From the garden entrance guests can relax in the bright ground floor living space which comprises a comfortable sitting area with an original marble fireplace with an archway leading to a formal dining room. The dining area is elegantly furnished with a Murano glass chandelier and fine antique pieces.
A spacious luxury kitchen with high ceilings and original charm provides a splendid family-friendly room to prepare home-cooked meals and socialise in, with a large breakfast table for up to 6 guests. The fully-fitted kitchen is made from solid wood and features a modern stainless steel double gas hob and oven, a free standing refrigerator, kettle, microwave, dishwasher and all the other desired cooking utensils and crockery. An original fireplace surround also provides a fabulous feature to the room.
Outside the sunny garden features a pagoda covered terrace ideal for fabulous alfresco dinner parties!
The ground floor also provides guests with a laundry room with washing machine for guest’s convenience.
A chandelier-lit stairwell leads guests to the first and second floor of the luxury apartment which comprises in total 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a second living room.
The first floor living room has been furnished to a comfortable contemporary style with an L-shaped leather sofa and an ornamental wood burning stove and a wall mounted flat screen SAT TV & DVD Player for guests’ entertainment. WIFI access can also be provided in the property.
All of the villa’s sleeping accommodation is bright, spacious and beautifully furnished. To the first floor the pretty and spacious master bedroom features a double bed with decorative curtains in a classical style and romantic French-style décor with lacquered furniture, in elegant finishes. A dressing area with wardrobe is also situated in the suite and from the bedroom guests can enjoy use of the sunny lake view balcony which overlooks the tranquil garden, idyllic hillside and towards the lake.
A beautiful and inviting second lake view bedroom provides a set of antique mahogany twin single beds and access through pretty French doors to the sunny shared balcony. Two modern bathrooms are provided for guests’ convenience and stairs lead to the charming third floor which boasts a chalet-style ambience, with its sloping beamed ceiling and generously proportioned rooms. The third floor features an additional sitting room and a third double bedroom with a TV and DVD player. A third modern bathroom is also conveniently situated.
Outside in the sunny Italianate style garden guests can relax with a good book on the sun loungers. The garden also provides the ideal spot for alfresco dining, with the classical fountain and the pleasing peachy tone villa façade with climbing wisteria providing an idyllic backdrop to evening aperitifs and meals.
The area of Tremezzo is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Lake Como and is located on the western shore. For some time now Tremezzo, along with the villages of Lenno and Mezzegra, have become a 'commune' known as 'Tremezzina'. Nestled in a sheltered bay, midway between Mezzegra and Cadenabbia, gives the village an ideal location.
Tremezzo has been inhabited since Roman times and many ancient ruins are still visible today. At one time wars between Como and Milan involved the town and it was completely destroyed, but it did recover and then became part of the Visconti area. From around the 1600's the town again began to flourish which saw business grow with other European countries.
There are many places of interest in this area, but the spectacular 'Villa Carlotta' is without doubt the most famous tourist attraction in Tremezzo, it is open to the public and a visit here is essential. Built in 1690 for the Milanese Marchese Giorgio Clerici, it has fountains, sculptures and a magnificent Italian garden. Another outstanding attraction is the statue of the Madonna Nera (the Black Virgin). The Swiss Catholic Aschler family initially brought the statue to Italy and it is now on show at the Church of Santa Maria.
Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spring and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).