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What we love

  • Eight individually designed, stunning suites
  • Beautiful garden leading right onto the banks of Lake Como
  • Exceptionally unique and luxurious design

This 5 star property runs from high up in the village of Moltrasio all the way down to Lake Como's shore, ensuring an unrivalled location. The property is 1.5 miles from Hotel Villa d'Este in Cernobbio and only a two minute walk from the public boats that take visitors to various points of interest up and down the lake. Designed by Swiss architect, Felice Soave, the property has a simple symmetrical façade with a richly elaborate interior.  The ceilings on the public rooms as well as the bedrooms are ornately decorated and painted and the floors are a beautiful mixture of Cotto Lombardo, Seminato, and dark antique wood. Filled with beautiful paintings, sculptures, rugs, tapestries and Venetian chandeliers, Villa Passalacqua provides exceptional comfort in supreme luxury.

With 8 unique and lavish suites that average over 1,300 square feet and have high, carved ceilings, antique floors and spectacular floors, even the most discerning guest will be impressed. The rooms are filled with antique furniture, Persian rugs, Venetian chandeliers and beautiful art.  Some of the bathrooms have Philippe Starck designed wash basins, bathtubs and W/Cs while others have antique French and English large trough bathtubs and ornate wash basins.

The villa's garden is considered to be one of the most historic and beautiful on Lake Como.  The Swimming Terrace offers spectacular views of the lake, and the terrace is filled with lemon and olive trees and a beautiful 200-year-old greenhouse. There are 11 working fountains on the property that add cool freshness and sound to the hot summer afternoons, and Sant’ Agata’s 12th century bell tower overlooks the swimming pool. The property ends at the lake’s shore where the beautiful dock area is encased in antique Moltrasio stone both on the walls and on the steps leading to the water. 

Villa Passalacqua has played host to numerous musicians, artists, writers and statesmen including Napoleon Buonaparte, Vincenzo Bellini and Winston Churchill. The villa and its exquisite gardens are perfect for hosting Lake Como weddings, corporate events or simply for a relaxing family vacation. Constructed in the 1700’s by Count Passalacqua, Villa Passalacqua is a monument to Italian history. Vincenzo Bellini lived and wrote his most famous operas here (Norma and Sonnambula).

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  • Housekeeping
  • Private Pool
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning
  • Home Cinema
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool Table
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Piano
  • TV

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In-Depth Villa Details

The Villa is perfectly positioned in terms of proximity to major cities in Italy, close to several airports near Lugano, Switzerland and Milan and close to some of the best shopping areas in Europe. Situated in the heart of Moltrasio, on Italy's most beautiful lake, Villa Passalacqua is 10 minutes from the City of Como, less than a hour from the center of Milan and only 20 minutes from Lugano, Switzerland. 


Pool table

Outdoor pool

Cinema room


Music room

Bbq facilities

Satellite TV, DVD and stereo system


2 Pianos

Private parking

Swimming pool terrace

Sun terrace

Extensive garden




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