Vista Lago Di Como
Year-round passionate pursuits • Sure, infinity pools are great, but the rooftop infinity bar ups the luxury here with exquisite views in one of the world’s most romantic hideaways. Right in the heart of Como, the village’s first 5-star hotel offers the pleasures of the city right at your pedicured feet. On the upper floors of a 19th-century Venetian-style palazzo, the trendy hotel comes out of an 18-month renovation full of Italy’s finest finishes in 18 rooms and suites with the spacious Corner Suite boasting a Turkish bath. Picture windows bring warm natural light into rich interiors featuring wood floors and gorgeous Dedar drapes in jewel-tone colours. Marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers put a modern spin on historic luxury.
You pick your adventure here from sailing the waters on an Italian Riva all-wood yacht to a seaplane flyover, but it really doesn’t get better than cycling. Pursue your passions on the rooftop as you linger over sunsets at the infinity bar, or unleash your literary side at the rooftop library. Yes, we said the rooftop library. Or enjoy a decadent meal at the only rooftop restaurant in town. One of the few hotels open year-round, you will enjoy adventures from personal shopping in Como to the winter wonderland of the surrounding mountains.
This page, from top, Millennial luxury at Patricia Urquiola designed, awardwinning Il Sereno, a room with a view at Vista Lago Di Como Opposite, from top, sprawling seclusion at Villa Lario; the one-time enchanting home of Soprano Giuditta Pasta, Castadiva Resort & Spa