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Lake Como is the most spectacular of all the lakes in northern Italy sharing a border with Switzerland. An exclusive vacation spot since early Roman times through today; it is a favorite location for movie stars, creatives and entrepreneurs who have made Lake Como their home. Surrounded by mountainous terrain, Lake Como unveils some of the most remarkable weather patterns in Italy. Enjoy fresh snowy winters, often accompanied by rainstorms and spectacular lightning displays. From spring throughout fall, the region’s weather transforms into a Mediterranean climate unique to Northern Italy. Within a magical setting, it’s natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle, Lake Como is a fairytale destination easily accessible to everyone. In the shape of a “Y”, Lake Como is lined by storybook towns, including the famous Bellagio. Bellagio or “Pearl of the Lake” is located in the pinnacle of the “Y”. The southern leg ends with the town of Como, the eastern leg Lenno and the northern leg Colico.

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All About

Lake Como

01.

Surroundings

Lake Como is the third largest lake in all of Italy and one of the deepest lakes in Europe at 656 ft. below sea level. With its ancient history, stunning scenery, numerous famous villas, gardens and quaint villages nearby, there are many discoveries to be made. Lake Como has been a popular romantic retreat for aristocrats and celebrities starting before the Romans.

Lake Como is, with the warmth of its local people in a private romantic setting apart from any other. Lake Como and its surroundings offer many diverse summer and winter activities year-round. The quaint villages of Varenna, Mennagio, Lenno, Tremezzo and many others as well as the only island on the lake, Isola Comacina should not be missed. The city of Como is known for its silks, the walled city and the Duomo. The famous village of Bellagio is known for its rich history and spectacular villas.

02.

Shopping

With its ‘hub’ location Lake Como is not far from other major towns and cities. To the east is Bergamo, the town has of two centers: “Città alta” (upper city), a hilltop medieval town and the “Città bassa” (lower city); famous for music, amazing fabrics and exceptional handmade furnishings. South of Como is Milan, known for the ‘Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci, La Scala Opera House, the Galleria (glass roof mall), Duomo, and designer shops such as Gucci, Versace and Valentino.

03.

Local Bus Tickets

Bus tickets must be purchased prior to boarding at newsagents or Café’s/Tabacci which display a ‘T’ sign outside, or at the bus depot in Como. Fares depend on the distance. As most ticket sellers speak little English, it is advisable to have the route written down in advance for convenience. Tickets are not dated and so may be used on any future date.

04.

Lake Ferry

The ferry has been developed around the lakes area since the 1800’s, when the first steamship was intorduced on the lake. Ferries are a wonderful way to see the lake from another vantage point where classic Italian lake-images of sparkling water, splendid water-side villas, gardens, and tiered villages set against a background of green or distant snow-covered mountains create a stunning landscape. A day excursion ticket for the central lake area Bigletto Giornaliero per Il Centro Lago will allow day-long use of ferries to view the most beautiful villages of the lake. In this way you will be able to enjoy stops in each town to enjoy the sights, and linger over refreshments without the cares of driving.

