Tour Italy’s Lake Como by Boat - Villa la Cassinella, on the western side of the lake, is surrounded by perfectly manicured trees. The sumptuous property, which is accessible primarily by boat, is available to rent.
Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo was built at the end of the century by a Milanese marquess. The home and its garden, which features sculptures by Antonio Canova and Luigi Acquisti, is now a museum. Related: 10 Hotels with Unbelievably High-End Amenities
Villa d’Este, in Cernobbio, was built in 1568 by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. It’s been a hotel since but still retains the feeling of a classic Italian villa, with formal gardens and a grand terrace overlooking the water.