We are back from Lake Como and had a great time.
Stefano’s villa was wonderful and he is a very entertaining and helpful property owner!!
We then spent several days in Milan and returned last Tuesday .
Many thanks for enabling us to have a wonderful family vacation.
All the Best,
We had a fantastic time at your incredible villa. You were the best and most attentive host and we really appreciate your assistance with all aspects of our stay, especially the wedding. We are driving through Cinque Terre on our way to the airport. We will send photos when we get them!💕
I wanted to send our sincere thanks for all you did to make our Villa holidays a great success. Everything worked out perfectly.
The Villas are fabulous, Chef Debra is amazing and Stefano is as charming as he is dependable. He handled every request with a smile.
Below is our Girl's Group - they truly loved it and it was their first Villa experience ever. I expect that they will be back for more.
You did a wonderful job for us for both Villas. Many thanks, Carol
House was excellent - we had a fabulous time
- a hand rail to get in and out of the pool would have been helpful - it can be slippery
- needs hand rails either side of entrances
- lower buffers on the boat house - very difficult to avoid damage otherwise
- web site said 10 steps in under pass - it's two lots of ten so 20 in all
- would be helpful to let people take suitcases across the road into the first floor than down and up again - we did ask to leave that way and it was fine
- the web site said cleaning at the end and a change of towels I'd way through - in fact someone came each day and that was brilliant
These aren't really criticisms just observations
We would go back there in a shot and may well do
Thanks for all your help in arranging this
Villa Virginia dates back to the beginning of the century and still belongs to the noble Swiss family that coming on holiday here fell in love with this area and decided to build here their Italian holiday home. Villa Virginia has been carefully restored in 2008. The owners tastefully furnished and embellished it retaining many of its original characteristics and balancing them harmoniously with modern comforts: fine tapestries and fabrics, floors made from fine wood with geometric inlays, beautiful painting on the walls, family period furnishing come with a modern and fully equipped kitchen, WIFI Internet connection, Plasma TV with satellite.
The villa looks directly on the lake and is set in a beautiful garden.
New Swimming pool by the lake!! parents with kids should be aware that the pool is not fenced off
Its location, a few kilometers from Cernobbio and only 7 km (4,35 miles) from the centre of Como as well as the easy access to the public transportation, (bus stop at 150 meters) and the pier of the Navigazione dei Laghi ferries at 400 meters) makes villa Virginia an ideal destination for both tourism and business.
On the 70sqm wide terrace opening directly on the lake you can enjoy the view and sunbathe in full privacy. A lake access for swimming is also available. From the villa's private dock, guests can use a rental boat or water-taxis to visit the charming villages of Lake Como as Menaggio, Bellagio and Tremezzo.
Restaurants and shop are at walking distance.
As with all the lake shore villas the lake road is located behind the rental: it is not the main lake Como road, but the local one. Although all the rooms except one face the lake the windows are provided with triple glasses.
Villa Virgina is 600 sqm, develops on three floors plus the basement and is set on a 2000 sqm property.
Spacious dining room with fireplace and French doors opening to the panoramic terrace
Double living room with sofas, period furniture, satellite plasma TV, and French doors opening to the terrace and offering a beautiful lake view.
Well-equipped kitchen with five -burner stove, dishwasher, espresso machine, fridge with icemaker, microwave
Second kitchen, fully equipped, with Weber BBQ. In the kitchen are stored 40 types of wine and champagne available for purchase, and a separate refrigerator for beer (4 types).
Bathroom with shower
Stairs to the first floor
On this floor there are now 4 queen bedrooms with lake views and 4 bathrooms.
One marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
One marble bathroom with tub
One large bathroom with double sinks, Jacuzzi claw-foot tub and separate stall shower with steam and water massage.
One bathroom with hydro massage shower.
One extra single bedroom is available upon request and charged.
Top floor (no lake view from this floor)
One large king bedroom (can't be separated) with adjoining single bed, TV, and wardrobe
Three twin bedrooms (beds cannot be joined)
Large bathroom with a shower and a Jacuzzi tub
One bathroom with shower
• Laundry room with washing machine
• Wine cellar, with additional wines to purchase as well as olive oil and salami, and a tasting area with sofas.
Swimming pool: size 10.20 x 4 x 1.5 meters.
Roman steps with Jacuzzi hydro massage system.
It is heated ( not HOT TUB ) and it is possible to cover it during the night to keep it warm and clean.
Open from May to October.
Large terrace (750 sq ft) with lake view and BBQ
Parking for 4 cars on the other side of the road*
Outdoor Jacuzzi spa (heated) for six, located in the garden, with a panoramic view, will be ready in 2010.
*Guests with walking difficulties note that the parking area is not on the same level as the villa entrance. The underpass has approximately 10 steps.
Fully Air conditioned
Washing Machine + Dryer
Satellite Plasma Tv
Wi Fi internet ADSL Fast Connection
Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday; Bed linens changed on Saturday.
Gardener 5 days per week
2 Baby beds (included only if the total number of people doesn’t exceed the maximum capability of the villa)
Extrabed (not included)
Heating (not included/metered)
Telephone (not included/metered)
Extra maid service available (to pay on the spot)
Cook service upon request ( to pay directly)
Extra linen available (to pay on the spot)
Transfer available (to pay directly)
1 motor boat
1) 5.50 meters; 40 hp, 6 pax, no license is required to drive it.
• Villa d’Este hotel km 1,5
• Motorway km 2
• Lugano 25 km
• Milano 50 km
• Malpensa airport 60 km
Guests with walking difficulties have to be aware that the parking is not at the same level of the villa entrance. Upon request, for those having walking difficulties a single bed can be placed in the living room area, please note that the bathroom with shower at the ground floor is not wheel chair accessible.
