The Villa features two floors and is suitable for up to 6 people. The inside of the villa offers 200 square meters of spacious and comfortable open plan living areas. On the ground floor you will find a cozy living room, a top-of-the-line family sized fully equipped kitchen ideal for preparing delicious meals and a double bedroom with a bathroom which includes a shower. The large panoramic windows in most rooms offer amazing views of the area surrounding the villa.
The staircase leads you to the second floor which includes 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms that feature modern bathtubs. The bedrooms enjoy amazing sea views or look over the green garden and surrounding countryside. All rooms are fully equipped with Coco-Mat beds (there are top quality natural mattresses and sleep products) and include air conditioning and led TVs. There are sunbeds, umbrellas and an outdoor shower by the private swimming pool (25 square meters) as well as indoor parking and a barbeque. The villa also includes an alarm system to ensure guests’ safety.
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Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring Italian jewel, an exceptional historical palazzo that once belonged to the famous Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, who built it at the end of 16th century and used it as his main residence. A century later, it was enlarged and embellished by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini who used the Villa to host a gallant and frivolous society where festivals, banquets and dances followed one another relentlessly. Since then each successive owner only added to the splendor of the villa. Nowadays, Villa Balbiano is the largest private residence on the lake, occupying over 2ha, with extensive sumptuous garden, which was distinguished by the British Society of Garden Designers, outdoor swimming pool, a private pier and a boathouse. Inside, its historic interiors have been filled with finest objets d’art and furniture of past centuries, sourced from Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Spectacular 17th century frescoes painted by the Recchi brothers and Agostino Silva still decorate the walls, untouched by time. With its illustrious past, an unparalleled mix of man-made and natural beauty, Villa Balbiano is one of the most glamorous locations on Lake Como.
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HOTEL LE FONTANELLE
Hotel Le fontanelle is a decadent Tuscan experience graced with lush wine fields, botanical gardens, Spa and a fine dining restaurant. The Hotel is “the jewel of Chianti”, a very special place that is well-kept and tasteful, with unique views, and beautiful abundant greenery. Even after several years of operation, for her everything is still the same as the first day.
The task of nursing the estate back to life was taken on by Margherita Gozzi, the owner’s niece. She started with the late 19th century water source, from which the hotel got its name. The place had kept its historic and cultural identity: porticoes, loggias and archways still adorn the buildings, along with stone walls, original wood ceiling beams, terracotta floors. All the elements of a classic Chianti farm dwelling. The landscape you view today is no different from that of 200 years ago, marked with vineyards and olive trees, native vegetation, and aromatic herbs.