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.
Perfect for large parties, the property is surrounded by spectacular Italian-style gardens that include a large swimming-pool with unobstructed views of the lake.
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 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.
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.
On the first floor:
Suite Laura: a lake view master bedroom with spectacular ensuite bathroom (30 sqm) with 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).
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. T
he 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.
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.
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
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. Restaurants and shops at walking distance.
private lake access
Included in the price are all the utilities and final cleaning; towels and sheets provided.
We have bicycles, tennis rackets and other sports equipment on the property that are here for our guests to use as they wish.
BBQ, a billiard room, cinema room, wine room, study room with telephone, fax, Internet access and computer facilities, satellite TV.
The kitchen is large and airy with freezers and wine coolers, ovens, grills and ranges, 4 disposals, 2 dish washers, a vegetable and fish steamer and a fryer.
Additionally the Dependence has cable TV, mobile and fixed telephony with a computer and internet connection. There is also a stereo in the sitting room.
Available methods of payment:
- Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
- Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
- Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.
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