Spend the World's Fair in a Villa on Lake Como

Spend the World's Fair in a Villa on Lake Como
To meet the needs of travelers headed to the Italy for this special event, Doorways Villa Vacations announced the launch of package designed to welcome visitors with Italian hospitality, tranquility and culinary delight.

EXPO 2015 is expected to cover 272 acres and over 140 countries are expected to participate. Celebrating the theme of 'Feeding the Planet', those who book with Doorways Villa Vacations by December 31, 2014 will receive a VIP giftbox from DiBruno Brothers shipped to their home in the United States. The package is full of fine culinary treats, including three curated cheeses that explore domestic and international favorites, plus olives, snack mix, and even biscotti for dessert. For select properties, indicated by a sunflower on Doorways' website (www.villavacations.com), guests will also be treated to a welcome dinner at their villa in Italy and provided with basic groceries during their stay.

The promotion covers a variety of accommodations suitable for EXPO 2015, from single couples to groups or families. "With so many visitors from throughout the world expected to flood the area in the coming months, this is a great opportunity for guests to secure comfortable accommodations early," said Burns.

"Beautiful Lakes Como and Maggiore are close enough to Milan that it is an easy day trip of about an hour," explained Kit Burns, president, Doorways Villa Vacations. "Visitors of Expo 2015 can explore the variety and breadth of day trips and activities possible on the lakes and in southern Switzerland." This is a marvelous family destination, and next year you can add one very special day trip to Expo 2015." Ground transportation to and from EXPO 2015 is available upon request can be easily arranged through Doorways Villa Vacations.

For a group of eight, Burns recommends Villa Sul Lago. Interiors combine traditional Italian elegance with a modern twist; the end result is chic, calm and comfortable. The villa is surrounded by twenty acres of lush gardens planted with native flowers, fruit trees and aromatic herbs. In addition to the pool and private dock, there is a tennis court and a private six-hole golf course. Guests are welcome to use the bikes, canoes and sailboat. WIFI, air-conditioning, satellite TV and washer/dryer are all provided.

Larger groups (up to 16) will love Villa Larianella. Located between the famous Villa d'Este hotel in Cernobbio and George Clooney's residence in Laglio, Villa Larianella sits directly on the lake in a beautiful landscaped garden setting, with a private dock, outdoor Jacuzzi spa and a panoramic terrace with a stunning lake view. A new heated swimming pool features roman steps and hydro massage. Two boats are available for guests to rent.

Another favorite, historic 19th century Villa Mahonia is nestled at the base of the Alps. The villa which can sleep 8, features lake views, a large living room with working fireplaces and satellite plasma TV and a Jacuzzi shower with chromotherapy. Guests are welcomed Italian style with a dinner from the villa's owner, Italian fashion designer Manuela Nuti.

"Villas serve as a luxurious home away from home and following the excitement of EXPO 2015, they are a great escape to come home and relax in," added Burns. We have a variety of properties available for EXPO 2015, but with 29 million people expected to attend, we expect that they will fill up quickly," said Burns. To take advantage of the promotion, guests must book by December 31.

For more information on accommodations for EXPO 2015 and a full list of properties, availability and rates, visit www.villavacations.com or call 610-520-0806.