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Lake Como Area - Historical Country Mansion with Italian Garden and Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'La Vescogna' is an old italian mansion that dates back to the 17th century and it is an extraordinary example of a country-stately house located on the homonym hillock (400 m) in the superior administrative division of Calco village, in the heart of the green Brianza land, 10 km away from Como lake. The house enjoys a spectacular panoramic view over the valley and the city of Milan, which is only 35 km away, a shopping expedition down the famed Via Montenapoleone and a peek at Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” plus the Duomo and La Scala are all a must, renowned museums and exhibitions and active nightlife.

The renowned towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo and Menaggio are easily reachable from the town of Lecco, located on the east shore of the lake, only 15 km from La Vescogna, either by driving along the lake’s shore or crossing it by ferry (“Navigazione Laghi”).

The advantageous location of the mansion makes it possible to learn more and discover this part of the Lombardy: beside the proximity with Lecco, the house is located close to other interesting attractions: the beautiful and old town of Bergamo Alta (30 km); the city of Monza (20 km), with its famous Autodromo where the Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place every September; the prestigious Golf Club Milano (20 km), with its 27 hollows and a bunch of other Golf Clubs such as Golf Club Lecco (10 km), and Golf Brianza Country Club (15 km) with 18 hollows all easily reachable in 20 minutes.

The Milan Linate airport is only 40 km away whereas the Orio Al Serio airport is only 30 km.

'La Vescogna' is characterized by simple and dour shapes on the front facade that remind of its having been a castle of an Italian noble family (Calchi family) in the XIV century, situated by the Adda river, on the border between the Dukedom of Milan and the Venetian Republic.

On the other side, the house is rather baroque and it faces the south with its typical italian garden, constituted of three different terraces, each with its flight, balcony and marble decorations, not to mention its boxwood being shaped with topiary art and those prestigious trees typical of the XIX century 'romantic garden”.

In the most repaired but best located side, just a few steps away from the amazing pool (25 meters length), there is an ancient stable shed that is now used as a club-house.

The west wing of the mansion available for weekly rent is composed:

On the ground floor there is a lominous glazed veranda hedged by scented jasmines, to which it is possible to have access from the main courtyard, a wide dining room and a cosy living room with a big fireplace in stones beyond the kitchen.

All rooms are located on the first floor facing the green courtyard and they provide a guest toilet with a small living-room

- a luxury suite room with a fresco ceiling and antique furnitures and exclusive bathroom with shower.

- 2 double rooms

- a big bathroom with bathtub

The service-rooms are located in the basement where there is a billiard room as well. In the back side there is big and shaded terrace furnished and decorated so as to be both a relaxing and refreshing place during the hottest hours of the day and a cozy dining corner with BBQ

Villa La Vescogna offers a satellite television and a Wi-Fi network to its guests.

Keywords: Weekly rent for 6 persons with atmosphere in a unic historical garden

More Details

Giorgio Fasoli
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Giorgio Fasoli

Properties owner are architect and designer


Calco Superiore Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Amorini Suite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Guest Toilette - toilet , bidet
    Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Amorini Suite - 1 queen , Extra bed for baby
    Ballet Room - 1 queen
    Mask Room - 1 queen , Extra bed for child
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Lake Como Area - Historical Country Mansion with Italian Garden and Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Resplendent Historical Villa Near Milan and Como

  • 5 of 5

Immersed in cultural and historical significance, this 16th century noble villa sits high up on a hillside overlooking a picturesque valley. It is said that Leonardo DaVinci visited nearby. You enter through massive carved wooden doors into a graveled courtyard which extends to a manicured formal garden leading down a few steps to an almost olympic-size swimming pool and large pool house with a veranda perfect for relaxing. Inside the villa you enter a gracious yet comfortable parlor, a lavish dining room with Venetian glass chandelier and attached serviceable kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms appointed with period furniture and frescoed ceilings. There are two and one-half bathrooms, one with a stall shower and one with a tub. Next to the villa is a small B&B where breakfast can be had. All-in-all, an impressive place to stay even for a short visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France

Great historical italian family house

  • 5 of 5

Always difficult to give "good plans". You would like to share with others but on the other hand, you want to keep it secret for you ! That's the case here. To be clear, "good plans" expression is not for the price itself. This is not cheap ; but looking at what you have, this is a gift ! A 50m swimming pool with dependencies, a private garden, a private terrace but "sopratutto" a very big family house where you feel invited, where all is italian beauty, with a long story. The villa is close to Milano, Lago di Como, Bergamo and other beautifull places. The ultimate argument : we go back this year for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bruno, thanks for the nice words and your enthusiasm ! so great that you've doubled the measures of the pool ! La Vescogna awaits you and your family soon.
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Phila., Pa. USA

Fit for a King!

  • 5 of 5

Villa was as beautiful as it looks in the pictures. Much more than the 3 bedrooms: large living room, dining room seats 24, outdoor dining, upstairs sitting room, pool house and a on site manager to help with anything from internet service to local pharmacy. Car necessary, as villa is high on a hill. Would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC/USA

Great place with Italian tradition

  • 5 of 5

We (3 couples from Australia & USA) spent a wonderful week last June at the villa Vescogna. The home has all amenities for a comfortable stay, we especially enjoyed the beautiful garden and the generous space. Only 30 min from Lake Como, it was easy to explore the many beauties of this splendid area.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Viktor, thanks for your nice review. I hope to meet you again in Vescogna. Happy new year, best wishes for a great 2014 !
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four adults attending a wedding

  • 5 of 5

Four old friends attended a wedding in Lecco and decided to stay at La Vescogna rather than a hotel. It was fantastic! The villa has lots of living space, a wonderful kitchen, a very helpful overseer nearby and a beautiful grand swimming pool. We highly recommend La Vescogna!! Two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston Ma

Family, one 12 year old shild

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at Villa Vescogna was amazing. Not only is the property visually stunning but the hosts are incredible. Lorenza is sassy and smart and Giorgio is charming and gracious. If you are lucky, you will experience a dinner prepared by the entire family and served either in their elegant dining room or on the terrace surrounded by the beautiful countryside. Their 16 year old son, Fedro (sp?) is also an amazing host and chef!

Our daughter spent 2 entire days in the pool, which is straight out of a movie set complete with ivy covered walls, a gorgeous poolhouse, wooden diving board, and views of the villa. The rooms were warm and inviting and breakfast was lovely.

Don't miss this hidden treasure, we have traveled througout Italy on several occasions and this has been one of our favorite places.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, thanks for the beautiful review ,even your company was delightful and interesting, we hope you will come again in the next years. You are always welcome!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Bergamo - Orio al Serio
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Club Milano - Monza
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $371.42
final cleaning $247.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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