Villa La Vescogna

Calco, Lecco

Exquisite gardens, a sublime pool, extravagant rooms and a tree-shaded patio for breakfast...a gorgeous summer getaway near famed Lake Como


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


A courtyard heavy with the scent of jasmine leads to a pair of mile-high, gleaming doors: welcoming you to this opulent, 17th-century palazzo, which dominates the small village. You have a portion of the summer house of the delightful Fasoli family, wonderfully easy-going and kind. Signore is a particularly passionate ambassador for this unsung area, a font of knowledge on historic villas, day trips to Como and Lecco, and shopping in Milan. The gracious, ground-floor rooms are yours… 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. Cooks will be happy with the cheery blue and white kitchen – breakfast here or on the atmospheric patio shaded by ancient trees.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum 2 nights.
Restaurant 2km.


Nightly price
from €350
Weekly price
from €1600
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From €3503 beds3 bedrooms


We had a fabulously relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings. The children loved the big pool & the villa was very spacious, well equipped & elegant. The housekeeper spoke perfect English & was incredibly helpful & friendly. Walking through the main gate of the villa was like walking into a secret chateau... We were all so sad to leave - our youngest couldn't understand why we weren't staying forever! Highly recommend for a thoroughly enchanting Italian retreat.

K, England

We had a fantastic stay at Villa La Vescogna. Giorgio was very gracious and accommodating and gave us good tips on where to visit. We were also able to bring our dogs with us so that was a bonus. The house was spotless and beautifully decorated with very comfortable rooms. The gardens and surrounding grounds were a wonder and there are lovely walks to be had at lake Sartirana close by. The villa is a great base to visit Como, Orta, Lecco and the other lakes. There are also agriturismos close by with good vineyards. We had a wonderful visit and look forward to coming back.

Sharmini, London

We had a delightful stay at Villa la Vescogna. The house is decadently welcoming, beautifully furnished and decorated, and offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside. The pool and pool house were icing on the cake, and we spent many carefree hours lounging there. The location was perfect for day-trips to Bergamo, Varena, Lecco, etc. and we found several good restaurants in neighboring villages. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend it highly to anyone looking for a luxurious self-catering palace.


We rented villa la Vescogna for ten days and loved everything about it. The garden and swimming pool-area is stunningly beautiful and very well maintained. The villa was spacious, spotlessly clean and an architectural adventure. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the owner was kind and welcoming. We enjoyed most of the days by the pool, but also visited several interesting places nearby; lake Como, lake Garda, Bergamo and Verona. When our ten days were gone none of us wanted to leave this magic place. We would love to return to Villa la Vescogna - warmly recommended.


I can not recommend this Villa destination more highly for travellers looking for a tranquil break just outside of Milan. The host family are gracious, friendly and charming who made me and my companions feel truly welcome in their beautiful home. The interiors are chic & rustic grandeur - spotlessly clean with elegantly appointed furnishings. The outdoor pool is surprisingly large and set in stunning grounds. My only advice would be to double check the directions in advance as it can be a little tricky to find in the first place. I hope you will enjoy your stay as much as I did!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest 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.