Our Rates

Villa Elika

  • Winter 2017
    January 7th - March 17th

    1700 USD

    3 nights or more $242.86 average nightly

  • Spring 2017
    March 18th – May 26th

    1900 USD

    3 nights or more $271.43 average nightly

  • Summer 2017
    May 27th – Sept 29th

    1850 USD

    3 nights or more $314.29 average nightly

  • Fall 2017
    Sept. 30th - Dec. 22nd

    1900 USD

    3 nights or more $242.86 average nightly

Villa Gabriella

  • Winter 2017
    January 7th – March 17th

    1150 USD

    3 nights or more $164.29 average nightly

  • Spring 2017
    March 18th – April 21st

    1250 USD

    3 nights or more $178.57 average nightly

  • Late Spring 2017
    April 22nd – May 26th

    1350 USD

    3 nights or more $192.86 average nightly

  • Summer 2017
    May 27th – Sept 29th

    1550 USD

    3 nights or more $221.43 average nightly

  • Fall 2017
    Sept 30th – Dec 22nd

    1350 USD

    3 nights or more $242.86 average nightly

Villa Gisette

  • Winter 2017
    Jan 7th – March 17th

    895 USD

    3 nights or more $127.86 average nightly

  • Spring 2017
    March 18th – May 26th

    1195 USD

    3 nights or more $170.71 average nightly

  • Summer 2017
    May 27th – Sept 29th

    1295 USD

    3 nights or more $185.00 average nightly

  • Fall 2017
    Sept 30th – Dec 22nd

    1195 USD

    3 nights or more $242.86 average nightly

The Resort

  • Winter 2017
    Jan 7th – March 17th

    1050 USD

    3 nights or more $150.00 average nightly

  • Spring 2017
    March 18th – May 26th

    1350 USD

    3 nights or more $192.86 average nightly

  • Summer 2017
    May 27th – Sept 29th

    1550 USD

    7 nights or more $221.43 average nightly

  • Fall 2017
    Sept 30th – Dec 22nd

    1350 USD

    3 nights or more $192.86 average nightly

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Contact

Our greatest personal satisfaction is in feeling and knowing that we have helped our guests to have wonderful lifetime memories of their experience on Lake Como and with us.

Where to meet ?

Eric & Robin Arcio,
Via San Fedele #9,
Pognana Lario (CO)
Provincia di Como 22020
Italia

Phone

+393409502334/8

By the old way

contact@argentoinc.com

Villa Elika

Heart of Como - Villa Elika – Private, comfortable, luxurious apartment meters from the Duomo and waterfront.

Located in the Heart of Como and close to everything historic Lake Como has to offer, Villa Elika is the ideal location to spend you next holiday.

Being centrally located, a car is not necessary although public parking is available nearby. All public transportation is within walking distance; ferry stops, buses, train stations and the taxi stand are less than a block away.

There is an elevator from the entrance to the door. Directly out of the glass doors and to the right is Piazza Cavour, the waterfront Como. To the left is more of Como, the old walls of the city and just behind you is the splendor of the Duomo. With an abundance of cafés, restaurants, markets, and shopping this will be a destination to revisit.

The home is a very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full baths with separate living room, kitchen, balcony and breakfast nook. Exquisitely finished, villa Elika has hardwood floors throughout, custom built-in closets and large bay windows with privacy shades. Villa Elika is designer furnished and equipped with all amenities needed. Included in the cost are luxury bed linens and towels, fully stocked kitchen, television, internet, utilities and heating.

With all of this, it allows for easy travel around the lake area (Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna), day trips or use as a base for travel throughout Italy and Europe. As part of your experience with the Lake Como Beach Resort and Villas we offer assistance and recommendations when it comes time to plan your perfect holiday! As with all of our properties please see our reviews on the HomeAway microsite: http://www.homeaway.com/pm/Lake-Como-Beach-Resort-and-Villas-58418u or Tripadvisor/FlipKey microsite: https://www.flipkey.com/frontdesk/view/2668/lake+como+beach+resort+and+villas+waterfront/


Villa Gabriella

All-inclusive Villa with over 1,750 SQFT of luxury living overlooking beautiful Lake Como.

Villa Gabriella is a luxurious private romantic villa, with incredible personal charm. Originally built in 1744, Villa Gabriella has been lovingly cared for, restored and renovated to the highest standard with spectacular views over Lake Como from every room. It is located in the picturesque village of Pognana Lario, on the Bellagio side of Lake Como between Como Centro and Bellagio. Most of the architecture and historic features of Villa Gabriella have been beautifully preserved and maintained with it’s original charm and character. The hideaway retreat is nestled in the ancient village of Pognana Lario, a private, tranquil, peaceful setting with spectacular views of the Lake that are endless and forever changing. From the villa balconies, one can see all the way to Como to the South and up to Argegno to the North.

