Lake Como - Villa Alana 1939 - Luxury Villa with Pool Overlooking the Lake

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the main entrance to the Villa through the poll terrace


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

VILLA ALANA 1939 - Lake Como - Italy
2011 – 2014 a project of rehabilitation and restructuring

Built in the early 1940s for a German filmmaker in love with the romantic atmosphere of Lake Como, overlooking a breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding mountains offered to the sun from dawn to dusk, Villa Alana, a stunning lake architecture, reinvents itself through an hyper careful restructuring that modernizes while enhancing its original charm.

It was the time when the Lake Como, favorite resort of European aristocracy, saw its edges and its buttresses populate beautiful buildings for which the view and sun exposure were the watchwords given to architects. It was precisely the case for Villa Alana , built by a German film director, and named in honor of his Danish dog. Acquired in 1960 by a Milanese banker, the villa had been abandoned for many years before returning to life through a cultivated restructuring that has just ended.
A project of great finesse, which has preserved the authenticity and exalt the external structure, while reinterpreting the interior, now functional and modern. The villa is organized around three levels. The intermediate floor through which it access the interior of the house is the living floor. A very large living room with very large windows that swing open fully on the lake, a veranda overlooking the lake and the garden, a double entrance and a kitchen. On the lower floor a loft with variable and modular geometry, consisting of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room, a veranda opening onto a private garden. Highlight of the project, the upper floor is designed as a suite consisting of a large bedroom, a bathroom and a small lounge office. All this floor opens onto a spectacular terrace with a breathtaking 180 ° view over the lake.
The house is built on the side mount and overlooking the lake, the exterior is also organized on three levels. A garden populated by august and venerable palms features a heated pool overlooking the lake and a garden terrace where sunbathing away from prying eyes. A lower level garden sheltered by two original umbrella’s cut persimmons, an intermediate level and a wooded plot located in one of the two entrances are added to the property, accessible by a picturesque footpath winding mountainside whose walkways were built with the famous silver Moltrasio’s stone. An additional guarantee of serenity since neither sight nor sound of the road disturb the quiet majestic site. An asset that characterizes most valuable villas of the lake, to which access is on foot.
On the outside, the house built in this beautiful stone 'moltrasina' extracted and cut on site, has retained an authentic patina and voluntarily in order to increase the contrast with modern and comfort interiors. On each floor, the spectacular views formed by large bays, seem pictures installed on the walls. To sublimate the view, the project focused on quality and carefully selected materials to provide a backdrop to the outdoor show. Materials and colors come together and echoe over the floors in generous ceiling heights that increase volumes: gloss rosewood sliding doors and walls, original parquet flooring checkered walnut and oak and associated new flooring in oak, stone gray quartzite for the bathrooms and kitchen and walnut frames with hight insulation and double glazing allow comfort in winter and summer. And to set the tone, a delicate color rope, covers the walls of all the facades and the interiors.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 260 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    single or double bedroom, floor loft with annexed veranda...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    single or double bedroom, floor loft ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    master bedroom on the 2nd floor with annexed reading room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

    master bathroom on the 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    bathroom located on the floor loft...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television

Location Type

  • Lake View


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free parking area is available on Via Ranzato, where you can park your car to access on foot for Via Ronchetto, a small pedestrian walkway with about 80 steps, to reach Villa Alana....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
APRIL 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$435 $489
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
25th APRIL 2017
Apr 21 - Apr 24, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
1st MAY 2017
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
8th MAY 2017
May 5 - May 7, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
MAY 2017
May 8 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$435 $489
Fri, Sat
May 25 - May 27, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Jun 2 - Jun 4, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
JUNE 2017
Jun 5 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$435 $543
Fri, Sat
Jun 24 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$489 $543
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,629.87
  • house/garden/pool cleaning $380.30
  • Taxes Not included


check IN starts at 4pm

check OUT is requested at 10am

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport

Car: Necessary

Just few tips to reach the Parking and Access Area to Villa Alana:

Villa Alana is located at:

Via Ronchetto, 5 in Moltrasio 22010, Lake Como, Italy

Just a few kilometers from the highway exit « LAGO DI COMO » on Italian highway A9.

Arriving from Milano airports (Malpensa and Linate), driving towards COMO on Italian highway A9


Entering to Italy from Switzerlard on highway A2,

immediately after crossing the Swiss border and customs post,

continue along the italian highway A9/E35,

take the exit "LAGO DI COMO" towards :



Keep running on SS340 (Viadotto BROGEDA) and continues on the main road (Via Asiago) until a big roundabout (you’ll see on your left a big supermarket called Bennet) where you need to take the 3rd exit,

following SS340 MENAGGIO as main direction,

running along a small rising gangway, that will lead you to a tunnel of about 2.5 km (Galleria Cernobbio)

! 70KMH speed limit in the tunnel

Immediately after this long tunnel, you will find two other smaller tunnels.

Remaining on the main road SS340, you will be in Via Ranzato where you will be able to see the Lake Como down to your right.

At the exit of the second small tunnel, to no more than 500 meters on your left, you will see a parking area where you can park your car to access on foot for Via Ronchetto, a small pedestrian walkway with steps, to reach Villa Alana.

Running along Via Ranzato northbound, it is not advisable to turn left into the parking area. But advisable, to continue on Via Ranzato, for 500 meters, until the next parking area, always located on your left where you can drive in to make a U-turn.

This parking area is recognizable by a waiting bus cabin.

Both parking areas are available for free parking, however, the walking distance between the two parking areas, on Via Ranzato, it is not assisted by sidewalks and is therefore not recommended to groups of people and even, especially to children or elderly people.


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  • the main entrance to the Villa through the poll terrace

    the main entrance to the Villa through the poll terrace

VRBO #623874

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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