Lago di Como / Lake Como / Comer See


The quiet and modern

Studio of Villa Cardano

offers a 50 square meter apartment with a spacious living, dining and sleeping area, and a separate big bathroom.
The sleeping area, which can be separated by a curtain from the rest of the apartment offers a large double bed (180x200 mm) with two separate mattresses, a nightstand with a bedside lamp and a wardrobe with a clothes rail, hangers and shelves. Here you find also a fireplace which, unfortunately, must not be used due to official regulations.
The living area of the studio offers a comfortable leather sofa from where you can watch satellite TV (Astra) with more than 200 channels in various languages. If you adjust the TV, it can also be watched from the bed.

The dining area has a massive wooden table (which is one of the few remains from the old villa before renovation), 4 chairs, and a kitchenette which is equipped with an inductive ceramic stove with 2 hotplates, a fridge, a sink, an Italian espresso machine, as well as a basic set of crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils.

The modern and spacious bathroom offers a shower, a washbasin with a sink, a toilet, and a bidet.

The studio is bright and has huge windows overlooking the lower-lying garden. To the west, you have a beautiful view overlooking San Fermo and neighboring Switzerland. The city of Como and Lake Como can only be seen from the rooftop terrace.

The rooms are usually well-tempered. During fall and winter, they are heated by modern central heating. For the rare occasions in summer when temperatures rise above 25°C you can use a fan.

The studio is accessed directly with no steps from the gated yard where you can also park your car. It has also a second entry which leads directly to the idyllic terraced and savaged garden. The whole site consists of more than 2,000 square meters, with most of it being accessible by the guests.

Next to the door leading to the garden, there is a small table with two chairs for sitting outside of the studio. Guests of the studio can also exclusively use a terrace which is a few steps away next to the main gate. From here you have also a panoramic view to the west, where you can enjoy the sunset.

The highlight is, of course, the rooftop terrace which is accessed through the main house. It is shared with the host and the guests from the penthouse. Most people familiar with Como state, that the roof terrace has the most spectacular view of the city, the lake, and the Spina Verde natural reserve, as it is one of the very few spots where you have a 270° panoramic view with sun all day.

Guest access
The studio can be entered separately from the rest of the villa at ground level with no steps. You can safely park your car for free in the gated forecourt right next to your accommodation.
Both the forecourt and the apartment have a code lock, which ensures access at all times.

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
- The villa offers in the main house another fully equipped separate apartment with a kitchen, two bathrooms and up to six beds (three bedrooms), which can also be booked through Airbnb.

- Please note that this is a ground floor apartment in the garden and in case of open doors in the summer months grasshoppers, ants or other insects can enter the apartment. The windows are equipped with fly screens.

- 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 and please bring your own bed linen for your baby.

- Dogs are allowed in the studio. However, it is not allowed to bring them into the main house and on the roof terrace.

 - Guests that are not booked for an overfnight stay and partying is not allowd in the house. If you want to show your accomodation to somebody who is not a booked guests, please ask for permission via email upfront.

- 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 I am 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 extra while you are in Como. Please also check with other accommodations because most of them don't mention a tourist tax and later charge you on-site.

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 studio 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).

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.


If you like to reserve a stay at the Studio 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