Villa Gabriella is situated on three levels and offers year- round picture-postcard views of Lake Como, with inviting entry, easy access and off street parking. The villa includes original hand carved granite staircase that continues all the way up to the third level. Murano glass lighting and stylish welcoming antiques are scattered throughout the villa. The main floor living room has a warm wood burning fireplace, dining area, kitchen and a beautiful private balcony with stunning Lake Como views. The master bedroom is warm and cozy with lovely tasteful furnishings and private balcony, for alfresco dining and unobstructed views of magical Lake Como. The private top level bedroom, just as beautiful and inviting as the master bedroom, comes with a queen sized bed. Directly in front of the Villa (looking across the Lake), is the village of Laglio where George Clooney’s Villa Oleandra is located. Truly, an amazing place to spend your vacation!

When staying in Villa Gabriella, you are also welcome to come and use our waterfront facilities at the Lake Como Beach Resort located in the same village of Pognana. We offer gardens, private parking, a sand lido and boat dock jetty, swimming as well as boat or kayak rentals to cruise the lake. Next to the resort is the ferry dock as well as public transport, restaurants and café`s.

Free WIFI and parking right in front of the villa. As with all of our properties please see our reviews on the HomeAway microsite: http://www.homeaway.com/pm/Lake-Como-Beach-Resort-and-Villas-58418u or Tripadvisor/FlipKey microsite: https://www.flipkey.com/frontdesk/view/2668/lake+como+beach+resort+and+villas+waterfront/

Our Resort

A Small Slice of Paradise on the Waterfront of Lake Como.

Welcome to the ' LAKE COMO BEACH RESORT ' and Lake Como Beachfront. Located directly on the Lake Como Waterfront in the village of Pognana Lario, minutes from historic Como Centro and famous Bellagio our exclusive little resort and private luxury vacation villa rentals, offer guests a magical memorable experience of Lake Como, Italy.

With incredible Lake Como views, private balconies, spectacular gardens, sand lido, beach and boat dock for swimming. The Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas is the ultimate place to spend your perfect Italian holiday, on the beautiful Lake Como waterfront. Come and join us at the Lake Como Beach Resort and Villas!

We are a small, quaint, customer service oriented private resort on the Bellagio side of the Lake. We take pride in offering only the best of customer care, to all our guests. Our guests and friends are our number one priority. We are here to help you have a wonderful memorable holiday on Lake Como. We offer personal concierge services and can assist with, cooking classes, set up airport transport services, as well as organize day trips, make dinner reservations or plan special events. We have a very strong community atmosphere at the resort, where all guests feel welcome, respected and appreciated. Our exclusive little resort is a renovated turn of the century palazzo. The private Villettas are fully equipped and individual, situated directly on the beachfront of the Lake between Como Centro and Bellagio. All lovingly redesigned and restored, the Villettas boast 180° degree views of the entire lake, with a private beach, gardens with umbrella, tables and chairs as well as relaxing lounge chairs. We have a private sand lido and boat dock/jetty with chaise loungers and fluffy beach towels, a private rock beach for swimming and private balconies off the master bedrooms with stunning Lake Como views and seating for alfresco dining. There is a large bbq area as well as elevator access from the parking lot to the gardens. Lake Como Beach Resort is where one can soak up the tranquility of the lake, or easily visit historical and popular sites. The relaxing independent Villettas make Lake Como Beach Resort the ideal location for any occasion, both first time vacationers and experienced travelers will find it hard to leave. Positioned to give all of our guests stunning waterfront views Lake Como Beach Resort & Villettas are designed to provide the luxury of a dream vacation, yet retain the comfortable feel of ‘home’ as you walk through the French doors. With free WIFI and parking, each Villa sleeps up to 4 guests on two separate levels. Main floor consists of living room and dining area as well as fully equipped kitchen that open out to the private gardens through the French doors, sand lido and our private beach and waterfront. Second level consists of private master bedroom with en suite bath and French doors that open to a private balcony with seating. The resort is a 5 minute walk to the Lake Como ferry, public transportation, grocery store and local restaurants.

