Villa Ca’ Dei Leoni is a mansion of incredible, immediate beauty. Travelers approaching the villa – even those not familiar with the many wonders built with taste and mastery on Lake Como throughout the centuries – immediately realize that they are looking upon an absolute masterpiece. A historic residence protected by the Ministry of Culture.
If you are fortunate enough to have transformed the love for Lake Como into a profession, and you can say that you know, one-by-one, each of its historic residences, you can then easily maintain that only such descriptors as charm and emotion can adequately describe this villa. A very strong emotion, one that grows over time.
Its 2000 square meter lakeside park has a more than 100 meter shoreline with - a true rarity - three large private docks.
The villa itself, including its reception area, occupies almost 800 square meters.
All its ground floor rooms have direct access to the park, with a lake view from each of its still original doors.
The floors are of reconstituted and Palladian marble, with beautiful Moltrasio stone in the kitchen; and all rooms except for the kitchen have coffered ceilings.
The bedrooms are on the second floor, each enjoying a beautiful lake view.
On the opposite side of the street, the Villa has more grounds - another 2800 square meters with the same lakeside length of the Villa grounds, connected by an antique bridge.
Within this park there is another villa of about 600 square meters. This building is on three levels, in addition to the attic which is easily connected by a terrace to the lakeside part.
Additional facilities of the Villa include a large covered parking zone, with an ample internal parking area, warehouses and ancient stables.
The History of the Villa
Villa Ca’ Dei Leoni has had several different names throughout the years. Starting from ‘700 and for more than two centuries it was connected to the Sangiuliani family, particularly to Count Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani. Hence its name of Villa Cavagna Sangiuliani in the town once called Carate Lario.
The Sangiulianis were a noble Como family, nominated as the Counts of Balbiano at the end of XVII century.
During the uprisings of 1848, Giuseppe Mazzini took possession of Lake Como. Soon after, the Austrians recaptured the territory and during those days the Sangiuliani Counts hosted field marshal Radetzky at the Villa.
Villa Ca’ Dei Leoni is found within the town of Carate Urio, once known as Carate Lario, famous for its mild climate even during the winter. A small, characteristic Lake Como village, just ten minutes from the city of Como and only five minutes from the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este. Yet thanks to the grounds surrounding the property, guests of the Villa enjoy total privacy.
Property Features Include: Historic Home, Waterfront, 3 Fireplace(s), security system, garage for 4-6 cars, wide private parking area, gas heating system
Interior Features Include: Marbles as seminato veneziano or palladiana, antique parquets, original windows and glazing, frescoes and original ceilings completely renovated in perfect condition
Views Include: Hills
Amenities Include: golf club, bike trails, equestrian facilities, walking trails, landing strip, in-ground pool
Built in: 1700
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Architectural Style: Neoclassical, Italian Luxury Villa