FIVE-STAR LAKE COMO
The majesty of Lake Como has attracted discerning visitors stretching back to Roman nobility, so it is surprising to discover that Como city itself is only now receiving its first five-star hotel. Vista Palazzo Lago di Como is the result of the meticulous 18-month renovation of a 19th-century Venetian-style palazzo by Lario Hotels. Located on waterfront Piazza Cavour, the 18-room hotel showcases the best in Italian craftsmanship and design and sweeping views of the lake, best taken in from the rooftop Ristorante Sottovoce. When it’s time to explore the lake, tours via speedboat and seaplane are easily arranged.