In the lush green countryside in the heart of a valley which lies between Lake Como and Lake Lugano, at an altitude of 850 metres and at only one hour's distance from Milan, stands the Villa Simplicitas - a large nineteenth century residence. Renovated in 1981, the Villa has been transformed into a quaint hotel, surrounded by meadows and centuries-old chestnut trees. The sitting-room, with a large open-fireplace and a billiard room with a billiard table which dates back to when the house was built, are on the ground floor: the ten guest rooms have confortable wrought iron and brass beds and bedsteads and antique furniture. The restaurant is also situated on the ground floor on a terrace with a spectacular panoramic view, illuminated in the gentle summer evenings by candlelight. The international cuisine includes also typical dishes and specialities from Lombardy.