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Villa Giuseppina

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Como | Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 14

Rates: from £20,293 per week

One of Italy's greatest homes and the ultimate escape on the legendary Lake Como is now available for private rental. The mansion has hosted royalty and ultra-VIPs in utter discretion through decades and underwent recently an multi-million euro refurbishment by Milan fashion house Etro making the villa the utmost example of classic contemporary chic.

Right on the edge of the sparkling water Villa Giuseppina is in a perfect location, just across from the fairy-tale village of Bellagio. Throughout the home, large windows have been superbly positioned to maximize the glorious surrounding views. Behind the classic facade are sumptuous contemporary interiors and the latest in audio visual technology, ensuring all the modern comforts you expect are offered in this legendary home. Original features are complemented with antique pieces, contemporary design furniture and bespoke furnishings grand enough to be featured in Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The Daily Telegraph. Villa Giuseppina has a perfectly private location set in its own vast parkland with flowered gardens and emerald lawns.on the western shore of Lake Como. The grounds host an overflow infinity pool with sweeping views, private helipad hidden by vegetation, as well as large lake facing terraces for al fresco dining and parties, mature parkland and greens. The expert staff is at your complete disposal and have been trained to 5* hotel standard. You can be sure of a truly unforgettable holiday experience. Water activities, tours and services can be organised by the local staff.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Richly appointed living room with an elegant fireplace and wall cabinetry. Opens up to a conservatory with 180 degree views over the lake.
  • Library with English and Russian books and magazines
  • Study/ TV room
  • Formal dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast room

First Floor

  • Landing with sofa and access to the pool
  • 3 double bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, stunning marble bathrooms and dressing rooms (1 with bathtub and separate shower; 1 with shower, 1 with bathtub with shower attachment)
  • A couple of steps lead to a further double bedroom with en suite bathroom (shower)

Second Floor

  • Dedicated family room with sofas, dining table, kitchenette, TV area (sat TV and Playstation)
  • Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub with handheld shower)
  • Double bedroom and twin bedroom sharing a bathroom (tub and separate shower)
  • Guest bathroom

Basement

  • Wine cellar
  • Laundry room

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS IN LAKE COMO

  • Brunate, Funicular – Open all year round
  • Como, Historic Centre – Open all year round
  • Duomo, Como Cathedral – Open all year round
  • Como/Brunate, Mountain Lighthouse
  • Como, The Volta Temple/Tempio Voltiano
  • Tremezzo, Wine Tasting Evening in Cantina Follie
  • Bellagio, Villa Serbelloni
  • Bellagio, Bellagio Museum
  • Carlazzo, Meseo Della Stapa
  • Cernobbio, Villa Erba
  • Erba, Cave Museum
  • Grandate, Museum of Toy Horses
  • Balbianello Peninsula, Villa del Balbianello
  • Menaggio, Villa Viqoni
  • Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta

GENERAL ACTIVITES IN LAKE COMO

  • Shopping in Milan – take a trip to Milan, 1.5 hours via car and indulge in the craftsmanship of the silk and lace.
  • Explore weekly open-markets across the various town of Lake Como. Visit a shopping outlet in Foxtown, Switzerland.
  • Wine tasting in many of the towns – visit the Cantina Follie in Tremezzo and discover the ambience of this wine bar tucked away in the cellar of an old house in the town centre of Tremezzo. Sample wines either inside the cellar or on the terrace, while being served cold cuts of meats and cheeses.
  • Lakeside Villas – explore some of the most beautiful villas including Villa Carlotta and Gardens, Villa Del Balbianello and Gardens, Villa Melzi d’Eril and Villa Erba.
  • Nightlife – lose yourself to the music in one of Como’s two clubs, one being Lido di Lenno, or whisk yourself off to experience more of what Milan has to offer of the evening variety.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN LAKE COMO

  • Water activities: sailing, rowing, windsurfing, water-skis and kite surfing.
  • Trekking
  • Hang-glide, paraglide, seaplane
  • Free-climbing
  • Golf (7 courses)

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN LAKE COMO

  • Parco avventura Jungle Raider Park, Civenna
  • Water activities
  • Playgrounds in villages
  • Aqua Park (Switzerland, 15minutes from Como)
  • Swiss Miniatur Park (Switzerland, 30 minutes from Como) and Minitalia (Switzerland, 1 hour from Como)
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  • Medieval Castle Vezio, near Varenna
  • Archeo Park and Dinosaur Park
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Milano Go Karts

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR VILLA HOLIDAY

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

Italian

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping IN LAKE COMO

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather IN Lake COMO

In general, the climate in Lake Como is very mild. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and milder; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 

Health

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity SUPPLY IN LAKE COMO

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving IN LAKE COMO

There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in LAKE COMO

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

Guest Book

22nd July 2015
INCREDIBLE, AWESOME, FABULOUS, DELICIOUS, JOYFUL, STUNNING...I could keep writing the adjectives. We had the most incredible holiday and my mother very much enjoyed her 70th birthday here. The house was really beautiful and so comfortable and impecably maintained. But even better than the property are Simona and her team. Everthing was 'yes' and perfect. We felt so well cared for and even difficult requests were immediately catered for. We have stayed all over the world and have never met someone as wonderful as Simona. She was beyond amazing and we would come back just to stay with her! Thank you ever so much!
Anon.

 LOCATION:

  • Tremezzo 1km, Menaggio 3km, Lenno 5km, Comacina Island 6km, Gravedana e Uniti 21km, Cernobbio 28km, Como 33km, Milan 80km
  • Casino: 51km
  • Airports: Lugano 36km, Malpensa 89km, Linate 97km, Orio al Serio 121km
  • Golf: 6km

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information


  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Concierge. An English-speaking concierge is available daily for assistance and to answer any questions you might have about the villa or the surrounding.
  • Daily butler and housekeeping service.
  • Chef to prepare lunch and dinner (groceries excluded).
  • Daily continental breakfast.
  • Personal driver and 7-seater Mercedes vehicle (excluding fuel).
  • Transportation to and from Milan airport. One round trip for 4 people with luggage.
  • Colombo Indio boat with trained boat operator for up to 7 people (excluding fuel).
  • Air-conditioning (available in the living rooms, dining room and bedrooms).
  • Central heating.
  • Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to. 
  • Use of the gym and spa facilities (steam room, hot tub). Treatments available at extra cost.
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool (19 x 9m / 62.3 x 29.5ft).
  • Bed linen, household linen and towels (changed daily).
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Final cleaning.

Extra Services

  • Wines from all around the world and selected by Robert Parker available on request.
  • Groceries for meals prepared at the villa.
  • Special catering services for gatherings available on request.
  • Masseuse, hair dresser and beauty treatments available on request at extra costs.
  • Helicopter transportation (helipat available on the grounds).
  • Courier deliveries.
  • Car & boat fuel costs.
  • Personal laundry service.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, art classes and hot-air ballooning. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • The pool will open from mid May to the end of September while the Jacuzzi in the spa center is open all year around.
  • Minimum rental period is 3 nights.
  • Rentals of 1 day are possible for events.
  • Extras are payable locally with credit card directly to the villa's concierge.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay is subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Boating Activities
  • Butler Service
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Concierge Service
  • DVD Player
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Gym Equipment
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Sauna
  • Spa Treatment Rooms
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Transfers Available
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Wine Cellar

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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