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The magnificent scenery of Lake Como (also known as Lake Lario) has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from French novelist Flaubert to musicians of the caliber of Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, and Vincenzo Bellini; it was here that he composed his opera Norma. The lake is also the birthplace of illustrious personages such as Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the first electric generator, the Voltaic Pile.
Lake Como is located approximately 31 miles from Milan and continues to attract members of the international jet-set and celebrities that appreciate the evocative beauty of the Lake and its surroundings. Como, the tiny city from which the lake’s name derives, merits a visit particularly for its Silk Museum, where visitors can learn about the area’s traditional textiles production. Main cities worthing a visit are: Cernobbio is the site of the Villa d’Este (1600s), location in Alfred Hitchcock’s celebrated film The Pleasure Garden; and the celebrated Villa Erba, one of the most important Italian lake villas from the 1800s, today it is an internationally convention complex; Isola Comacina, the lake’s only island; the Sacro Monte recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2003); Moltrasio, Lenno, Villa Balbianello (used in films such as Star Wars: Episode II and Casino Royale) are important touristic attractions; Tremezzo, famous for its Villa Carlotta, with terrace gardens and a museum boasting works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, and Hayez. Not to miss Bellagio, with its elegant, aristocratic villas, including Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi with its botanical park; Lecco where the Villa Manzoni, houses the Manzoni Museum, is a must and a departure point for a Promessi Sposi itinerary – that is, a tour that traces Manzoni’s novel The Betrothed, an Italian classic; the antique villages: Varenna, Bellano and Colico, home to the Abbey of Piona.
Summer permits water-sports enthusiasts to relish wind-surfing, canoeing, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing and kite-surfing. And sports at a bit higher altitude (air sports, i.e. hang gliding, paragliding, and gliding) allow for privileged panoramas over this generous lake. Neither are mountain lovers at a loss, for they can climb, trek, mountain-bike, ride horses, and take other excursions. As for golfers, seven internationally-known courses might make choosing a bit difficult.
Foodies and gourmands can enjoy exploring the area’s unique products and flavors: think risotto and perch filets, the prized olive oil, innumerable vegetables (the delicious asparagus of Rogaro and Drezzo stand out) and, without a doubt, many a reputed fish-based platter, in particular the missoltino (prepared with salted, dried and flattened Alosa agone fish marinated with vinegar and oil).
Villas Boutique Hotel
An exclusive estate to ensure a genuine experience of Lake Como. The property extends over 2 acres of private gardens directly on Lake Como. The suites are located in four different constructions: a historical 19th century lake front classical Villa including a Penthouse opening to a fresco decorated loggia and terrace, two other Villas, one overlooks the lake perched over a cliff and the other opens to a large terrace and gardens; the Pavilion, an independent 120 m2 private villa overlooking the lake with breath-taking views; and an independent Suite of 55 m2 private villa nestled in the lake front historical gardens, all garantee social distancing and privacy. You can enjoy the lush gardens and the panoramic infinity swimming pool.
The property has a private pier, for nautical activities, from waterskying, to riva boat ride, or lake swimming. Other activities you can enjoy during your stay: the magnificent gardens, the infinity swimming pool; the wooden pontoon from where you can take a swim or just enjoy a water sport afternoon; enjoy free yoga morning sessions in the gardens; enjoy a relaxing moment at a luxury SPA; enjoy golfing in one of the Golf Clubs in the surroundings (Monticello, Villa d’Este, Menaggio).
This property can be made your own for private events as it offers the features of a private home with taylor made integrated first class services and dedicated staff, to make any event memorable.
The hotel is easily reachable by car or by motorboat.
Como Boutique Hotel
In a unique location this boutique hotel is nestled in the green of a tiny medieval courtyard, an unexpected, enchanting heaven of sophisticated tranquillity on the shores of Lake Como. This private holiday residence is the result of prestigious restoration of a historic property that dates back to the sixteenth century. The home was restored and today its rooms all celebrate Art, offering guests a chance to discover wonderful artistic masterpieces. The structure has five wonderful bedrooms, all very comfortable with an incredibly relaxing atmosphere.The artisan furnishings embody constant attention to detail and sophisticated interior design and lend the interiors a warm, cosy feel.
