Villa della Seta

Lake Como, Brienno

    • Sleeps 8+2 Guests
    • Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 400 m2
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Dog welcome
    • Golf
    • Airport distance:
      Switzerland/Lugano Agno 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

    The villa with breathtaking view is located on the lake shore in the historical center of Brienno, a small village 17km north of Como. Villa della Seta is a former silk spinning mill dating back to XVII century 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.

    Large groups can be accommodated in the free-standing building located behind the main villa: the Pier. It can accommodate up to 36 people in 9 units, each with separated access. The property is the perfect location for special events, conferences or team building featuring a large open space with beautiful lake view.

    Please note: the two buildings are free-standings and the units do not affect the privacy of the villa. The large open space located over the villa is available on request only for our guests but cannot be rented separately for events. It has its own access from the pedestrian road behind, and sometimes it is used for practicing yoga. On the road level there are 2 covered parking’s for 2 cars (the spaces are not suitable for Vans).

    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) features 4 AC bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, garden (200 sq. mt) with outdoor furnishing and Jacuzzi tub, lake access, porch (100 sq. mt) Wi-Fi connection, TV sat, elevator, breakfast package upon arrival. A pool will be ready for summer 2020, please enquire.

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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 summer 2020 (please enqire)
    • Jacuzzi tub in the garden
    • Air conditioning
    • Elevator
    • 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
    • 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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    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 de 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

    On the road level there are 2 covered parking’s for 2 cars (the spaces are not suitable for Vans). 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) features 4 AC bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, garden (200 sq. mt) with outdoor furnishing and jacuzzi tub, lake access, porch (100 sq. mt) Wi-Fi connection, TV sat, elevator, breakfast package upon arrival.

    Ground floor:

    • Entrance to the villa via the covered front porch leading to the garden
    • Garden with outdoor furnishing, Jacuzzi for 5 people and imposing iron sculpture
    • Spacious living room with French doors opening towards the garden
    • Second living room with 2 sofas and design steel stair leading to the relax room
    • Fully equipped kitchen opening towards the porch

    Few steps down:

    • Dining room with large table for 16 people

    Upper floor:

    • 3 bedrooms (beds can be fitted as doubles or twins)
    • 3 bathrooms
    • Master bedroom (beds can be fitted as double or twins) with ensuite bathroom and dressing area with wooden tub

    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.

     

    The Pier (prices on request):
    There are 9 cozy units with stunning lake view, range from studios to 1 or 2 bedroom units with a varying range of bed combinations to suit different accommodation needs. They can sleep up to 36 people. Tastefully renovated by an architect of great prestige, all the apartments come with an outdoor private area, be it a balcony, terrace, garden or small inside solarium. Fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, dishwasher and flat-screen TV. The Pier is a free-standing building and the units do not affect the privacy of the main villa.

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    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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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday
    • Towels for the Jacuzzi tub in the garden
    • 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 puff-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 / Jacuzzi 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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