Property of the week: a splendid period villa overlooking Lake Como

This period property is for sale in the heart of Italy's Lake Como
8 January 2021, Redaction

Lake Como is the third largest of the Italian lakes, but by no means less impressive than the others. This splendid period villa is the perfect place to enjoy what Lake Como and the surrounding area has to offer, with exceptional views and a convenient position just a short drive from neighbouring Switzerland. 

This impressive property was built in the year 1766 and covers 800m2 on a generous 3,000m2 plot. The idyllic private grounds are home to rare old trees and a magnificent botanical garden that surrounds the historic villa, everything enriched further by the beautiful view of Lake Como.

Wonderful views can be enjoyed from the large terraces

The ground floor of the villa has a large terrace overlooking Lake Como, a large entrance hall, a living room with fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen with a fireplace and a bathroom. The villa also comprises a total of 8 spacious bedrooms with large windows, each with unique lake and mountain views from various angles. 

In 2011, this stunning property was completely renovated: the original stucco moldings and ceilings were restored and the floors were returned to their former glory with hand-made marble tiles, amongst other careful renovations. On top of this, the entrance hall and sitting room are decorated with hand-made wallpaper, the stamps of which are protected by UNESCO, and date back to the beginning of the 17th century.

This wonderful property is an opportunity, not just to own a beautiful home, but a chance to own a piece of Italian history, and is now for sale on idealista for 5,600,000 euros

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The property was fully restored in 2011
The traditional kitchen has a fireplace
The spacious bedrooms follow the same classic decor theme
Luxury is found throughout the villa, including in the bathroom
The views from the property are unbeatable
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