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A magnificent 16th century lakefront estate with extensive grounds, ideal for weddings and events

Villa Pliniana is a unique luxury estate set in a secluded location on Lake Como’s shore. It is an historical Italian palazzo from the 16th century, which offers exquisite views of the lake and the surrounding greenery.

The estate boasts 18 acres of landscaped gardens and two natural waterfalls for guests to enjoy. There is a boat dock for those looking to explore the waterways, and a private helipad allowing guests to arrive in style.

Intent on retaining its charm and integrity, the property underwent a careful full restoration and has since been updated to the highest standards whilst maintaining the historical details of the original design.

During the restoration, a wellness centre was added in a dedicated spa building on a terrace above the gardens. The highlight is the stunning infinity pool, which is surrounded glass walls and ceilings, and is supplied with filtered water from the lake itself. The spa also boasts a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and solarium, as well as emotional showers and relaxation areas.

Indoors, the villa manages to effortlessly blend the luxurious service of a five-star resort with the intimacy of a home-away-from-home feel. Moreover, it merges the traditional with the contemporary, featuring exquisite frescoes and 16th century art and architecture, mixed with 21st century amenities.

Of particular note are the elaborate Venetian terrazzo-style floor designs and the painted wooden ceilings in the two main ballrooms. Another highlight is the piano where Gioachino Rossini wrote the Opera Tancredi in 1813, which still rests in the spot Rossini once sat but is now lovingly restored.

17 luxurious bedrooms are spread across the grounds; there are four large apartments in the main villa plus two separate guest houses accommodating up to a maximum of 36 guests.

Villa Pliniana is the epitome of Italian style, architecture and luxury. Thanks to its extensive grounds and grand ballrooms, this luxury estate is perfect for destination weddings and other special events. Due to its privileged location, it is the only property on Lake Como without noise restrictions, so guests can carry on the festivities until the early hours!

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  • Event-Friendly Event-Friendly
  • Lakefront Location Lakefront Location
  • Spa Facilities Spa Facilities


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1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023 EUR 110,000 per week

Price per week, based on 10 bedrooms. Price for 17 bedrooms for up to 36 people available on request. VAT and city tax not included.

Indoor Features

  • Indoor swimming pool with hydro-massage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Emotional showers
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Ballrooms
  • Fireplaces
  • Multimedia room
  • Billiards room
  • Grand piano
  • Frescoed ceilings
  • Original artworks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Indoor parking
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi

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Outdoor Features

  • Lake views
  • Private boat dock
  • Private helipad
  • Landscaped gardens
  • 2 x waterfalls
  • Hiking trails
  • Historical Loggia
  • Internal courtyard
  • Terraces
  • Outdoor lounge areas
  • Outdoor dining
  • Gated entrance
  • Parking

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  • Concierge service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily breakfast
  • Ballroom access for meeting spaces
  • Helipad use

Extra Services

  • Wine tasting
  • Cooking classes
  • Activities & excursions
  • Weddings & events


Villa Pliniana is located on the southeast shore of Lake Como, in the town of Torno. It is just eight kilometres from the main town of Como and less than one kilometre from Il Sereno and all its amenities.

The property’s private boat dock assures the safe harbouring of boats, ferries and Il Sereno’s custom-designed Riva boat transfers, and the helipad allows for easy connections to Milan and the major airports.

Visitors can explore the picturesque villages and historical sites of Lake Como by boat or immerse themselves in nature by hiking, biking, or horse riding in the surrounding area.

Those wishing for a more gastronomic experience can indulge in the local flavours by attending wine tastings and cooking classes to become a culinary maestro.

Distances (approx.):
Il Sereno – 1 km
Como – 20 minutes’ drive
Milan Malpensa Airport – 1 hour’s drive

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Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.

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