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La Gioiosa is a dream estate, situated directly on the waterfront of Lago di Mezzola, the northern part of Lake Como. It is surrounded by a 5 acre fenced private parc, with old trees, palms and lovely flowers in a natural reserve. It has its own private sandy beach, a harbour and is ideal for families who like to engage in all kinds of water sports as well as relaxation in complete privacy. The famous Engadin, home of St. Moritz and the like is close by, so the villa can be used for skiing and wintersports of all kind during the cold season. Children can`t get lost in the park, as it can be completely closed. The house was completely renovated in 2009
Art, culture and nature : There are quite a few museums in the area, dealing with silk, for which Como is famous, motorcycles (the Moto Guzzi plant is nearby) and of course art and history. Around the lakes you find many botanical gardens, very often with lovely villas. Most of them can be visited and already in early spring (Feb/March) you can see the Camellia blossoms, a little bit later (March till May) you can admire huge Rhododendrons and azaleas. The temperature highs are already mild around this time of the year, you can find daytime highs of about 20 °C in March. And most important: the sun is frequently shining and gives a pleasant atmosphere.
Shopping: You will find the typical italian markets everywhere in the area as well as the typical small italian boutiques and stores, filled with unique fashion finds and fine foods, lovely to browse and to shop. In addition, you have some of the finest designer outlets in italian fashion and design close by: Armani, Alessi, Cerutti, Banfi, Brunate etc. Como is the center of italian silk industry, so you can easily find hot deals in ties, scarves, silk fabrics and accessories. In about 10 km distance, there is a mall with an enormous supermarket, where you can find virtually everything you might possibly need.
All bedrooms have built-in cabinets. The pillows and covers are suitable for allergics and can be adjusted according to the season (winter-summer). There is a central heating system (all floors) that can be adjusted individually in every room, so you can have your ideal temperature. The windows are insulating and keep you cool or warm, depending on the season.
There is a beatiful view into the parc or on the lake from every room.
For your cars there is enough parking space on the premises, WIFI access is available in the house and in the garden, free of charge.
The beach is a private beach for our guests only.
We do have a baby bed and a high chair....moreless
The bathrooms are fitted with fine objects and covered with (heated) granite floors. There are walk-in showers with downpour air showerheads as well as handshowers, made to measure furniture and so on. Every bathroom is equipped with 2 sinks. You will find a very luxurious experience here.
Towels and washcloths are provided....moreless
The Villa has been renovated completely in 2009, according to german standards. The windows are triple glazed, that keeps the warmth in the house in winter and out in summer....moreless
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Campo is a small village, that offers all the necessities of everyday life. The italian lifestyle at its best can be experienced in the villages and towns around the lake. You can find all kinds of entertainment, shopping, dining and culture. There are classical villas and botanical parcs to be seen, galleries and museums, medieval towns and so on. Villa Gioiosa is ideally situated for companies, who do have different interests: there is something for everybody, be it wintersports, watersports, all kinds of leisure and sightseeing interests. Of course, you can also just enjoy yourselves on the huge private area you live on, do some reading etc.
For those who find pleasure in european fashion there is Milan: about 1 1/2 hours by car, it offers really everything you might want. In case you are bargain hunting, there are quite a few outlets of prestigious brands (Armani, Sergio rossi and the likes) nearby.
Golf: The next golf course can be found in Menaggio, (18 hole) about 30 km away. Around lake Como, there are 8 golf courses. Two more can be found in Switzerland, in Zuoz and Samedan, in the midst of the impressive mountains around St. Moritz.
Ski: Madesimo, the preferred skiing area of the Milanese is about 26 km away and can be reached easily in about 30 minutes. St Moritz and its prestigous surroundings begin in 40 km distance with Maloja and offer everything a sportsman might dream of in winter.