Northern lakes - Cernobbio - Como Lake
Villa Cima – Cernobbio – Como Lake
5 Bedrooms (4 double, 1 single) - Pool (of Villa d'Este Hotel)
A villa of sublime luxury on the shores of celebrity-studded Lake Como.
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Cima is a magnificent 19th century villa, originally built by the then Princess of Wales, Caroline Brunswick, to house the Count and Countess Pino. The elegance of its antique furnishings reflects the villa's royal heritage and it stands in the enormous grounds of a world famous hotel. Guests at Villa Cima are free to use the hotel's facilities as they wish.
The pretty village of Cernobbio dates back to the 12th century and sits at the foot of Mount Bisbino. It is a five minute walk from Villa Cima and offers everything you might need in the way of shops, restaurants and services. There is also a wonderful viewpoint, known locally as the Riva di Cernobbio. The larger town of Como is a ten minute drive and contains numerous churches, works of art, museums, theatres, palaces and public gardens. For the walkers, there is a funicular which runs up to the village of Brunate, 700 metres above Como. It is the starting point for some spectacular walking tracks and has superb views of the Alps. Como is famous for its silk and you can either see the full silk-making processes or just sit in the lively piazzas and watch the world go by. Como also hosts various international speed boat races and becomes a magnet for the rich and famous.
Cernobbio is in an ideal position for exploring the marvels of Lake Como and is about an hour's drive from the romantic gem of Bellagio. Bellagio is known locally as La Perla del Lago (the pearl of the lake) for its outstanding beauty, quality restaurants, local trattorias, chic shopping and of course the famous Italian homemade gelato ice cream.
There is plenty to do on the waters of Lake Como. A whole host of water sports are available and it's easy to spend an entire day sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing and kite surfing. There are water skiing schools in Lezzano, a hydro-plane school for pilots in the town of Como and three sailing schools in Dervio.
Villa Cima is a 40 minute drive from Milan's Malpensa international airport and less than an hour from Linate international airport. The city of Milan is again, about an hour's drive away.
The Property. Villa Cima covers three floors and the marvellous leaded windows, pretty balconies and climbing vines create a fairytale property. The villa offers its guests four beautifully decorated, double bedrooms, each with marble en suite bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have king-sized double beds and the other two have queen-sized beds. The bedrooms all have their own TV, air-conditioning and personal safe. Each room has either a private terrace or balcony overlooking Lake Como, perfect for soaking up the romance and breathtaking views of Lake Como.
There are several luxurious sitting rooms with DVD player, TV, fireplaces and lakeside views. The formal dining area has a table that comfortably seats eight guests. The large, modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything a chef could wish for, including a dishwasher, ice-maker and expresso machine. Perhaps the highlight of Villa Cima is the lakefront terrace. From here, you can comfortably sit and watch the celebrities go by as you sip a refreshing glass of fine wine.
- 4 Double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom
- 1 Extra bathroom
- Living room with terrace
- Dining room
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Office area
- Laundry room with iron, ironing board, washing machine and dryer
- Air conditioning
- Satellite LCD TV, DVD player
- Security cameras
- Private terraces
- Private gardens
- Daily housekeeping services
- Extra services on request: babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning, car hire, boat rental, Golf courses nearby
Hotel amenities (shared with hotel guests)
- 1 Indoor swimming pool
- 1 Outdoor swimming pool
- 3 restaurants
- 2 bars and a nightclub
- Jewellery shop
- Beauty salon
- Spa and wellness centre
- Sauna and Turkish baths
- Tennis courts
- Squash courts
- Putting green
- Running track
- Extensive communal gardens (10 hectares)
- Car parking