Mariuccia Unit 1 Magnolia
Mariuccia Unit 1 MagnoliaVia Lesa n. 2 28040 Massino Visconti (Novara)
From €2,145.00 per week
Via Lesa n. 2 28040 Massino Visconti (Novara)
- From €2,145.00 per week
- Villa Mariuccia is located uphill from Lesa, in the little village of Massino Visconti. Dating from the 15th century, the villa is related to the nearby Visconti castle. The owners have restored the villa with great care, maintaining many of its original features. The property faces the lake and the location is peaceful and quiet, even though it is just a few meters from the shops, cafés and restaurants in the village. The large shared swimming pool offers panoramic views over the lake.
- All of the units have their own independent entrance from the patio. An additional apartment on the ground floor is used by the owner and her family, who often come on weekends and during the week in August, and they share the pool with the guests.
- The villa can be rented as separate apartments, or it can be joined and rented comfortably by one larger group. There is space to cook and dine together, and it is possible to pay a supplement to have exclusive use of the pool.
- A sports club in nearby Lesa (4 km downhill), with tennis courts and an Olympic-sized pool, can be used by guests for a daily or weekly fee. The beach is just four kilometers from the villa, and there are two golf courses within ten minutes’ drive (plus seven more within an hour). The ferry to the other resort towns and islands docks at Belgirate, a ten minute drive. The highway entrance is just four kilometers from the villa.
- From the parking area there are about 15 steps to reach the garden. Please note that all of the bedrooms and bathrooms are located upstairs; therefore, this property is not suitable for guests with walking problems.
Unit 1: Magnolia (sleeps 4):
Located on the ground and second floors, this unit is accessed from the patio. Downstairs is a large sitting room with a fireplace, a dining table that seats eight, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and American style coffee maker. Two bedrooms (a double and a twin) and a large modern bathroom with shower are located on the second floor. This unit can be combined with Unit 2 to sleep 5 guests.
Unit 2: Glicine (sleeps 2)
This second floor unit has direct access to the large terrace and consists of a small room with a double sofabed and a modern bathroom with tub. There is no kitchen. It can be connected with either unit 1 or 3 but is not rented alone.
Unit 3: Azalea (sleeps 2+2)
Located on the second floor and entered from the terrace, this unit has a living room with sofabed (TV/DVD). Three steps lead to a large eat-in kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, American-style coffee maker and toaster, and a large picture window with a view over the lake. There is one double bedroom and one bathroom with shower. Can be combined with Unit 2 to sleep 5.
Unit 4: Ortensia (sleeps 2)
This second floor unit has one double bedroom and a small bathrom with shower (3 steps to the bathroom). It can be connected with Unit 5.
Unit 5: Camelia (sleeps 4)
This unit, located on the second floor, has a living room with TV and a large bathroom with shower. Three steps lead to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom in the mansard, and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Connected with Unit 4, it can accommodate 6 guests.
Amenities: satellite TV, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker and microwave telephone with modem Internet connection.
Walk To Village
Extra Optional Services
Pricing and Availability
|Dates||Guests||Price per week|
|High||June 30 – September 1||10||€4,700.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||10||€3,000.00|
* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)
5% discount for 2 units rented together; 10% discount for 3 units rented together
– Final cleaning included
– Maid service 2 hrs included per week – Pool opening dates April 3 – September 25
– Pool towels included – Pets not allowed
– Heating metered – Extra bed Euro 150
– Baby bed Euro 100 Security deposit Euro 500 per unit
Utility deposit Euro 50 per week upon arrival for heating
– Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
SERVICES AVAILABLE ONLY UPON REQUEST AND CHARGED: advanced grocery shopping, catered dinners from the nearby restaurant
Lombardia and The Lakes
Lombardia is located at the very north of Italy and borders with Switzerland and the Alps. Home to the industrial capital city of Milan which is perhaps the biggest centre in the world for fashion with names like Armani, Prada, and Gucci all residing in Milans ‘Golden Quad’. The local people of Milan take great pride in the way they dress and it can often seem they are all on a catwalk as they quickly march through the streets.
