LAKE COMO, AN IDYLLIC ITALIAN GETAWAY SINCE ROMAN TIMES, IS AN AREA FILLED with natural beauty that is nestled in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region not far from the Swiss Alps. Imagine starting your day as the mist rises off the water and into the mountains, and as the sound of water gently ripples and fresh mountain air can be taken in. Today, Lake Como is the exclusive second (or third or fourth) home to such celebrities as George Clooney, Sir Richard Branson, Brad Pitt and George Lucas, to name a few. Built in the 1700s, Villa Ca’ Dei Leoni possesses a complex history and is today protected by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, which is concerned with preserving artistic sites, property and landscape. Throughout the years, this beautiful villa, previously known as Villa Cavagna Sangiuliani for its former owners, and was even once territory of the Austrians, who captured it during the Italian uprisings of 1848. Upon approaching Villa Ca’ Dei Leoni the incredible presence and immediate beauty draw you in with its elegance and mastery. The home offers ten bedrooms and seven bathrooms, perfect for housing many guests, and is found within the Lake Como town of Carate Urio, which is famous for its mild climate year-round. Charm and emotion perfectly describe this villa. It’s a space which grows on you over time, in part, because of its timeless quality as well as the original, substantive materials which simply couldn’t be recreated today. Surroundings appear as they have for hundreds of years. Perfectly and conveniently situated, the villa is just ten minutes from the city of Como, five minutes from the five-star Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and an hour north of Milan and international airports. Yet while the location is in such close proximity to town, the grounds surrounding the property maintain complete privacy. Residing next to nearly 100 meters of shoreline with three large private docks, the villa provides stunning views of the waterfront and hillside behind the home. The Lake Como location and docks allow for perfect day trips to small Italian villages. The villa itself, including its reception area, occupies almost 800 square meters. All its groundfloor rooms have direct access to the spacious lakeside park, with a lake view from each of its original doors. The kitchen floors have been reconstructed of marble and stones from the Como Province of Moltrasio using a technique which consists of composing thousands of small pieces of marble and stone each of a different shape. All rooms except for the kitchen have original coffered ceilings. Imagine gazing out at the stunning views from the docks and picturing the weekend getaways you can have while exploring not only Lake Como, but Milan and Lugano, Switzerland. The proximity to such amazing cities will immediately bring out the explorer in you. A total of four buildings span the property. On the opposite side of the street, the villa has additional grounds totaling over 2,800 square meters and is connected by an intricate, antique bridge. On these grounds is a beautiful park with yet another villa of about 600 square meters. This villa is three levels, in addition to the attic, which is easily connected by a captivating terrace leading to Lake Como. Additional facilities of the villa include three cozy fireplaces, a four- to six-car garage for your car collection, and equestrian facilities perfect for those interested in training and competing with their horses. This beautiful property not only encompasses a tremendous amount of history, but would serve as a perfect family home or vacation home to bring all your family and friends for a delightful getaway. From the bike trails, in-ground pool, golf club and walking trails, the opportunity for endless joy in this idyllic Italian get-away awaits. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VILLA CA’ DEI LE ONI, visit luxuryportfolio.com and search Web ID: OIXT88 BELOW: Step out on the terrace and enjoy the picturesque views of Lake Como. BOTTOM: Relax next to the in-ground pool and read your new book while feeling the warm lake breeze. RIGHT: The elegant coffered ceilings are original, giving the home a remarkable antique ambiance. TOP: Carate Urio is known for its mild climate, even during the winter, making the sun room available year-round. ABOVE: Play a game of pool with your friends and savor a glass of wine when you head outside to take in the alluring scenery of Lake Como.
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