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13 Full baths

Description from manager

As above plus the guest house Bella Dependance (also featured in our portfolio).

One of the most spectacular lakefront villas on Lake Como

Como Nobile is one of the most spectacular lakefront villas on Lake Como. A 5 star property that sits on the lake shore, surrounded by a 7 acres of beautiful and formal gardens. It enjoys a lovely marina with its own private dock and lies in walking distance of a small village. The legendary Hotel Villa d'Este is 1.5 miles down the road.

Numerous musicians, artists, writers and statesmen including Napoleon Buonaparte and Winston Churchill have visited the villa over the centuries. It’s most famous long term visitor was Vincenzo Bellini who lived here from ********* when writing his most famous operas Norma and Sonnambula.

Como Nobile is a perfect example of 18th century architecture, known for its elegance and balance. Built in the 1700’s, the Swiss architect Felice Soave designed the house to have a simple symmetrical facade with a richly elaborate interior. The ceilings in the public rooms as well as the bedrooms are ornately decorated and painted by Andrea Appiani. The floors are a beautiful mixture of terracotta and dark antique wood. The Villa's formal rooms have been decorated with exquisite antiques as well as paintings, sculptures, rugs, tapestries and Venetian chandeliers and have French windows opening onto the magnificent lake and mountain views.

On the ground floor are a number of casual living rooms and a cosy bar with large fireplace that can be turned into an in house cinema. All the bedrooms lie on the upper floor. They have high and carved ceilings, antique floors and large bathrooms. The rooms are furnished with precious antiques and art. The bathrooms don't stand behind, some of them have Philippe Starck designed wash basins, bathtubs and WCs while others have antique French and English trough bathtubs and ornate wash basins.

Perfect for large parties, the property is surrounded by spectacular Italian-style gardens. The gardens are some of Lake Como's finest. There is an ornate Tuscan garden, olive tree grove, fruit orchard, kitchen garden, rose garden, cutting garden and a spectacular terrace with swimming pool with unobstructed views of the lake.

The villa and its park, as most mansions on Lake Como, is separated from the lake by a country road which runs along the shore. Accross this road, on the shore, is a private dock with stone steps leading to the water. Upon request and at an additional charge it is possible to rent a boat which can be moored at the villa dock.

The estate is made up of a main villa (Como Nobile), 2.780 sqm in size (sleeps 18) and a guest house (Bella Dependance), 250 sqm in size (sleeps 8), located in a separated area and completely independent from the main villa, bringing the total capacity of the property to 26 guests. The entire property was painstakingly restored and renovated in 2002 with detailed attention given to every room and feature.

Additional amenities: 4 large flatscreen TV’s and DVD player, 7 hectare waterfront park with manicured lawns, flower beds, olive trees, palm trees and other exotic species, Airport distance:Switzerland/Lugano 50 km/1 hr Milano Malpensa 75 km/1 hr 10 min Milano Linate 80 km/1 hr 10 min Milano Orio al Serio 130 km/2 hrs, Children’s play area with wooden slide, swing set and climbing rope, Cutting and rose gardens, Expansive terrace with parasols and designer sun loungers, Finest Italian cotton sheets, Full size bocce court, Gardens considered to be the most beautiful on Lake Como with fountains to add freshness and sound to hot summer afternoons, Highest quality goose down pillows and comforters, Jacuzzi tub in the Bellini suite, Laptop available, Large gazebos offering areas to relax, Large home cinema and sound system, Outdoor kitchen with Pizza oven, BBQ and ice-maker, Pergolas, patios and roofed areas for outdoor dining and lounging, Pool heating upon request at an additional charge, Private Chef, Private dock with stone steps leading to the water lined in the local Moltrasio stone, Restored antique Bluethner piano that once sat in the Leipzig Concert Hall, Sauna and steam shower in Suite Sant'Agata, Snooker table, Sonos Hi-Fi System, Subzero refrigerators, Swimming pool 14 x 7m with views over the lake / heated pool, Terrace is filled with lemon and olive trees, Upon request and at an additional charge possibility to rent a boat which can be moored at the dock of the villa, Viking and Gaggeneau ovens, Villa concierge, Wine coolers

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Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

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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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No smoking at this property



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


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


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna


  • 13 Full baths


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