Villa Maria Taglioni is the centrepiece of an extraordinary private estate set along the exclusive southwestern shores of the Lake Como. The neo-Classical architecture and extensive landscaped gardens form a classical, dream-like setting, while twenty years of continuous improvements have made the villa more than worthy of its status as one of the most sought after homes on the lake. One-time home of the celebrated ballet dancer Maria Taglioni (who oversaw the restoration of the villa during the early 19th century), previous guests have included Bellini, Rossini and Franz Lizst. Modern day guests can enjoy all of the villa’s rich history and elegance, wrapped in a cocoon of modern comforts. These include a private elevator which reaches every floor from the underground car park through to the top floor living room with PS3 Game Station. There is central air and heat ensuring year-round comfort, large plasma screen televisions, automatic lights and automated shades on the tall windows framing the unblemished views of Lake Como and the two and a half hectares of verdant grounds.
Winding paths and manicured lawns within the grounds lead to the pool terrace with its heated swimming pool, sun deck and lake views. Views of the lake can also be enjoyed from the smaller al fresco dining terrace, with a larger terrace also available offering dining space for up to 26 under the shade of the pergola. Villa Maria Taglioni is one of the very few estates on Lake Como offering absolute privacy and tranquillity below the main road, lending itself perfectly to outdoor living. The option to charter a skippered Venetian Taxi offers the ultimate flexibility for lakeside dining, shopping in Bellagio and Como or visits to the historic villas and gardens at Balbianello and Melzi. One can also do as the owner does and take refreshing swims directly from the traditional stone steps into the clear water.
A short walk to the neighbouring village offers the opportunity to play a spot of tennis on the municipal courts or sample the cuisine on offer at the highly-regarded Ristorante Momi. Back at the villa, the cushioned lounge at the far side of pool is a prime spot for contemplating the lake in the evening light over a glass of wine, and taking in the ever-changing backdrop of the hills behind.
Music room with Steinway grand piano and access to lakeside balcony
Intimate living room with fireplace, balcony and garden access
Large dining room with balcony access
Fully equipped kitchen with garden access
Living area with lake views (connected to Lake View North and South bedrooms.)
Lake View North: Double bedroom (King), en suite bathroom with tub
Lake View South: Double bedroom (King), walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with tub
Park View North: Double bedroom (King), en suite bathroom with tub
Informal living / dining room with television, games area, dining table, kitchenette and guest laundry
Lake View North: Double bedroom (King/twins), en suite bathroom with tub
Lake View South: Double bedroom (King/twins), en suite bathroom with tub
Park View North: Double bedroom (King/twins), en suite bathroom
Park View South: Double bedroom (Queen bed), en suite bathroom
WHY WE LIKE IT: an intriguing history, effortless style and lavish investment by the current owners has created an oasis of beauty and refinement in a highly desirable outpost of Lake Como.
Please note additional charges may apply. See Extras & Booking Notes section for details. 2022 prices are indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of enquiry.
Based on occupancy of up to 14 guests
The pool is deep and swimmers must be comfortable using ladders to climb out.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by a nanny.
Ferry services from Blevio are limited, so private Venetian taxi boat charter is recommended for travel around the lake.
Pool heating - 1 June - 1 October
Mid-week linen change, daily towel change
Maid services 7 days a week
Complimentary use of municipal tennis court in Blevio, subject to availability
Overtime for chef / meal service staff (15 Euro per staff member per additional hour)
Additional beds (150 Euro per night)
Municipal tax (payable on arrival)
5 minute walk
10 minutes by boat or car
45 minutes by boat
One hour drive
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