Villa Zenia is a stunning and unique property set on western shore of Lake Como. Once an aristocratic private residence, the villa has not lost its grandeur and is now available to its guest offering the quintessential palatial Italian experience! The luxury property overlooks the lake and its fragrant gardens extend to the shore with direct access to the water. Impeccably decorated, it blends the authenticity of the past with the comfort and quality of a modern home. The grandiose villa boasts traditional rich interiors, 8 bedroom suites with spectacular bathrooms, lush verdant gardens with private swimming pool and 11 babbling fountains, and a private dock. You can rent Villa Zenia for a week, but you wish to stay here forever.
A guest house on the same estate for additional 10 guests is avaiable to be rented together with Zenia at an extra.
Weekly rates & Availability
- Security deposit: € 4,000 to be held by agency
- Non-smoking villa
- Pets not allowed
- Check-in: from 4:00pm to 7:00pm – Check-out by 10:00am
- All extra services must be paid locally unless otherwise arranged.
Included with rent
- Electricity, a/c, heating, water and final cleaning
- Daily housekeeping service (Monday to Saturday)
- Change of linens and towels (every 3 days)
- Pool and garden maintenance
Not included with rent
- Villa pre-stocking
- Cook service
- Personal laundry and ironing service
- Babysitting service
- Telephone charges
What to do in Lake Como
The area of Lake Como is abundant in picturesque towns with narrow cobbled streets, breathtaking views, and lovely homes and gardens, best visited from late spring to early fall. Take a stroll through the city of Como to enjoy its history and architecture, then hop on the ferry and head north to visit other towns on the lakeshore. However, there is more to do in this area than traditional sightseeing. Visitors can book a flight over the lake by seaplane or take the funiculare (hillside trolley) to Brunate and enjoy spectacular views from above. Extreme sports enthusiasts can enjoy paragliding off of Mount Nuvolone. Small and large groups alike can book boat tours with our concierge to enjoy the lake from the water, having fun spotting properties owned by the rich and famous (Donatella Versace, Madonna, and George Clooney, among others). For the more adventurous, Lake Como also offers water-skiing, wind surfing, and wake boarding. Bikers will surely enjoy the natural trails that lead to the mountains or even hidden pebbled beaches. Go for a round of golf or tennis at one of the many locations across the lake region. Lake Como has something for everyone! With fashion-capital Milan just 45 minutes away, it's no wonder that Lake Como also offers excellent designer shopping.
Where to eat
Momi - Excellent fresh local food served on a romantic and panoramic terrace. Memorable experience if you are there at sunset! You can arrive also by boat and access the restaurant from the water via private dock. Ask the locals for directions because the place it is a little hard to find. Frazione Riva, Blevio - +39 334 120 2327
Crotto dei Platani - Another great place on the water. Great food, excellent wine and magnificent view...who could ask for more? Try the potato and porcini flan with Taleggio cheese. Via Regina 73, Brienno - +39 031 814038
La Veranda at Villa D'Este - This classic restaurant offers great views of the lake. The perfect combination of food, atmosphere and service make this a must! Via Regina 40, Villa d'Este, Cernobbio - +39 031 3481
Trattoria del Glicine - Great typical food in a traditional setting. 10 minute drive uphill from Cernobbio. Try the duck and - if in season - the white asparagus salad. Via Vittorio Veneto 1, Località Piazza Santo Stefano In Collina - +39 031 511332
Osteria del Beuc - Unpretentious trattoria, local atmosphere and good typical dishes with a menu changing daily. Outdoor seating available. Via Felice Cavallotti 1, Cernobbio - +39 031 341633
Cardamomo - Fabulous pizza and artisanal beer. Child friendly. No reservations taken, show up early (around 7:00pm) to get a table. Via Carloni 2 f/g, Como - +39 031 301919
Where to shop
Clothing - Tessabit Plinio, elegant contemporary concept clothing store selling the best of Italian Fashion. Piazza Cavour 34, Como - +39 031 304348
Food - Taste the Formaggio Lariano produced throughout the year with milk obtained exclusively in the province of Como. Buy this goodie at Latteria Alto Lario. Via Statale 178, Dongo - +39 0344 821 84
Silk accessories - Como is also famous for silk manufacturing, a place to buy some articles is Azalea Bellagio. Salita Serbelloni 31, Bellagio - +39 031 950 984
Leather goods - Quelli della pelle, artisanal hand-made products, 100% made in Bellagio. Salita Serbelloni 22, Bellagio - +39 031 951 393