Lake Como Villas and gardens are famous the world over!
Lake Como Villas and their gardens, are one of the great attractions for visitors to Lake Como. Villa del Balbianello probably being one of the most famous and featuring in many Hollywood movies.
Ever wondered where that stunning backdrop to Daniel Craig's rest & recuperation in the film 'Casino Royale' was? Well, the name's Como, Lake Como!
As a destination, it certainly grabs the attention of hundreds of thousand's of visitors each year and it's not surprising why? Over many century's & up until now, a world of visitors have admired and enjoyed the regal beauty of Lake Como. Its fame began with the Roman civilisation and is never more widespread than today. Two thousand years of adulation have not spoiled it one bit! Many original & luxurious lakeside Villas, framed by a picturesque landscape of lake & mountain, give Lake Como its unique ambience. Celebrity stars attacted by the intimate, private locations; regularly fly into Milan, only 50km away.
Lake Como celebrities have certainly added to the regions popularity in recent years!
Celebrities such as George Clooney and his Hollywood pals Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Cindy Crawford & Matt Damon, have added to the lustre and interest of this region.
A brief intro on George's!
George Clooney is responsible for many thousands of words of print about Lake Como and highlighting the wonders of this spectacular location. He purchased his Villa, Villa L'Oleandra, in 2001, in the small community of Laglio. In fact it has become such a popular tourist haunt that Giorgio Possi, the mayor of Laglio, introduced a fine, forbidding groups of more than three to gather outside of Villa Oleandra. The fine starts at €19, but rises for repeat offenders!
The villa itself is 18th century, was previously owned by the Heinz family and sits on the waters edge within private grounds. The villa is reputed to have cost $7m and needed a lot of restorative work. So, Mr Clooney also bought the nearby Villa Margherita which was immediately habitable.
There are Villas to rent on Lake Como and then there is Villa Meraviglia (or La Cassinella).
If you would like the opportunity to stay at one of the most sumptuous villa on Lake Como with all the grandeur of a dreamy lakeside location and to live like a King for a few days.
With all the comforts to rival world class hotels, the outdoor fun includes a luxuriously heated infinity swimming pool (12 x 8m), featuring night lights & 22 carat gold light reflecting tiles for an opulent finish. A teak sun deck surrounds the pool in this sunny yet private lake view position.
Within the 30,000 sqm of the estate's gardens, there is also an outdoor floodlit tennis court with an all-weather artificial grass surface for you to enjoy. The beautifully manicured gardens of Villa Meraviglia are most famous for their extremely tall Cypress trees and large lawns.