Milan is also the finance powerhouse of the country, and is not driven by tourism. The city itself is fast passed, and a great place to visit if you are a serious shopper.
The main attractions in Milan include Il Duomo di Milano, Leonardo Da Vincis last supper, La Scala opera house, and the Castello Sforzesco.
From €2,145.00 per week
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Laundry room with washer and dryer completes this floor. First floor: Home office equipped with a large desk area, computer and printer at disposal of the guests. Formal dining room with large oval wooden table and vibrant colored chairs for up to 16 people add warmth against the neutral palette of the walls. Thanks to three big windows and high ceilings the elegant dining room is airy and bright, looking great for any occasion. OUTDOOR FEATURES For outdoor lounging and dining, a furnished portico faces the courtyard featuring a charming oval water fountain. Expansive panoramic garden surrounding the villa, perfect to rest and enjoy relaxing time with family and friends and ideal for children to blow off some steam. Private salt-water heated swimming pool (11 m x 5.5 m) bordered by lush landscaping including flowery plants and fragrant rosemary bushes. Towering cypress and palm trees add privacy and a sliver of shade to this distinctive retreat. The sundeck is completed with comfortable lounges, umbrellas and a dining table for wonderful poolside meals. SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Enjoy the ultimate luxury at Villa Duca, a meticulously recently renovated property with beautiful views, fresh decor, easy elegance and with an ideal Florence address. Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola 18 min Nearest serviced town: 3 min Nearest major city: Siena 53 min Driving time estimated by Google Maps Famous for its art and architecture, Florence is an obligatory destination for the first-timer visitor of Italy. However, while exploring the historical center is something that cannot be missed, the pristine studded landscapes and the enchanted medieval villages set on the famous Tuscan rolling hills surrounding Florence are well worth a visit. The most famous area to explore is the Chianti, a blessed land that covers a rather large wine-producing region of Tuscany, reaching from Florence to Siena, and all the way out to Pisa. Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa! WHERE TO EAT Osteria di Passignano - Set in the middle of the Antinori wine estate…all we can say is: NOT TO BE MISSED! Via Passignano 33, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - +39 055 807 1278 Il Padellina - Rustic trattoria serving local cuisine. Come for the steak, stay for the atmosphere. Corso del Popolo 54, Strada in Chianti – +39 055 858388 La Loggia (at Hotel San Michele) - Fine dining, romantic setting and unforgettable views. Via Doccia 4, Fiesole - +39 055 567 8200 La cantinetta di Rignana - Stunning views, great food and, of course, fantastic wine! Località Rignana 13, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 852601 Torre guelfa di chef Claudio - Ideal place for a meal if you are in this area for a shopping afternoon at the Outlets (20 minute drive away). Your shopping spree will be even more memorable thanks to the specialties tasted at this restaurant. Via S. Martino Altoreggi, 8, Figline Valdarno - +39 055 951112 WHERE TO SHOP Clothing:, The Mall - Tuscany’s most exclusive outlet complex with more than 20 boutiques, including Prada, Gucci Armani, Fendi, Marni and Dolce and Gabbana. Via Europa, 8, Leccio - The Mall Official Website Terracotta objects: the area of Impruneta is famous for the terracotta. Visit Artenova, which sells a unique range of artistic hand-made terracotta decorations. Via Europa, 12 - +39 055 201 2316 Hand embroidered items: linen for the home and lingerie of the finest quality can be found at Grazia Giachi Ricami Piazza Matteotti, 35, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 854 4671 Via Borgo Ognissanti 6 r - +39 055 265 0399 Food specialty store: Macelleria Falorni, one of Italy’s greatest butcher shops where salsicce and prosciutto have been artisanal for eight generations. Here you can buy their products vacuum sealed for easy travel. Piazza Matteotti, 71 – Greve in Chianti - +39 055 853 029. Wine: Enoteca Antinori, an architectural masterpiece built as a shrine in honor to the rich wine of this land. Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. 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For these reasons and more, Lucca is becoming one of the elite summer destinations in Tuscany. Only a 10-minute drive away from the city sits Orfea, a superb luxury villa that dates back to the 15th century and is completely and painstakingly renovated to welcome you to the era of modern beauty and sublime elegance. 8 BEDROOMS/7 BATHROOMS MAIN VILLA (6BD/5BTH – SLEEPS 12 + 2) First floor: Master family suite with 1 king bedroom and 1 small twin bedroom, this suitable for kids. Shared en-suite bathroom with shower. 