Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Designed in the middle of the XX century as an holiday retreat for a very important Milanese family, villa Olgiasca sits on a gated sloped land of 30.000 sqm (7.4 acres) enjoying the magnificent view of the blue lake with the mountains beyond.
The view, the light and the strong relationship between the interiors and nature are the main features of this dream villa.
Located on Lake Como northern-east shore Villa Olgiasca with its glass panes and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, is designed following the ideas of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's modernist architecture style.
Walking in and you are greeted with the breathtaking lake view that can be seen from every room in the villa. The house focuses on entertainment with a large living and dining room that leads onto the outside panoramic terrace, the perfect setting for outdoor dining and sundowners.
This is the ideal villa for those looking for something really special.
Villa Olgiasca develops on three levels:
At the entrance level is a fully equipped modern kitchen with large fridge, stove, dishwasher, oven, microwave, American coffee maker, toaster, kettle. Toilet room (wc and basin) single bedroom (lake view) with an extra pull out bed. Double bedroom (lake view) with ensuite bathroom (shower) and a laundry room with washing machine.
10 steps down is the dining room with table for 12 people and working fireplace.
6 steps down is the living room and social areas with large comfy sofas and wide screen TV, the use of clear floor-to-ceiling glass opens the interior to its natural surroundings. The villa is great even in winter months. In the summer open up the doors and enjoy the majestic views and fresh breeze!
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms each one has TV SAT and enjoys great lake view and 2 full bathrooms + 1 toilet room:
• Double bedroom with a panoramic terrace and en suite bathroom (shower and tub)
• Twin Bedroom ( beds can be joined) lake view
• Double bedroom
• Bathroom (shower)
• Double bedroom with terrace and independent entrance from outside - lake view, ensuite toilet (wc and basin)
Less is More: Villa Olgiasca is a work of art has wood paneled ceilings, stone floors, clean lines, pure use of color, and the extension of space around and beyond the interiors. All glasses enclosures surround the house allowing nature and light to envelop the interior space.
The home's decor boasts finest pieces of design furniture, outdoor are large terraces and relaxing areas, Ping Pong, Table football, Badminton, Volley ball area.
The hot Tub and the pool are at the top of the plot so you relax in the water looking over the blue lake.
From the garden a steep path leads to the lake, about 10 - 15 minutes walking. This path is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: MILANO ORIO AL SERIO 77 km, Nearest railway: COLICO 7 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Lombardy region
The area sits at the foot at Monte Legnone and offers stunning vistas of the lake and alpine backdrop. It is a perfect destination for families and is a hub for any kind of water sports as sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing. There are many possibilities of outdoor activities for all ages, including hiking, tennis, nature trails and winter skiing.
WINDSURF and KITESURF- At the Colico School
RIDING CENTRE - A few minutes from Colico, in the midst of nature, on the banks of the Adda river.
MOUNTAIN BIKE - There are many cycling and some hiking itineraries in the surrounding mountains.
PARAGLIDING in Taceno (19 km)
GOLF may be played at the Menaggio Golf Club
Nearby is the abbey of Piona set in a landscape of exceptional beauty at the top of the small Olgiasca peninsula. It is a still unspoilt environment
Colico is 7 km north has any kind of shops including a shopping center. The small town is a local transport hub, with navigation service to Como and Lecco, as well as easy trains and roads to Milan (via the eastern shore of the lake, Lecco and Brianza), to Chiavenna, and eastwards to Bolzano, via Passo dello Stelvio.
Varenna is 14 km far here you can visit Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. The car ferry operates from Varenna to Bellagio and Menaggio.
Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello is 25 km far
If you love Alps landscapes you can reach Madesimo (aprox 50 min drive/59 km), on the road to the Swiss Splügen pass (60 km). It is also possible to visit St. Moritz and Engadina Valley 75 km, aprox hr 1 drive. Tour Olgiasca /Tirano / St Moritz / Chiavenna / Olgiasca 249 km.
BERNINA EXPRESS The UNESCO World Heritage route,the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps
Thanks to an efficient navigation service that connects all destinations, you can move around easily on board boats, ferries or steamers . Several boats and hydrofoils a day travel all the way up the lake from Como to Colico stopping at most of the towns en-route. ( aprox 1 hr,30 min from Colico to Como by ferry)
The Italian freeway 36, Lake Como - Spluga (SS 36) pass through Colico and is the main access route from Milan to the Valtellina and the Swiss canton of Grisons ( Colico Milan 93 km)
By train in 1 hr and half you can reach Milan to visit Leonardo Last Supper Fresco or for an exciting shopping tour
Airports Orio al Serio 77 km ; Lugano Agno 73 km; Milano Linate 94 km ; Milano Malpensa 133 km
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