About the home
This very romantic villa (ID 198) stands on the promontory known as Puncia and is famous because of the many scholars who once lived there, either as owners or guests. The building dates back to the seventh hundreds but it was modified in the eighteen hundreds. It belonged to the family of Cesare Beccaria, who in 1764 wrote the popular book, “Dei Delitti e Delle Pene”, then it passed to Cesare Cantu and to his daughter Rachele, who is a famous Italian painter and founder of a salon.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Sala Comacina, 1km|
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
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 15, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The villa is arranged on three floors - furnished with elegance and authentic Italian design. There are four bedrooms which can comfortably sleep eight people. On the ground floor there are two spacious living rooms with ornate ceiling Fresco's and antique furnishings, which all add to the ambiance of the historical period.
The separate dining room is the perfect place to entertain and can accommodate up the fifteen people.
(An Italian chef is available by request - please inquire with our booking department).
Further details outdoors:
Surrounding this wonderful, luxurious villa is a huge lakeside garden where you can enjoy a perfect 'al fresco' meal or glass of wine while enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings.
The villa is directly situated by the lakeside and directly opposite to the only island in the lake, 'Isola Comacina'.
An Italian chef can be available by request - please enquire with our booking department
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, 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).
The Sala Comacina area
The municipality of Sala Comacina is in the Province of Como, which is situated in the Italian region Lombardy. It has a population of around 630 inhabitants, is approximately 20km north east of Como and lies on the western side of the lake.
In the last century, the small medieval village of Sala Comacina was a already a popular holiday destination, as is evident from the large number of superb Villas dotted along the lake side. The 'Villa Rachele' situated on the headland 'Puncia' was once owned by Cesare Beccaria, where he was reputed to have entertained many famous writers.
Sala Comacina lies at the foot of Monte Costone, which makes a wonderful backdrop. Here you will find a good public beach and the idyllic lake front location makes this village so appealing. There are also restaurants, bars, shops and a bank in addition to a regular ferry service.
Take a boat trip over to the only Island on Como, named 'Isola Comacina', which offers guests a meal to remember in the Islands famous restaurant 'Locanda dell'Isola Comacina' . Aparently, the same menu has been served there since 1945, which certainly seems to be a good recommendation!
**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****
Public Villas & Gardens
Skiing - Snow
Skiing - Water
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.
Autolinee 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 Sala Comacina
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||€ 10100||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 11100||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 12600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||19 Oct 13||€ 11100||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||19 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 10100||-||-||1 Week|
|Festive Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 11100||-||-||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.
There is a final cleaning cost of €200 when staying for one week & €250 when staying for two weeks with all bed-linen & towels included. If staying for two weeks or more – the bed-linen & towels will be refreshed after each week. All utility usage such as water, electricity & gas, are included in the rental price. (Please check service charge costs at time of enquiry)
3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
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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