Villa Riccardi

Villa Riccardi
Price on request

 

Resort:
Como
Area:
Belvio - Lake Como
Country:
Italy
Surface:
not specified
Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
6

Description

An original masterpiece

One of the largest Lake Como properties is a luxury villa with a magnificent terrace at waters’ edge and in a setting that is noted for its beauty and serenity; one so favorable that it enticed Emperor Joseph II of Austria for a lengthy stay in the eighteenth century.  Close to Blevio, a quiet village, where there are no shops nor cafes but one lovely restaurant walking distance to the villa.  The bustling and lively centre of Como town (3km) is a few minutes away by car and the location of the property has the advantage of close proximity to the shopping and cultural delights of Milan, which is an hour’s drive.  Historic Venice and the heights of St Moritz are within easy reach of this captivating luxury villa nestled in a corner and literally on the lake.  There is a gated entrance hilltop entrance and the driveway winds its way through an enormous botanical garden that is home to many exotic and rare trees and plants; many of them planted one of the original owners.  There is a charming gravel forecourt with a gazebo outside and the original features of the villa are retained inside, with extensive refurbishment including fine furnishings admirably fitting to the personality and the classic elegance of this traditional lakeside villa.  At its heart is a central rotunda graced with frescos and by upper level balconies under a dome skylight.  The villa has a style unmatched elsewhere and is a luxury holiday home to be best appreciated by guests who want to relax in an ambience that is far removed from today’s technological world.  Informal and highly professional service enhances the homely quality of this luxury villa.

Arranged on four levels this is the smaller of two villas on a vast estate and it can accommodate up to a total of 10 guests in 5 beautifully appointed and generously sized bedrooms; 3 of which are versatile twin/doublesBe warned, it will take a vigorous stroll uphill to reach the temporary swimming pool, but the effort is well worth it!  This elevated position provides the loveliest lake view.  The best thing about this villa is its enormous lakeside terrace – somewhat balancing the effort required to reach the pool -from which you can jump into the lake. There are many shady nooks to retreat into to enjoy tranquil seclusion, to become lost in a favourite book or admire the serene beauty of the superb lake views.  From dusk there is nothing finer than enjoying an aperitif on the beautiful terrace as the lights of the surrounding villages flicker and twinkle up the hillsides and reflect on the lake.  A courtesy boat is available for excursions to some of the other small lake villages close by (Cernobbio, Torno, Moltrasio) and, of course, to Como.

The luxury family villa is a great place for anybody who desires privacy and a timeless holiday.  Younger kids will find the garden a  ‘hide and seek’ treasure trove, as adults indulge in the pleasures of this lovely lakeside setting.  Among the treats in store will be sunny and sultry candlelit al fresco meals lakeside.  A group of friends will find the villa’s location most convenient for getting the maximum enjoyment of this beautiful alpine lake region.  There is extensive underground parking space (shared with the other villa on this huge estate).

 

LAYOUT

Lower Level: Frescoed entrance hall with lake view; library room with sofa, TV and fireplace
Ground floor: Double/twin bedroom en suite with fireplace, dressing room and balcony overlooking the lake; double bedroom en suite with balcony on the lake
First floor: Frescoed cupola with balcony; 3 double/twin bedrooms en suite
Lake shore level: Main entrance hall; frescoed living room; dining room with 2 fireplaces and access to the lakeside terrace; kitchen; laundry room; shower room
Outdoor: Swimming pool; solarium; al fresco dining area; private mooring; garden: pedestrian access to nearby village of Blevio

 

FEATURES

• Near the town • Outdoor pool • Flatscreen TVs
• Lake front • Al fresco dining area • Satellite/Cable TV
• Fireplace • Private mooring • DVD player
• Parking • Garden • Telephone
• Safe -deposit • Solarium • Wi-Fi
• Air conditioning in all rooms
• Children accepted
• Pets subject to approval

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen, utilities and firewood
» Linen and towel changes at regular intervals
» Daily cleaning
» Domestic staff
» Private chef and host
» 20 minutes Lake Como sightseeing seaplane tour for each week booked for 4 PAX or  1 hour lake tour by boat
» Courtesy small motor boat at guest’s disposal (Fuel not included)
» Luxury bath products
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Our unique concierge service

 

OPTIONAL SERVICES

We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff. Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay. Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.

 

LOCATION

– Nearest Airport: Milano Linate (LIN); Milano Malpensa (MPX)
– Airport: 1 hour by car (LIN); 1 hour by car (MPX)
– Heliport: 15 minutes by boat (Villa D’Este)
– Town: 5 minutes by car (Como); 1 hour by car (Milan); 40 minutes by car (Lugano – Swiss); 2.5 hours by car (St. Moritz – Swiss)
– Lake: Lake front
– Golf course: 20 minutes by car (Villa D’Este)

 

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