The hotel is easily reachable by car, by train or by motorboat.
Camogli, a charming Italian borgo with a view on the breathless Golfo Paradiso on the Italian Rivera, is the ideal place for a romantic weekend or a family vacation or with friends, because it is an authentic place where the beautiful landscapes that embrace the pristine sea. This jewel borgo is famous for its pretty marina with bright multi-colored palazzi lining the water. A romantic seaside village that fascinates the view of a magnificent natural setting that has enchanted travelers from all over the world in search of relaxation, culture, sea and great food. The territory of Camogli also includes the widest part of the Portofino Regional Natural Park with the beautiful Fraction San Fruttuoso di Camogli. The town of Camogli has a splendid historic center made of tiny traditional houses strictly painted in pastel color, with the narrow green shutters, and the Dragonara Castle that hosts the Maritime Museum that houses 146 models of vessels, built almost exclusively by the seafaring people of Camogli.
From Camogli you can discover other wonders: Santa Margherita and Portofino, Cinque Terre onboard of a private boat to admire from the sea the astonishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza. Camogli is also the right place where you can enjoy the rich typical Ligurian gastronomy, fresh fish, the pesto, in one of the restaurants that overlook the marina of Camogli.
Riviera Boutique Hotel
All rooms are spacious ed elegantly furnished. Some have as well balconies and terraces with stunning views of Golfo Paradiso. The rooms can host up to a maximum of two people and are all non-smoking. Moreover, the hotel is pet-friendly for small- and medium-sized pets. The following customizable services are included: continental breakfast, adaptable to any dietary necessity, room temperature, matress softness, concierge service and valet service. For the deluxe collection rooms are also included gifts and the Illy espresso machine in-room. The rooms are sized between 18 and 45 square meters.
This boutique hotel stands in front of Golfo Paradiso, place of great inspiration for the arts during the end of the XIX century, there stands this boutique hotel, typical ancient Ligurian villa, today renewed and restyled. Each of the refined rooms overlooks the sea of Golfo Paradiso, spacious common areas, a highly personalized service delivered by expert stewards. It offers to its guests the best through its design and the service provided. All of this is ensured by the synergy between the stewards, the housekeeping team, the chef and the resident manager: those who deeply embody the core concept of this boutique hotel.
Special offers for the Long stay (minimum of 3 nights) and for the Week stay (minimum of 7 night) are available.
The hotel is easily reachable by car or train.
Tuscany is where Dante wrote parts of his Divine Comedy and it is also where Saint Francis of Assisi received his stigmata. In Tuscany you can eat some of Italy’s best schiacciata and relax. The Hidden Tuscany is a gorgeous area and if you like discovering the real Italy, non-touristy trattorias with local, fresh food where only Italian is spoken, off-the-beaten-track walks and fresh and clean air, then it is for you.
You can see wild boar, deer, porcini mushrooms and try the hiking trails. A land with food traditions and artisan culture, and ancient, of which today everyone can enjoy the products. The delicacies that you can taste in any part of Tuscany include chestnuts, truffle and wild meat, grey ham, wine, excellent home-made pasta, the local cheeses and the cold cuts, olive oil, chesnuts, chestnut honey, processing cloth, wool fabrics, wood art, serena stone, wrought iron, ceramics.
Florence, with its museums, palaces, and churches housing some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia; the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius; the Ponte Vecchio; the oldest streets in the city; take your time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace; spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.
Siena, surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, has its heart is the Piazza del Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. It’s said to have been founded by Senius, son of Remus, one of the two legendary founders of Rome thus Siena’s emblem is the she-wolf who suckled Remus and Romulus. From the Piazza del Campo you can’t miss to see the Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia, and the Duomo of Siena. Not to miss a day in the Chianti area.
Arezzo, famous for gold and antiques, has plenty of monuments, churches and museums that offer visitors a chance to step back into history: the Church of San Francesco is probably the most famous in Arezzo, with the incredible Early Renaissance fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca depicting the Legend of the True Cross; the Medicean Fortress; the Cathedral dedicated to San Donato; the Roman Amphitheater and the Church of San Domenico with the wooden Crucifix by Cimabue; the House of Giorgio Vasari.
