Villa Larianella / On Lake Como

  • Villa Larianella View From Lake
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  • Villa Larianella Pale Green Bathroom
  • Villa Larianella Yellow Living Room
  • Villa Larianella Bedroom
  • Villa Larianella Pool And Garden
  • Villa Larianella Pool & View
  • Villa Larianella Blue Living Room
  • Villa Larianella Pool
  • Villa Larianella Terrace View
  • Villa Larianella Blue Living Room
  • Villa Larianella Striped Bathroom
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  • Villa Larianella Chef
  • Villa Larianella Terrace
  • Villa Larianella Coast View
  • Villa Larianella Terrace Lake View
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  • Villa Larianella Terrace Seating
  • Villa Larianella Dining
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  • Villa Larianella Dock
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  • Villa Larianella Garden And Pool
  • Villa Larianella Terrace Wedding
  • Villa Larianella Green Bathroom
  • Villa Larianella Terrace
  • Villa Larianella Hall
  • Villa Larianella Twin Bedroom
  • Villa Larianella Alfresco Dining
  • Villa Larianella Jacuzzi And Lake View
  • Villa Larianella Twin Bedroom
  • Villa Larianella Bedroom
  • Villa Larianella Jacuzzi
  • Villa Larianella Upper Terrace
  • Villa Larianella Bedroom
  • Villa Larianella King With Adjoining Single
  • Villa Larianella Bedroom
  • Villa Larianella Kitchen
  • Villa Larianella Yellow Bathroom
$ 11,500 – 20,440 /wk
Heated PoolLake/Sea ViewNear BeachWalk to Village/ServicesParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVTerrace/BalconyWasher
Top Features

Important lakefront villa with panoramic terrace, pool, elegant interior.

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This is a love story that is easy to understand — how a noble Swiss family came to Lake Como at the turn of the century and fell in love with the magical landscape, and how they decided to build their Italian holiday home on its shores.

Villa Larianella still belongs to the same family, in 2008 they completely renovated and carefully restored the villa to its original splendor, retaining its many original features and balancing them harmoniously with modern comforts. Recently they added a swimming pool and are constantly upgrading and maintaining the villa. .

Located between the famous Villa d’Este hotel in Cernobbio and George Clooney’s residence in Laglio, Villa Larianella sits directly on the lake in a beautiful landscaped garden setting, with a private dock and a panoramic terrace with a stunning lake view.

Outdoors, the garden and terrace are ideal for candlelit dinners or relaxing afternoons with a book. The terrace (760 sq ft) faces the lake and you can enjoy the view or sunbathe in privacy. A Jacuzzi spa and also a swimming pool (that can be heated at additional cost) are located in the garden, as well as a Ping-Pong table and table football. Relax at home and enjoy la dolce vita or take advantage of easy access to all the sights of Lake Como.

The convenient location, just a few kilometers from Cernobbio and 7 km (4.4 mi) from the center of Como, with access to public transportation (bus stop is 165 yards from the villa; ferry pier is 440 yards) makes Villa Larianella an ideal destination for touring. From the private dock, guests can rent a boat or use a comfortable water taxi to visit the Villa d’Este as well as Menaggio, Bellagio, Tremezzo and the charming villages of Lake Como. An 18-hole golf course is just three km (1.8 mi) away. We do recommend that guests have rental cars during their villa stay because although they can walk to the ferry, the road is narrow and does not have sidewalks. Their stay will be enriched by either a car or a car and driver, if they do not use a water taxi.

Villa Larianella is on three floors with 6,500 square feet of interior space (plus basement) set on half an acre of walled gardens. The small loop road is close to the back of the villa so some noise is possible, but villa has special triple-glazed windows and most of the bedrooms face the lake which minimizes any intrusion. In addition, the road behind the villa is without trucks in an exclusively villa area without loud businesses of any kind in the immediate neighborhood. The garden is walled on three sides so only the lake side is open. There is a private pedestrian underpass to the parking lot on the other side of the road which is in front of the caretaker’s and owner’s houses.

Reviews for Villa Larianella

  • Pamela
    September 19, 2017

    We rented Villa Larianella in Lake Como for a family reunion in September, as well as to achieve my lifelong dream of visiting the area. The stunning, spacious villa situated on the shore of Lake Como near the small village of Moltrasio near Cernobbio proved to be a comfortable retreat after a day filled with exciting travels around the lake, and amazing views into the clear blue water of the lake. The large windows and terraces provided prime places to watch the ferries during the day, and at night, where we could watch the houses seemingly magically embedded in the mountainside, come alive as amber lights replaced the natural sunlight of the day. Spacious rooms and an interior that recalled generations of Italian artistry and decor added to the charm, creating an authentic sense of living in a different era.

