Villa Magnolia is a truly magnificent historic villa in an elevated position overlooking the shore of Lake Como. The view encompasses all three branches of the lake and of the mountains behind. Constructed in the mid-19th century by the same family who own it today, Villa Magnolia is the ideal retreat for a family reunion, or for a number of couples or several families traveling together.
The interior of the villa is extremely stylish, with mosaic floors, a great staircase made of wood, and interesting statuary throughout. Recent restoration has modernized the villa without in any way affecting its old-fashioned atmosphere. In terms of size, we’re talking about 650 square meters (7000 square feet) set on 3 hectares (6 acres) of private gardens that sweep downward to the lake shore and the villas private boat landing.
Bedrooms are equal. Six of the baths are equipped with both a bathtub and separate shower; the other two baths have a shower. All the bedrooms can be made up as either twin or matrimonial, meaning maximum flexibility. You can host here a group of single adults who don’t need to share beds. Or you can host 8 couples who all want matrimonial beds.
The park of the villa is dotted with fountains, statues, century-old magnolias, oaks, cedars, and palms – magnificent plantings of all sorts, maintained by a dedicated team of gardeners.
Where are we here? We’re about 10 kilometers directly north of fashionable Menaggio, from which you can take excursions by frequent ferry to even more upscale Bellagio. Sightseeing includes the many gardens and villas open to the public along the lake, all of the hilltowns bordering the lake, and all of the boat excursions you can take. Sporting actitivies include, obviously, boating and swimming. This being the windiest part of Lake Como, it’s a paradise for windsurfers and sailors. In addition, golf, tennis, and hiking are all available within a short distance. For those who consider shopping a sport, there are all sorts of outlet stores within a 30 to 60 minutes’ drive: Armani, Gucci, Ferragamo, Versace, and many many others, both within Italy and over the nearby Swiss frontier.