Villa Dei Cardinali

We cross the wrought-iron gate and we enter this majestic property. The garden, with its old rosebush, gives a touch of lightness and sweetness to this house, synthetizing the austerity and greatness of its era.

The green area leads us to the threshold, where we start our special date with history. It seems to us to be part of a costume drama movie, and a masked ball is going to happen here.

The owner has restored Villa Balbiano in a remarkable way, bringing again to the light the original Nineteenth century frescoes, adding new treasures to the property. Louis XIV furniture, an oil on canvas painted by Tintoretto, antique chandeliers and Baroque fabrics. 

Even the bathrooms are finely decorated. Each one with different marbles reflecting the original tones of the ambient, using the colours to create originality and great elegance.

When we enter the halls we could imagine to be in the main dance scene of the movie “Il Gattopardo”, directed by Luchino Visconti.

About property

10 bedrooms - 10 bathrooms

Ground floor:

- Main entrance

- Large Lobby

- Winter garden with lake view with direct access to the garden

- Living room n. 1 following by the indoor swimming pool

- Living room n. 2 with flat tv and fireplace with direct access to the garden

- Living room n. 3 with direct access to the garden

- Library  

- Indoor heated pool with direct access to the garden

- Small chapel

- Dining room for 12 guests seated with direct access to the garden

- Guest bathroom

- Storage room

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Pantry

- Bathroom near kitchen

- Small gym

- Lift up to second floor

 

First Floor:

- Gallery with lake view

- Suite n. 1: Master suite consists of living room with TV, bedroom with super king bed, dressing room, bathroom with bathtub, big terrace with a lake view

- Suite n. 2: Chinoiserie Suiteen consists of bedroom with super king bed with flat tv, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with shower and vanity table, garden view

- Large hall with concert Steinway grand piano and fireplace

- Kitchenette with coffee machine, kettle, fridge

 

Second Floor:

- Suite n. 3: Double bedroom en suite with shower and tub, wardrobe, flat screen tv, lake view

- Suite n. 4: Double bedroom en suite with shower and tub, flat screen tv, garden view

- Suite n. 5: Double bedroom en suite with shower, flat screen tv, wardrobe, garden view

- Suite n. 6: Double bedroom en suite with shower and tub, flat screen tv, garden view

- Kitchenette with coffee machine, kettle, fridge

 

Please note: all beds in the main villa are super king size 2x2 mt

 

Wing first floor:

- Suite n. 7: Two double bedrooms with flat screen tv, sharing a bathroom with shower with direct and independent access to the first floor

- Suite n. 8: Two double bedrooms with flat screen tv, sharing a bathroom with shower with direct and independent access to the garden

- Kitchenette with coffee machine, kettle, fridge

 

Please note: all beds in the wing are king size 1,80 x 2 mt

 

Outdoor:

- 2 boathouses

- 3 guest bathrooms

- Heated swimming pool

- Rose Garden

- Aromatic garden

- Fountains

- Parking area

- Private pier

- Al fresco dining area

- Villino (Annex at extra price – brochure and info to be requested)

Features

- Front lake

- Lake view

- Air conditioning in all rooms

- Floor heating in all bedrooms

- Elevator

- Mosquito net in all bedrooms

- Steinway grandpiano

- Safe in all bedrooms

- Security System

- Allarm System

- Fireplace

- Library

- Wine cellar

- Garage 2 places

- Pets subject to approval

- Wi-fi on all rooms

- Adsl in all rooms

- Flat screen tv in all bedrooms and living room

- Satellite tv in all bedrooms and living room

- Dvd player in the living room

- Cd player in the living room

- Stereo System in the living room

- Sound system in the living room

- Printer

- Indoor heated pool

- Massage room

- Relax room

- Gym

- Elliptical and weight bench

- Laundry

- Children subject to approval

- Heated swimming pool

- Alfresco dining

- Gazebo

- Bbq

- Private parking area

- Helicopter pad

- Private dock

- Boathouse

- Garden

Services included

- All linen, towels and utilities 

- Daily cleaning 

- Professional chef 

- Private butler 

- Luxury bath products 

- Flower bouquet upon arrival 

- Wifi internet access 

- Personal concierge service 

Distances

Nearest Airport: 

Lugano (Lug) for commercial and private flights 

Milan Malpensa (MPX); 

Milan Linate (LIN) 

Airport 

75 minutes by car (MPX, LIN) 

45 minutes by car (LUG) 

Town 

30 minutes by car or boat (Como, Lugano) 

75 minutes by car (Milano) 

Golf Course: 

10 minutes by car (Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club) 

Lake 

On the lake