1 / 50



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from manager

One bedroom will be closed.

A bright and airy villa

Villa Luce was designed in the middle of the 20th century as a holiday retreat for an important Milanese family. The villa sits on a gated sloped land of 30.000 sqm (7.4 acres) and enjoys a magnificent view of the lake and the mountains beyond.

The view, the light and the strong relationship between the house interior and nature are significant attributes of this Bauhaus style villa, following the ideas of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The Bauhaus school of architecture is one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and design. Its ideas are featured here and incorporate simplified forms with large glass panes and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

The wood paneled ceilings, stone floors, clean lines, pure use of color and the extension of space around and beyond the interiors attest to the fact that “Less is More”. Brilliant views greet you when you enter Villa Luce as the lake can be seen from every room in the villa. The decor boasts fine pieces of design furniture that have also been designed for comfort.

The house focuses on entertainment, with a large living and dining room that lead outside to a panoramic terrace, the perfect setting for sunset cocktails and outdoor dining. There are ping pong, table football, badminton and volleyball facilities available on site. The hot tub and the pool are at the top of the property so guests can relax in the water looking over the azure waters of Lake Como.

The estate is completely enclosed and slopes down to the lake where there is a small private beach, whose existence is dependent on the water level. Hardy walkers can follow a trail down to the lake (10-15 minutes walking). This is a par-for-the-course-trail that winds down through the trees (not suitable for people with walking difficulties). It ends with a welcoming hammock at the lake’s edge where the clean lake water beckons for a swim.

Villa Luce´s location is on the northeastern shore of Lake Como, which is wide and expansive. The lake and mountain views are dramatic with the Italian and Swiss Alps figuring majestically right before you. There is a small hamlet within walking distance of the villa, which offers an excellent restaurant.

The town of Colico is 7 km north and has a good variety of restaurants and shops, including a shopping center and boat rental shop. Colico is a local transport hub, with ferry service to Como and Lecco, as well as easy train service to Milan. There is also a main highway that runs along this corridor.

Thanks to an efficient lake ferry service from Colico you can easily move around the lake. Several boats and hydrofoils travel up the lake from Como to Colico, stopping at most of the towns on the way. The trip between Colico and Como by ferry takes about 90 minutes.

Varenna is 14 km and you can visit Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. The car ferry operates from Varenna to Bellagio and Menaggio.

The Moto Guzzi Museum is located in Mandello at 25 km.

A special gem is the nearby abbey of Piona set in a landscape of exceptional beauty on the small Olgiasca peninsula. This is a Cistercian abbey and the natural and homegrown goods produced by the monks are available for purchase. It is also possible to visit the abbey church, which is simple and spiritual. A pleasant country lane leads to the abbey, which can be reached by car in 10 minutes and on foot in about 30 minutes.

Families love this destination as it is perfect for kite surfing, wind surfing and sailing, thanks to the La Breva breeze. This warm breeze from the north blows freshly down the lake. There is a windsurf and kitesurf school in Colico. There are many possibilities for hiking, tennis and nature trails, as well as horseback riding, mountain biking and golf.

If you love the Alps, you can reach Madesimo (approx. 50 min drive/59 km) on the road to the Swiss Splügen Pass (60 km). It is also possible to visit St. Moritz and the Engadina Valley (approx. 1 hour drive/75 km).

By train in an hour and a half you can reach Milan (93 km) to visit Leonardo's Last Supper fresco or for an exciting shopping tour.

Additional amenities: 4 ring gas hob, Airport distance:Milano Linate 95 km/1 hr 50 min Milano Orio al Serio 77 km/1 hr 50 min Milano Malpensa 133 km/2 hrs Switzerland/Lugano 73 km/1 hr 30 min, Dog welcome, Filter coffee machine, Hot Jacuzzi tub, Laundry room with washing machine and dryer, Park-garden with different relax and sport areas, Ping Pong Table, Pool: 4 x 7m, Private Chef, Professional and portable barbecue grill, Small fitness room with tapis roulant and other tools for pilates and yoga, Table football

Read more Read less

Tripadvisor Property ID: 10477467

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:
Based in:

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...

View manager's full profile


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Please contact the owner



  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports


  • 3 Full baths


Help other travelers decide where to stay

This holiday home hasn’t got any reviews yet. The average rating on Vacation Home Rentals is four out of five. This place could be newly added or perhaps it’s a well kept secret. Either way, it’s time to reveal all.