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Lake Como Villas

Lake Como has always been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people ever since the Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction, which boasts many artistic and cultural gems. It is famous for its numerous villas and palaces (such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni and Villa Carlotta). Currently, many celebrities have or had homes on the shores of Lake Como, such as George Clooney. Lake Como is widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

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Villa Monastero is today, on the shores of Lake Como, one of the most interesting examples of eclectic style residence in which the interventions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century have added functional and decorative elements without destroying the traces of events of the past in order to get a villa with garden of great impact and symbolic value. Villa Monastero was inspired by the continuing restructuring of the female Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria, whose first documentary mention goes back to some 1208. E ‘probable that his foundation is connected with the religious settlements of the opposite shore of the lake: the monastery of SS. Faustino and Giovita Comacina Island, from which the refugees of 1169…
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Villa Monastero is today, on the shores of Lake Como, one of the most interesting examples of eclectic style residence in which the interventions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century have added functional and decorative elements without destroying the traces of events of the past in order to get a villa with garden of great impact and symbolic value. Villa Monastero was inspired by the continuing restructuring of the female Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria, whose first documentary mention goes back to some 1208. E ‘probable that his foundation is connected with the religious settlements of the opposite shore of the lake: the monastery of SS. Faustino and Giovita Comacina Island, from which the refugees of 1169…

photo by:shamptonian

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