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Enjoying a splendid lake front plot in a serene setting in Laglio, this authentic Italian villa provides fabulous sleeping accommodation for up to 12 guests and is close to Como city!
The villa enjoys wonderful proportions and all the rooms boast high ceilings and bright and spacious, with WIFI internet access.
A marvellous open plan living room enjoys access through French doors, to a sunny lake view terrace and the room is partially divided between living and dining with a centrally positioned open fireplace. The floor is laid with beautiful marble mosaic and the fireplace is a fabulous feature, ensuring a warm and romantic ambience is created to both the sitting area and the formal dining areas. A TV, DVD player and music player are provided in the sitting room for guests’ entertainment.
From the spacious lake view terrace stone steps lead to the landscaped gardens where alfresco dining possibilities exist and for special occasions private chef hire can be arranged!
A separate kitchen features all the desired appliances including gas oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, making it ideal for a self-catering holiday.
The ground floor futures a double bedroom with a service bathroom.
A quirky stylised staircase leads to the upper floors, which provide 5 double bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms. The single beds are attached to a double bedroom creating an open space.
Two modern bathrooms are also conveniently provided in the villa, with 2 fully fitted shower rooms, 2 separate WCs and a service bathroom.
All bedrooms enjoy beautiful parquet flooring, bright and spacious proportions and some even boast direct lake views and private balconies!
The splendid landscaped gardens enjoy a wide variety of trees and shrubs including rhododendrons and sweeping volumes of scented jasmine. A sunny lake view lawn provides a fantastic spot by the lakeside, alfresco dining or simply for sunbathing.
Guests will need to park on the street level, and walk 30 metres to the entrance of the villa.
A peaceful wide stone pathway leads behind the villa to the delights of Laglio. Laglio is a charming and highly romantic fishing village, with a quaint harbour, ancient churches and stately noble villas and pastel townhouses which all provide a timeless and elegant appeal. A very good restaurant is situated in the town and amenities include a bank, grocery shop and regular bus service.
Laglio has also become famous from its celebrity residents which have included George Clooney and Brad Pitt, and this Hollywood celebrity status which contrasts so well with its charming, pretty and ancient lakeshore has only enhanced its allure for visitors on Lake Como.
Nearby the fashionable town of Cernobbio features boutique shops, antique shops and galleries as well as a fabulous family-friendly lakefront promenade with cafes, bars and ice cream shops. The world famous Vista D’Este Hotel and Golf Club, the annual events of Villa Erba and the highly acclaimed ‘Gatto Nero’ restaurant also make the town a desirable destination for visitors.
Como city is ideally situated just a 15 minutes drive from Laglio, providing an abundance of amenities and attractions including supermarkets, cafe-lined piazzas, boutique shopping boulevards, a wide variety of restaurants, the wonderful Duomo, the Volta Museum and the magnificent Villa Olmo.
Como city also enjoys a Lido, harbour with boat mooring facilities and a fast and frequent ferry service which services the northern Lake Como resort towns.
Two train stations in Como provide fast links to Milan and Malpensa airport and a modern motorway leads to Lugano city and Switzerland.
Please take note that the villa has no heating services on autumn and winter seasons.
Thanks Holiday Homes. The trip to Lagio was truly wonderful. The property was all we could have asked for. Great location, spacious accommodations, amazing view and overall great value. The staff was very accommodating and we would surely work with Holiday Homes again.
Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Mooring, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
Laglio ~ Lake Como:
Laglio has become famous in recent years for its Hollywood association with George Clooney, who purchased a Villa and set a trend with his pals and other celebrities.
The commune of Laglio, on the Western shore is divided into the two centres of Laglio and Torriggia on Via Regina. Looking to the rear of the village, dense woods stretch up along the slopes of Monte Colmegnone (1,383 mts.). Torriggia is located opposite Careno, on a headland, which extends towards the middle of and the narrowest point of the lake (675 mts.).
The village is of Roman origin of the have been confirmed by a gravestone which was found in a locals home, at the beginning of the 20th century. From 1928 to 1948, Laglio formed a single commune with Brienno. One of the curiosities of this small village is the cemetery where there is a curious eighteenth-century sepulchral monument of a German doctor, in the shape of a twenty-metre-high pyramid.
A point of notable interest is the Buco dell'Orso (Bear hole), which is a large cave that is passable for about 150 mts. and which opens on the slopes of Monte Colmegnone, at a height of 600 mts. It is famous because many bones of cave bears (Ursus Spelaeus) were found there in the eighteenth century. Their skeletons are in the Museum of Natural History, in Milan, and in the local Town Hall.
As with all good Italian villages the religious centre is important. The Church of S. Giorgio built in the sixteenth century contains stucco work by Stefano Salterio of Como (18th century and paintings and sculptures from the seventeenth century.
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).