Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” is finally upon us, and if you were stunned by the extravagant estate featured in the production, look no further. The literal house in the film will be available to book for one night only on March 30, 2022. Located on the western shore of Lake Como in Northern Italy, bookings will open on December 6, exclusively on the home-sharing platform Airbnb. The host is offering the opportunity to one guest and a plus one at Villa Balbiano, which is touted to be one of the largest private estates at Lake Como. The lavish experience will set you back €1,000.
Recently released in theatres on November 24, “House of Gucci” the villa serves as the home of the former head of Gucci, Aldo Gucci who is played by Al Pacino. The property includes six suites and the host is offering access to the first four floors of the estate and its amenities, including the private pier and boathouse. The estate gardens are especially lavish, even being recognised by the British Society of Garden Designers.
The villa was revamped with the help of French architect and interior designer Jacque Garcia, the estate is filled with marble floors, opulent decor, crystal chandeliers, and rich furniture sourced from premier auction houses. Alongside Academy Award winners Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, and Jeremy Irons, is Adam Driver who plays one of the protagonists of the film, Maurizio Gucci. He was the last of the Gucci family to lead the eponymous label following which he was assassinated by a hitman hired by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani.
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If having a whole house to yourself isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps the Savoy Gucci Suite might be to your liking — the suite is a colourful spin on the hotel’s Royal Suite. While the movie follows the ins and outs of the fashion dynasty, it was actually the storied 5-star hotel that played a significant role in the inception of the luxury label. In the early 20th century, the house’s founder, Guccio Gucci, worked as a luggage porter at the prestigious Savoy. After seeing the guests all dressed to the nines, the founder saw an opportunity to bring this sense of style back to his hometown in Florence. And so, he established his own leather shop in 1921 and the rest is history. This year marks the centenary anniversary of the House of Gucci.
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At 2,852 square feet, the sprawling suite stretches the entire length of the fifth floor and has been outfitted with chic pieces from Gucci Décor, including Gucci candles. The furniture in the room is fully decked out in the iconic GG monogram and bee motif. A stay in the Royal Suite by Gucci seems to be the perfect way to celebrate the movie’s release or if you would just like to live like royalty. Rates for the Royal Suite by Gucci start from £15,875 per night.