At the northern end of Lake Como, in a house that could easily have been designed by one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture, Archimede is a tribute to the relationship of man, shelter and nature. Positioned to savour the lake and the wooded mountains surrounding it, clean lines, walls of glass and open lawns offer an extended family or a group of guests the feeling of retreat. If 'less is more', in this case it is also marvelous.
The property, with an emphasis on the horizontal, is nonetheless built over three floors. Leading down from the entrance level is a stylish dining room and a sumptuous living room. Along a corridor off the entrance is a modern kitchen, a guest WC, a single bedroom with pull-out bed and a double bedroom with ensuite. On the upper level is the master bedroom with private terrace and ensuite bathroom with a separate shower, a twin and a double bedroom that share a shower room, and an additional twin bedroom with ensuite WC, which has direct access to a staircase leading to the garden.
The extensive garden has a panoramic pool and Jacuzzi set at the top of the property and access to the shore of the lake via its private woodland.
Just wanted to send you a note to let you know we had a wonderful time the other week at Lake Como! What an amazing location! We didn’t really want to leave the house it was so beautiful there with the view. We did manage however to se some of the beautiful gardens and villas as well as take a tour around the lake by a boat Greta arranged for us. Thank you for all your assistance. We look forward to our return.Melissa Y and family staying in Archimede . Jun 2018
We loved Archimede - we stayed here for two weeks for a big family reunion with grandparents, two siblings' families and grandchildren with ages that varied from 20 to 1 year old. It suited us all perfectly, the house is spacious with really large living areas for us all to eat and chat together, with the airy terrace over the lake and close to the barbecue a popular place for evening meals. The pool and Jacuzzi have stunning views and were very popular for relaxed catch-ups, sitting in the bubbles with a drink.
The surrounding area has some fabulous restaurants as well as plenty of activities for the more energetic in the family. I got a lot of cycling done, and also braved canyoning in Val Bodengo with the younger adults. There were boat trips, relaxing walks and an excursion into the higher alpine valleys by funicular.
A wonderful villa in a great spot, I can highly recommend it.Dan Wrightson from ITT staying in Archimede . Aug 2016
The surrounding area has such peace and majesty it is no wonder monks of the Piona Abbey, which sits atop a small peninsula nearby, chose this as their place of meditation.
But this end of the lake is not only about spirit; it is also a sportsman's paradise, with easily arranged windsurfing, canoeing, sailing or, for those inspired by the alpine backdrop, climbing or mountain biking.
Excellent boat/ferry service from Colico travel to and from Como daily, stopping at most towns on the way and the train provides shopping in Milan or a visiting La Scala and still being 'home' for cocktails on the terrace.
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