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Tower of Power

  • 10 guests

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 5 bathrooms

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It's fair to say that Lake Como isn't exactly short of awe-inspiring views, but the panorama enjoyed from this home's terrace is nothing short of sensational. Thanks to the prime position six hundred metres above the banks, guests are treated to a sweeping vista of the sparkling lake, verdant hillside, clusters of villages and a huge expanse of sky. It says a lot about this home — a tower dating back to the end of the eighteenth century — that this isn't the only standout feature. Staying outside, there's a long swimming pool and a spa tub, plus plenty of loungers for soaking up the sunshine. If the weather's kind — which it all too often is here — there's no excuse not to fire up the barbecue and serve up something grilled to perfection for dinner. Inside, there's certainly a rustic feel to the design, thanks to the wooden ceiling beams and terracotta tiles underfoot, but there are plenty of modern amenities to be found, too. There's also a pool table if you want to challenge a family member or friend. The surrounding medieval village of Palanzo is as authentic as you could wish for, all narrow alleys, stone houses and even a small restaurant. The lake itself can be reached in around fifteen minutes' drive, while the city of Como takes half an hour.


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What to expect


Highlights

Drive down to the banks of Lake Como in a quarter of an hour

Drive down to the banks of Lake Como in a quarter of an hour

Drink in the mesmerising views from the home's terrace

Drink in the mesmerising views from the home's terrace

Cool off from the mid-summer heat in the swimming pool

Cool off from the mid-summer heat in the swimming pool

Shoot some pool in the billiards room

Shoot some pool in the billiards room

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Home truths

    There's a private car park for guests to use, as well as bike storage

    There are four floors and lots of stairs, so it might not be suitable for guests with reduced mobility

    A crib can be provided upon request

    It's possible to arrange film and photography shoots here — speak with your host beforehand for more details

    There's in-person check-in before 7pm, after which it's self check-in with a key box

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Desk / workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

4 bedrooms, 6 beds

5 bathrooms

Extras


Additional fees

  • The Tourist Tax (when applicable) must be paid to the Host, on arrival.

  • Your host can help arrange tours and excursions for an additional fee

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


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Explore Villa Olmo's gardens and interiors

Explore Villa Olmo's gardens and interiors

Stately 18th-century villa with beautiful gardens and incredible interiors, offering a peaceful atmosphere and stunning views of Lake Como. A perfect spot for picnics, walks, and relaxation.

37 min
Relax along Lungolago Viale Geno

Relax along Lungolago Viale Geno

Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the beauty of Lungolago Viale Geno. With its stunning views, lush greenery, and peaceful atmosphere, this park is the perfect place to unwind and take in the natural splendour of Como.

35 min
Explore the magnificent Saint Mary Assunta Cathedral

Explore the magnificent Saint Mary Assunta Cathedral

Admire this cathedral's palatial interiors, tapestries, art, and frescoes. Marvel at the stunning architecture, stained glass, and impressive ceiling design, then enjoy great views of Milan from the roof.

36 min
Explore Pietra Pendula's Natural Beauty

Explore Pietra Pendula's Natural Beauty

Take a peaceful walk through the woods, ascending steep stone stairs for incredible views of the lake. Don't miss the charming shacks along the way.

26 min
Dine at Antica Molina

Dine at Antica Molina

A hidden gem in the heart of Molina, this family-run restaurant serves incredible dishes like spaghetti bolognese and brandy and rosemary risotto. The friendly service and rustic setting make for an enjoyable dining experience.

12 min
Dine at Home Restaurant Palanzo

Dine at Home Restaurant Palanzo

Indulge in exceptional home cooking Michelin star style at an unbeatable price. Enjoy delicious dishes, homemade limoncello, and exceptional hospitality in a charming village setting. An unforgettable dining experience!

3 min
Enjoy the Breathtaking View at Madonna del Soldo

Enjoy the Breathtaking View at Madonna del Soldo

A hidden gem in a small village near Lake Como, Madonna del Soldo offers a stunning 180-degree view of the lake. Take a peaceful walk uphill and pass through beautiful gardens on your way to this charming church.

6 min
Indulge in Delightful Coffee and Pastries at Pasticceria Ponti

Indulge in Delightful Coffee and Pastries at Pasticceria Ponti

Pasticceria Ponti in Canzo, Italy, is a coffee lover's paradise. With perfectly brewed coffee, light and buttery brioches, and exquisite pasticcini, this bakery and cafe offers a delightful experience. The welcoming ambiance and attentive staff make it a must-visit for food enthusiasts.

68 min

Get around

Airport

Milan Malpensa

1 hr 16 min

Linate

1 hr 36 min

Milan Bergamo

1 hr 47 min

Train station

Faggeto L.

21 min

Bus stop

Palanzo - Piazza E. Fasola

5 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

12 min

Cafe

20 min

Pharmacy

51 min

Points of interest

Beach

Steinstrand

1 hr 24 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

No pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    14

    days

    Cancel at least 14 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 14 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Anna & Sara

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Your hosts Anna & Sara and their team are travellers first and foremost and know how to make you feel at home. Their team will accompany you at every stage, from booking to check-out, and help you to discover the most hidden cities and places in Italy, like a real local.

Registration or licence number: 013098-CIM-00006.

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