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Villa Riviera

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  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Private Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Villa Riviera is located in a stunning position three miles from the charming old city of Como and one hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Milan and from the Malpensa International Airport.

Villa Riviera is accessible by all forms of transportation. You can drive to the villa and use its underground garage, or arrive by boat or by water-taxi from the dock. You can also easily reach the Villa d'Este and all the charming villages on the lake. Three miles away is the International Como Aeroclub where a seaplane taxi service is available that can take you from the villa boat dock on a discovery tour of the thrilling alpine lake scenery or you can take a 10-seat turbine Cessna Caravan seaplane from and to other destinations such as Saint Moritz, Venice, Capri,etc.

The property consists of two aristocratic lakeside villas, Villa Riviera and the smaller Villino Riviera, dating back to the 18th century. Both have been completely renovated and offer the very best of modern living combined with wonderful fine furniture of the family. They are securely located, down a quarter mile gated road guarded by a quaint old gate-house in the midst of seven acres of luxurious gardens and woods. The two residences are separated by a small historic harbor flanked by ancient terracotta statues. The owners have personally refurnished these two lakeside aristocratic villas, facing the Villa d'Este Hotel across lake. Upon request and depending on availability, access to the eighteen hole Villa d'Este golf course in Montorfano may be possible. The Villa Riviera offers a wonderful walk in the park to a lakeshore village with a charming square on the harbor, a 17th-century church and the village garden with a lovely pergola.

Villa Riviera can be booked together with Villino Riviera to accommodate a total of 26 guests.

Please Note: Children under eight years of age are accepted only with nannies or dedicated persons.  

Included in price

  • Cleaning included 4 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Cooking & butler service for 3 meals/day, 6 days/week with 3 hour rest each afternoon. Additional cook or butler hours on request at E. 13.00/hour.
  • Twice weekly change of bath linen daily (additional changes extra)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary WiFi available for internet connection.
  • Heat, gas, electricity and air-conditioning included.
  • The pool is heated in July and August on request to a maximum temperature of 28 Celsius. The pool is large and can take up to two days to heat.
  • Torno is 10 minutes walking distance
  • Como (shops, restaurants, boat hire, public ferry service, train station) is 10 minutes by boat or car
  • Cernobbio (Villa d'Este, boutiques, restaurants) is 5 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car
  • Menaggio is 30-40 minutes by boat or car
  • Tremezzo is 30-40 minutes by boat or car
  • Bellagio is 30 minutes by boat or 50 minutes by car
  • Airport: Milan is 1 hour by car
  • Airport: Malpensa is 1 hour by car 


This floor is dedicated to the living and reception areas. From the courtyard guests enter a frescoed ceiling entrance hall with view of the lake. There is a frescoed ceiling music room with grand piano facing the lake and the balcony. There is also a frescoed ceiling living room with fire place and a frescoed ceiling dining room with fireplace. A large contemporary kitchen is fully equipped and completes the floor.


This floor is comprised of a central living room on the lake side with fireplace facing the lake view, a bedroom with one double bed, with view on the lake and marble bathroom with bathtub; a bedroom with one double bed, with view on the lake and marble bathroom with bathtub; a bedroom with one double bed on the courtyard side and marble bathroom with bathtub.


Here guests will find another central living room on the lake side with the view on the lake; one bar/kitchenette with the view on the back yard; a bedroom with two single or one double bed, with view on the lake and marble bathroom with bathtub, a bedroom with two single or one double bed, with view on the lake and marble bathroom with bathtub, a bedroom with two single beds, with view on the court yard and marble bathroom with shower; a bedroom with marble bathroom with shower.   

  • Telephone/fax/internet
  • Personal laundry by separate payment at E. 12.00/hour.
  • Additional cooking, butler and cleaning services
  • Food and beverage
  • A Euro 2500 food allowance required; all additional charges must be paid locally in Euros prior to departure
  • Refundable security deposit: USD 5,000 to be held by VIA with a valid credit card number along with your final payment. Any expenses not paid for in Euro on the premises will be charged to your credit card along with a 2.5% transaction fee. 

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