Villa Maria Serena offers a variety of interesting day trips, most of which are best discovered by boat. Private boat rentals put every corner of the Lake within your reach, from your own front door at the water’s edge. Other captivating destinations recommended for longer days of exploring are within an hour’s drive. Let us know what you like and we’ll use our insight, knowledge and comprehensive network of contacts to create memorable tours and activities, just for you.
It's an easy walk from the Villa to a small town with a variety of shops, an excellent restaurant and public ferry dock. Five minutes down the road is the main town of Como - a lovely walled town with an impressive center and lively square which offers a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities as well as cultural events.
INTERESTING TOWNS AND CITIES
You have easy access by ferry or private boat to other Lakefront villages, including Cernobbio, Tremezzo, Menaggio and Bellagio. From your villa, you can also visit Milan as well as Lugano and St. Moritz in Switzerland.
OTHER INTERESTING EVENTS
This estate is convenient to the cultural seasons of Como and Milan. Transportation, tickets and guides can be arranged for anyone wanting to be a part of the sophisticated and high quality opera, music or theatre scene of these well-regarded communities. Your Concierge can also arrange access to facilities at Villa d'Este.
GUIDED EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXPERT AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS
Self-guided tours of the Lake’s famous villas and gardens are well worth doing, particularly Villa Balbianello. You can also tour Bergamo, Sondrio and Menaggio, as well as Lugano and St. Moritz in Switzerland.
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES
For special occasions, we can arrange wine-tasting and private dinners at home or at Villa Balbianello.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the many challenging courses at Menaggio, Cernobbio and beyond. You can hike the mountains, bike around the Lake and enjoy speedboats, paragliding, sailing and windsurfing. For a change of venue, take the funiculare up to Bramante and enjoy the spectacular views as you meander along the myriad trails.
Como has many silk factories making it an excellent place to discover high-quality silks and unknown boutique designer fashions. To show you the way, a personal shopper can also guide you to the best shops in Milan for designer deals, and help you hunt for Armani and Prada either locally or at outlets in Switzerland.
Beautifully situated within its own private park, you can wander the poetic paths and find lovely corners for conversation, reflection or reading. Very spacious pool deck with outdoor lunch spot under the shade trees, all with delightful lake views. Massages can be arranged within the privacy of the villa, as well as piano or vocal recitals and other live musical offerings. Cultural presentations, customized to your interests, can also be arranged.
© June 2013 by Homebase Abroad, Ltd. All rights reserved.