Majestic Noble Villa For Sale Near Como
Estate of great historical prestige not far from the region's most important towns, like Como, Lecco and Milan
Stunning frescoed villa surrounded by a big, centuries-old leafy park
This majestic noble villa for sale near Como, on the Verzago plateau, dominates from its elevated position the wide valley of the municipalities of Alzate Brianza and Orsenigo, offering enchanting panoramic views that extends over the surrounding mountains, including the famous Resegone, symbol of Lecco.
Its location is strategic for living in a green, quiet and private setting, one step away from the shores of the most beloved lake in Italy, with its renowned tourist destinations, not far from the most important centers of the region such as Como, Lecco and Milan.
Set between the plateau and the valley below, this property includes a 2.95-hectare park organized in terraces, surrounded by walls, and home to tall trees, numerous native plant species, and ornamental and fruit plants, the most ancient and majestic of which is certainly the cypress in front of the villa, nicknamed the “Cypress of Foscolo” for having inspired the first lines of the Sepulchres by famous Italian poet Ugo Foscolo, a regular guest in the villa.
A 16th-century nursery, surrounded by tuff and fed by a spring pond, can be reached by following a path that crosses the garden, in which the majestic profile of the house, characterized by simple and elegant lines, stands out.
The main part of this estate is of medieval origin: built by Ariberto da Intimiano, Archbishop of Milan in the years after 1000, in the first decades of the 1600s it passed to the Dugnani family and subsequently to the family of the Giovio Counts of Como, to whom we owe the current structure of the villa following major renovations.
The main body is divided into three floors around a square cobbled courtyard, overlooked by splendid arcades with granite colonnades. Inside, numerous rooms boast finely frescoed walls and ceilings, surrounded by elegant ornaments, in which the representation of patrician villas, monuments and natural landscapes make it a great testimony of history.
In addition to the frescoes, among the original elements of the time that adorn these rooms, you can admire many marble fireplaces, variegated terracotta floors and precious parquet, big entrance doors, internal doors and windows, granite steps, wrought iron, and thick stone walls.
Inside the main body there is also a big private noble chapel with a vaulted dome, framed by four frescoed roundels depicting the Evangelists. In the center, enclosed by elegant marble balustrades, a beautiful altar.
Adjacent to the central building and connected to it to form a second courtyard, the west wing is intended for utility rooms on two floors.
Perfect as an exclusive residential property, this historical villa for sale is also the dream venue for major events and important ceremonies.
- Spacious terrace
- Private parking space