This historic holiday home is in the town of Lanzo, a short 20 min drive from Lake Como. Originally a convent building built in 1740, an aristocratic Milanese family purchased it subsquently and converted into a beautiful family holiday home.

For centuries, Lanzo’s pristine mountain air has attracted families who came for the holidays to escape the heat of Milan in the summer months or skiing in the winter months.

The current owners purchased this Italian holiday because of its proximity to both Lake Como and the Swiss border.

Property Information

Property Name  Italian Villa Holiday Home
Property Type  Historical Building
Bedrooms  3 (large double) 
Bathrooms  2 (period) 
Reception Rooms 
Sitting Rooms 
Dining Rooms  1 (formal) 
Summer Kitchen  1 (downstairs) 
Design Features  Ornate stone staircase, antique furnishings, original frescos, unique era-specific features 
Restoration Status  Fully and sensitively restored 


Executive Summary

Lanzo, the main centre of the D’Intelvi valley region, is in the very north of Lombardy – 20 minutes from Argegno on Lake Como and 10 minutes from Lake Lugano in Switzerland.






  • Golf: The Golf Club Lanzo is the closest course to the house and offers rental clubs. 
  • Tennis: Communal tennis courts available for public use. 
  • Skiing: Two local ski fields within walking distance of the house, including one suitable for beginners with ski schools for both adults and children. 
  • Walking and Hiking: Many walking trails in the Lake Como region. 
  • Markets and Festivals: Lanzo and the surrounding area have many markets, theaters, and festivals.
  • Restaurants: Plenty of dining options, ranging from charming family-owned restaurants like Café Cristal Domino and Monica’s Wine Bar to the nearby Michelin-starred La Locanda del Notaio.

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