Villa Selene

Lake Como, Torno

    • Sleeps 14 Guests
    • Bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 7 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 550 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Airport distance:
      Milan Malpensa 60 km

    per week

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    Elegant villa with the most mesmerising views

    Perched above the shoreline of magical Lake Como, Villa Selene gleams in a tranquil setting and offers stunning lake views from every room. Recently restored to the finest standards, this luxury villa seamlessly marries its perfect position with elegant simplicity. The light and airy rooms open out onto views of the beautiful lake and its stunning surroundings. 

    Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the mirroring lake and a magnificent piazza terrace directly overlooking the lake. It offers ample room to enjoy the life al fesco, with dining under a flowering jasmine pergola, or just lounging and relaxing by the swimming pool. The pool can be heated, and is equipped with hydromassage, guaranteed to elevate your swimming experience while also being child-friendly with its different levels. Relish in the enchanting view of the lake with the gazebo that serves as shelter from the gentle heat while enjoying your meal or aperitivo. 

    Villa Selene comfortably accommodates up to 14 guests, making it the ideal hideaway for a family get-together. The majestic lake is ever present in the villa’s seven bedrooms thanks to large windows that bring the outside in and open up to balconies with enchanting views. Bedrooms are beautifully appointed with antique furniture, fine paintings and exquisite fabrics and, of course, beds finished with the finest cottons, and each one has its private bathroom. Revel in the feeling of floating on gentle waters all the way from the romantic balconies while enjoying the scenery’s ever-changing beauty throughout the day. Being directly on the water, the gentle swell of the lake can be heard from every room.

    An elevator provides accessibility for those that may need it within the villa. The state-of-the-art kitchen is very large, but we recommend taking advantage of the diverse culinary skills of the villa's chef. There is plenty of space to retreat and relax: on the terrace, in the beautiful winter garden, in the living room or in the winter salon on the first floor. The villa can be reached also by boat, it has a private darsena for mooring a boat.
    On the top floor (3rd floor) of the villa there is a completely independent apartment where the owner occasionally lives, but the privacy of the guests is not disturbed as the apartment has a separate entrance at the back of the villa. The ground floor, 1st and 2nd floors of the villa as well as the garden and pool are completely private for guests.


    The crown jewel of neighboring luxurious villas, Villa Selene is nestled between the village of Torno and the luminous waters of Lake Como. Enjoy a sun-bathed stroll to the village. Torno wears its traditions proudly with local shops and restaurants still reflecting the values of the village. On foot you can explore the quiet streets of Torno village, with its weekly market stalls, local bars and greengrocer with no traffic allowed into the lower reaches of the village. But to make the best use of your dramatic location, a skippered taxi charter is a must. The driver meets you at your villa’s dock, and then the lake is yours; for shopping in Bellagio, for spying on your neighbours in the famous villas around the lake, or for a romantic dinner for two in Tremezzo or Villa d’Este. Villa Selene embodies the Lake Como lifestyle with its perfect position, elegant neoclassical architecture and simple aesthetic, all nestled into the shoreline so you can make the most of the wonderful views and dancing light on this romantic lake.

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    • Pool: 4 x 8m / heated pool with massage jet stream, completely child friendly
    • Dock for mooring a boat
    • Lift to all floors
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Electric oven
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Coffee machine
    • Washing machine
    • Iron facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Balcony
    • Ping-pong table 
    • Vast front terrace above the water’s edge with pontile for boat excursions and seating area 
    • Flowering jasmine-covered dining pergola 
    • Shaded rear garden with exposed rock backdrop
    • Garage for 2 cars in the village
    Touring Ideas
    • Torno with bars, shops, restaurant 1 km
    • Como 5 km
    • Railway station 8 km
    • Bellagio 25 km
    • Lugano 40 km
    • Milan 55 km



    Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como. They are quaint and beautiful and it’s worthwhile exploring them. If you spend the mornings on the west side and the afternoons on the east side of the lake, you will always stay in the sun.

