Visiting an Italian villa is both restorative and inspirational. Gorgeous Lake Como has so much to explore, including many villas around the lake! On a sunny summer’s day, there’s nothing better than to catch the ferry around the lake and explore local towns, a villa thrown in for good measure.
Today, we had a half day break from all our design meetings, and had a look at Lenno.
Actually we were going to Bellagio, but while standing in the queue, a guy offered us tickets to Lenno, which allowed us to skip the queue for tickets and get straight onto the boat. Why not?
At Lenno, we stopped for a drink and strawberries, then headed around the beachfront path and up the hill to the local Villa. Apparently it was the second villa to be built in the whole of Como.
Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones has a wedding scene at this Villa. (google it)
The drama of this place is evident, and it’s not surprising that Hollywood has come here several times. James Bond came here too (Daniel Craig).
By the way, the last owner put in an integrated speaker system and airconditioning, as well as other “mod cons”.
Now we too have been here. On a fabulous day. Art, architecture, history, culture, design, sculpture, paintings, chandeliers. Elegance, decoration, luxury, simplicity, drama, outdoors, intimacy, indoors, grand, small. Old, modern.
Italy has it all!