Villa Marianna is a luxury villa on Lake Como, sleeps 13/14
This superb, luxury villa is located on a private 7 acre, waterfront estate, ensuring fabulous lake views. This is the only estate of this size on Lake Como. A celebrated ballet dancer owned and restored the villas in the early nineteenth century, welcoming many famous musicians such as Bellini, Rossini and Liszt to Lake Como. The artistic flavor and worldly sophistication of the property during this period has been re-created by the current owners.
Villa Marianna is on the edge of a small village and a gate at the property opens onto a stone path and a staircase that runs from the water's edge to the road above. This location provides a characteristic and charming walk to an excellent restaurant, perched on the edge of the Lake, and the town center to pick up a paper and have a coffee. There are few residences and no other traffic in this part of town besides those coming and going by ferry. You have the convenience of an in-town location without the noise.
The estate's neo-Gothic gatehouse marks the property entrance along the Lake road. The gravel driveway curves down through the park, passing the charming little chapel with its heavy slate roof and ornamental carved-wood and iron details. Alongside is a monument dedicated to Austrian Emperor Joseph II who took refuge in the villa's harbour during a sudden hurricane in 1769. The park was a botanical garden at the turn of the last century. Although abandoned for many years, along with the villas, it is being gradually reclaimed and improved by the exceptionally dedicated and knowledgeable owners. The garden is full of towering trees - magnolias standing like oaks, rare cypress trees, thriving camellias and azaleas, and thick laurel. Wild begonias, exuberant fall-flowering crocuses and other specimens add scale and colour. Among the many meandering paths is the rustic 'arco di pietra' terrace where you can linger to enjoy the view and have a quiet conversation.
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Elevator access to each level
Covered parking in garage - 8,000 sq ft underground space with direct access to villa.
Private swimming pool (200 sq mts)
State-of-the-art electronics throughout (remote sensor lighting, push button control of exterior shutters, automatic interior lighting of cupboards, etc.)
DVD, phone , fax
Fully air conditioned
Independent private landing dock
Independent gated exit to village (village with old church charming square & harbour, public waterfront park and public vaporetto dock access & gourmet restaurant
SKY satellite TV
1911 Steinway model B blond wood grand piano in central living room
The villa has a superb private pool. The pool is surrounded by a large deck.
Three separate sun decks with a panoramic lake view, 160 ft wide and is fully equipped.
Available on request:
Weekday passes to the Villa d’Este Sporting Club are available on request. Prices available on request.
Use of tennis court on request.
Use of private fleet of three boats on request (Note: the speed boat requires a driver with a nautical license). Speed limits apply on the lake
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Village setting with a historic church, charming square and harbour, public waterfront park and jetty for public ferries & gourmet restaurant
Como (all services, shops, restaurants, boat hires, public ferry services, train station) 10 minutes by boat or car.
Cernobbio (Villa d’Este, boutiques, restaurants): 5 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car.
Menaggio, Tremezzo : 30 - 40 minutes by boat.
Bellaggio: 30 minutes by boat, 50 minutes by car.
Milan /Milan Airport: 1 hour