excluded from the price: Extra fee for more than 10 guests.

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 3.000,00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

This apartment for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

Parking: Private parking

Cernobbio (3km); Como (8km); Chiasso (10km); Mendrisio (16,5km); Lugano (33km); Milano (58km); Milano Malpensa airport (59km).

Destinations: Restaurants and shops at walking distance.

More facilities:
Swimming pool
Ombrella and sun loungers
Private lake access
Bicycles, tennis rackets (and all the sports equipment on the property)
Fitness room
Wine room
Office (fully equpped)
Satellite and cable TV

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Utilities (electricity, water, gas)
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.


  • 4.7/5 My husband and my friends stayed at Villa Serena for one week.The views from this property overlooking Lake Como are breathtaking and we shall always have fond memories of sitting on the balcony with our cheese and wine. The apartment is well equipped and the owner very generous and polite. A delightful experience.
  • 5.0/5 We had a wonderful stay at Villa Como. From beginning to end, our host was friendly and provided outstanding service. The view was absolutely breathtaking and the garden with several fountains are stunning. The villa were very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The area was very quiet and relaxing! Would recommend Villa Como to anyone wishing to spend a dream holiday.


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