Villa Maria Serena, Lake Como, Lombardia and The Lakes
- Propery Type:
- Air Con
- Swimming Pool
- village close by
Located in a stunning position three miles from Como, this lakeshore villa accommodates up to 12 people in 6 luxuriously appointed bedrooms each with a marble bathrooms and dressing rooms. The service of a very high level will be provided by the professional staff (from 7.30 am to 11.00 pm).
The public areas include a frescoed sitting room, a reading room, a music room, and a beautiful dining room leading out to a lake shore balcony. Seven acres of luxuriant gardens include a pool, a panoramic terrace and the dock.
Villa Maria Serena is located 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.
The property consists in two aristocratic lakeside villas Villa Maria Taglioni and Villa Maria Serena, dating back to the 18th century. Both have been completely renovated and offer the very best of modern living combined with wonderful fine furniture to the family.
They are 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 Maria Serena. The two residences are separated by a small historic harbour flanked by ancient terracotta statues. The owners have personally refurnished these two lakeside aristocratic villas, facing the hotel across Lake Como. Upon request and depending on booking availability it is possible the access to the eighteen holes, Villa d’Este golf course in Montorfano.
The Villa Maria Serena offers wonderful walks in the park from where you can reach, the Lake Shore Village with its charming square on the harbour, its seventeen century church and the village garden with its lovely pergola
WHAT TO DO - WHERE TO GO
Villa Maria Serena is directly linked with all transportation. This means you could in fact use your own private car that you can safely shelter in the villas underground parking and take your own rent boat or the comfortable water-taxis from the dock, from where you can reach the Villa d’Este or the charming villages of 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.)
HISTORY In the early nineteenth century, when the two residences were restored by the celebrated dancer Maria Taglioni, who also owned in Venice on Canal Grande the prestigious Ca’ d’Oro, this artist, along with Bellini, Rossini, Franz Lizst, Ricordi, Giuditta Pasta and most of the others famous musicians of her time, was drawn to the Lake Como, and Blevio in particular, by the lake romantic atmosphere and great beauty.
The lake today is 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 Spielberg and George Clooney), but it is also home to many of Italy ‘s and Europe’s leading families. In addition to all numerous Lake Como tourism resources, that range from historical villas (Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Villa Melzi, Rockefeller Foundation) and gardens visits, to the mountain tracking from the Brunate or Pognana funiculars, 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. (Accademia Carrara, Panza di Biumo collection, fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza etc.)
Garden floor level
Frescoed entrance hall from the courtyard level with view of the lake.
One double bedroom with marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with two single beds/one double bed, library, fireplace, balcony on the lake, dressing and marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with one double bed, library, fireplace balcony on the lake and marble bathroom (tub)
Roof floor level
Frescoed cupola with central balcony on the central floor entrance.
One bedroom with two single beds/one double bed, with view on the lake and marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with two single beds, with view on the lake and marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with two single beds and marble bathroom (tub)
Lake shore level
Frescoed salon and dining room with double fireplace and direct access on the lakeshore terrace.
One guests’ marble bathroom with shower
One contemporary kitchen fully equipped (two washing machines, American Fridge, etc, two ovens)
The villa is fully air conditioned
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