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10 bedrooms

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Sleeps 20

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Torno

About Villa Pliniana

Villa Pliniana may not be as old as its name suggests, but it certainly has plenty to boast about. This grandiose Lake Como villa takes its name from a mention of the site by Pliny in 1 AD. 1,572 years later the villa was built by Count Giovanni Anguissola. The rest is history. And it’s a history crammed with artists, scientists, statesmen and monarchs. Lord Byron and Napoleon stayed here, and Shelley described it as ‘the most lovely that eye ever beheld’.

This delightfully restored 16th-century palazzo is located in an estate as expansive as the accommodation. The main villa offers ten exquisite bedrooms within four large apartments, while three additional villas provide a further nine bedrooms. Altogether, Villa Pliniana can accommodate 39 guests. Smaller parties should note that it’s only rented as a whole to guarantee privacy.

Two lavish ballrooms are equipped to host events of up to 200 guests, while the stunning waterfront gardens can accommodate up to 500 guests for large weddings and events.

The estate has its own private spa with covered heated pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Scottish showers, sauna and a lounge area. It also has a heliport, on-site parking and a large jetty.

The interiors, designed by the Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, include elaborate Venetian terrazzo-style floors and painted wooden ceilings.

Villa Pliniana is also home to the piano on which Rossini wrote the opera Tancredi. Perhaps the incomparable surroundings will inspire you to write your own masterpiece!

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Elevator
  • Helipad
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Lake View
  • Pool / Billiards Table
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool (Heated Outdoor)
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Turkish Bath
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
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Check rates and availability for Villa Pliniana

Availability information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however this can vary.

Please enquire with us to find out more about rental periods for specific properties. If you're interested in shorter stays or alternative arrival days outside the high season, let us know and we'll try to match your requirements. Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4pm and 7pm, and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates information

Our villa-only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence while travelling.
Other than renting the villa on an exclusive basis and the services provided by the individual property owners, the villa-only option also includes:  
  • A local representative, on call 24/7
  • Clean towels and bed linen
  • One cot and a highchair

Gold Package 

Our Gold Package is recommended for all clients looking for that extra special level of service. In addition to the services included in our villa-only option, it includes:

  • An introductory tour of the local area with your A&K guide the weekend you arrive (own transport will be required if not within walking distance)
  • Pre-arrival groceries delivered to your villa (cost of groceries excluded)
  • The ability to book a selected range of extra services through our A&K local offices at favourable rates including; private chefs, boats, pre-and-post-hotel stays, selected activities and excursions at the time of booking or up until 70 days prior to departure.

Platinum Package

Our Platinum Package is the ultimate A&K experience and is recommended for those clients looking to completely customise their trip. In addition to the services included in our Gold Package, it includes:

  • A private-chef experience for one lunch or dinner during your stay (pre-booking is necessary, cost of groceries excluded)
  • A fridge pre-stocked with drinks
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening
  • A continental-style buffet on your first morning
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries for each bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple-week bookings)
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • Mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • The ability to book a selected range of extra tailor-made services through A&K’s trusted partners, at favourable rates including; private chefs, boats, pre-and-post-hotel stays, selected activities and excursions at the time of booking or up until your departure.

In the area

As a destination of choice for European aristocrats and today’s glitterati, Lake Como remains the epitome of a glamorous vacation destination. Villa Pliniana is located in the town of Torno, surrounded by peaceful views of Lake Como’s natural beauty, lush gardens, idyllic small towns, and delimited by waterfalls to the east and west. The Villa’s location, architecture, history and incredible views are unique; but what really sets Villa Pliniana apart is the Pliniana Water Source; that exits in the central court of the Villa, descends through one of the apartments and exits on Lake Como. A professional jetty assures the safe mooring of boats; a heli-pad allows easy connection to Milan, and main airports. Access by car all the way to the Villa is by a private road connecting to the main road. The Villa is 8 km (5 miles) from the center of Como, just a short 10-minute drive; and approximately 60 minutes from both Milano-Malpensa airport or from the center of Milan.

  • Torno: 1km
  • Como: 8km
  • Bellagio: 21km

Villa Pliniana is directly accessible via boat. Destinations like Cernobbio and Montrasio (on the opposite side of the Lake's shore) are best accessible via water-taxi or private boat.

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.