1 / 30 Immersed in a 7 acre botanic park, with a private lake shore and only 7 km from Como



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

6 Full baths

Description from manager

The villa sleeps 12 guests and it consists of 6 double bedrooms all with ensuite marble bathrooms. It is fully air-conditioned and structured into 3 floors:

Lakeshore level:

* Entrance and reception areas

* Frescoed salon and dining room with double fireplace and direct access on the lakeshore terrace

* One laundry room

* One guests’ marble bathroom with shower

* One contemporary kitchen, fully equipped, with its patio winter garden

Garden floor level:

* Frescoed entrance hall from the courtyard level with view of the lake

* One king size double (twin-convertible) bed with separate but exclusive marble bathroom (tub)

* One bedroom with queen size double bed, library, fireplace, balcony on the lake, dressing and en suite marble bathroom (tub)

* One bedroom with queen size double bed, library, fireplace balcony on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub), with view on the park

Roof floor level:

* Frescoed cupola with central balcony on the central floor entrance

* One bedroom with king size double (twin-convertible) bed, with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)

* One bedroom with king size double (twin-convertible) bed, with view on the lake and en suite marble bathroom (tub)

* One bedroom with king size double (twin-convertible) bed and separate but exclusive marble bathroom (tub), with view on the park


* Lake access (private dock)

* Enclosed estate with independent village gate walk exit

* Landscape terrace and gardens (illuminated at night)

* Swimming pool with lake panoramic view

* Underground garage (10 vehicles capacity)

The property is always offered with full staff service (the basic offer includes a butler, a cook and one person for outside ground, as well as daily cleaning services ensured 7 days a week).

Immersed in a botanic park on the private lake shore

Set on the edge of the small village of Blevio within a 7 acre lake front property, Villa Maria Serena is a true gem. This historic villa is located only a few kilometres from the glamour of downtown Como, directly opposite the famous Grand Hotel Villa d’Este.

The neoclassical villa develops over three floors. Large windows, French doors, a terrace, a balcony and a private boat deck ensure that you get the most of this unusually beautiful setting. What makes the villa different is the fact that the house is literally suspended over the water and that it enjoys total privacy - a rare quality on Como.

The large manicured park dating from the 19th century is in marvelous shape thanks to the exceptionally dedicated and knowledgeable owners. A private gate in the wall which encloses the entire property leads to the charming village of Blevio with its old church, a charming square and harbour, a public waterfront park, a public vaporetto dock access and a gourmet restaurant.

In the early nineteenth century the property was given as a present to Maria Taglioni, one of the most celebrated ballerinas of her time, who also called the prestigious Ca’ d’Oro on the Grand Canal in Venice her own. Taglioni became so popular that all kinds of things were named after her: in Russia there were Taglioni caramels, cakes and hairstyles, women of her period started emulating her hairstyle. It was Taglioni's hideaway when her fame was so extreme that, after her last performance in Russia in 1842, a pair of her ballet slippers were cooked, garnished, and eaten by a group of ardent followers. Her son-in-law, Prince Troubetskoy, also came to live here, banished from Russia after being accused of conspiring against Czar Nicholas I. The celebrated ballet dancer welcomed Bellini, Rossini, Franz Lizst and Ricordi in her striking home.

This is the largest single private property on Lake Como. The exceptional entirely walled 7 acre 19th century park is full of towering trees - magnolias, cypress trees, camellias, azaleas and laurel. Wild begonias, crocuses and other specimens add colour among the many meandering paths from where one can gaze across the lake.

The property features a panoramic swimming pool with incomparable views over the lake located 200 mt above the villa. There is an exclusive private dock offering direct access to the lake and equipped with a courtesy boat, but also a convenient landing spot for water taxis which will take you the the many restaurants lining the lake.

Inside, the generous neoclassical architecture has large doors and windows flooding a balcony and a terrace. The interiour is a stylish mix of precious antiques and comfortable modern furniture. There is a 1900 Blutner grand piano in the living room facing the lake. The large living area with painted ceiling, two fireplaces and splendid Murano chandeliers, open onto the terrace through French doors. The fully equipped modern kitchen has a patio winter garden. On the lakeshore terrace sumptuous meals are served by the butler.

A sister villa, Villa Maria Taglioni, can be found on the estate grounds. The two side-by-side historical interconnected villas, Villa Maria Ta

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 12252825

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Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 6 Full baths


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