About this listing
Former silk factory from 1700, now a charming villa close to Milan
The apartment is located on the last floor of the palace, in the historical center of Besozzo.
The house has been fully renovated in 2013, respecting the original layout and furniture. We have been improving all the comforts you might enjoy during your vacations: a nice kitchen, fully equipped, a nice bathroom with a powerful shower, good audio system, and so on..
The palace is largely accessible to our guests, with the possibility of enjoying the orchard, the 23.000 sm park, the columned courtyard and the loggiato overlooking the hills and Lago Maggiore in the distance.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER 4 PEOPLE AVAILABILITY HAS TO BE CONFIRMED IN ADVANCE. In case you will book for six, we will offer an extra double room with private bathroom.
The villa was a property of the noble Milanese family Besozzi, the ownership is witnessed by a coat of arms on a portal-dated 1515.
At the beginning of the 1700 the property belonged to the Marquis Giovan Battista Daverio who got it thanks to matrimonial alliances. After successive owners it was bought by the Pirinoli family.
The plants of the Teresian cadastre testify the existence of a central court around which are articulated both the manor and the rustic and service’s structures. Hidden underground passages allowed the family to evacuate from the villa to different points of the village if under attack. The position of the complex is at the edge of the historic centre of Besozzo and it is the last large building along the main axis of the village.
The lower part is enriched with a vegetable garden, cultivated for more than a century, which is accessed through the main courtyard.
On the external facade, to the right of the entrance, a plaque commemorate the owner Regina Pirinoli Garavaglia. A short archway introduces the quadrangular courtyard enclosed on three sides by a porch of Tuscan columns. Along the right side a lovely porch overlooks the main patio.
The interiors retain a monumental characters, the refurbish maintained the ancient character of the spaces.
From the road you can go to the service’s court also through another portal with the coat of arms of Besozzi family; traces of a similar coat of arms are also on the key the arc, but unfortunately it was chiseled and is no longer clearly readable. However, you can make out an inscription dated 1515. Characteristic of the dwelling is also the wild eighteenth century park with a romantic pond and some caves; it was partially transformed into a garden in the nineteenth century probably by the Regina Pirinoli Garavaglia. Today the park still preserves its taste with reeds and tall conifers; it is directly connected to the house with a bridge that crosses the county road.
SOME SUGGESTED VISITS:
Isole Borromeo, Lago Maggiore
Santa Caterina del Sasso, Cellina
Sasso del ferro, Laveno
Rocca Borromeo, Angera
Lago d'Orta and Isolino San Giulio
Campo dei Fiori and Sacro monte di Varese
The Province of Varese is characterized by the richness of cultural heritage. Castiglione Olona is a unique witness of Lombardy Renaissance, the Lombard Castrum Sibrium of Castelseprio or the Monastery of Cairate are very interesting too.
You can discover the precious frescoes in the Romanesque churches of Gemonio, or visit the masterpiece of Santa Caterina del Sasso Hermitage.
Other poin of interest: the austere Rocca Borromeo, the park of Villa della Porta Bozzolo di Casalzuigno, Rocca di Angera or the Benedictine abbey of San Gemolo in Ganna.
Lake of Varese is 5 minutes from the property, Lake Maggiore is 10 minutes.
In Varese conceptual art and the eighteenth-century harmony is merged in Villa Litta Panza di Menafoglio Biumo, the faith echoes in the monumental complex of Arsago Seprio and in the dome of the shrine of Saronno. Other gems are the art nouveau architecture, masterfully expressed by the glorious beer Poretti of Induno Olona, by the Palace Hotel Varese and by the former Grand Hôtel Campo dei Fiori.
The location is excellent:
- Airport: Malpensa is 30 minutes
- Milan: 50 minutes
- Swiss border: 40 minutes
- Lugano: 50 minutes
- Locarno and its film festival: 1 hour
- Zurich: less than 3 hours
Other things to note
The house is close to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of Ispra.
For rowers and sailors:
Monate, Comabbio and Varese lakes are a few minutes away by car.
Golf des Isles Borromeè
Golf di Luvinate (Varese)
Golf Le Robinie
Circolo Golf Bogogno
Don't jump on the floors, underneath frescos can be damaged.
Please close carefully all windows when you leave and turn off the lights.
Thank you for being respectful of the furniture and the property.
This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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