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Villa La Cassinella, Lake Como
The flamboyant entrepreneur best known for Virgin Airlines reputedly owns Villa La Cassinella or is it Michael Schumacher as recent rumours suggest? In the most idyllic location sharing the “ Punta di Lavedo” peninsula with Villa Balbianello. Built at the end of the 19th century, the original owners were the Comasco industrialist family who created magnificent gardens around the property. There is a stunning 3 hectares of cypress trees, boxwood hedges, vines of wisteria and jasmine, flowering dogwoods, azaleas, plus tree peonies and roses. This fabulous estate has been extensively renovated and completed in 2008.
Villa La Cassinella is situated on the western shores of Lake Como, close to the town of Lenno, approximately 20kms north of the town of Como. The villa is accessed by boat only, reaching a landing of stone steps leading through formal gardens with perfectly trimmed cypresses and fountain pool, directly up a short flight of stairs into the villa. The spacious and well maintained gardens compliment the estate's ideal setting on the edge of Lake Como. Experiencing the breathless views of the Lake from one of the thirty-seven rooms throughout the estate is something to behold. Dining at Villa La Cassinella inside or out is a wonderful experience. Presented with Limoges china, accompanied by the full compliment of seven styles of lead crystal stemware from Cristallerie de MontBronn in France together with the finest Italian cutlery.
With all the comforts to rival world class hotels, the outdoor fun includes a luxuriously heated infinity swimming pool (12 x 8m), featuring night lights & 22 carat gold light reflecting tiles for an opulent finish. A teak sun deck surrounds the pool in this sunny yet private lake view position. Within the 30,000 sqm of the estate's gardens, there is also an outdoor floodlit tennis court with an all-weather artificial grass surface for you to enjoy.