From the Odescalchi family, the villa acquired by Count Andrea Passalacqua who, in 1787, enlarged it on Felice Soave's design. The three story palace, with its finely worked bronze doors, accommodated a lot of famous people: the Milan poet Carlo Porta, who painted a lot of frescos into the villa; and Vincenzo Bellini who, between 1829 and 1833, was often a guest of the Count Passalacqua. During Bellini's stays in Moltrasio he composed "La straniera “ and “La sonnambula".
Contiguous to the walls of the Passalacqua’s garden is the Romanesque church of S.Agata, with fascinating a tower and frescoes dating back to 1300.
Villa Passalacqua was restored in the Seventies by the Hungarian Oscar Kiss Merthn and nowadays it can be considered one of the most prestigious and important residences of the Como Lake.
Entering from the gate of the prestigious property guests are enveloped in a breathtaking park, with terraces sloping down to the lake -- an Italian garden, wonderful fountains, a charming swimming pool and a greenhouse.
There's a private dock and an evocative underground passage that connects the dock to the villa.
|Category: 5 Star
Area: Lake Como at Moltrasio
Minimum Stay: 7 nights, Saturday-Saturday
Maximum Occupancy: 20
Distance from Como: 5km