Cortona, a small charming town in the Valdichiana overlooking Lake Trasimeno. The most important sites include the Piazza della Repubblica, with the Palazzo Comunale; the Diocesan Museum, where you can admire a beautiful panel painting of the Annunciation by Beato Angelico; the Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona; the beautiful Santa Margherita Sanctuary; the Girifalco Fortress.
Bibbiena, the capital of Etruscan origin, has an old town center with monuments of great artistic value that include the Palazzo Dovizi; the Palazzo Mazzoleni; the Palazzo Niccolino; the Church of San Lorenzo, the Church of the Saints Ippolito and Donato; the Church of Santa Maria del Sasso.
Poppi, of the most beautiful villages of Italy (Borghi d’Italia), has a historic center with elegant arcades and narrow alleys, the Medieval castle of the Guidi Counts situated on the hilltop of Poppi, it dominates the surrounding countryside with its façade with double-arched windows and a tall tower rising from the centre, and it is considered a prototype of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, housing the Rilliana Library, full of hundreds of medieval manuscripts. Also, the Arte della Lana Museum houses a rich collection of industrial archeology, including an important selection of textile machines.
Montalcino, in the Brunello land to visit the famous wineries, have lunch or dinner among the rows of the Brunello di Montalcino vineyards with typical Tuscan courses based on artisanal products; search for truffles in the Crete Senesi or see it from the saddle of a vintage Vespa. Gently-rolling hills covered in the dense vegetation of vineyards, olive groves, cypresses, beech and chestnut trees alternate with Medieval habitations, rural villas and castles boasting impervious towers – all of which is diffused in a tranquilly-isolated nature.
San Gimignano, with its splendorous Medieval atmosphere enwrapped by its 13th-Century wall, earned its place on the UNESCO Word Heritage List, is the Tuscany that tourists love most, set amidst fields of golden grain, vineyards and ancient borgoes, of beloved culinary traditions and singular tastes. The city is one of the best representatives of the feudal system from the Middle Ages, and still mostly intact today, The overriding characteristic of San Gimignano that you will notice from a distance are its spectacular and unmistakable towers, each one has its own history, that watch over the scene.
Borgo Boutique Hotel
A piece of paradise, between Florence and Arezzo, immersed in the green hills of Tuscany set on a landscape of incomparable beauty. A romantic and refined retreat, this borgo is the essence of the Tuscan countryside where you can rediscover unforgettable glimpses of country life whilst still being able to enjoy luxurious comfort. The panoramic swimming pools, the spa, the large lake with solarium, sport fields, fitness activities and art paths will give you a unique holiday experience and a holiday in harmony with nature. It has been designed to complete the harmony of the surrounding countryside and all villas and suites have been renovated with respect for the original architecture aimed to maintain the traditional Tuscan style.
The borgo is formed of exclusive and luxurious villas and suites (self-catering), refined and elegant, with terracotta tile floors, romantic living rooms, open beams, fireplaces and equipped of all comforts for a complete and unique hospitality. The old villas returned to their beauty thanks to the skillful restauration and will let you enjoy modern comforts, the finish and frescos and the newest ancillary services. The furnished loggia of some of the villas and the beauty of the panoramic terrace looking over the valley, with a pool just a stone’s throw away ready to dive into, will offer you an extraordinary time. Some others are near to the lake and all are immersed into gardens always in bloom.
You can also enjoy a rich artistic that offers gorgeous perspective, between unique landscapes and rich in quality that art gives to the estate and an expert of art will accompany you between the beauty of these works that will make themselves known, to discover the artist behind each of them.
This luxury estate is also an ideal place for events and weddings thanks to the extended natural spaces and to its hospitality solutions allowing spaces of absolute privacy and not crowded.
