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Lake Como and the private “ville di delizia”

In a corner of Lombardy, in the North of Italy, we want you to discover the "ville di delizia". These delightful country mansions are scattered across stunning lake landscapes, where the tradition of retreating to the peace and quiet of the country lives on. You will be welcomed by the owners, treated as their personal guests, stepping back in time to enjoy the atmosphere of olden days. During this weekend - organized with Giovanni and Silvia, creators of Villago – you will visit some of lake Como’s most prestigious villas. One such is Villa Pizzo in Cernobbio, with lakefront terraces offering breathtaking views onto a truly unique landscape. Having seen the lake in all its glory, it will be time for a light lunch on the shore and then a stroll in the gardens of the striking Villa Carlotta. For those of you who can’t wait to get onto the lake, a boat ride will take you to beautiful Bellagio. Our journey ends with dinner in a private villa in Montevecchia, where time stands still. Here you can wander round the Italian garden at the entrance, or the romantic landscape garden on the hill. When you finally go inside, you will be mesmerized by its interior, with its fully furnished parlors and typically 18th century frescoes.
Did you know that some islands are still privately owned? On Sunday we take you to a magical place: a private isle on lake Pusiano, where some ten kangaroos roam free.
 
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Giovanni Vanossi and Silvia Brusadelli have a degree in Cultural Management of the University of Como and they followed their dream transforming their passion into a job. Villago is a project that comes from the love of their territory, the Brianza Region in Lombardy, where they see potential of the numerous villas that are mostly unknown. They have developed a system of privately onwned villas in which they offer events, experiential visits and with Elesta have decided to take it to the next level and expand to the world offering overnight stays and thematic itineraries aroud this magnificent homes. 
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Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri
 

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