A one-hour drive north of Milan and easy to reach from the UK, Lake Como is the most glamorous of Italy’s lakes. The Clooneys, Kennedys and many more fell in love by the grand lakefront hotels and the graceful mahogany Riva boats that zip along the lake’s deep blue waters.
Lake Como is also rich in culture, with opulent villas that once belonged to artists, writers, opera singers and explorers. The area has also retained its authenticity, with plenty of fishing villages like Laglio, Torno and Nesso nearby.
The Vista Palazzo is a striking example of Flagia 5 star luxury hotel that attracts attention without even trying – with its noble character, unsurpassed location and the first and only five-star hotel in the ancient city of Como.
The beautiful building was constructed in 1870 as the Palazzo Venezia. It used to be the headquarters of a silk company and an aristocratic retreat, and was opened in 2018 after the building was overhauled. This year, the qualities of Vista Palazzo have been awarded and the hotel has become the winner at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of The Best Luxury Hotels in Lake Como Area.
Location: Right on the Piazza Cavour, the hotel sits in a large pedestrianised square overlooking the magnificence of the mountains and of course Lake Como. The apricot-coloured Venetian-style building with romantic balustrades and Juliet balconies is also close to all the Lake Como sights.
Rooms: The hotel offers 18 palatial rooms and suites of Italian craftsmanship with Minotti mahogany woodwork, jewel-toned drapes from design house Dedar, handmade creamy marble sinks, velvet sofas, views and a welcoming homely feel.
Rooftop refinement: On the rooftop of Vista Palazzo, you will find Ristorante Sottovoce, a place where you can enjoy fabulous meals and incomparable views with an intimate ambience. The culinary style is characterised by an artistic combination of the finest ingredients from Italy and the intersection of traditional and experimental approaches like the Bombe Del Lago, pasta filled with perch and sage, with Chinese mandarins and raw tomatoes, Save space for a special innovation called Orto Dolce (sweet garden), a dessert made entirely with fresh vegetables from the garden.
You can also visit the rooftop Infinity Bar, which offers 300-degree breathtaking water views and a journey through the menu of cocktails, wines, spirits, and brews.
Experiences – Customise your stay with something special from discovering Lake Coma aboard Riva motorboat or a seaplane, going shopping with a personal shopper to a bike tour of the city. To fully enjoy the lake, make sure you explore by boat as most of the sights are best seen from the water.
To discover more, visit: vistalagodicomo.com
For more information about Luxury Lifestyle Awards, visit: luxurylifestyleawards.com
All imagery courtesy of Vista Palazzo.
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