RUSHDOWN TRAVEL PTY LTD.
BOUTIQUE WORLD TRAVEL AGENT
Specializing in Italy
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DESCRIPTION

Palazzo in lake Como is a lakefont property placed in Argegno, just 20 minutes from Como, due to the unique location with a 180° Lake view. The private boat house gives direct access to the Lake; you can start your boat tour directly from the Villa and discover our beauties. The garden is ultimate to relax or get suntan; play bocce or make barbecue. The main terrace is there for sunbathing or al fresco dinners. The private parking give you comfortable access to the Villa. The Villa can accomodate up to 8 people.

THE INTERIORS

On The Ground Floor:
Spacious living room typified by arched glass doors, 180° lake views, TV, DVD player, audio system, stone fireplace and drinking area with direct access to the garden. Kitchen provides all facilities: owen, gas hob, espresso machine, coffee machine and dishwasher. Direct access to the main terrace. Service bathroom for guest to use. On the mezzanine floor. Master double bedroom with bathroom ensuite, private balcony and an idyllic 180° lake view.

On the upper floor:
One double bedroom with ensuite. Two double bedrooms (one bedroom able to accommodate twin beds.) One bathroom. Bedrooms offer privacy and luxury accommodation to family or groups of friends. Elegant furniture, parquet flooring and direct access to the terraces.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Wi-fi access, washing machine, bed linen, towels, BBQ, final service charge.

Extra Services: Personal chef, private boat tour, extra cleaning, rental boat and tourist guide.

NEXT TO THE VILLA

Argegno, just five minutes walking the little village offers restaurants, cafes, bars, Pizzeria, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Cable railway takes visitors to Pigra, a balcony on the lake, ideal to start walking tours. Argegno is connected to all the beautiful pearls of the lake by a public transport: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta (botanical garden), Villa Balbianello. Argegno is 25 minutes driving from Menaggio, with is famous Lido, and cars/passengers ferryboat which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio. In 20 minutes you can reach Como town which offers high street shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Palazzo Broletto, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events are just some of the place that you can visit. On the way to Como you can stop to thelakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure.

Night life on the lake: Lido di Lenno, Lido di Bellagio, clubs and bars of Como offer music and fun until the morning.

PRICES: ARE ON APPLICATION ( MINIMUM OF TWO NIGHTS REQUIRED)

EXCURSIONS

BY BOAT:
Rent your own boat directly at the Villa and you can start from the boat-house to discover the Lake. You will have a map that show where you can moor the boat and what you can see on tha Lake.

Rent an historycal taxi boat with Skipper. He comes directly at the Villa and takes you around the Lake. You will see the most beautiful Villa, towns and Lanscape of the Lake. You can stop in Bellagio, Varenna, Isola Comacina, Tremezzo and in other places that you like. You can also have a private guide who tell you about the places and the History of our land.

BY PRIVATE DRIVER:
Explore St. Moritz and the Engadina by Bernina Express. Bernina Express in one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps that links up regions with different languages and cultures. Your Personal Driver will pick you up at the Villa and bring you to Tirano Train Station. You will take the Bernina Express to Saint Moritz. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery. One of the highlights is the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage RhB. https://www.rhb.ch/en/panoramic-trains/bernina-express#overview We can arrange a Personal Driver who will take care about your tranfers. The Driver will wait you in St. Moritz and he will you bring back home. If you like you can stop for dinner during your way.

Tasting tour experience: food & wine tours in Piedmont, northern Italy, where some of the finest Italian wines are produced Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera to mention but a few. A Peronal Driver takes care of your transfers.

Discover Lago Maggiore: from Ascona and Locarno to Arona the lakeside road (State road 33) is lined with a succession of mansion houses set in luxuriant parkland. All of the towns are full of historical and cultural interest, with a range of lively events throughout the year. Outstanding among these are the Ascona Jazz Festival and the Locarno Film Festival, events of international reputation offering top entertainment in a romantic setting.

If you like shopping, do not miss FoxTown Factory Stores, the temple of luxury and elegance where 160 stores of the most prestigious brands for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, sport articles, household goods and accessories are under the same roof. A successful combination of quality and low prices where manufacturers offer their surplus and garments from the previous season at prices discounted from 30% to 70% and where the dream of discreet and advantageous shopping becomes true. 1200 parking spaces, a Casino and 7 food corners help turn a shopping spree into an unforgettable day. You can reach the store by car or Private Driver.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTS:
Cable car from Argegno to Pigra and walking way to Colonno. This cable car, one of the steepest ones in Europe, was opened in 1971. It only 5 minutes it brings youfrom 200 m to 850 m offering you a spectacular view of the lake. . From Pigra you can do the wonderful hike down to Colonno (2 hrs.) situated on the lake. You can reach the Cable car's station walking 10 minutes from the Villa.

Villa Carlotta Museum and Botanical Garden. Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum. You can reach Villa Carlotta by bus or by ferry. They start from Argegno's square, reachable in 10 minutes walking from the Villa.

Bellagio and Villa Melzi. The Gardens of Villa Melzi strech out along the lake shore and are armoniously inserted into the hilly scenery of the Bellagio peninsula that divides the two branches of Lario lake. Bellagio is characterised by century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares. Bellagio and Villa Melzi are reachable by ferry, starting from Argegno's square.

Villa Balbianello: always one of the most beautiful and romantic residences of lake Como, Villa del Balbianello at Lenno (CO) overlooks an enchanting wooded promontory, at the extreme point of the Dosso di Lavedo, which plunges into the waters of the lake forming a small peninsula.It was built at the beginning of the 12th century and was frequented by intellectuals and outstanding figures of the Italian Risorgimento. Due to its appeal today it is used a great deal by cinema producers. Villa Balbianello is reachable by ferry, starting from Argegno's square.

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