Italy

CountryHouse Lake Como

Encounter Lake Como

Relive the dazzling opulence of the Belle Époque as you fall in love with luminous Lake Como from your 16th century aristocratic residence turned exquisitely private lakefront villa. Savor a rare taste of the Alto Lago and its Terre Lariane terroir and appreciate the antique elegance of one of the region’s most stunning villas, before toasting to sunset on the lake aboard your private boat. Admire spectacular landscapes and explore enchanting Romanesque villages while meandering along panoramic paths, all while appreciating the sublime beauty of Lago di Como from your gilded stay.

Trip Details

5 Days / 4 Nights

About the House

10 to 12 Guests / 6 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms

An artistic masterpiece harkening back to the grandeur of the Belle Époque, this sumptuous villa retreat nestled along the luminous banks of Lake Como is a feast for the eyes and the senses. A former aristocratic residence available for parties of up to twelve, the villa is a crown jewel of lavishly decorated halls, priceless tapestries, frescoes, and objets d’art, entirely yours to enjoy in total privacy. Six suites situated in the wings of the villa, each comprised of a spacious bedroom and ensuite bathroom, offer a unique décor that is as opulent as it is comfortable. The spirit of splendor extends to a flowering Italian garden with direct views over the lake, the park bursting with scented trees, and a beautifully secluded outdoor pool, making the villa an ideal place for reliving the glorious history of the lake. A fully dedicated staff, including Villa Manager, butler, chamber maid and housekeeper at your disposal throughout your stay, ensures the ultimate in luxury hospitality.

Day 1

Arrive to Milan Malpensa Airport or Milan Centrale Train Station where you will be welcomed by your CB Regional Ambassador and depart by chauffeur for the illustrious shores of Lake Como. Upon arrival, be introduced to your lavish Lake Como home away from home by the Villa Manager, who will help you settle in. Relish a free afternoon to get acquainted with your plush residence and the scenic beauty of the lake, before celebrating the start of your Lombardy escape with an epicurean, multi-course welcome dinner with wine pairing hosted at your exclusive villa.

MEALS: Dinner

Day 2

Greet the morning with a delectable breakfast at the villa before setting off for a day of epicurean discoveries in the Alto Lago. Start with a stroll along the scenic promenade of Menaggio, a lakefront treasure of ancient origin offering stunning water views and a glimpse into classic Lake Como culture. Travel to the boutique vineyards of a winemaking duo carrying on a family legacy of wine production in the region, perched high above the lapis waters of the Alto Lago. Delight in a private cellar tasting of their artfully crafted red and white Terre Lariane wines while admiring an inspired lake setting. From the vine to the orchard, you’ll next taste the specialty products of a quaint farm beloved for their small batch olive oil, honey and fruit conserves. Lunch will be an ode to the terroir with panoramic lake views paired with elegant Terre Lariane blends and local dishes hosted at the hillside estate of a noted winemaking family. A leisurely free afternoon will be enjoyed back at the villa with plenty of free time for sunbathing poolside or enjoying the tranquility of the villa’s garden, before savoring dinner a casa.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Wake to a leisurely breakfast and free morning of delicious rest and relaxation before savoring a casual lunch hosted in the comfort of your villa. In the afternoon your CB Regional Ambassador will arrive and you’ll embark by private boat for the captivating, 18th century Villa del Balbianello to discover its antique interiors and stunning waterfront gardens idyllically perched upon a private promontory. Toast to the sherbet colors of the setting sun across the lake with an exclusive aperitivo hosted aboard your private boat, before arriving to glamorous Bellagio for a dinner of seasonal Northern Italian cuisine with a contemporary touch at a romantic lakeside eatery.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Following breakfast at the villa, spend an exhilarating morning appreciating the lake’s stunning natural landscapes from a sensational vantage point. Led by your CB Regional Ambassador, embark on a leisurely hike along the spectacular Greenway del Lago di Como, during which you’ll be mesmerized by magnificent vistas overlooking the lake, and enchanted by quaint Romanesque hamlets and lush Mediterranean gardens. Savor a rustic lunch of local lake inspired delights at a charming osteria before returning to the villa for a free afternoon to luxuriate in privacy and enjoy the property’s sumptuous amenities. This evening you will toast to your special time on the lake with an epicurean dinner hosted at the villa.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Take pleasure in one more blissful breakfast at the villa, before meeting with your villa’s Manager to complete check-out. Be greeted by your CB Regional Ambassador and depart by chauffeur for either Milan Malpensa Airport or Milan Centrale Train Station, and the end of your Encounter.

