Villa della Seta

Lake Como, Brienno

    • Sleeps 8+2 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 400 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Golf
    • Airport distance:
      Switzerland/Lugano 50 km/1 hr
      Milano Malpensa 75 km/1 hr 10 min
      Milano Linate 80 km/1 hr 10 min
      Milano Orio al Serio 130 km/2 hrs

    € 5550 - 7750 per week

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    Overview

    A former silk spinning mill dating back to the 17th century

    Villa della Seta sits directly in front of Lake Como, in the historical center of Brienno, a small village 17 km north of Como. The villa has a unique history and special charm. It was formerly a silk mill dating back to XVII century. It had been producing silk threads until 1932. Now, it has been beautifully and thoughtfully refurbished and converted into a modern, and welcoming place to stay.

    The history and the memory of the silk manufacturing are part of the villa’s present: some of its industrial heritage are today still there, blending old and new. Red bricks tiles and the ancient chimney stalk remind us of its past, while the stylish art-filled creative interiors encourage guests to unwind and feel perfectly at home.

    In former times the waterfront location was a necessity, as the precious silk was loaded on large, sailing boats and led to Como's port, today thanks to its setting the villa offers spectacular views and private lake access. The peculiar design of Villa della Seta is based on stone walls, vaulted ceilings and a succession of windows affording impressive view of the lake. The villa exhibits original contemporary art works.

    The villa sits on the lake shore (2 levels under the road) and can be accessed by stairs or elevator. The villa (400 sq. mt) sleeps 8+2 people in 4 air-conditioned bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It features a garden (200 sq. mt) with outdoor furnishing and new pool directly facing the lake (ready for May 2020), a porch (100 sq. mt) and direct lake access. The pool photo in the photo gallery is a rendering (photos will be ready in early summer).

    Spacious and accommodating, Villa della Seta and its sister property can serve up to 44 guests, making it ideal for large groups, including weddings, retreats and reunions. The sister property is the free-standing residential building with yellow facade, located behind the main villa. It can accommodate up to 36 people in 9 independant units (ranging from studio to 2 bedroom units), each with separate access and an outdoor space. The villa remains private and secluded from the apartments: the two buildings are free-standings, and the units do not affect the privacy of the villa.

    A large open space with beautiful lake, located above the villa, view can be rented additionally. It is available on request only for our guests. It has its own access from the pedestrian road behind, sometimes it is used for practicing yoga.

    On the road level there is a covered parking for 2 normal sized cars (the spaces are not suitable for vans).

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    • Brienno in walking distance
    • Laglio 3 km
    • Como 16 km
    • Casino of Campione 25 km
    • Lugano 30 km
    • Milan 64 km
    • Direct lake access
    • Pool (ready for May 2020): 6,70 x 3,40m
    • Air conditioning
    • Elevator from street level (parking box) down to the floor where the bedrooms are located
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo 
    • Washing machine 
    • Dryer 
    • Dishwasher
    • Large fridge with freezer
    • 4 burner induction cooker
    • Oven
    • Microwave
    • Electric kettle
    • Coffee machine
    • Nespresso machine
    • Toaster
    • Hair dryer in each bathroom
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Vacuum cleaner 
    • Wine cellar
    • Barbecue grill
    • Covered front porch (100 sqm)
    • Large open space for events
    • Garden
    • Parking box for one or two normal sized cars: (please note that the maximum lenght of the garage is 490 cm, therefore it is suitable for standard cars only and the access is quite narrow and needs some manoeuvres).

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    Activities

    The villa is located in Brienno,  a fascinating small village, just 400 inhabitants, dating before the year 1000, still unchanged over time with its ancient streets, flowered balconies and narrow stairways. Located on the west coast of the lake, Brienno is 16 km from Como, less than 60 km from Milan and Malpensa Airport, 30 km from Lugano, 3 km from Laglio, 25 km from the Casino of Campione d’Italia. A Pizzeria and the ferry jetty are in walking distance.

    Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como. They are quaint and beautiful and it’s worthwhile exploring them. If you spend the mornings on the west side and the afternoons on the east side of the lake, you will always stay in the sun.

    Steamers, boats, car ferries and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A ferry around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) is a must. The ferry jetty is right next to the villa. The most popular of the stops remains Bellagio.

    Bellagio - known as the pearl of the lake is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. Bellagio's tourist information offices are by the ferry jetty and in Piazza della Chiesa.

    Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, and has small stretches of shingle beach. From Menaggio you can travel to Lake Lugano or embark on mountain hikes. The town is a useful base for exploring Lake Como; with good bus and ferry connections. 

    The fishing village of Varenna has picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path. Varenna is a peaceful resort, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. You can admire views from the Castello di Vezio or simply relax by the lakeside.

    In Tremezzo visit Villa Carlotta - a villa and botanical garden. The villa is today a museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners.

    The walled town of Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. The impressive cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built and added to over a period of centuries, so you can admire Gothic and Renaissance features including some fine tapestries and paintings. The town's earlier cathedral (built in the tenth century), San Fedele, is another fine sight, as are the tall nine-hundred-year-old gateway, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church Sant'Abbondio. The town's art gallery (Pinacoteca) is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular up to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views. 

    Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores. Wherever you are you are never far from great shopping.
    Como is an interesting place to shop because of its local flavor. There are very elegant stores in Como that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the world’s greatest designers are found in Como. Perhaps the nicest discount silk store (Mantero VIII) is found on the outskirts of Como.
    Como is only a few minutes' drive from the Swiss border and from Lake Lugano. Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Foxtown Factory Stores, a temple of luxury and elegance with 3 km of shop windows, where 160 stores. The world famous mall that has every imaginable brand name store (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Loro Piano, Yves St. Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Missoni, Bally, Bruno Magli, Dolce and Gabbana, Cerrutti……to literally name only a few) at discounted prices. The mall sells last year’s fashions at prices that seem a third of what can be found in Milan.
    Then of course there is Milan. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. Milan has been crowned the fashion capital of the world thanks to designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga with its designer showrooms and boutiques are two of the most elegant, if expensive, shopping streets in Europe. Milan also has sections of town dedicated to antiques, art and house supplies.

