Villa La Vescogna
Loc. Vescogna 2, 23885 Calco,
A courtyard heavy with the scent of jasmine leads to a pair of mile-high, gleaming doors: welcome to this opulent, 17th-century palazzo. It is home to the delightful Fasoli family, wonderfully easy-going and kind. Signore is a particularly passionate ambassador for this (surprisingly) unsung area, a font of knowledge on historic villas, day trips to Como and Lecco, and shopping in Milan. Use the gracious, ground-floor rooms if you wish... but you're most likely to be lured by the captivating, tiered, Italianate garden where formal hedging, urns and romantic pathways lead inexorably to a sublime pool – large enough to do a few laps (and there's a pool house with a tiny kitchen if you fancy a lazy day in). Bedrooms, on the same floor as your hosts, are of the romantic variety with a touch of whimsy – "Laura Ashley meets Alice in Wonderland" says our inspector – while the double with the en suite has a vaulted ceiling bright with frescoed cherubs. Breakfast on locally cured meats, home-baked breads and jams in the cheery blue and white kitchen, or on the atmospheric patio shaded by ancient trees.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- English spoken
- Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
- Wireless internet access available.
- Pets welcome
- Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
- Public transport
- Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
- Owner has pets
- Animals living on the property.
- Swimming pool
- On the premises.
Open fire / woodburner
Cooked meals available
Shop within 3 miles
Little gems of local knowledge from Lorenza Bozzoli Fasoli:
- The Villa is located in a beautiful, lesser-known area near Lake Como where they produce different wines and typical local dishes.
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- 1 House for 6
Minimum 2 nights. Extra double available on request.
Loc. Vescogna 2, 23885 Calco, Lecco