    Steamers, boats, car ferries and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A ferry around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) is a must. The most popular of the stops remains Bellagio.

    Bellagio - known as the pearl of the lake is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. Bellagio's tourist information offices are by the ferry jetty and in Piazza della Chiesa.

    Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, and has small stretches of shingle beach. From Menaggio you can travel to Lake Lugano or embark on mountain hikes. The town is a useful base for exploring Lake Como; with good bus and ferry connections. 

    The fishing village of Varenna has picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path. Varenna is a peaceful resort, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. You can admire views from the Castello di Vezio or simply relax by the lakeside.

    In Tremezzo visit Villa Carlotta - a villa and botanical garden. The villa is today a museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners.

    The walled town of Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. The impressive cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built and added to over a period of centuries, so you can admire Gothic and Renaissance features including some fine tapestries and paintings. The town's earlier cathedral (built in the tenth century), San Fedele, is another fine sight, as are the tall nine-hundred-year-old gateway, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church Sant'Abbondio. The town's art gallery (Pinacoteca) is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular up to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views. 

    Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores. Wherever you are you are never far from great shopping.
    Como is an interesting place to shop because of its local flavor. There are very elegant stores in Como that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the world’s greatest designers are found in Como. Perhaps the nicest discount silk store (Mantero VIII) is found on the outskirts of Como.
    Como is only a few minutes' drive from the Swiss border and from Lake Lugano. Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Foxtown Factory Stores, a temple of luxury and elegance with 3 km of shop windows, where 160 stores. The world famous mall that has every imaginable brand name store (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Loro Piano, Yves St. Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Missoni, Bally, Bruno Magli, Dolce and Gabbana, Cerrutti……to literally name only a few) at discounted prices. The mall sells last year’s fashions at prices that seem a third of what can be found in Milan.
    Then of course there is Milan. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. Milan has been crowned the fashion capital of the world thanks to designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga with its designer showrooms and boutiques are two of the most elegant, if expensive, shopping streets in Europe. Milan also has sections of town dedicated to antiques, art and house supplies.

    In Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. In the heart of Milan is the rose-colored marble Gothic Duomo. Not far from the Duomo is the world’s most famous opera house - La Scala. Throughout the city are symbols of Milan’s illustrious past including the 16 Corinthian-style columns from early Roman settlements. These are placed just outside the 4th century Basilica di San Lorenzo. Also impressive is the Sforza Castle and Museum of Ancient Art. St. Ambrose’s Basilica and Museum is interesting as the Basilica was founded in the 4th century by the Bishop Ambrose who baptized St. Augustine here.

    Lake Como boasts some of the very finest Italian cuisine, and is home to a number of world-class restaurants. Check out the back streets and old lakeside towns to find some of the less well known but excellent restaurants.

    Lake Como boat hire is possibly the finest way to experience the Lake in its full splendour. One has not seen Lake Como if it hasn’t been experienced from the water. There are numerous touring companies that can take large or small groups for tours of the lake which can include a refreshing swim in the lake. A wonderful day is to take the morning to explore the lake by boat. Stop for a long lunch at the Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina and return to the Villa by late afternoon.

    Outdoor Activities: biking, mountain biking, hiking, boating, paragliding and windsurfing.
    There are numerous hikes and walking trails in and around Lake Como. Around the lake, through the woodlands and up through the hills and mountains offer an enormous variety of hiking possibilities, from easy walks for families to the more difficult for skilled hikers.
    For water sports lovers it is possible to spend entire days sailing or kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating, water skiing and canoeing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. In Como there is even a hydroplane piloting school.
    Experience regattas with the Cannottieri Moltrasio Yacht Club.
    Lake Como can also be dicovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
    Lake Como has also several golf courses which can be easily reached by car. 8 Golf courses are within 50 km from the villa: Golf Club Carimate, Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia, Golf Club Lanzo, Golf Club Ponticello, La Pinetina Golf Club, Golf Club le Robinie, Golf Club Villa d'Este, Green Club Lainate.


