Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The romantic getaway is located in Lenno, a picturesque village in the centre on the Northwest side of Lake Como, situated in a sheltered bay with a charming boulevard, away from the traffic. It has some good restaurants, a beach and you will never get tired of the beautiful scenery.
Villa Florines is set back and on a higher ground and shows its narrowest side to the road and is further insulated by the double-paned windows inside. The villa's clever positioning and landscaping give it a feeling of secluded charm. The house was built in the 18th century and recently completely renovated. It is furnished with marvellous pieces of classic Italian antiques, the kitchen and bathroom show that unique modern Italian design.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lenno 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 82km or Lugano - Agno 58 km, Nearest railway: Como - San Giovanni 28 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms and 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
The lush surroundings serve also as a shield from the active road, a lakeside fact of life. The main entrance is located 15 external stone steps from the gate and two car garage. Ground floor features hall, living room with fireplace, one half bath, large modern kitchen with fireplace separated by an arch from the dining area. Separate laundry room with washer and dryer.
The First floor features one bedroom with a queen-size bed, terrace, and en suite bathroom with shower. One bedroom with a queen-size bed, small lake view balcony, one bathroom with tub and shower. The Second floor has one bedroom with two single beds. One bathroom with shower, one bedroom with a queen size bed and lake view. (Best room in the house!)
Nestled within the ground behind the villa is a lovely new cottage with a living room with wide French doors to the garden, fireplace, sofa bed, one eat-in full kitchen and doors to a patio, one bedroom with a queen-size bed, one bathroom with tub and shower. Two cars garage. Pets are NOT allowed.
FIRST HOUSE: (BIGGER)
Ground floor living area: Fully Fitted Kitchen: Dining Area: 1 Service Toilet.
First Floor: 1 Double bed with ensuite bathroom (shower) and with terrace no view: 1 Double bed with ensuite tub with shower and with balcony with lake view
Second Floor: 1Sofa double bed: 1 Bedroom with 2 single beds: 1 Bathroom with shower: Garden with sitting area: Also dining outside.
SECOND HOUSE (SMALLER)
Arrange in one floor at the back of the bigger house but completely independent.
Living area with sitting area and single sofa bed.
Full kitchen also but only small.
one bedroom with double bed
bathroom with bathtub
Little terrace with outside dining.
Available as Big House only or as Both Houses
Because of the central location of the villa, there is some road noise that you can hear from the villa.
|Further details outdoors||
The main entrance is located 15 external stone steps from the gate and two car garage.
The Lombardy 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 tranquility and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, inspriing 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).
Lenno has a history dating back to the Romans. Pliny had a villa on the shore of the lake. The baptistry in the village square is of the eleventh century. The crypt of the church dates from the twelveth century. The boat which tours the lake stops in Lenno. A short ride brings you to Bellagio. Lenno is situated between Como and Menaggio.
Menaggio at 6 km is a lovely charming village with narrow streets, shops, restaurants, and beautiful boulevard for a leisurely stroll in the evening. The golf course, 18 holes, is the oldest in Italy, founded in 1912 and is situated on a high plateau from where a spectacular view. Villa D'Este is 18 km south from Lenno. The classic Villa Balbianello (from the movie ' a month by the lake) is located on the peninsula overlooking the village.
Lenno is a small pleasant town in a good location and only 10 minutes southwest of Menaggio, from where you can take the car ferry over to Bellagio & Varenna. The town of Lenno dates back to Roman times. The baptistry in the village square is from the eleventh century and the crypt of the church dates from the twelveth century.
For exploring Lake Como the peaceful little town of Lenno is an excellent choice as, having its own ferry point, it makes getting around by boat an easy and pleasurable experience. It is situated between the probably better known lakeside towns of Moltrasio and Tremezzo.