Luxury waterfront villa near Stresa – Part of an exclusive gated domain on the shores of Lake Maggiore, this luxury waterfront villa boasts its own private beach, jetty, heated pool, tennis court and practice golf course, all within walking distance of the local shops and restaurants. Ideal for a family holiday in the Italian Lake District, Villa Lavinia is a sophisticated villa equipped with all modern comforts and surrounded by a lavish garden and flat lawns. The large, heated pool is just a stone’s throw away from the covered patio and provides the perfect spot for those relaxing moments during an otherwise active holiday. Flower beds and colourful shrubs adorn this enchanting garden which benefits from an exceptionally mild micro-climate where tropical species thrive.
In this haven of peace and tranquillity you can also try the sports equipment provided. In fact, here you will find all you can wish for: from tennis and volley-ball to golf and soccer, from canoeing to water skiing and sailing. Helicopter trips are also available for the ultimate holiday experience of heli-golf, heli-restaurants and heli-trekking! A few miles away from Villa Lavinia is the elegant resort of Stresa with a lively lakeside promenade, beautiful belle époque buildings and excellent restaurants. Regular boat trips departing from the harbour will take you to the three spectacular Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori), where some of the finest Baroque palaces owned by the noble Borromeo family, with their landscaped, botanic gardens and exotic birds, are open to the public for visits throughout the summer.
Among the landmarks of this lake, Rocca d’Angera proudly towers over the east bank: an ancient Roman castle rebuilt during the Renaissance, today it houses interesting collections of toys, dolls and miniature furniture. Further along the lake, tucked away among the rocks, is also the attractive 14th century monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso. Mount Mottarone, standing 1494m high above Stresa, would make another exciting destination for a day trip. Depending on how energetic you feel you can choose to climb to the mountain top or take the cable-car and enjoy the magnificent view of the two lakes (Maggiore and d’Orta). For an adrenaline-packed experience, you can even come down the mountain at high speed in the Alpyland roller coaster Nearest shops/ restaurants 500m. Meina 3 miles, Arona 7.5 miles and Stresa 7.5 miles, Verbania 15 miles and Isola San Giulio (Lake Orta) 15 miles, Rocca d’Angera 20 miles, Varese 35 miles, Locarno (Switzerland) 40 miles, Milan 45 miles, Como 50 miles, Lugano (Switzerland) 66 miles, Milan/Malpensa airport 40 mins, Milan/Linate airport 60 mins, Milan/Bergamo airport 1hr 15mins. 9-hole practice golf course and tennis court on site. Golf courses in Verbania, Alpino, Piandisole, Des Iles Borromees, Dei Laghi, Varese, Arona, Conturbia, Bogogno within 20 mins.