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Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace • Lake Como, Italy

Distinguished beauty on the shores of spectacular Lake Como

Grand Hotel Tramezzo Palace - Pool

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This grande dame of Lake Como was built in 1910 and has been pleasing guests ever since with wonderful gardens, spectacular terraces and five-star service. The sublime vistas of Lake Como, one of Europe’s premier destinations, are viewable from a majority of the rooms here. Built in Liberty style, Italy’s take on Art Deco, the hotel has a stately grace and elegance beyond the common villa style.

Grand Hotel Tramezzo Palace - Guest room

Lake enthusiasts will love the pool afloat in Lake Como and there are two additional pools for guests with poolside dining and drinks. Other facilities include a fitness center and spa, golf and tennis nearby and other lake-centered activities. Walkers will be in heaven with the garden walks behind the property which adjoin the famous Villa Carlotta gardents.well,

There are three restaurants, a bar and wine bar, most with spectacular lakeside views.

Grand Hotel Tramezzo Palace - Terrace

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace
Location: Via Regina 8, Tremezzo, Italy; 75 miles from the Milan Malpensa airport.

Luxury style: Old-fashioned luxury in the best sense of the word. Exquisite views of the lake, dinner at one of the restaurant terraces is a memorable centerpiece to a romantic evening.

What we’ve heard: The walk up the hill to the gardens may seem steep, but the best part of the garden is located close in and there is an idyllic spot with garden benches. Another special experience is the elegant afternoon tea.

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Villa d’Este • Cernobio, Lake Como, Italy

Italy’s Renaissance jewel on Lake Como

Villa d'Este heated pool on the lake

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For stunning scenery and dramatic vistas, the astonishing Lake Como is in a class all its own. And no luxury property exemplifies glamor and luxe on the lake better than the exclusive Villa d’Este.

Bedecked in flowers, accented with fountains and surrounded by lush formal gardens, the Villa d’Este was built in the 16th century as a cardinal’s residence. After several centuries of various royal and eccesiastical ownership, the villa was converted into a hotel in 1873. The Villa d’Este is the height of gracious hospitality and the interiors are characterized by elegant furnishings, opulent brocades, frescoed ceilings and marble bathrooms.

Villa d'Este - Beautiful suite

The Villa d’Este has an outstanding spa with an indoor pool adjacent to tennis and squash courts. Outdoors, a heated swimming pool floats atop the lake.

Three restaurants cater to a guest’s every mood: the more formal Veranda restaurant specializes in Italian haute cuisine; a casual dinner-only grill and a Japanese restaurant.

Villa d’Este garden

Villa d’Este
Location: Via Regina, 40 | Cernobio, Lake Como 22012, Italy; 45 minutes from Milan Malpensa International Airport.

Luxury style: The Villa d’Este is a tranquil getaway in every sense of the word. The beauty and peacefulness of the Lake Como rejuvenates and refreshes. Add in spa treatments, relaxation in the Turkish baths, a dip in the heated pool within the lake and attentive service to any request. The Villa d’Este is not a base for exploration elsewhere, but will invite contemplation within.

What we’ve heard: Visitors cite the Villa d’Este as one of the romantic spots in the world.

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