Villa Maria Taglioni
“Nothing in the universe can be compared to the charm of these scorching summer days spent on Como lake […] so sensual, the lake that goes towards Lecco, so full of austerity: sublime and graceful aspects …”
BEDROOMS N. 7
BATHROOMS N. 8
COURTESY BOAT for 7 guests (FUEL NOT INCLUDED)
When I arrive at Villa Maria Taglioni, the first thing I do is walk through the park to a strategic panoramic viewpoint, created by a small inlet on the lake side.
Walking around this cove, I can see the entire villa that seems to me to have emerged from the water, just like an austere and lacustrine version of Botticelli’s Venus.
Who knows if far back in the past, in 1769, even Emperor Joseph II of Habsburg – surprised on horseback by a storm, felt the same emotions on suddenly seeing through the clouds the “rustic” original Villa Maria Taglioni where he could shelter?
I am very attached to this home – and I always recommend it to whoever would like to live a really local experience strictly linked to the territory – because it perfectly represents the style, the history and the aristocratic atmosphere of “my lake”.
One of the things I love most is walking in the immense park where, among roses, hydrangeas and exotic plants, I am always surprised by panoramic views offering new emotions and new lights depending on the time of the day, the season and the weather.
When I go Inside, up to the rooms on the top floor, I enjoy pretending I am aboard a luxurious ocean liner docked in the middle of the lake, while I observe the panorama from the characteristic porthole windows. In fact, at Villa Maria Taglioni every corner seems to have a romantic story to tell, each time different and each time more beautiful …
It is therefore natural to imagine Maria Taglioni – the famous ballet dancer who owned the villa in the mid-nineteenth century – gracefully circling the rooms of the house where she loved to receive her illustrious guests.
Musicians, artists, nobles and poets, admirers of her art but above all fascinated – and you will be too … – by the enchanting place where she had decided to live.
- Main entrance
- Music room with Steinway grand piano and balcony on the lake
- Living room with fireplace
- Dining room with fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bathroom with shower
- Main living room with fireplace and lake view
- 2 Queen Size double bedrooms with en suite bathroom and lake view
- 1 Queen Size double bedroom with en suite bathroom and mountain view
- Living room
- 2 King Size double/twin bedrooms with en suite bathroom and lake view
- King Size double/twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and mountain view
- Queen Size double bedroom with en suite bathroom and mountain view
- Botanical Park
- Swimming Pool
- Air conditioning in all rooms
- Lake view
- Al fresco dining
- Sky Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Blevio Municipal Tennis Court use (depending on availability)
One of the most important and majestic villas of Lake Como, Villa Maria Taglioni has had illustrious owners. This villa was once owned by one of the most well-known artists of the 17th century, Maria Taglioni, who was considered the first great romantic ballerina. The villa has also been named “Ca’ dell’Imperatore”, taking its name from the Austrian Emperor Joseph II who sought refuge there in 1769 after being caught in a storm on the lake (still today there is a large stone in the middle of the garden to commemorate this event).
Later the villa was bought by the Usuelli Borsalino family, owners of Borsalino, the famous Italian hat company.
The prestigious garden surrounding the villa, rich in rare and exotic vegetation, was ordered by the painter Riccardo who also was once the owner of the villa.