Unusual Villa & Island Rentals ItalyLake Como Tuscany, Italy
Three miles from the charming old city of Como and one hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Milan and from the Malpensa International Airport, is the Villa Lake Como I in Blevio.
Villa Lake Como I is securely located, down a quarter mile gated road guarded by a quaint old gate-house, in the midst of seven acres of luxuriant gardens and woods which also protect the Villa Lake Como II
Villa Lake Como I and Villa Lake Como II are facing the lake with their private harbour. The two residences are separated by a historic harbour flanked by ancient terracotta statues. The little harbour is so perfect that in 1769 when the great Austrian Emperor Joseph the Second, brother of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, found protection in it from a fierce lake storm, the property was declared by him Ã¢â?¬Å?The house of the EmperorÃ¢â?¬Â as it is remembered on a stone in the romantic garden next to the park chapel
Located in the artistic lake-side village of Blevio, and rising directly out of the Lake Como, the Villa faces the famous Grand Hotel Villa dÃ¢â?¬â?¢Este located on the opposite shore of the lake which offers all its facilities including also, on special request and depending on booking possibilities, the access located of the eighteen holes, Villa dÃ¢â?¬â?¢Este golf course in Montorfano.
The villa Lake Como I, totally state of the art modernised, which is luxuriously furnished down to the finest Italian linens and antiques from the owners own collection, offers seven (7) bedrooms, seven (7) marble bathrooms, two (2) modern kitchens, two (2) TV reading rooms with fine period decorated music rooms, one frescoed salon and one dining room with direct access on both the lake shore balcony and the lake shore terrace, which will be setting of much of your visits dining and entertaining in the Italian Ã¢â?¬Å?plein-airÃ¢â?¬Â tradition.
The Villa Lake Como I offers wonderful walks in the park from where you can reach, throught the valk gate exits, the Lake Shore Village vith its charming square on the harbour,its seventeen century church and the village garden with its lovely pergola.
Villa Lake Como I is directly linked with all transportation means. You could in fact use your own private car that you can safely shelter in the villa undergroung interconnection & parking underground parking and take your own rent boat or the comfortable water-taxis from the embarquement dock, from where you can wisk at your choice to the Villa dÃ¢â?¬â?¢Este or to charming villages (Bellagio, etc) and fine restaurants which line the lake. You can also choose to call the three miles distant International Como Aeroclub and ask their seaplane taxi service to take you directly from the villa boat dock either to a discovery tour of this thrilling alpine lake scenery or to insure your own exclusive commuting with a 10 seats turbine Cessna Caravan seaplane from and to other destinations . (Saint Moritz, Venice, Capri,etc.)
The lake today is in fact not only a place of resort for exclusive artists ranging from the world of La Scala to the rising presence world of the movies industry (yesterday Luchino Visconti, today Stephen Spielberlg and George Clooney), but it is also home to many of Italy’s and EuropeÃ¢â?¬â?¢s leading families.
The neighbouring small towns of Lugano, Varese and Bergamo can offer you an enchanted discovery of the most finest classical and contemporary art museums of this part of the world.(Academia Carrara, Panza di Biumo collection, fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza etc.)