Villa Galante

Lake Como, Como town

    • Sleeps 16+1/23 Guests
    • Bedrooms 8/11 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 8/10 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 3600 m2
    • Villa concierge
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Gym
    • 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

    € 26950 - 39500 per week

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    Overview

    Only a five-minute stroll from Como's central piazza

    Set on the water, yet only a five-minute lakeside stroll from Como's central piazza, Villa Galante is one of the most unique and historic luxury villas on Lake Como. The villa dates back to the year 1772, and a three year renovation, finished in 2009, restored the villa to its original splendor while adding modern conveniences such as swimming pool, air conditioning, elevator, gym, yoga studio, high speed internet, and more.

    Few villas rival Galante's opulence and perhaps none offers closer proximity to the center of Como. Whether basking in the luxury of this 12,000 square foot mansion, strolling to the medieval center of Como, or boating from the back yard on one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, Villa Galante is the perfect setting for large families and groups of friends and is especially family-friendly, with a children's suite. Its convenient location in walking distance to the centre of Como, as well as easy access to public transportation, makes Villa Gallante an ideal destination for touring Lake Como without a car.

    One of the famous "Seven Sisters of Como", Villa Galante is filled with frescoes (some of which by Andrea Appiani, Italy's most famous neo-classical artist) and is the subject of a novel written in 1856 by French author Nathalie Comtesse.

    The villa sleeps 16+1. On the same property there is an other apartment for 6 people which can be rented additionally bringing the total capacity of the villa to 22+1 guests.

    Staff lives on the property, in a separate residence.

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    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 5 x 11m
    • Heated pool
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Telephone
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Coffee machine
    • 8 person elevator serves all 4 floors
    • Barbecue grill
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • Some bicycles
    • Games, toys
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    5-minute stroll from Como's central piazza
    Bus stop 170 m
    Ferry pier and railway station 2 km
    Cernobbio 6 km
    Tremezzo 30 km
    Bellagio 30 km
    Lugano 34 km
    Menaggio 35 km
    Milan 54 km

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    Activities

    Eating out: Lake Como and the region are filled with wonderful restaurants. They range from the simple, family-operated trattorias which are very inexpensive and serve some of the best food in Italy to Michelin rated haute cuisine. Many of the restaurants sit right on the water with gorgeous views. Others are located in the mountains surrounding Lake Como with stunning panoramic views.
    For evenings when guests feel like dressing up and enjoying a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, Switzerland has some exceptional restaurants.

    The villages around Lake Como are quaint and beautiful. Whether by car, on bike or by boat visiting Argegno, Menaggio, Bellagio, Cernobbio and Varenna is a special treat. Here are mentioned only a few but all up and down Lake Como are beautiful villages with quaint caffès, trattorias and simple shops.

    One of the pleasures of vacationing on Lake Como are the literally hundreds of hikes and walks. Not far from the villa is Mount Bisbino and for those who are looking for serious exercise, the hike up the mountain is a beautiful way to accomplish an aerobic workout. Other trails, in different parts of the lake, have gorgeous views and are less energetic. Use the morning to hike and enjoy one of the many trattorias or mountain Baitas for lunch 

    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.
    Lake Como is an active lake used by locals and vacationers alike. There are numerous water-ski and wakeboard companies that will arrive at the Villa’s docks and take guests waterskiing. For those who enjoy swimming, nothing is quite as refreshing as a swim in the lake on a hot summer day. Guests can take boats up the lake and find beautiful alcoves next to amazing villas or villages for a nice swim in the lake.

    Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. 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.
    Como is also 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.
    Finally, Foxtown, just over the border into Switzerland is a 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.

    Biking is a wonderful way to see Lake Como. Lake Como is a bikers’ region. Lance Armstrong comes to Lake Como every year to train. Serious bikers will enjoy a day’s ride all the way around the lake and back home. Leisurely biking is also a pleasure and a means of visiting the various villages along the lake. 

    Golf: Within a short distance from the Villa there are some of the nicest golf courses in Italy and moreover some of the nicest courses in Europe. The Italian Open which is regularly played by the world’s best golfers has been hosted by the Circolo di Golf Villa d’Este, Monticello, Le Robinie (designed by Jack Nicklaus), Golf Club Bergamo (Home course of Constantino Rocca), Couturbier Golf Club (designed by Trent Jones) and Castello di Tolcinasco (designed by Arnold Palmer). All these courses are ranked highly by Golf World as among the best golf courses in Europe and easily accessible from the Villa.

    As a nice addition to a day of shopping 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 place 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.

    Como is still laid out in a grid fashion reflecting its Roman origins. The Old Town is well preserved with the three towers of the city walls still standing, as well as traces of the walls themselves and several ancient churches. The black and white ancient town hall from the 13th century still stands. Among Como’s notable churches is the 11th century Sant’Abbondio just outside town central. Of particular beauty is the 12th century San Fedele which has lent its name to the beautiful square where the cathedral stands.

