Perched high above the glistening water of Lake Como, this Liberty-style villa commands one of the finest views in Europe. With no immediate neighbours, this private paradise is an idyllic destination for special occasions; watch glorious golden sunsets unfold from the heated infinity pool, sip cocktails in the bar and enjoy some friendly competition in the billiards lounge. Built in 1909 on the site of a former medieval watchtower, this vast villa is rich in history, but minimalist decor strikes a tranquil tone.
Sitting even higher than the seaplanes that fly from Como, the balconies from the villa’s eight decadent bedrooms all enjoy breathtaking vistas of the calm blue lake surrounded by lush mountain peaks. Up to 14 guests can wake up to this dreamy scene, before tucking into an al fresco breakfast in the warm Mediterranean sunshine on one of the two rooftop terraces. A yoga room which has been carved into the cliff face offers an oasis of calm, a perfect way to start your day.
An elevator inside the villa allows you to easily explore its three main floors: the majority of the bedrooms are spread over the first and second floors, while the third floor is home to an extraordinary open space with two large seating areas, a kitchenette, and a wealth of entertainment including a pool table. When it comes to dining, you have a choice of seating areas including a formal dining room inside the villa or a variety of al fresco options – beneath the pergola on the sweeping terrace overlooking the lake is sure to be a favourite.
Enveloped by 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens and fragrant forest, there is plenty of space outside to enjoy some peace and tranquillity on your luxury Italian break. A 22-metre long infinity pool with attached jacuzzi offers ultimate relaxation, and seemingly floating on its surface, is a pool house which has a kitchen, island bar and seating area where you can curl up with a holiday read.