nr Bellagio, Lake Como, Lombardy

Situated in arguably the best position on the fabled and romantic emerald lake, Linderia is an elegant home steeped in history.

Situated in arguably the best spot on the fabled andromantic emerald Lake Como, Linderia is an elegant home steeped in history. Built in 1898 by an English family, when the only access to this rocky and wooded promentory on the lake was by boat, Linderia looks across to the famous Villa Balbianello and enjoys some of the clearest and cleanest water in the lake. Nothing much has changed here since the days of Verdi, Bellini, Shelley and Wordsworth when Lake Como gave so much inspiration tomany musicians, poets and artists.

Completely private, Linderia is reached from the road down a path of 184 steps with grottoes along the way! Iron studded wooden doors open into a very fine entrance hall leading to the elegant drawing room. A large fireplace, antique furniture and lots of books combine to make this is very comfortable and homely room. From here one can enjoy al fresco dining on the large covered terrace and stunning views across the lake. A spacious dining room with ample seating also enjoys a terrace and views down the lake.

With a resident couple (in the attached apartment) to provide all meals, the use of a rowing boat and laser in the harbour, waterskiing, walking, golf and all the delightful villas and gardens to visit around Lake Como, there is plenty to do from Lucertola. Alternatively, many guests stay put to relish the experience of Linderia itself and the magical nostalgia and beauty of the lake.

The Accommodation

Entrance hall • Dining room • Drawing room • Kitchen • Cloakroom with shower • Large terrace.

First floor Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite • Study • Twin bedroom • Bathroom • Double bedroom

Second floor Triple bedroom • Twin bedroom • Bathroom • Washing machine • Telephone/Internet

Sleeps 10/11


  • Resident couple prepare and serve 3 meals per day, 6 days per week
    (food paid locally)


  • Bellagio 2kms • Menaggio Golf Club (via ferry from Bellagio) • Tennis at the Sporting Club in Bellagio • Waterskiing and Boat hire in Lezzeno 2kms • Villa Balbianello nr. Lenno • Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo • Villa Melzi in Bellagio • Como 25kms


  • Nearest restaurants / shops in Bellagio 1km
  • Other restaurants / shops / bars in Lezzeno 2kms
  • Airports in Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate 1/4 hours and Bergamo 1 /2 hours