This summer, far-flung holidays with friends are back. And after the past couple of years, your boring ol’ domestic Airbnb isn’t going to cut it any more. We need something big, something magnificent. This sixteenth-century palazzo, actually, might be just the place for it.
Villa Atia is a stately home on the shores of Lake Como, and you and 11 mates can now book it out. Once the summer residence of the Dukes of Serbelloni, it’s now available for extremely luxurious getaways.
Amazingly, there’s a full staff on hand throughout your stay, including a chef who prepares every meal. Forget dodgy pesto and pasta – you’ll be eating exquisite traditional Italian food in a stunning dining room every night.
The interiors are lavish, too. Think grand staircases, hand-painted frescoes and antique furniture, all lit by the glorious summer sun. Outside, there’s a load of beautiful eighteenth-century frescoes, plus a large swimming pool and outdoor dining area. Perfect for pretending you’re a Renaissance aristocrat.
Unsurprisingly, a stay in Villa Atia doesn’t come cheap. Prices start at £6,679 ($8,900) a night – that’s around £556 ($740) per person, if you fill all the bedrooms (they sleep 12 altogether). But if you do have cash to splash? Find out more on the official onefinestay website.
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