Villa Floridiana is a historic villa which was built in 1890, designed by the architect of Casa Savoia [the house of Savoy] on commission by Count Nino Rezzonico. The property is situated inside a well-tended 4,390 sq. m park with two fountains embellished with original bronze sculptures, a pergola and a chapel. It faces southeast and enjoys stunning views of the lake, the surrounding mountains and the city. The property is only 10 minutes away by car from the centre of Lugano and only 15 minutes from the TASIS (The American School in Switzerland).
This magnificent Art Nouveau style property is located in a prestigious residential area. The property has maintained its splendour over the years thanks to renovation work which has kept unaltered its frescos, wood panelling, stained glass doors and windows, stuccos, flooring etc. without spoiling the original architectural style of the villa.
The property is in very good condition and boasts the finest materials and luxury finishes, 3.5 m high ceilings (stuccoed, frescoed or panelled), eight marble fireplaces dating back to the end of the 19th century, original parquet flooring in the halls and in the bedrooms and original crushed stone flooring in the entrance halls, Art Nouveau stained glass doors and windows, Art Nouveau railings etc.
The villa offers a living space of 1,400 sq. m over 4 floors and is currently divided into two apartments. It can be easily converted into one large dwelling again. The property currently comprises:
Ground floor: entrance hall, a study with a fireplace, a library, a guest bathroom, a dining room with a fireplace and access onto a panoramic terrace, a living room with a fireplace, a sitting room / TV room with a fireplace, a guest bathroom and a kitchen with a backdoor.
1st floor: two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Each room has a terrace or a balcony.
2nd floor: entrance hall, a guest bathroom, a large living room with dining area, a fireplace and a wonderful 60 sq. m terrace, a study and a kitchen with dining area;
3rd floor: a bedroom in the turret with walk-in wardrobe, a bedroom with en suite bathroom, a bedroom, a bathroom and a store room. All the rooms on this floor are air conditioned.
a cellar, a large wine cellar, a restaurant kitchen with a fireplace, a laundry room, an ironing room, several storage rooms, two additional rooms, a SPA area with sauna, fitness area, a bathroom and a 5 m x 10 m indoor swimming pool.
The villa also has 8 covered parking spaces – 2 of which can be locked – a lift for four people, a video surveillance system with alarm, automatic irrigation and lighting systems etc.
Villa Floridiana is most probably one of the very few villas dating back to the end of the 19th century that still exist in the Lugano region. This villa was the meeting place of several politicians who wrote the history of Europe in the second half of the 20th century. It offers modern comfortable living and is the ideal dwelling for those who seek history-rich properties. A true rarity!