Europe / Italy / The Lakes
On the water yet only a 5 minute lakeside stroll from Como's central piazza, Villa Gallietta is one of Lake Como's most unique and historic Luxury Villas.
A 3 year renovation, finished in 2009, has restored the full artful splendor of 1772 while adding modern conveniences such as air conditioning, elevator, a full gym, yoga studio, hi-speed internet access, and more.
One of the famous "Seven Sisters of Como", La Gallietta is filled with frescoes (such as the one displayed below by Andrea Appiani, Italy's most famous neo-classical artist) and is the subject of a novel written in 1856 by French author Nathalie Comtesse.
Few villas match Galliettas' opulence and perhaps none can offer the proximity to the center of Como. Whether basking in the luxury of this 19,000 sq. ft mansion, strolling to the medieval center of Como, or boating from the backyard on one of Europe's most beautiful lakes- your best ideals of vacation life in Italy are realized here.
Villa Gallietta comfortably accommodates 21 guests with 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, with additional accommodations for 7 in our luxury apartments.
1st Floor (Ground)
- Grand foyer with a 30 ft. fresco ceiling and spiral marble staircase
- 1,000 sq. ft gym - yoga / dance / cardio / weight studio
- Large cantina / game room & wine cellar
- Video conference room
- Main formal sala - 700 sq. ft. with original fresco & mosaic floor
- Casual living room - original fresco & mosaic floor
- Formal dining room - renovated fresco & mosaic floor
- Casual dining room- original fresco
- Guest bedroom and bath
- Master suite & bath (1100 sq. ft)
- Guest suite 1 & bath
- Guest suite 2 & bath
- Children's suite & bath (800 sq. ft)
- Guest bedroom
- Full laundry facilities
- 2 Guest suites & 2 bath
- Lakeside garden is approximately 70 yards long by 20 yards wide
- Swimming pool
- Back gate opens onto the famous "Passeggiata Villa Olmo" on the water
- 5 steps descend from the backyard into the boathouse and the lake
- Entire garden is surrounded by stone walls and hedges, 10 ft. in height for optimal privacy
On the same property, but with a private entrance and courtyard from a different street than the villa, the Rustic Apartment is available and can be part of Villa Gallietta.
- 140 sq. mts (1500 sq. feet)
- 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Full kitchen
- Full living room
- Complete renovation finished in 2008 with a rustic style including exposed roof timbers, stone work, and antique floors
- Fully air conditioned
- Hi-speed internet/Wi-Fi
- Washing machine
- 70 meters from lake's edge
11 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms
Sleeps 21 Guests
Central Air Conditioning
Washing machine & dryer
8 person elevator serves all 4 floors
Beach towels (20)
Beach umbrellas (3)
Cable & Satellite
iPod docking station (2)
Bedroom DetailsBedroom 1 (Main House): Master suite for 2 guests with King size bed (+crib if needed)
Bedroom 2 (Main House - Pink Room): For 2 guests with double bed (+1 single bed if needed)
Bedroom 3 (Main House - White Room): For 1 or 2 guests with 1 French bed (between queen and full size)
Bedroom 4 (Main House): Guest room for 2 guests with 2 single beds together +1 crib
Bedroom 5 (Main House): Guest room for 2 guests with double bed + single bed
Bedroom 6 (Main House): Guest room for 2 guests with double bed or 2 singles, on the first floor
Bedrooms 7 & 8 (Main House - Attic): 2 Rooms, each one with bathroom), the first room is for 2 guests with a double bed + crib if needed, the second is for 2 guests with a double bed + 1 single bed
Bedroom 9 (Rustico Apartment): Master bedroom for 2 guests
Bedroom 10 (Rustico Apartment): Bedroom for 2 guests
Bedroom 11 (Rustico Apartment): Bedroom for 2 guests with 2 single beds
Beach DetailsNearest beach is Lido Villa Olmo, just a 3 minute walk from the property
Pool DetailsLakeside swimming pool - 35 feet long and 6 feet deep
Pool is open from April 15 - October 31, 2016
Pool can be heated and at an additional cost
Staff and ServicesStaff works 6 days a week (off on Sunday)
5 hours of cleaning daily
Daily continental breakfast
Staff and Services (at additional cost)Cook is available Monday-Saturday from 8am-9pm (English speaking)
Driver on call from Monday-Saturday (English speaking)
Location DetailsClosest airport is Malpensa - 45 minutes from the property
Como is a short walk from the property
Tennis courts are a 5 minute walk - Tennis Como
Golf course is a 20 minute drive from the property at Monticello / villa d'este
Nearest grocery store is an 8 minute walk in Carrefour
Train station is a 15 minute walk
Villa Notes3 day beds available at an additional cost
Golf Clubs available for rent
Please note, for weddings, only 11 bedrooms are available for rent
|Travel Dates||Bedrooms||Min. Night Stay||Nightly Rates|
|USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.|
Tax Service Charge DetailsHoliday rates are slightly higher.
If renting the Rustic Apartment, breakfast and cleaning staff are an additional cost.
Security Deposit Details
€3,500 - collected upon arrival.
Minimum Stay Details
Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.
To qualify for 3 miles per $1 spent, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. New bookings only. Offers are subject to availability, capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
We believe in transforming exceptional escapes into something even more extraordinary. That’s why we’re giving you more to elevate your villa experience. For a limited time you can receive up to $4,000 Destination Dollars, let us arrange a privately chartered sunset cruise, in-villa spa treatment, airport transportation – and more. The choices are endless – and all yours. Once your dream villa vacation is booked, your personal concierge will help you coordinate and schedule every element of your dream villa vacation.
Here’s how you can earn your Destination Dollars:
|Amount Spent||Destination Dollars Rewards|
|$5,000 - $15,000||$300|
|$15,000 - $25,000||$500|
|$25,001 - $35,000||$700|
|$35,001 - $50,000||$1,000|
|$50,001 - $75,000||$1,400|
|$75,001 - $100,000||$2,000|
|$100,001 - $200,000||$3,000|
To qualify for these offers, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. New bookings only. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. Other restrictions may apply. Destination dollar offer is valid for new bookings made between 05/05/21 and 05/31/21 for travel from 07/06/21 to 12/31/21. Destination dollar amount is calculated on base villa cost: $5,000 - $15,000 gets $300,$15,001 - $25,000 gets $500, $25,001 - $35,000 gets $700, $35,001 - $50,000 gets $1,000, $50,001 - $75,000 gets $1,400, $75,001 - $100,000 gets $2,000, $100,001 - $200,000 gets $3,000 and $200,001 or more gets $4,000. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. United Airlines is not responsible for destination dollars. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.
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