|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Cigno is composed of two prestigious luxury villas located in a spectacular position directly on the waterfront of the famous Lake Como. The property is surrounded by a beautiful Italian-style garden (2000 sqm) and has its own private beach and private harbour.
The villa sleeps 12 guests with ample space. The friendly, unobtrusive caretaker is very happy to help arrange tours, wine tasting, and restaurant bookings. The caretaker can also provide luxury services in the house, such as catering, cookery lessons and spa treatments.
This property really is perfect for groups of friends or families who want to relax in luxury accommodation while having easy access to great restaurants, bars, traditional Italian towns and a variety of outdoor pursuits. With its perfect location close to the famous town of Bellagio, this property also offers a central point for touring Northern Italy, Como, Cernobbio, Milan as well as Switzerland.The area around Lake Como is one of outstanding beauty. Stretching from the Swiss Alps to the Grigne and Legnone ranges, Lake Como is guarded by spectacular mountain landscapes. Pastel-coloured villages perch along the shorelines and trail up the steep sides. In this part of Italy, there are the simplest rural dwellings as well as the palatial villas of the 18th century.
A walk around one of these central lake villages, up a cobbled avenue or across a church square, will convince visitors to pause for a moment on a sunny bench, to stop for an aperitivo at a sidewalk cafe or pop into a gelateria for homemade ice cream.
Whether exploring the lake by foot, car or boat, it should be a leisurely experience. Choose from one of the numerous activities the area offers, or simply enjoy the comfort of the splendid private villa.
Villa Bella is located in the heart of Civenna, a small, traditional Italian town with spectacular views of Lake Como and the impressive Grigne mountain range. Civenna, just 15 minutes from Bellagio, is a welcome refuge from the lakeside bustle and offers tranquil village life while still being well-serviced. The town remains largely untouched by tourism, providing great access to both lake and mountain activities and a taste of authentic small town living on Lake Como.
From the centre of Civenna, visitors have a splendid view of the Corni di Canzo mountains, and following the road a little beyond the village will reach the famous Madonna del Ghisallo hill. According to a local legend, the medieval count Ghisallo was being attacked by bandits when he saw the image of the Virgin Mary at a shrine. He ran into it and was saved from the robbers. The apparition became known as the Madonna of Ghisallo and became the patron saint of local travelers. As the hill became a favourite among professional cyclists, the Madonna was declared the patroness of cyclists and today the shrine contains a small cycling museum that enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit.
Villa Cingo is also just 90 minutes from Malpensa International Airport and is well connected to cities such as Milan and Bergamo. The lakeâ€™s vicinity to Milan has, for centuries, made it a popular refuge from city life, with many Milanese families constructing summer houses on the shores. A number of the gardens and interiors can now be visited.
Milan itself opens up an array of possibilities. Visit Leonardo Da Vinciâ€™s Last Supper, the Duomo or stroll down the famous shopping street of Via Montenapoleone.
Guests also have the possibility to explore some of northern Italyâ€™s other lakes, such as Lake Maggiore in Piedmont to the west or even a day trip into Switzerland. For the cultural enthusiasts, the historical city of Turin in Piedmont is well within reach, as are Venice and Verona heading east.
LOCATION On the shores of Lake Como with private beach and harbourNearest Village: Vassena â€“ walking distance Nearest Restaurant: in Vassena â€“ walking distance Nearest Public Means of Transport: boat and bus in Vassena â€“ walking distance Nearest Shops: in Vassena â€“ walking distance
MAIN DISTANCES Milan: 75 km Como: 40 km Lecco: 15 km Verona: 185 km Lugano: 75 km Malpensa Airport: 110 km Linate Airport: 70 km Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport: 95 kmMain VillaGround Floor- Sitting room overlooking the garden and with direct access to the lake terrace- Fully equipped Kitchen completed with an ancient stone fireplace- 1 double bedroom- Ensuite bathroom with shower- Additional half bathroom
First Floor- 1 master double bedroom- 2 twin bedrooms- 2 bathrooms with bathtub
Lower Level- Two large rooms with wooden tables for entertaining- Various storage rooms
Smaller VillaGround Floor- Sitting area with sofa and satellite TV- Fully equipped kitchen corner- Terrace with lake views and furnished with table and chairs.
First Floor- Master double bedroom with terrace overlooking the lake- Ensuite bathroom with shower- Twin bedroom with lake views- Bathroom with shower
Outdoor Space- Well maintained garden area- BBQ and outside dining area overlooking the lake- Sunbathing area with sun loungers, small tables, umbrellas and outdoor shower- Private terraces
Amenities- Private Parking for 4 cars- Gardening service - Winter heating- Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher - Satellite TV and DVD player- CD player- Wireless ADSL internet connection (bring your own laptop)- Laundry room with washing and drying machine- Ironing facilities- Hairdryer in each bathroom- Linen and towels included- Private beach and boat landing platform- Tours, wine tasting, restaurant suggestions and bookings etc can all be organised by the owners (please enquire)- Cookery lessons can be arranged (please enquire)- Meals can be organised by a private chef in your villa (please enquire)- Private car, boat or sea plane rentals available (please enquire)- Outdoor pursuits available close to the villa including quad biking, dancing, tennis, golf, hikingFacilitiesWi-Fi/Internet accessWi-FiStag/hen parties allowedOutdoor gamesCable TVDVDRecommendedExtrasMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)