Back for bookings following a recent renovation, Villa Ponti Bellavista retains plenty of original features, including an all-blue ensuite and period furniture that’s been in the property since Ponti completed the Lombardy home in 1966.
The six-bedroom, nautically-inspired home starts from £2,500 for two nights. It was initially designed for friends of the Italian architect and sits on a prominent, rocky site, which means visitors enter from above and descend downwards via a spiral staircase. Its living room is its key feature, ringed in curving glass windows overlooking the turquoise waters and furnished with a large conversation pit for gathering.
Villa Ponti Bellavista also has an infinity edge pool, sauna and hot tub, bocce court and lakeside terrace. It sits on three acres of private grounds, consisting of cedar forest, kitchen gardens and formal lawns, and the property is not far from Civenna and Bellagio village.