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Enjoy all the magic that majestic Lake Como has to offer from Villa Matilda

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private 2 bedroom premiere apartment set in historic "Castello"

Villa Matilda can make your dream a reality.

Do you dream of waking up to incredible panoramic views, at one of the World’s most beautiful lakes, in your own private apartment?

Start your morning sipping a cappuccino and eating a pastry on your own private terrace while planning your day as Lake Como comes to life.

This premiere apartment not only overlooks the pool but also has a fantastic “al fresco” eating terrace off the kitchen with a wonderful panoramic view of lake Como. Pavarotti is a perfect unit for couples and families, offering fine furnishing and old world charm of a classical Italian villa. There are two bedrooms, one with king sized bed, and second with King that can also be converted into two singles.

One of the special features of this villa is it’s private access to the old Roman road now a protected pedestrian pathway called "Via Regia" that leads into Torno and also further on connecting to various hiking trails above Torno. Villa Matilda resides at an important crossroads of hiking trails up to the mountain villages of Piazzaga, Montepiatto and Molina.

Guests have access to:

Heated outdoor Swimming Pool with lake views.

Stunning Italian garden overlooking lake.

Pool side dining area.

Private Secure Parking.

Private entrance from Roman road.

Stunning Italian garden overlooking lake.

Pool side dining area.

Private Parking.

We offer a full on site Concierge service to all our guests, we can help with every detail of your vacation or ensure you have a peaceful private stay.

As your hosts we are here on site to help make your vacation a truly unique and memorable experience.

Feel free to contact us prior to your stay so we may utilise our special local contacts to create a unique experience for you during your stay.

More Details

Tony Cardinali
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Tony Cardinali

We are Shirley and Tony Cardinali from the USA. We are seasoned international travellers with over 8 million miles actually flown and 7400 hotel nights around the World. We have set up several businesses in over 38 countries world wide, in particular in Italy. We are lovers of International food & wine, Italian Culture & History and would love to share our unique life experiences with our guests. Tony also has the pleasure of serving as the Miami President of the Dante Aligheri Italian Culture Society.

Tony Cardinali purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tony Cardinali chose Torno

We had a dream to create a luxurious vacation property for International Travellers. We fell in love with Villa Matilda in the lake side village of Torno on Lake Como. The locals call it “Il Castello” as it was originally a fortified castle tower. We have lovingly restored this castle, with luxurious and antique fittings, for a unique vacation on Lake Como.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Torno at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful rain show and claw foot bath tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful rain show and claw foot bath tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have wonderful panoramic lake views, antique fittings and original Moltrasio stone detailing. In one bedroom the king can be separated into two singles.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Enjoy all the magic that majestic Lake Como has to offer from Villa Matilda
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Perfect time spent on Lake Como!

  • 5 of 5

It was our wife and my first time at Lake Como and Villa Matilda and Torno were all we hoped it would be and more! The owner and manager are fantastic and the house was set up with everything we needed. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back and hope to visit you in California wine country sometime soon.
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Amazing villa, beautiful view and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Villa was perfect for a family of four. Kids loved the swimming pool and made friends with kids from a few other families. Easy access to Torno - 10min walk where there are a few restaurants and where the boat stops. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, comfortable and a great view.

  • 5 of 5

Tony was a wonderful host and the apartment was perfect for our family. Our kids enjoyed the pool and we all loved the little town of Torno. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Practically perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. We stayed at Villa Matilda for three nights in June. Tony was an amazing host, getting us lunch to get us started and then a tour of the property and a briefing on the town. So helpful at every turn, very knowledgable about the area, wine, and Italy in general. The bed was super comfortable, the bathrooms were great, the windows and the balcony afforded us a beautiful view of the lake, and we walked into town quite easily via the Roman Road at the rear of the property. Such a great place to stay in the area, away from the throngs of tourists but very close to everything one might need. We hope to come back soon. Highly recommended, you won't regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks Tony! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Tony C. loves this home, Torno, Lake Como, and Italy and he does all he can to help you to love it too. Tony plays the role of responsive owner/proprietor/concierge better than just about anyone else we've dealt with over the years. This unit is well-appointed, well-stocked, and quite a great base of operations to explore all of the wonders in the Lake Como area. We can only highly recommend this place!

This was our first time to Como, so here are some things we learned: 1. You need longer than five days, really, though we accomplished a lot in those five days! 2. Do not fear the ferry system! However, do be aware of the curtailed ferries on Sundays and holidays. Get the ferry app, and plan out connections before you arrive. We suggest getting the First Basin pass and the Middle Lake pass on just about all your travels. 3. Book this one through the homeaway (not the VRBO, but it's the same company) site if you are American, it will save you some $$ (a tip from a friend--and not something Tony can control). 4. Get out early and do your things so you can get back and enjoy the lovely pool area. 5. Ask Tony questions before you go, he will answer them. :)

Be well all! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host, beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

So glad we had the opportunity to stay in Tony’s apartment in Torno. Perfect quiet location for families, lots of good food (and wine) within walking distance, and tons to do within short ferry rides. Tony was among the most welcoming hosts we have had, stocking the fridge with essentials and local favorites for us and the kids. The villa was beautiful and clean, and the beds were super comfortable. We so enjoyed our time in Torno - only complaint is that we wished we had booked more time!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The Neighbourhood

Torno is a really charming village which stretches out into lake Como with its rocky promontory. It has maintained the forms of the ancient village in the narrow streets, historic houses, beautiful local churches, the characteristic fountains and the quaint piazza on the lake, it's called the little Portofino of the Como Lake.

Getting Around

Torno is 4 km from Como, 15 km from Bellagio and only 58km from Milan. Milan is easily reached by high speed train from Como and we can also offer a private shuttle service to both Milan Malpensa airport and Milan Linate airport.

Torno has is very own lake historic ferry stop which offers a beautiful and relaxing way to explore all of Lake Como. Torno is perfectly positioned on the main ferry routes for all of Lake Como. Services run regularly (every 20mins) both to Como, Cernobbio and across to Moltrasio. There is also a high speed service to Bellagio.

Villa Matilda is only a short walk to the Bus stop, ferry stop, and main piazza which offers bars, restaurants, gelaterias and services (banking, pharmacy etc).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.7
Refundable Damage Deposit £270.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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