Luxury Lake Como
Whilst we’ve long had a love affair with the serene streets of Venice, there’s another corner of Italy whose waters first captured our hearts. Vast, majestic and largely unspoilt, the luxurious shores of Lake Como have long attracted a well-heeled crowd - and it’s not hard to see why.
When compared with many other Italian lakes, Lake Como boasts a charmingly traditional feel, with many century old villas having been restored to their former glory nestled along the water's edge. Winding streets meander through pristine villages and secluded trattorias offer incredible views from which to savour the succulent flavours and world-famous wines of the region.
Relaxed, refined and truly opulent, when visiting somewhere like this you’ll need accommodation to match- so we’ve compiled the following recommendations, each to suit a different budget, to ensure your stay is spent in the lap of luxury...
Villa Paradiso - from £15,171 per week - sleeps 14
This elegant stately villa is the epitome of Italian indulgence -nestled right on the banks of the lake itself, close to the picturesque village of Limonta and the famous town of Bellagio. Enjoy long languid evenings on the shorefront terrace, or take a refreshing dip in the private pool whilst gazing out over cloud-laced mountaintops.
Vista Infinita - from £8,632 per week - sleeps 8
With spectacular sweeping views out over the lake, Vista Infinita more than lives up to its name. A rural retreat with real rustic charm, soak up the serene scenery from the terrace, cool off in the private pool perched atop the hillside, or sample a selection of wines from a cellar filled with Piemonte’s finest.
La Luminosa - from £5,197 per week - sleeps 6/10
Right on the shores of Lake Como, this elegant villa boasts direct access to the lake via a pebble beach. Take a stroll in the well-manicured grounds, enjoy a cappuccino with a view from one of the stone balconies, or head to the nearby Bellagio Sporting Club for a spot of tennis, with membership included in the price.