MEALS: Breakfast

Pricing

Pricing for this CountryHouse Encounter begins at:

  • $8,500/per person*, based on double occupancy and a travel party of 10
  • $7,500/per person*, based on double occupancy and a travel party of 12 

*The price of your CountryHouse Encounter will be determined by your travel party size, requested dates, and any additions or overages as related to daily incidentals, organized meals & snacks, and/or scheduled chauffeured transportation.

Included

A seamless travel experience from arrival to departure

24/7 support during your CountryHouse Encounter & the dedicated local assistance of a CountryBred Regional Ambassador

Chauffeured, private transportation for arrival & departure transfers & all touring activities, as indicated in the itinerary

Daily private chauffeur service, as indicated in the itinerary

Private touring with our professionally licensed & English speaking Regional Ambassador, as indicated in the itinerary

A curated selection of signature local experiences & engaging expert-led activities, exclusively developed to showcase the culture and cuisine of your home away from home

All entrance fees, required reservations & tickets associated with touring during your CountryHouse Encounter

In-residence dining highlighting seasonal ingredients and regional flavors, including daily breakfast & one in-house meal per day

Organized dining experiences outside of residence, as indicated in your itinerary

Daily assortment of snacks and refreshments, including wine, beer, soft drinks, water, coffee & tea

Daily housekeeping service with midweek changing of linens & towels

Laundry service at one load per person, is included during your stay

All electricity, water & gas

Unlimited internet access

Traveler Welcome Package

Taxes & base gratuities for the staff of the residence, private chauffeur & Regional Ambassador

Not Included

International or regional airfare

Airport taxes and charges, airport parking or excess baggage charges

Expenses for activities/excursions not included or identified in the Encounter itinerary

Transportation expenses incurred during free time

A-la-carte food orders, alcoholic beverages or wines outside of pre-arranged menus during organized meals

Any meals or beverages during free time, not indicated in the Encounter Itinerary

Personal expenditures and personal spending money

In residence incidentals not indicated in the Encounter Itinerary

Travel insurance including health, accidents, lost baggage and trip cancellation

Passport and Visa expenses

All other items that are not mentioned or included in your Encounter itinerary

Requesting Dates

Once you submit your Booking Request, our team will get to work confirming whether your preferred travel dates are available. Within 72 hours of receiving your Booking Request, we will provide you with a quoted trip price for your preferred dates and travel party size, along with booking instructions that will include steps on how to submit your required trip deposit.

What is the minimum & maximum occupancy for the property featured in this CountryHouse Encounter?

The property featured in this CountryHouse Encounter is available for exclusive rental only. The property rental requires a minimum occupancy of 10 guests, and can accommodate a maximum of 12 guests.

Why is my quoted trip price different than the published starting price per person?

While our CountryHouse Encounters are pre-designed and ready to book travel experiences, there are important factors that may impact the quoted trip price, namely property availability, number of travelers in your party, the minimum stay required, and whether you are requesting to travel during high or low season in a specific region or during a national holiday/special event.

What happens if my requested travel dates are not available?

Should your requested travel dates not be available, or if they happen to encompass a national holiday or special event that will significantly impact your quoted trip price, we will certainly let you know and work with you to identify alternate travel dates.

Months Offered

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Arrival & Departure

This CountryHouse Encounter includes a chauffeured private transfer from Milan Malpensa Airport or Milan Centrale Train Station upon arrival, and a chauffeured private transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport or Milan Centrale Train Station for departure.

Private transfers to and from alternate locations not included as part of this CountryHouse Encounter, such as a residence, hotel, car rental office, etc., can be requested at an additional cost.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your CountryBred Regional Ambassador who will introduce you to your CountryHouse, be available to answer any questions you may have, and ensure that you are able to settle into your accommodation with ease.

Prior to departure, your CountryBred Regional Ambassador will facilitate a final walk through of your accommodation, and go over any charges or incidental charges you may have incurred during your stay, which are not included as part of your CountryHouse Encounter.

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