1 king bedroom with king size bed and mezzanine with two twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower. 1 king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. 1 king/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Second Floor (only accessible by stairs): 1 king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub and shower stall. THE POOL HOUSE (2BD/2BA – SLEEPS 4) Quaint two-story stone house carefully restored and tastefully furnished. Ground floor: A generous open floor-plan with sitting area and eat-in kitchen, brightened by travertine marble floors in neutral color. A bathroom is also on this floor. The sitting area opens onto the main garden and offers a pleasant al-fresco dining area. First floor: 1 double bedroom with bathroom with Jacuzzi tub; 1 twin bedroom. All bedrooms are provided with A/C and all bathrooms are supplied with hair dryers. LIVING SPACES MAIN VILLA Ground floor: As soon as you enter the foyer, you will feel the special atmosphere that permeates the villa. The neutral and earth-toned colors used in the family room, such as golden yellow and terra cotta, typical of the Tuscan style, create an airy and fresh effect, while frescoed walls, a large fireplace serving as a focal point, and a beautiful crystal chandelier set the elegant tone of this comfortable room. The very generous formal dining room has seating for up to fifty people, and features lit china cabinets, a coffered ceiling, classic art on the walls, and tall arched French doors opening onto the garden – all elements working together to create the ultimate formal dining experience. The professional-grade kitchen boasts ample counter space for prepping meals, a gorgeous central stove, a vaulted ceiling, a large window and access to the garden. A lounge room with a large flat-screen satellite TV, a well-stocked library room, and a guest bathroom complete this floor. First floor: A traditional sitting room with working fireplace and soft sofas serves as a nice spot for afternoon reading or cozy conversations. Lower level: A state-of-the-art private wellness area (2,100 sq ft) includes a Turkish bath, sauna, emotional shower, salt room and meditation room. Also on this floor is a stone cellar with a wine tasting room with fireplace. OUTDOOR FEATURES The villa offers extensive manicured grounds including an Italian-style garden with a romantic pergola; an al fresco dining area for enjoying meals in the shade on a side of the villa; a private swimming pool with whirlpool area; high-quality lounge furniture and shades on the sun deck; a children’s playground, an ideal place to let the kids in your group run off some steam; and a covered private parking area. SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS Many features make this property perfect for kids: the estate is gated and completely fenced; the swimming pool has a shallow side; there is a children’s playground; and the nearby, and mostly car-free, city of Lucca offers a wide range of things to see. Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 45 min Nearest serviced town: Lucca 10 min Nearest major city: Florence 1 h 9 min Driving time estimated by Google Maps The historic town of Lucca features many attractions and unlimited historic charm. Take a stroll or rent a bicycle and ride on its ancient walls and through the town past famous monuments, several churches and the Guinigi Tower, which has trees planted at the top. Make sure to visit the church of Saint Michele and then enjoy a cappuccino in Saint Michele square. Don't miss shopping along Via Fillungo! North of Lucca, the famous Garfagnana Valley extends for miles, a splendid natural vista of mountains and hills. Along the way, stop at the famous "Devil's Bridge"—legend says the Devil himself has visited this spot. A huge Halloween celebration is held here every year. In Pisa, the famous Leaning Tower awaits. Some say it is one of the wonders of the world, and all agree that a sight of the Leaning Tower is a must for all those coming Italy. The nearby Forte Dei Marmi is one of the most popular places in Italy during the summer, boasting a beautiful beach, elegant shops and boutiques, and an active nightlife of bars and clubs like La Capannina and the Twiga Club. 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Characteristics Sleeps: 12 - 16 guests in 7 Bedrooms and 7 Bathrooms Top Floor Mansarda with 2 extra bedrooms for 4 guests, an elevator serving all floors, Wi-Fi, heated pool, central air conditioning, digital Satellite, lakeview terrace with sundeck, private garden and parking OVERVIEW Torno wears its traditions proudly with local shops and restaurants still reflecting the values of the village. Take a sun-bathed stroll and experience a preserved and intact cultural setting that will make Lake Como feel like your second home. The villa can be reached by car or boat. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the mirroring lake and an idyllic backdrop for relaxing or just lounging by the swimming pool on the terrace. The Villa will be exclusively at your disposal, allowing you to enjoy privacy and an intimate time with the most romantic lake in Italy. The villa offers a pool that’s heated, modern, and equipped with hydromassage, guaranteed to elevate your swimming experience while also being child-friendly with its different levels. Relish in the enchanting view of the lake with our gazebo that serves as a sanctuary from the gentle heat while enjoying your meal or Aperitivo. A sweeping neoclassical-style veranda overlooks the serene lake waters and is there for you whenever the weather decides to act up. Take a little time out and have some fun in your very own playroom, equipped with a ping pong and foosball table. INTERIOR Villa Silva comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests, making it the ideal hideaway for a family get-together. The large windows overlooking the sinuous landscapes add a softening touch to the neoclassical furniture and create a cosy, luxurious escape. The property boasts comfortable rooms, breath-taking bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, as well as wi-fi, central air conditioning, satellite TV, and a personal elevator. The majestic lake is ever-present in the villa’s seven rooms thanks to large windows that bring the outside in and open up to balconies with enchanting views. Revel in the feeling of floating on gentle waters all the way from the romantic balconies while enjoying the scenery’s ever-changing beauty throughout the day. Over six bathrooms adorn the villa, one more sumptuous than the other. The dramatic bathrooms let you indulge in the feeling of luxury with its sleek precious marble and amenities like make-up mirrors, hairdryers, and towel warmers. Ground Floor The ground floor is home to a large full kitchen with a granite worktop, an induction cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, and a dishwasher. Whether you’re planning on cooking yourself or letting someone else do it, this kitchen is the perfect birthplace for meals and banquets that can be enjoyed on the belvedere terrace or in the large dining room. Guests are also met with art nouveau-style furniture and a generous view of the magnificent lake. The ground floor houses the laundry room, one bathroom, access to the elevator, and a wondrous Carrara marble staircase to the upper floors. First Floor – Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms Lavish and adventurous, the first floor’s exquisite liberty-style furniture flows seamlessly throughout the entire space. The elegant living room offers an intimate setting as well as a fireplace, a plasma TV with satellite cable, and cozy seats to enjoy after a long, active day. The three bedrooms embody lush comfort alongside fresh views and are divided into one suite with a private balcony and two double bedrooms equipped with a private wardrobe, a bathroom, and satellite TV. The Master Suite has a bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The two double bedrooms have a bathroom with a shower. Second Floor – Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms Following the marble staircase onto the second floor, guests will discover the remaining four bedrooms divided into two suites with bathtubs, two bedrooms each featuring a French-sized bed sharing a bathroom with a shower. Top floor apartment - The Mansarda – Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom Presiding at the top of the villa is the charming Mansarda that offers a private haven directly connected to the village. The Mansarda is available upon request for a special fee and consists of two double bedrooms, a living room with fireplace, and a kitchen equipped with a gas stove, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, and a dishwasher, and a bathroom with a shower. Parking: there are 3 covered parking available in the village. IMPORTANT: Porter service for luggage is included from the parking to the villa on a private Jeep. The Jeep is also available in case guests need a ride to the village. ACTIVITIES Rent a private boat to enjoy the landscapes from the heart of the lake. Take an exploratory walk in the village of Torno. Discover the many flavors of the scrumptious local restaurants. Cool off on hot days with a swim in the lake. Stay active and book a water-skiing session from the villa’s desk. Explore nearby towns and villas, accessible by car. [post_title] => Villa Silva [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => villa-silva [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-11-27 06:39:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-11-27 06:39:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.italianvillavacations.com.au/?post_type=properties_&p=8389 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => properties_ [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) )