  • M.L.
    July 1, 2016

    We loved Villa Larianella and its location is great. Everyone said it exceeded all expectations. Our group walked to the ferry stop together many was great to not have to drive...We found plenty to do, staying around Lake Como for the week. N., with the taxi company you recommended, was great... K. and another man used Lake Como Cycling to set up 2 bike rides with guides. They rode in and out of Switzerland; the biking was their favorite part of the week!  Stefano is a fantastic host, always helpful, so interesting to talk with. The street noise became sort of endearing--the buses that give a beep-beep when they come to the sharp curve near the villa; it was not a problem for anyone, just pleasant Italian background noise. We lived on the deck from morning till after dark most days, since we had such mild weather. Most people swam several days; we took the boat for cruises several times, but ended up using it only once to pick up people in Cernobbio. The chef was wonderful. A fabulous experience in every way. Thank you for all your help in working with us to choose the perfect villa and for all the recommendations. A trip to remember!

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The Villa

Ground floor

  • Entrance
  • Double living room with period furnishings, french doors open to the terrace
  • Spacious dining room with fireplace; french doors open to the terrace
  • Well-equipped modern kitchen with five-burner stove, dishwasher, espresso machine, icemaker, microwave, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
  • Second kitchen, fully equipped
    • Terrace to the side of the kitchen (270 sq ft) with Weber BBQ.
    • The kitchen offers 40 types of wine and champagne available for purchase, and a separate refrigerator for beer.
    • Bathroom with shower

Second floor (sleeps 8+1)

  • Study – extra bed (single size) can be added on request with lake view
    • This room is accessed through glass french doors
    • Four queen bedrooms with lake views
    • Marble bathroom with tub
    • Marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
    • Large bathroom with double sinks, Jacuzzi claw-foot tub and separate stall shower with steam and water massage
    • Bathroom with shower and hydro-massage; overlooks the terrace

Mansard (sleeps 8+1)

There is no lake view from this floor

  • King (cannot be separated) bedroom with adjoining single bed
  • Three twin bedrooms (beds cannot be joined)
  • Large bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub
  • Bathroom with shower


  • Laundry room with washing machine
  • Wine cellar, with additional wines to purchase as well as olive oil and salami, and a tasting area with sofas.


  • Large terrace (750 sq ft) with lake view and BBQ
  • Private dock
  • Ping-pong table
  • Professional table football
  • Parking for 4 cars on the other side of the road*
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi spa (heated) for six, located in the garden, with a panoramic view
  • Motorboat (24 foot open boat 40 hp) is kept at the villa and available for rent by guests weekly or daily with or without a captain.
  • Swimming pool (that can be heated at additional cost) with Roman steps and hydro massage. 
Additional Features
  • Two additional beds may be added at extra cost with owner approval.
  • Mattresses are modern, however bed sizes are translated to the closest American equivalent because the villa’s antique bed frames are not standardized
  • Full air conditioning in bedrooms and living room
  • Approval is needed for groups with more than three children. 


  • Lake/Sea ViewTerrace/Balcony
  • Near Beach Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 1.0 km
Closest Village/Services
  • Parking
  • Heated PoolHot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Golf (within 30 minutes)
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
  • DishwasherMicrowave
  • Washer
  • Guests with walking difficulties –parking is on a different level than thevilla entrance, the connecting underpass requires 10 steps down and then up again.

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


Calendar available on request. Please inquire.

Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2020 Weekly Rates
DatesUp to 10p11 - 16p
Low Season
Mid Season
Apr 11 - Apr 18
May 16 - Jun 13
Aug 29 - Sep 26
Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2021
High Season
Jun 13 - Aug 29

Listed rates are for a maximum of 16 guests.

Additional Information

  • Linens (bath linens changed Wed & Sat, bed linens changed Sat), pool towels
  • Maid services (3 hrs/day, Mon-Sat)
  • Gardener (5 days/wk)
  • Utilities up to €200 per week
  • WIFI Internet
  • Prepared delivered welcome dinner
  • Basic groceries
  • Final cleaning
  • Utilities (electricity, heat, air-conditioning) metered, guests pay for amount in excess of €200/wk.
  • The pool and jacuzzi can be heated for an additional fee, and must be requested in advance of your stay. 
  • Complete cleaning €350/week due in cash on arrival.
  • Optional extra beds €300/wk. This must be requested in advance.
  • Crib is €100/week.
  • Additional change of linen €20 per set per person, to be paid directly to the maid.
  • Telephone is metered and based on usage.
  • Brand new 24 ft open boat is available to rent for up to 8 people. It has apowerful Yamaha 40 hp outboard motor. No driver's license is required. Price includes insurance, life vests for everyone including kids from 2 years onwards. Water skiing is not allowed. Can be rented by the week at 900 Euros (plus 100 Euro cleaning fee) or by the day for 200 Euros/day. Fuel is extra. 

  • Extra services are available upon request at an additional fee: babysitting services, cook service, transfer, extra maid service and laundry.
  • Local tourist tax is due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
Security Deposit

$2,000 payable by check to Doorways and refunded a month after your stay, € 700 due on arrival and returned at the end of your stay less any damage or unpaid fees. Total deposits due on arrival = € 1,050 cash.

  • For more than 3 children, please inquire. Owner approval is required.
  • Rates listed are for a maximum of 16 guests.Two additional beds may be added at extra cost, with owner approval
  • Upon request and approval of owner, a late arrival is possible between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for an extra fee of €50.



Villa d'Este hotel1.5 km
Motorway2 km
Lugano25 km
Milano50 km
Malpensa Airport60 km
Como7 km

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PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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