    In Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. In the heart of Milan is the rose-colored marble Gothic Duomo. Not far from the Duomo is the world’s most famous opera house - La Scala. Throughout the city are symbols of Milan’s illustrious past including the 16 Corinthian-style columns from early Roman settlements. These are placed just outside the 4th century Basilica di San Lorenzo. Also impressive is the Sforza Castle and Museum of Ancient Art. St. Ambrose’s Basilica and Museum is interesting as the Basilica was founded in the 4th century by the Bishop Ambrose who baptized St. Augustine here.

    Lake Como boasts some of the very finest Italian cuisine, and is home to a number of world-class restaurants. Check out the back streets and old lakeside towns to find some of the less well known but excellent restaurants.

    Lake Como boat hire is possibly the finest way to experience the Lake in its full splendour. One has not seen Lake Como if it hasn’t been experienced from the water. There are numerous touring companies that can take large or small groups for tours of the lake which can include a refreshing swim in the lake. A wonderful day is to take the morning to explore the lake by boat. Stop for a long lunch at the Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina and return to the Villa by late afternoon.

    Outdoor Activities: biking, mountain biking, hiking, boating, paragliding and windsurfing.
    There are numerous hikes and walking trails in and around Lake Como. Around the lake, through the woodlands and up through the hills and mountains offer an enormous variety of hiking possibilities, from easy walks for families to the more difficult for skilled hikers.
    For water sports lovers it is possible to spend entire days sailing or kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating, water skiing and canoeing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. In Como there is even a hydroplane piloting school.
    Lake Como can also be dicovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
    Lake Como has also several golf courses which can be easily reached by car.

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    Villa della Seta

    The villa sits on the lake shore (2 levels below the road) and can be accessed by stairs or elevator. It features 4 air-conditioned bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. On the road level there is a covered parking for 2 standard cars (not suitable for vans).

    Ground floor:

    • Entrance to the villa walking down from the main road to the lake level, via the covered front porch leading to the garden (from the porch 4 steps lead to the villa floor entering from the kitchen or from to the living rooms).
    • Garden with outdoor furnishing, an imposing iron sculpture and a swimming pool directly facing the lake
    • Spacious living room with decorative fireplace and French doors opening to the garden
    • Second living room with two sofas and design steel stair leading to the upper relaxing open loft with TV
    • Fully equipped kitchen opening toward the porch
    • Half bathroom (near laundry room)
    • Laundry room and wine cellar 

    Please note: from the main road level (where the car park is) it is possible to reach only the upper floor of the villa with the elevator (please note: it is not possible to reach the ground floor of the villa directly with the elevator). The villa is built on different levels, there are many steps all over the property.

     

    Downstairs (6 steps down):

    • Dining room with large table for 16 people

    Upper floor (9 steps up to reach the upper floor): 

    • Master bedroom with spacious dressing area and en suite bathroom (5 steps up) with wooden tub and a sofabed
    • Comfort double bedroom with en suite bathroom, no lake view
    • Superior double bedroom with dedicated bathroom and lake view
    • The 4th bedroom (Vertical Suite) is and independent unit with en suite bathroom at the lower floor; a stair leads to the upper level where beds are (doubles or twins); no lake view.

    3 of the above mentioned 4 bedrooms can be fitted as doubles or twins. 3 of the above mentioned 4 bathrooms are located on the same level.

    Two extra beds are available on request when booking: one single sofabed is placed in the master bedroom, the other is a pouf in the dressing area with wooden tub connected to the master bedroom.

     

    ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

    • Nine apartment units in adjacent building with stunning lake view
    • Ranging from studio to 2 bedroom units
    • Capacity to sleep up to 36 additional guests
    • Each unit offers an outdoor space, fully equipped kitchen and flatscreen TV
    • The villa remains private and secluded from the apartments
    Request BookingVilla della Seta
    04 Jan 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
    18 Apr 2020 - 16 May 2020
    26 Sep 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
    5550 EUR
    11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
    16 May 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
    19 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021
    6950 EUR
    13 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
    7750 EUR

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    29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
    19 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021
    13 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
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    Short term rental accepted from 30th March to 18th April and from 26th September to 19th December: please enquire.

    RENT INCLUDES

    • Welcome aperitivo upon arrival
    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity up to EUR 50 per week
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Maid service (3 hours house cleaning on Monday and Wednesday)
    • Garden maintenance 

    EXTRAS

    • Utility deposit (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 100 per week for air conditioning or heating.
    • Electricity, heating or air conditioning (if required): the consumption for the amount of EUR 50 per week is included. Guests pay for usage in excess of EUR 50. 
    • Additional beds (2 pouf-beds lined up) if maximum capacity PAX 8 is exceeded: EUR 200 per person per week, to be requested when booking.
    • Baby bed: EUR 100
    • Loft: this beautiful and large room is available at extra charge, please enquire when booking.
    • Final cleaning: EUR 300
    • Pets allowed only on special request when booking and according to the owners approval: EUR 70 domestic pet supplement per week. If you plan to bring your dog, please send us the completed and signed form Declaration of Accepting Responsibility for Your Pet together with your booking form.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 2000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Cook service for dinners during your stay
    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning): EUR 15 per hour
    • Transfer service
    • Laundry service
    • Yoga lessons

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: May 2nd - September 26th
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.

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