Lago di Como / Lake Como / Comer See


The Penthouse at Villa Cardano in Como

The spacious penthouse with over 70 square meters has two bedrooms, a separable living room with a pull-out sofa, which can be used as a third bedroom, a kitchen with dining area for 6 people and two bathrooms. The living room is equipped with satellite TV (Astra with hundreds of channels in various languages) and has access to the sunny and spacious 30 sqm roof terrace, which is to be used exclusively by the guests of the penthouse.

In addition, the house has a second approximately 65 square meter roof terrace, which is to be shared with the host and guests from the Studio. This terrace has a 270 ° panoramic view of Como, Lake Como, and the Spina Verde Nature Park. Even locals say that this is the most beautiful view of the lake they know.

All rooms have floor to ceiling windows from where you have a beautiful distant view or view of Lake Como, the city of Como or the countryside. The rooms can be completely darkened with exterior blinds. Although there is no air conditioning, you can in summer keep the apartment pleasantly cool by tilting the slats and let the breeze in from the mountains (other than at the lakeside where you often have a damp heat). In addition, the bedrooms are equipped with fans.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, an espresso machine, an induction ceramic hob, sink, dishwasher and refrigerator with 3 * - freezer.

The beds in the 2 bedrooms are extra wide (2m x 2m) box spring beds which are - according to most guests - very comfortable. Also, the pull-out couch in the living room has the same measure and is equal to a normal bed.

The bedrooms are covered with parquet, the living rooms with stone tiles. The apartment is heated by underfloor heating.

Guest access
Access to the property, the enclosed courtyard with two parking spaces and the villa is each possible with a separate code lock. The tenant receives the number codes for the doors shortly before his arrival.

The penthouse is situated in the top (2nd) floor and can be reached by walking up the stairs. Please note that there is no lift available.

The accommodation is accessible in only 15 minutes by car from two motorway exits, the main train station Como San Giovanni or the train station in Chiasso / Switzerland. To Milan city center, to the airport Milano-Malpensa and to Lugano / Switzerland one needs only about 30-35 minutes by car. The historical center of Como is about 10 to 12 minutes by car or taxi. The walk to the city, although theoretically not very far, is not recommended because of missing sidewalks. Instead, you can walk in 10-15 minutes to San Fermo with some typical cafes and restaurants which are mainly frequented by locals.

Other things to note
Villa Cardano offers another apartment for 2 people with a separate entrance for rent. This apartment is also fully equipped and has a kitchenette, bathroom, and a double bed.

A travel baby bed and a high chair are available for one baby in the house on request. Please tell us right in advance to block and provide it for you.

Unfortunately, no dogs (> 5 kg) are allowed in the penthouse and on the roof terrace.

Only booked and registered guests are allowed to enter the house. If you want to show your accomodation to somebody who is not a booked guests, please ask for permission via email upfront.
Parties and other events that could disturb the other guests or neighbors are not allowed in the house. We are also not renting to groups of people with an average age of lower than 22 years. 

Como, like many other touristic cities in Italy, charges a tourist tax which is mostly paid on-site directly to the host. Since we have code-locks for self-check-in and we are not always present during your stay, the tourist tax is already included in the price for renting the apartment. This is to say that you do not have to pay anything extra after your arrival like with many other accommodations.

For more information and comments of more than 500 former guests you can also have a look at the AirBnB listing of Villa Cardano. Please find the links below.

    Penthouse      (for up to 6 guests):

    Studio             (for up to 2 guests):

    Villa Cardano   is located in Via Paolo Diacono 27, 22100 Como (CO), Lombardia, Italy.


If you are interested in booking the penthouse of Villa Cardano, you can send us a reservation request by choosing the desired dates at the calendar below. Please note, that highlighted dates (bold numbers) are still available for booking and not highlighted dates are not available for booking. Please do not send us an email and asking if those dates are still available because they are not. An exception are dates with a lead time of more than six months. In this case please contact us directly via email or whatsapp.

The reservation request as below does not require any immediate payment or the the input of credit card data. However, in order to reserve the booking, we will send you usually within a few hours a confirmation of your booking and we ask you to send the full amount of money immediately via bank transfer (requires IBAN-Code) or paypal (guest has to bear paypal service costs).


If you like to reserve a stay in the Penthouse of Villa Cardano, please have a look at the calendar above. Select first the number of guests and then your dates. Available days are highlighted as bold numbers. If there are no bold numbers in a month, there are no availabilities. Please click at the arrow right to the name of the month to see the following month.

Please mark the day of your arrival (after 3pm) and then the day of your departure (until 11 am). Your intended stay will be highlighted. The price of your stay will be shown below the calendar. The "Total (excl. taxes)" is the final price you will pay for your stay, including all side costs like tourist tax, cleaning, cost for towels and bedsheets, parking on site etc. There are no hidden extra costs. If you like you can compare our rate also on other booking platforms but you will nowhere find a better rate than here.

The calendar is automatically updated with all booking platforms. 

The rate and cancelling conditions are exactly the same as with other booking platforms (e.g. AirBnB) please see here: but without the commission or service fee, which is usually 14% of the total price. Please don't ask us for a discount because prices are already calculated to be at the minimum and we will not grant any further discounts