Explore the lake by motorboat!

The territory, from the coastline ringed with magical towns and villages, to the mountains that stand out imposingly as imminent lookouts, offers a perspective – of views and passages – really enjoyable, in its fullness, only from the Lake.
Lake Como is the central point of observation of so much wonder that contains it.
To understand and admire the exceptional balance between morphology and colors, between natural and built secrets, it is necessary to be navigating on the Lake.
There are points that can be observed only from the lake and discovering them is an exciting experience and never the same, because the shapes, colors, natural lights, offer a horizon always different, as far as the eye can see, in every season.

Villa Como is our exclusive property for those who want the privacy of a quiet but modern place, equipped with home automation technology, and set on the first coastline of Lake Como.
From the terraces, the balconies and the windows the breathtaking view sweeps over the Lake without obstacles.

Villa Como, in Faggeto Lario, is the place of perfect balance between nature and comfort.
It offers all the quietness of its location, pied à l’eau, of an independent private habitat, away from the chaotic stretches of the coast, and in harmony with the comforts of modernity.
For those who want to move by lake, Villa Como has a private pier, where to dock, one of the motorboats rented from our luxury fleet, for the privilege of private cruises.
The villa has been chosen as a location for photographic sets, television, film and is the ideal home for a relaxing vacation, with family or with a group of friends.

Have we aroused your curiosity?
Discover our lake and admire Villa D’Este, Villa Erba, the gorge of Nesso, Colico and its small village, Dervio for windsurf lovers and the Church of Santa Maria del Tiglio in Gravedona, the protagonist of several film shoots.

Contact us to admire these wonders, we will give you all the information you need to rent one of the motorboats of our luxury fleet. 

Enjoy your weekend!

The botanical garden of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como!

On the western shore of Lake Como at Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, the period of the most beautiful flowering in Europe, which lasts only a few weeks a year, has arrived. The period residence, a botanical heritage with its striking rhododendrons and alzaleas rich in history and beauty, is visited every year by about 180 thousand visitors.

A historic residence of 1600 enriched by botanical architectures that date back to different eras and priceless masretpeaces, including the painting by Hayez, The Last Kiss of Romeo and Juliet and the sculpture Amour and Psyche by Canova, kept in Villa Carlotta. The Villa takes its name from Princess Carlotta who received it as a gift from her mother on her wedding day. A place where you can admire a unique botanical and cultural artistic heritage on Lake Como with breathtaking views.

Several botanical paths enchant the villa with 150 varieties of flowers originating in southern China, which in nature are found only in the Himalayan mountains, and alternate in the park giving rise to a striking spectacle. You can admire many species of plants and flowers: from camellias, azaleas to exotic plants, aromatic, which coexist in a harmonious way.

A perfect visit to spend a spring afternoon or a relaxing half day just an hour’s drive from Milan. Villa Carlotta can be visited all year round and our advice is to visit it in April and, for the hydrangea period, in August. 

Find out more about the villa, open hours and how to get there: www.villacarlotta.it

Enjoy your weekend!

FAI Open Days: a weekend to discover Italy

Spring is back and it’s time for the most important event dedicated to the cultural heritage and landscape of our country. An unmissable opportunity to visit the most exclusive and usually inaccessible villas of FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) on Lake Como, from 26 to 27 of March.

First of all the famous “Villa del Balbianello“, residence that rises at the end of Dosso di Lavedo in one of the most suggestive positions of Lake Como. It is now used as a setting for numerous film productions. Arriving from the lake you can admire the beauty of the landscape and the houses that the whole world envies us.

Lake Como has now become a reference point for the luxury sector combined with a strong demand for real estate. The number of tourists who want to enjoy these beauties has increased and this has led to a strong development in the rental market.

To reserve your entry, click here.
Happy weekend with FAI Days!

©️ Photo: Fondo Ambiente Italiano


A new private aviation service of BARNES International group

BARNES iXAir is a private aviation service for a demanding clientele. Excellence and the art of living are a reflection of our identity and it is through these common values that BARNES joins forces with the airline iXAir, a French player in business aviation for 20 years.

BARNES iXAir operates all flights in France and abroad. For your business or leisure trips, you are invited to choose, according to your requirements, your destination, your schedules and your plane. We provide you with a fleet of private aircraft, ranging from short, medium to long-haul jets from 4 to 15 seats.

The crews and aircraft we offer meet the most rigorous certifications. The maintenance of our aircraft is carried out in reference workshops and our pilots are all under French employment contract to guarantee you a reliable and safe flight.

On board, live an exceptional experience. Tailor-made catering, entertainment, VIP transfer, the French art of living is cultivated every minute of the BARNES iXAir experience. 

Our services:

  • Rental management of your aircraft
  • Flights in France and abroad
  • When booking a seasonal rental, BARNES iXAir flight proposal adapted to your needs
  • VIP transport (Taxi with driver on departure or arrival)
  • Exceptional dining and entertainment