Villa del Lago, Lake
The Setup: A beautifully restored pair of 19th-century
villas—Villa Grande and Villa del Sud—that rise right out of Lake Como,
directly across from Villa d’Este. Separated by a tiny harbor, the two
six-bedroom villas can also be rented individually.
The Layout: The property includes seven
acres of gardens and a swimming pool.
Perks: Expansive lakeside
terrace and an extraordinary lake view.
There: One hour by car from
Malpensa, Milan’s international airport.
per week; villasofdistinction.com.