Synonymous with luxury and decadence, hotels in Lake Como are among the finest in the world. Offering a level of extravagance rarely seen elsewhere, Lake Como hotels consistently raise the bar in terms of excellent value and high standards. The idyllic shores are dotted with a multitude of opulent Roman villas which have been converted into elegant 5-star hotels. Not to be outdone, the countless stylish 4-star hotels are quite simply in a class of their own.
Lake Como, where snow-capped mountains form a stunning backdrop to the quaint villages scattered along the lake’s shoreline, is an artist’s dream. The magnificent scenery and pretty, winding roads make this the perfect destination for those looking for a sightseeing tour of Italy. After you have had your fill of the striking landscape, kick back and enjoy wonderful views of the lake from any one of the charming boutique hotels scattered along the shoreline.
With over 17 acres of impressive manicured gardens, Villa Carlotta in Cadenabbia is the perfect destination for horticulture enthusiasts who also have a penchant for fine art. Set your olfactory senses ablaze in the sumptuous Italian gardens before retiring inside to admire works from masters such as Antonio Canova and Francesco Hayez. Make sure you leave enough time to appreciate the outstanding panoramic views of the lake from the villa’s balconies.
It’s no surprise that Bellagio Port is known as the pearl of Lake Como. Situated at the tip of the peninsula where the wishbone-shaped lake splits into three basins, this is the perfect place from which to explore the sights. Drop your bags in one of the luxury hotels before grabbing a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants along the waterfront. Wander around the narrow streets and pick up a souvenir in the charming markets. Just a short walk from the town is Villa Melzi. The villa’s English-style gardens provide a wonderful respite for the weary tourist and may quite possibly be the jewel in Bellagio’s crown.
It doesn’t hurt that this part of Italy is blessed with a soft Mediterranean climate – perfect for outdoor enthusiasts wishing to explore the lake and its surrounds. Mountain bike trails, hiking, sailing, surfing and windsurfing are just some of the attractions on offer. All sound a bit exhausting? Take advantage of the great deals on offer in any of the luxurious spa hotels. Relax and unwind with bespoke pampering sessions that are guaranteed to leave you floating on air.