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MARIA SERENA
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Blevio | Sleeps 12
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This historical 18th century lakeshore mansion is located in a stunning position three miles from the charming old city Como – straight in front of the iconic Grand Hotel Villa d’Este – and accommodates up to 12 people in 6 luxuriously bedrooms all with exclusive marble bathrooms. The service of a very high level will be provided by the professional staff.

 

The public areas include a frescoed salon with a 1900 Blutner grand piano, a dining room with double fireplace and direct access to the lakeshore terrace, a fully equipped modern kitchen with its patio winter garden. Seven acres of luxuriant gardens include a landscape pool, a panoramic terrace and the dock.

Villa Maria Serena offers wonderful walks in the park from where you can reach the Lake Shore Village with its charming square on the harbor, its 17th century church, and the village garden with its lovely pergola.

 

The overall property consists in two twin aristocratic side-by-side interconnected lakeside villas – Villa Maria Taglioni and Villa Maria Serena – dating back to the 18th century. Both have been completely renovated and personally refurnished by the owners and offer the very best of modern living combined with wonderful fine furniture of 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 harbor flanked by ancient terracotta statues..

 

 

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 was drawn to the Lake Como, and Blevio in particular, by the lake romantic atmosphere and great beauty, along with many other famous musicians of her time, such as Bellini, Rossini, Franz Lizst, Ricordi, Giuditta Pasta.
As well as in the past, the lake today continues to be 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 became also home to many of Italy‘s and Europe’s leading families.

 

 

THE VILLA – Rooms and Accommodations:

The villa sleeps 12 guests and it consists of 6 double bedrooms all with ensuite marble bathrooms. It is fully air conditioned and structured into 3 floors:

 

Lakeshore level

Entrance and reception areas
Frescoed salon and dining room with double fireplace and direct access on the lakeshore terrace
One laundry room
One guests’ marble bathroom with shower
One contemporary kitchen, fully equipped, with its patio winter garden

 

Garden floor level

Frescoed entrance hall from the courtyard level with view of the lake
One king size double (twin-convertible) bed with separate but exclusive marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with queen size double bed, library, fireplace, balcony on the lake, dressing and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with queen size double bed, library, fireplace balcony on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub), with view on the park

 

Roof floor level

Frescoed cupola with central balcony on the central floor entrance
One bedroom with king size double (twin-convertible) bed, with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with king size double (twin-convertible) bed, with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with king size double (twin-convertible) bed and separate but exclusive marble bathroom (tub), with view on the park

 

 

WHAT TO DO - WHERE TO GO:

Villa Maria Serena is located three miles from of Como and one hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Milan and from the Malpensa International Airport.

It is directly linked with all transportation. This means you can safely shelter own private car in the villa’s underground parking and take your own rent boat or the comfortable water-taxis from the dock reach the famous Villa d’Este, or all the various 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 villas 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.). Upon request and depending on booking availability it is possible the access to the eighteen holes Villa d’Este golf course in Montorfano.

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.)




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