A Rare Glimpse Inside an Iconic Italian Villa

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One requirement of any visit to Lake Como is a cruise of the lake by boat—preferably a vintage wooden motor, if it’s available. This not only allows for one to feel instantly glamorous, but also allows for an uninterrupted vantage point from which to take in the steep Alpine foothills that line Como’s perimeter and the many historic villas that dot its shores. If you’re particularly lucky and your captain is especially experienced, he’ll know which buildings warrant a closer peek and he’ll steer just close enough to those so that the eye may roam freely and the imagination may run wild.

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