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MARIA TAGLIONI
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Blevio | Sleeps 14
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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 14 people in 7 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.

 

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 landscape pool, a panoramic terrace and the dock.
Villa Maria Taglioni offers wonderful walks in the park from where you can reach the Lake Shore Village with its charming square on the harbor, its seventeen 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 14 guests and it consists of 7 double bedrooms all with ensuite marble bathrooms. It is fully air conditioned, provided with an elevator and structured in 3 floors:

 

Ground Floor
Frescoed ceiling entrance hall from the courtyard level with view of the lake
Frescoed ceiling music room with 1911 Steinway model B blond wood grand piano facing directly the lake view and the balcony
Frescoed ceiling living room with fire place
Frescoed ceiling dining room with fireplace
Large contemporary fully equipped kitchen (two washing machines, American fridge, three ovens and any devise you may need)
Bathroom with shower

 

First Floor
Central living room on the lake side with fireplace facing the lake view
One bedroom with queen size double bed, with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with queen size double bed, with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with queen size double bed on the courtyard side and en suite marble bathroom (tub) on the court yard side
This first floor can benefit from an exclusive use (therefore guests could keep separate their living areas in case of need) as the second floor is independently accessible as well as fully equipped
Furthermore, a lake-view Deluxe Suite can be created linking the two lake-view double bedrooms directly with the central living room

 

Second Floor
Central living room on the lake side with the view on the lake
One bar/kitchenette with the view on the courtyard
One bedroom with king size double bed (twin-convertible), with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with king size double bed (twin-convertible), with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)
One bedroom with king size double bed (twin-convertible), with view on the courtyard and en suite marble bathroom with shower
One bedroom with French size bed, with view on the courtyard and en suite marble bathroom with shower
One laundry with washing machines
One kitchen
The property is always offered with full staff service (the basic offer includes a butler, a cook and one person for outside ground, as well as daily cleaning services ensured 7 days a week)

 

 

WHAT TO DO - WHERE TO GO:

Villa Maria Taglioni 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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