As the name says, Villa Bellavista has gorgeous views of the Lecco branch of the lake and the majestic Grigna mountains. The charming village of Civenna with its historic church and quaint shops and restaurants is right outside the villa gates, giving guests the rare opportunity to rub shoulders with the locals. And beloved Bellagio, with its elegant shopping, lakeside promenade and convenient ferry, is a pleasant 4-mile drive down the mountain lanes.
At this altitude, the villa enjoys cooler temperatures than its lakeside counterparts during the summer months and features terraces that make the most of its hilltop setting. Stairs lead from the house to the infinity pool with its loungers and an outdoor shower, while the porch with its vine-covered pergola and additional seating around a traditional stone table in the garden promise al fresco feasts with a view.
Inside, you’ll find a well-equipped eat-in kitchen and utility room as well as the dining room, two ample living rooms and the adjoining 260-square-foot terrace, all making the most of the lake views. Upstairs, there are two double rooms and a twin room, each with its own bath or shower room, as well as a landing with a cozy reading corner. The classic Italian décor throughout complements the exposed stone, terra cotta floors and timber ceilings, with accents like decorative majolica tiles and murals adding extra old-world flair.
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