Living La Dolce Vita

Oetker Collection Masterpiece Estates now has the keys to a stunning residence on the illustrious Lake Como. Introducing, Villa Pliniana — an Italian Renaissance mansion newly renovated with 21st century elegance.


Villa Pliniana was built in 1573 right on the lakeshore before a tree-covered foothill. The residence is surrounded by 18 acres of lush private grounds that include a natural spring of the same name that was famously studied by local naturalists and Leonardo da Vinci. Over the centuries, the mansion has played host to a long list of prominent guests including Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Franz Lizst, Joseph II of Austria and Napoleon Bonaparte.


The villa’s lavish layout is made up of 4 separated suites boasting a total of 10 bedrooms of various sizes. Each suite also has its own living room, dining room and kitchen and there are 9 bathrooms total across the villa, with either a shower or bathtub in each.

In addition, the property has two further residences, Casa dei Plini and Casa Shelley. The larger of the two, Casa dei Plini boasts 4 king bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Casa Shelley has 3 king bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Together, the main villa and the two homes can sleep up to 33 guests.



If a walk in the gorgeous surroundings or a dip in the indoor infinite pool with a panoramic view over the lake aren’t enough, the billiard room, kids’ playroom, fitness area or private spa offer plenty to do on site. And the helicopter landing pad and private boat dock make excursions easy.

An Oetker Collection Host can be at your disposal to make arrangements for any activity you can imagine, from kayaking and paddle boarding to plein air painting, wine tasting, lake fishing and yoga. Every day begins with a homemade breakfast in the dining room or solarium and then the adventures begin…


Planning a getaway with the entire family or a large group? Allow us to host you at Villa Pliniana, a palace filled with dreams on Lake Como.

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