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    Ground floor:

    • Entrance hall with guest bathroom and coat cupboard
    • Lift to all levels
    • Bright living space with floor to ceiling doors and windows looking out onto terrace and lake, several seating areas for up to 18
    • Formal dining room for 16 guests and double doors out onto terrace
    • Newly fitted semi-professional kitchen with double doors out onto terrace
    • Garden conservatory with seating, ping-pong table and doors into back garden
    • Laundry
    • Marble staircase to the upper floors

    First floor – sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms):

    • Cosy winter living room, with room for 12 people, complete with wall-mounted television and double doors out to balcony
    • Bedroom 1: Master suite with a private terrace (can be set as double or twin bed), bathroom with double sink, bathtub and separate shower
    • Bedroom 2: (can be set as double or twin bed), bathroom with bathtub and shower head
    • Bedroom 3: French size bed, bathroom with bathtub and shower head

    All the bedrooms are equipped with a private wardrobe, a private bathroom and satellite TV.

    Second floor – sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms):

    • Veranda equipped with a ping pong and foosball table and one guest bathroom
    • Bedroom 1: (can be set as double or twin bed), ensuite bathroom with bathtub and a wardrobe
    • Bedroom 2: (can be set as double or twin bed), ensuite bathroom with bathtub and a wardrobe
    • Bedroom 3: (can be set as double or twin bed), ensuite bathroom with shower and a wardrobe
    • Bedroom 4: (can be set as double or twin bed), ensuite bathroom with shower and a wardrobe

    All the bedrooms are equipped with a private wardrobe, a private bathroom and satellite TV.


    • Vast front terrace above the water’s edge with pontile for boat excursions, seating area with room for 18
    • Flowering jasmine-covered dining pergola for 16
    • Heated private pool with massage jet stream, completely child friendly
    • Shaded rear garden with exposed rock backdrop

    Villa Selene is not directly accessible by car. Guests should park just 400 meters from the property and pass through a short and beautiful road to the entrance. There are two covered parking spaces available in the village for your convenience. The walk from the parking area to the villa takes approximately 5-7 minutes. Upon check-in and check-out, there will be porter service for luggage, which is included from the parking to the villa on a private Jeep. The Jeep is also available in case guests need a ride to the village.

    Arrival by boat:
    For those with a boat, you have the option to moor it in the private darsena. Please ensure prior booking that the boat's dimensions are compatible with the dock. Additionally, mooring in front of the villa is possible, utilizing the small harbor in the village. 

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    04 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 02 Nov 2024
    30900 EUR
    01 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    34700 EUR

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens 
    • Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Wood for fireplaces
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Maid service (6 hours house cleaning, 7 days per week)
    • Shopping service (food not included)
    • Porters for all luggage on arrival and departure
    • Parking two secure spaces in town, for sedans only
    • Pool cleaning
    • Garden maintenance 5 days per week 


    • Heating for house and pool (if required)
    • Pool heating: EUR 30 per day; min 2-3 days to warm up
    • Telephone: metered
    • Cost of food and beverages
    • Deposit for food: EUR 1500 payable by client on arrival, directly to staff.


    EUR 7000 held by the agency and returned to client within 7 days pending owner sign-off.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Additional staff hours: EUR 15 per hour
    • Additional linen changes
    • Personal laundry
    • Chef cook: half service (breakfast/lunch or dinner) or full service (breakfast/lunch/dinner) contracted by the week; please inquire upon booking.
    •  Waiter service with chef contract
    • Transfer service


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Pool opening dates: May 15th - September 15th
    • PLEASE NOTE: For this property the check-in is possible between 4:30 and 7:00pm, departure between 8:00 and 9:30am

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