In the 1st Century BC, Romans took over a Gallic colony in the Lake Como Region. Since then Emporers, warriors, writers, musicians, artists and architects have left their mark on the area.
Of all the Italian lakes, Lake Como has the more recognized heritage of refined and graceful cities and villages, rich in architecture and history. This cultural abundance is coupled with breaktaking natural beauty, fresh mountain air, penetrating blue water, miles of splendid rolling hills and mountains to be explored or simply admired.
The region around Lake Como enjoys a tradition of art, architecture, sports, cuisine and shopping. From the Villa, it is a short distance to the internationally reknown cities, Milan and Lugano, with their elegant shops and restaurants. Italy's finest golf courses are a short drive from the Villa as well.
The real treasure of Lake Como lies in its quaint villages that dot the mountains surrounding the lake. A stroll through any of the ancient villages on Lake Como includes medieval and renaissance churches, charming caffes, winding alleys and striking views of the lake.