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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.

up to 11
up to 21
Min. Nights Upon Request


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

Villa Gallietta comfortably accommodates 14 guests with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, with additional accommodations for 7 in our luxury apartments.

First 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

Second Floor

  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Guest bedroom and bath

Third Floor

  • Master suite & bath (1100 sq. ft)
  • Guest suite 1 & bath
  • Guest suite 2 & bath
  • Children's suite & bath (800 sq. ft)

4th Floor

  • Guest suite 3 & bath


  • Lakeside garden is approximately 70 yards long by 20 yards wide
  • Swimming pool 15 yards by 5 yards
  • 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

Rustic Apartment

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


Coffee maker




DVD player


Home Theater

Fax Machine

Booster seat

High chair

Play pen

Tennis equipment

Table-top grill


Central Air Conditioning

Food processor

Toaster oven

Coffee grinder

Washing machine & dryer

TV (4)

8 person elevator serves all 4 floors

Beach towels (20)

Beach umbrellas (3)

Cable & Satellite

Clothing dryer

Computer (5)

Fireplace (5)

Infant Crib

iPod docking station (2)


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 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 Details

Nearest beach is Lido Villa Olmo, just a 3 minute walk from the property

Pool Details

Lakeside 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 Services

Staff 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 Details

Closest 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 Notes

Golf Clubs available for rent
Please note, for weddings, only 11 bedrooms are available for rent


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
May 01, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Villa Gallietta
8 7 $ 5,629 *
May 01, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Villa Gallietta + Rustico Apartment
11 7 $ 6,539 *
October 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Villa Gallietta
8 7 $ 7,295 *
October 01, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Villa Gallietta + Rustico Apartment
11 7 $ 8,205 *
January 01, 2023 - April 30, 2023
8 7 $ 9,774 *
January 01, 2023 - April 30, 2023
11 7 $ 10,993 *
May 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023
8 7 $ 7,542 *
May 01, 2023 - September 30, 2023
11 7 $ 8,761 *
October 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023
8 7 $ 9,774 *
October 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023
11 7 $ 10,993 *

Bolded rates are estimated and subject to change without notice, please contact a villa specialist for more information

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 Details *

10% VAT is included in the rates
Holiday rates are slightly higher.
Pool heating
3 day beds available at an additional cost
If renting the Rustic Apartment, breakfast and cleaning staff are an additional cost.

Security Deposit Details

€4,500 - collected upon arrival.

Minimum Stay Details

Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Exclusive Offers

When you choose to book with Villas of Distinction for MileagePlus, you can exclusively earn 3 miles per $1 spent on your villa experience, excluding taxes, fees and optional fees.
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.

Reserve your best getaway yet and receive up to a $2,000 Concierge Credit* to use towards services and excursions. Are you ready to elevate your vacation? How about a chef-prepared dinner overlooking the ocean in St. Martin, or a private catamaran cruise in the U.S. Virgin Islands to celebrate the New Year? The options are endless, and the choice is all yours.

Here’s how you can earn:

Amount SpentConcierge Credit Amount



Offer valid for new bookings made now through - 11/30/22 travel for festive travel now through 12/31/23. 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. The tiers are based on the base villa cost only. Minimum spend of $5,000 applies. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.


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Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.