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Moltrasio | Bedrooms: 12 | Sleeps: 19

Rates: from £36,714 per week

Palazzo Moltrasio is the epitome of luxury villa in Lake Como.

One of the most beautiful and sought after site for holidays, events and family gatherings, in Palazzo Moltrasio you can find everything you might wish for: drenched in history, owned by the wealthiest families in Italy, over the centuries it was a haven for the most prominent personalities and VIPs.

During the recent restoration the utmost attention has been given to make the Palazzo worthwhile of its glorious past. The villa has now 8 deluxe suites, air con throughout, a cinema room, a sauna, large private swimming pool (15m x 6m), private lake access and is walking distance to one of the loveliest villages on the Lake, Moltrasio.

Palazzo Moltrasio, over 2.700sqm in size, is filled with stunning paintings, sculptures, tapestries and Venetian chandeliers. Beautiful rugs cover the ancient terracotta and wood floors. Stylish fabrics, upholstery and drapery can be found throughout the villa. The windows provide unobstructed views of Lake Como and the garden. The villa, built on the ruins of a monastery, was re-designed by the architect Felice Soavi, responsible for the façade of Milan's cathedral, while the ceilings of the common areas and bedrooms were frescoed by Andrea Appiani, the same who frescoed the Royal Palace in Milan and Europe's most eminent representative of the neo-classic style. In the 19th Century it was home to the composer Vincenzo Bellini, who composed here the opera La Sonnambula, one of his masterpieces. Although grand, Palazzo Moltrasio is also very child friendly. In the back garden is a wonderful outdoor play area with wooden slide, swing and climb robe. The property is surrounded by spectacular Italian style gardens, that gently descent towards the lake and are considered among the most spectacular of the area. There is also a vegetable garden and orchard that provides fresh produce. The piece-de-resistance of the garden is the swimming terrace, filled with lemon and olive trees and overlooking the lake. There is also a 200 year old greenhouse and over 10 water fountains on the grounds. The grounds directly lead to the Lake's shore. The private dock area is filled with roses, jasmine and oleander. From here venture to explore the Lake by motor-boat which can be organized at an additional cost.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor
  • Entrance with marble staircase that connects the three floors.
  • Formal Dining Room: oval shaped room with 16 marble columns. The ceiling displays one of Andrea Appiani's masterpieces.
  • Tuscan Dining Room: a more casual dining room filled with period Tuscan furniture. Find here also a sitting area with marble fireplace and TV.
  • Kitchens: there are two professionally equipped kitchens in the villa with original 8 foot high stone fireplaces.
  • Living room with player piano and lake views
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Billiard Room with hand-carved English snooker table.
  • Cinema room with fireplace and bar.
  • Pizzeria with original fireplace and antique pizza oven.
First Floor
  • Music Room: probably one of the most spectacular rooms in the villa with 30 foot high ceilings, frescoes and Lake views. It now houses a perfectly restored antique Bluethner piano that once belonged to the Leipzig Concert Hall
  • Gym
  • Suite Laura: 130sqm, double bed (180cm wide), marble fireplace, boiserie, Lake views, bathroom with tub and separate shower, powder room.
  • Suite della Nonna: 90sqm, sitting room, double bed (180cm wide), bathroom with tub and handheld shower, lake and pool views.
  • Suite Camilla: 85sqm, four-poster bed (180cm wide), views over the mountains and Moltrasio, bathroom with tub and separate shower.
  • Office
  • Twin with en suite bathroom (tub and handheld shower)
Second Floor
  • Suite Bisbino: 2-bedroom suite, 80sqm, with four-poster bed (180cm wide), single bedroom (90cm wide), bathroom with tub and handheld shower, town views.
  • Suite Sant'Agata: 3 bedroom suite, 240sqm, two sitting rooms, sauna, bathroom with shower and separate tub. 1 twin bedded room, 2 single bedrooms.
  • Suite Bellini: 110sqm, double bed (180cm wide), bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub, Lake views.
  • Suite Norma: 77sqm, double bed (180cm wide), bathroom with tub and handheld shower.
  • Suite Sonnambula: 145sqm, sitting room, double bed (180cm wide), bathroom with tub and handheld shower, town views.

  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • A security deposit of EUR 3.000 is to be paid locally in cash. This amount serves as deposit against damages caused to the interior or exterior of the property.
  • Only the 19 people price option gives access to all bedrooms. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible with the 10 people price option.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
  • 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 might be 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.
  • 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.

     LOCATION:

    • In Moltrasio
    • Cernobbio 6km, Como 10km, Comacina Island 16km, Torno 17km, Lenno 18km, Tremezzo 21km, Menaggio 25km, Milan 57km
    • Casino: 29km
    • Airports: Lugano 37km, Malpensa 67km Linate 74km Orio al Serio 100km
    • Golf: the nearest golf course is 17km away, there are further 4 golf courses within a 30km radius of the villa

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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


    • Only the 19 people price option gives access to all bedrooms. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible with the 10 people price option.
    • 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

    • Air-conditioning (available in two suites only).
    • Central heating.
    • Maid service Mondays to Saturdays.
    • Broadband internet.
    • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
    • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change.
    • Final cleaning.

    Extra Services

    • Extra maid service - available on request.
    • Cook service - available on request in advance.
    • 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:
    • A security deposit of EUR 3.000 is to be paid locally in cash. This amount serves as deposit against damages caused to the interior or exterior of the property.
    • Only the 19 people price option gives access to all bedrooms. Please contact your Tour Consultant for detailed information about which bedrooms are accessible with the 10 people price option.
    • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
    • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
    • 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 might be 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 (Partial)
    • Barbecue Facilities
    • CD Player
    • Central Heating
    • Cinema
    • Dining Area (Outdoor)
    • DVD Player
    • Internet Access (Broadband)
    • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
    • Lake View
    • Piano
    • Pool / Billiards Table
    • Sauna
    • Swimming Pool (Private)
    • TV (Cable/Satellite)
    • Washing Machine

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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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