The part of the Lake from Como to Tremezzo is a sophisticated resort, here you come for the scenery, for shopping, breathing the luxury, enjoying the views from the stylish restaurants and cafés. The ancient villages and enchanting gardens are the setting for the historical villas of the Lombardy aristocracy and offer pleasant stay at any time of the year.
The best way to enjoy the views of the ancient villas and their gardens is by boat.
•ENJOY THE VIEWS OF THE VILLAS FROM THE LAKE
•VISIT THE VILLAS AND GARDENS
•SHOPPING: NOT ONLY SILK
•SPEND A NIGHT IN CAMPIONE AT THE GAMING TABLE
•TASTE THE LOCAL CUISINE
•VISIT THE ART EXHIBITIONS
•RELAX RELAX RELAX
The city of Como, is 12 km from the villa and can be easily reached by ferry (10 minutes), and by bus. The old city centre is surrounded by in the old medieval walls, here you can enjoy the view of charming corners, ancient monuments and lots of fashionable shops.
One of the most romantic village on Lake Como, Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of the Lake”. It is a small town with pastel colored houses offers many itineraries on foot and spectacular views. A visit to the gardens of Villa Melzi cannot be missed. About 19 km from the villa to Cadenabbia, and then 10 minutes by ferry to Bellagio.
Isola Comacina, is the only island in Lake Como, it is full of history, and memories. The Locanda dell’isola is a unique and exclusive restaurant where at the end of your dinner you will enjoy the long-standing ritual of the flambéed coffee prepared and offered by the owner to his guests. About 8 km from the villa: By boat about 10 minutes away across the lake.
LAKE COMO: Shopping
The Silk town
Como is famous for its silk factories and luxurious fabrics. There are many outlet stores and boutiques where scarves ties and fabrics, by major designers can be bought at excellent prices.
Factory Store /Shopping centre
Foxtown, Mendrisio Switzerland
A shopping centre just a few kilometers from the villa which offers products from the best known international companies and brands at factory prices, with discounts from 30% to 70% for intelligent shopping (bring your passport)
Water Sports: water skiing, boat hire, jet skis, kayaks, regattas with the Cannottieri Moltrasio yacht club.
Hiking: marked paths leading to the top of Mount Bisbino.
Casinos: Campione d'Italia Casino, Mendrisio Casino at Fox Town, Lugano Casino.
Golf courses: nine courses within 50 km. Golf Club Carimate, Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia, Golf Club Lanzo, Golf Club Ponticello, La Pinetina Golf Club, Golf Club le Robinie, Golf Club Villa d'Este, Green Club Lainate.
Shopping: in Como, Bellagio, Lugano and Fox Town in Mendrisio.
Nearby attractions: Gardens and charming historic Villas: Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa Melzi, Villa Olmo, Villa Passalacqua, Villa Fontanelle (Versace's former home), Villa Oleandra (George Clooney's home). Isola Comacina with its famous Locanda dell'Isola inn and the house planned by the King of Belgium.
LAKE COMO VILLAS
VILLA CARLOTTA Tremezzo
It is one of the most famous villas in this area. Set on the western shore of Lake Como in Tremezzo, facing Bellagio the villa is a place of rare beauty where a botanical heritage of more than 500 species of plants can be admired in the gardens. Tremezzo About 18 km from the villa-By boat 20-25 minutes across the lake. OPENING HOURS Every day from March to October: 9 a.m. -11.30 a.m., 2.00 p.m.-4.30 p.m. From April to September 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO Lenno
This 18th century villa stands on luxuriant headland dropping directly to the lake. Its terraced gardens offer the most spectacular view of the lake. About 13 km from villa Virginia - By boat in about 15-20 minutes across the lake. OPENING HOURS: from 15TH March to 31st October from 10 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.. Closed: Mondays and Wednesdays except when public holidays.
VILLA PIZZO Cernobbio
OPENING HOURS: visits on request.
VILLA MELZI Bellagio
Neo Classical villa built between 1808 and 1810 and surrounded by a charming English garden. Inside the Villa is decorated in the typical neo-classic style, with fine works of art, stucco decorated ceilings, sculptures and frescoes. About 19 km from Villa Virginia to Cadenabbia, then 10 minutes by ferry to reach Bellagio. About 25 minutes by ferry across the lake. OPENING HOURS: FROM March to October from 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
VILLA OLMO Como
Locaded in town Villa Olmo( 1780 ) has been frescoed by famous artists. Today the villa is the setting for major events such as the Autumn Music Festival. Exhibitions, music and dance recitals. About 5 km from villa Virginia; by ferry about 5 minutes across the lake. OPENING HOURS: from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., closed on public holidays.
VILLA ERBA Cernobbio
It is a sumptuous 19th century villa set in the middle of a beautiful garden. Since 1986 the villa has been owned by a company and has been transformed into a conference centre of great interest.
VILLA PASSALACQUA Moltrasio
This magnificent villa 17th has beautiful terraced gardens, frescoed ceilings is today owned by an American citizen who has made it his Italian home. Many important people lived here including Vincenzo Bellini who composed in this villa La Straniera and part of La Sonnambula.
VILLA FONTANELLE-VILLA VERSACE Between Cernobbio and Moltrasio
This elegant eighteenth-century villa, surrounded by a garden with Mediterranean plants, is famous because it was the home of designer Gianni Versace.
VILLA OLEANDRA Laglio
This villa is now famous all over the world because it was purchased and renovated by American actor George Clooney.