About the home
This elegant Villa (ID 124) is situated just 15 minutes from the beautiful town centre of Como, the lake’s unofficial capital. Lakeside promenade walks, perfectly formed piazzas, typical Italian cafe lined walkways, boutiques galore as well as the home of The Alessandro Volta's museum (the inventor of electricity back in 1801).
Villa Allegra will sleep up to 9 guests in elegantly furnished bedrooms. The living areas are spacious and the decor is in a traditional style.
Outside, very spacious terrace's allow direct access to swim in the lake.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Swimming off lakeside terrace of property|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms, 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (7), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
This luxury lakeside villa is situated in the quaint, historical town of Brienno. The property offers stunning lake-views from most of the rooms & balconies in the house and also from the very spacious terrace from where there is direct access to swim in the lake. At the side of the property, you can also enjoy the sight & sound of a small naturally formed waterfall cascading into the lake.
The elegant interior furnishings and design of the property are in a traditional style and laid out over three floors. There are five bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, two living rooms and fully equipped kitchen.
Further details outdoors:
There is direct access to swim in the lake. At the side of the property, you can also enjoy the sight and sound of a small naturally formed waterfall cascading into the lake.
The Lombardy / Lake Como Area region
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 spriing 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).
The Brienno area
The property is situated just 15 minutes from the beautiful town centre of Como, the lake’s unofficial capital. The very centre of the town was once part of the Roman Empire in AD 172 and is still enclosed by a fortified wall. The historic parts of the town hold many precious architectural jewels, including the 14th century Gothic-Renaissance cathedral that took over 350 years to build, the Broletto and other fascinating medieval buildings. Shoppers will love Como as it is an important centre for silk manufacturing both in design and print of the fabrics. Other local specialalities are exclusive Italian fashion lines, leather goods, artwork, and other fine crafts.
Como is situated at the head of the lake and is an ancient town over 400 years old with magnificent churches and historic monuments.
The largest and southernmost town on the lake isn't likely to charm you quite as much as some of the other towns and villages, but the historic center is lovely if you take the time to stroll it and pop into its little churches and cafes.
A center of silk making for a very long time, this city traces its roots to the Gauls, and, after them, the Romans, and bustles with commerce and industry. You'll probably want to stay in one of the more peaceful settings farther up the lake, but Como amply rewards a day's visit, with some fine Renaissance churches and palaces and a nice lake front promenade.
At the heart of Como's walled Old Town, Piazza San Fedele has many 400-year-old buildings, and the basilica, one of the masterpieces of the maestri comacini (masters of Como). At the top of Via Cantù you'll see the old wall's most spectacular standing tower, the Porta Vittoria.
Nearby is the very austere church of San Abbondio. Rest awhile in its cloisters, then climb the hill behind it and go to the top of the Baradello Tower, for a lovely view of the entire lake. Next, walk back down the hill and visit Como's third great basilica, the early romanesque San Corpoforo.
How to get there
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EasyJet - from Bristol and many other leading UK airports to- Milan Malpensa airport.
Ryan Air - from Bristol, Liverpool, Stanstead, Luton & Preswick to - Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) airport.
BA- from London Heathrow, London City Airport & Gatwick to- Milan Malensa & Milan Linate airports.
Jet2 - from Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester & Belfast to Milan to- Milan Bergamo airport.
Air One- from London City Airport to -Milan Linate airport.
Hire Cars - Europecar booked through EasyJet website & Hertz booked through Ryanair.
Railways: Reduce your carbon footprint - Why not travel by train – from Paris to Milan, or overnight sleeper from Cologne direct to Como.
Motorway: Autostrada E35.
Autoline Coach Transfers: This link is useful for all Porlezza properties, as this is the bus to Lugano from Malpensa Airport.
Ferries & Bus Services: There are public transport links which consist of a Taxi Boat service and a regular Bus service to the towns of the North and South of the lake.
Activities near Brienno
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
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|Prices for group size 9|
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|Mid Season||1 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||20 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive Season||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||19 Oct 13||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||19 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 2710||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis. (Please check Service Charge costs at time of enquiry)
The minimum period for Villa Allegra is 7 nights.
We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - EU 20 per week, High Chair - EU 15 per week, Push Chair - EU 25 per week, Camp Bed – EU 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - EU 35 per week (includes EU 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
Making a Booking:
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
In riferimento alla delibera della Regione Lombardia n IX/2555 del 24.11.2011 articolo 4d in applicazione dell’art. 9 c.1 e dell’art. 25 c.3 L.R. 24/2006 se dichiara che l’immobile in soggetto non è soggetto all’obbligo di certificazione energeticaEnquire now
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