Amenities

1 Bedroom plus queen sleeper sofa and 2 Bedroom Villettas both sleep 4

Personal Concierge Services

Private Reception/Lounge Area

Private Beach

Fun Lake Swimming

Speed Boat and waterski rental

Sand Lido/Boat Dock/Jetty

Private Gardens

BBQ Area

Secure Private Parking

Free WIFI

Ferry and Public Transport within walking distance

Villa Gissette

Honeymoon Haven – 1,200 SQFT Villa with peaceful, spectacular views above Lake Como.

TypePrivate house

StatusBuilt

Year2012

Size3000sqft


Villetta Gisette is a lovely, private, independent villa nestled in the beautiful panoramic hills above Lake Como, just minutes to the lakeshore. Located on the private estate of Villa Gisella with over an acre of private land, the lovely villa has a gated entry, security system and is a wonderful place to get away from it all. The property has one bedroom with queen bed and one bath, plus a queen size sofa bed in a cozy living room with wood burning fireplace. There is a full dining area, full kitchen, balconies, gardens and terraces for your enjoyment. Located in the midst of three villages; Nesso, Veleso and Zelbio, the villa has adjacent nature trails leading to and from the nearby villages. The Gourmet Restaurant 'Bella Vista' (Veleso) and one of the best pizzerias the ‘National’ (Zelbio) are both w/in walking distance. As with all of our properties please see our reviews on the HomeAway microsite: http://www.homeaway.com/pm/Lake-Como-Beach-Resort-and-Villas-58418u or Tripadvisor/FlipKey microsite: https://www.flipkey.com/frontdesk/view/2668/lake+como+beach+resort+and+villas+waterfront/

Washington, DC, United States.

Brandywine House

TypePrivate house

StatusBuilt

Year2013

Size4000sqft


Located within close proximity to Rock Creek Park, and with easy access to the shops and restaurants on Connecticut Avenue, this large lot in Northwest Washington, DC presented a desirable opportunity for a young family to build a new house in this sought-after neighborhood.

Designed to respect both the scale of neighboring houses and the rhythm of the streetscape, the project aligns with adjacent houses while retaining the vast majority of mature trees and green space located between the street and the house. Materials composing the exterior, which include stone, wood and stucco, evoke traditional materials found throughout the neighborhood. The house appears relatively solid when viewed from the street with strategically placed windows insuring privacy to the street-facing spaces.

The “L” shaped house is organized around the outdoor living spaces and swimming pool, and is oriented towards the large, south facing rear yard.

New York City, NY, United States.

ICRAVE Office

TypeOffice

StatusBuilt

Year2014

Size8000sqft


After rapid growth, ICRAVE, a New York-based experiential branding and design firm, made the move to an 8,000-square-foot studio with the intention of really making it their own. The space, designed by the ICRAVE team itself, goes beyond the notion of an open plan office — it is designed specifically to foster ICRAVE’s immersive, collaborative culture.

The design process was a collective effort of the entire ICRAVE studio. Dream sessions were held to harvest ideas, where team members examined different areas and said, “Now, what if we could have...,” giving everyone a chance to bring their ideas to the table. Among those options, ICRAVE then crowdsourced the best solution for each micro-environment, and created a one-of-a-kind office. The result is a truly collaborative office space that fosters employees' creativity, interaction, and inspiration.

The reception desk doubles as a DJ booth, and the entrance plays host to archery matches. The conference room features large monolithic doors that swivel 360 degrees to open and close the space as needed. The kitchen and conference room are separated by a chalkboard that can be raised to create bar seating next to the kitchen or lowered to be used in meetings.