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    Villa Galante for 16+1

    Ground floor:

    • Grand foyer with 20-foot frescoed ceiling and spiral marble staircase
    • Fitness room
    • Yoga/game room
    • Reading room

    Second floor (sleeps 2 people):

    • Main formal salon (700 sq ft) with original fresco & mosaic floor
    • Casual living room - original fresco & mosaic floor
    • Formal dining room - renovated fresco & mosaic floor
    • Casual dining room - original fresco
    • Kitchen and a toilet
    • Guest bedroom (twin or double) and full bathroom with shower

    Third floor (sleeps 10 people):

    • Master Suite (king double bed) with bathroom (shower and bathtub) / 1,100 sq ft 
    • Yellow Suite (king size bed) with bathroom (bathtub) + 1 sofa bed
    • White Suite (double bed) with bathroom (shower) + 1 extra single bed
    • Beige Suite (double bed) with bathroom (shower) / 800 sq ft 
    • Green bedroom (double bed)
    • Bathroom with shower
    • Full laundry (washer and dryer)

    Fourth floor mansard (sleeps 4 people):

    • Guest Suite 3 (queen size bed) with en suite bathroom (shower) + 1 sofa bed
    • Guest Suite 4 (queen size bed) with en suite bathroom (shower) + 1 sofa bed

    PLEASE NOTE: all the extra beds/sofa beds are available only upon request and at extra charge. Price to be reconfirmed with the owner.

    Garden:
    The lakeside garden is approximately 70 yards long by 20 yards wide.
    Swimming pool 15 yds x 5 yds; the pool can be heated upon request at extra charge.
    The back gate opens onto the famous "Passeggiata Villa Olmo" on the water.
    5 steps descend from the backyard to the boathouse and the lake.
    The entire garden is surrounded by stone walls and hedges 10 ft high for optimal privacy.

    Request BookingVilla Galante for 16+1 Check Availability
    01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    36000 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    26950 EUR

    Villa Galante + Rustic Apartment for 22+1

    AS ABOVE PLUS RUSTIC APARTMENT (sleeps 6 people / 1500 sq ft):
    On the same property, but with a private entrance/courtyard from a different street than the villa, the Rustic Apartment is available for weekly rental. The apartment is laid out as follows:

    • 1 living room
    • 1 fully equipped kitchen (microwave, oven, dishwasher, gas range, fridge)
    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub)
    • 1 double bedroom
    • 1 bedroom with a French bed and a single bed (beds cannot be joined)
    • 1 bathroom (shower)

    The apartment has exposed roof timbers and antique floors. The apartment is located 70 meters from lake's edge, measures 140 square metres, the bedrooms and the living room are fully air-conditioned, has hi-speed WIFI Internet, washing machine and dryer.

    The Rustic Apartment can be rented separately or used by the owners, but being a detached building with independent entrance, it does not affect the privacy of the main villa. Guests of the Rustic Apartment or the owners do not have acess to the garden or pool unless the entire property is rented by the same group.

    Request BookingVilla Galante + Rustic Apartment for 22+1 Check Availability
    01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    39500 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
    30500 EUR

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    Villa Galante 01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    07 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
    01 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
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    Villa Galante for 16+1
    16+1 PAX 17
    36000 EUR 26950 EUR Calendar Request BookingVilla Galante for 16+1
    Villa Galante + Rustic Apartment for 22+1
    22+1 PAX 23
    39500 EUR 30500 EUR Calendar Request BookingVilla Galante + Rustic Apartment for 22+1

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Daily continental breakfast (fix menu)
    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed twice a week (on Tuesdays and Saturdays)
    • Pool towels
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Telephone local calls or long distance free on Skype
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Baby bed or one additional bed 
    • Use of bicycles/games/toys and any recreational items at the villa
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning service
    • Garden maintenance
    • Staff (1 concierge, 1 secretary, 1 pool caretaker & groundkeeper, 2 maids) 6 days per week (Sunday off):
      • Daily house cleaning: 5 hours (9am - 5pm)
      • Concierge service Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (except lunch hour) and Sat 10am - 1pm (this is general assistance including pool service, directions, errands etc.).
      • Office assistance manager/secretary available Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (except lunch time) if the guests need help or advice.

    EXTRAS

    Pets allowed on request: EUR 60 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 3500 cash deposit or via credit card (Visa/Mastercard) are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Cook service
    • Transfer service
    • Extra maid service

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: June 1st - September 7th
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7pm and midnight for an extra fee of EUR 50; between midnight and 6am EUR 100.
    • Please note: for this property final payment is due earlier than usual, please ask for this when booking.

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