Casta Diva Resort
Enchantment never sounded this good • Once the home of Soprano Giuditta Pasta, Villa Roccabruna opened as Castadiva with a spa set on one of the most romantic places on Lake Como, the old boat dock of a former palazzo. The relaxation room at the spa perches on the hillside and juts over one of the moorings allowing guests to experience the peaceful sound of the ocean lapping the blue-green glass floor. Enchantment never sounded this good, the water sings like the estate’s former owner, the rumoured muse of Vincenzo Bellini, a nineteen-century composer. Named after one of her famous arias, Casta Diva, the luxurious villa gets its fairytale on with 75-rooms featuring regal appointments like heavy silk curtains and mirrored closets with gold paint. Located between Bellagio and Como in the enchanting village of Blevio, arrival by boat is the only way here and docks in a cave at the estate’s rocky foundation. White-pebbled walkways ring the elegant grounds, framed with large pine trees. Take a dip in the elaborate floating pool on the lake in front of the property then sample the sweet delicacies offered at L’orangerie with seasonal cuisine that matches the stunning panoramas of the lake and celebrates the grandeur of life.