Vista Lago Di Como

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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

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