Built in the 1700s, Villa Mosaico is an Italian National Treasure. Designed by renowned Swiss architect Felice Soave, Villa Mosaico has hosted many rich and famous residents. The villa is located in the heart of the Lake Como District, close to the many lake towns in the area.
The 11 Bedroom villa (includes 8 master bedrooms) are all unique and beautiful. They all boast high and carved ceilings, antique floors, and spectacular bathrooms. The rooms are filled with antique furniture, Persian rugs, Venetian chandeliers, and beautiful art. Some of the bathrooms have Philippe Starck designed wash basins, bathtubs, and showers, while others have large, antique French and English trough bathtubs and ornate wash basins.
The living areas are beautifully furnished and restored. It features two beautiful pianos in the villa. One is a perfectly restored antique Bluethner that once sat in the Leipzig Concert Hall. It rests in the Music Room, which is a spectacular room with 30-foot high ceilings, Albertolli frescoes, and stunning views of the lake. The second piano is a player piano that plays jazz, modern, and classical music on its own.
The villa includes two large kitchen fully equipped with designer appliances, including subzero refrigerators, wine coolers, Viking and Gaggeneau ovens, grills and ranges, 4 garbage disposals, 2 dishwashers, a vegetable and fish steamer, and a fryer. The counter tops are made of Verona marble and the cabinetry is richly decorated, hand-carved wood. The most prominent feature of the kitchen is two, original, 8-foot high stone fireplaces and bear the original family’s emblem.
The gardens of Villa Mosaico and Villa Pesca are considered some of the most historic and beautiful on Lake Como. You will enjoy the fresh flowers that come from the Cutting and Rose gardens. There is also an extensive Vegetable Garden and Orchard so you can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables throughout your stay! The garden is divided on 5 different levels and abounds with everything from lemon to olive to orange trees.
The Swimming Terrace is spectacular. The terrace is filled with lemon and olive trees and ample area for sunbathing with sun-lounge chairs. There is also a glass dining table for 6 and a pool side bathroom with shower. The views of Lake Como are stunning from the terrace, which is the warmest part of the garden. Overlooking the swimming pool is Sant’ Agata’s 12th Century bell tower. There is also a beautiful 200-year-old greenhouse on the terrace. There are 11 working fountains on the property that add cool freshness and sound to the hot summer afternoons.
Villa Mosaico’s property ends at the lake’s shore. The dock area is beautiful. It is encased in antique Moltrasio stone, both on the walls and on the steps leading to the water. The dock area is filled with roses, creeping jasmine, and oleander. Two boats are docked at the private dock and are available for rent (a 32-foot hand crafted, mahogany wood boat and a 19-foot motorboat)
The villa can sleep up to 22 guests and includes daily maid service plus the option of a variety of luxury services and personnel on demand.