Besides the villas and suites, the borgo includes a spa, seven swimming pools, one lake, an event area, a permanent art exhibition, sports fields (tennis and soccer), fitness gym, kids-playground and a club house, free wifi, private parking. Other concierge services: private chef, car rental with driver, baby sitter, laundry. All structures are No Smoking, smoking is allowed outside
Capo Boutique Hotel
This boutique hotel, in the land of Brunello, where everything is pleasure, beauty and passion, is surrounded by age-old chestnut and cherry trees caressed by the Tuscan sea breezes and offers the perfect chance to soak up the peace and tranquility of nature and the charm of history. A special area of land in wonderful Tuscany where man and nature design magnificent landscapes an expanse of hills dressed in every shade of green, the meeting point of the the vine and the olive tree express themselves perfectly.
Every room has a story, every window looks out onto a landscape, crowned by vineyards. Each furniture has been selected accurately respecting nature, everything invites you to relax. The views over the vineyards, the profile of Montalcino in the background, is dedicated to any wine lover. The colors of Tuscany summarized in the rooms: from galestro to terracotta everything tell something of the land of Montalcino. Enjoy the aromas and flavors of the breakfast with typical artisan product. Esperience the colors of the surrounding garden equipped to accommodate delightful tastings.
Other facilities of the estate: reading room, swimming pool, hot whirlpool, historical vintage cellar. Lots of activites are available to enjoy this uncontaminated nature: activities for body care like yoga, pilates e bodyflying, e-bike tours, horse-riding outing, quad or defender tours.
In the green heart of Italy, among bell towers and vineyards, immersed in greenery, on top of a little hill that slopes down gently to the valley. Olive trees and vineyards, Umbria produces excellent red and white wines and is crossed by the “Strada dei vini del Cantico” wine route. All around the belltowers and towers of medieval villages, such as Assisi, Spello and Corciano, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Urbino, Norcia, or the evocative towns like Gubbio, Foligno and Spoleto. Not to forget Lake Trasimeno, giving a touch af blue to the region, and the spectacular Marmore waterfall, both natural beauties that will enchant you at a glance. Perugia is considered the Umbria’s jewel and amazes with its medieval beauty, narrow uphill streets and characteristic arches that lead to the most beautiful of Italy’s many plazas, where the artistic and monumental treasures surround it alongside the other historical gems. Assisi, the medieval city of St. Francis is rich in artistic monuments and located in the heart of the Natural Park, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Gubbio, the “city of lunatics”, is one of Umbria’s oldest towns. A Roman settlement, it was excellently preserved through the centuries and is full of monuments which testify to its glorious past. Don’t miss to the “Fountain of Lunatics” (from the 1500s), located in Bargello square, and get a “lunatic license. Orvieto**, with its famous Duomo, one of the masterpieces of Italian Gothic art, and St. Patrick’s Well, by two spiral staircases that wind around the well, with 248 steps down to the water. Spoleto, a picturesque town that boasts a thousand-year-old history, still preserves images from the past in its Medieval and Renaissance architecture. Its stone lanes and its most famous monuments are the setting for international cultural events, in a high-quality artistic atmosphere. Urbino, the city in the shape of a palace: the Palazzo Ducale is the symbol of the Renaissance state. Corciano is one of the 281 Italian borghi*, located at the top of a hill overlooking a valley. It was built in the Middle Ages with a concentric street system of defense walls. Do not miss a visit of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta to admire two masterpieces: the Assumption by Perugino, and the Gonfalon by Benedetto Bonfigli. Norcia is not the typical touristic village where nature, mysticism, food, art and quiet life are melted. There are other two natural beauties that worth to be seen: the Trasimeno lake is the largest lake of centre Italy and the 4th biggest in Italy, and the Marmore waterfall abreathtaking beauty with a huge water pillar, 165 meters high, with three leaps. Not to forget the culinary delights of this region made of refined and typical dishes. A vast choice of local wines, olive oil and other products of excellent quality, fantastic landscapes and unique views: vineyards, hilltops, and medieval cities in the backdrop.
* The borgo: is a fascinating small Italian town, generally fortified and dating back to the period from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Across Italy there are 281 selected and certified Borghi, whose distinctive trait is beauty and uniqueness, representing the concept of Made in Italy as an expression of the Italian excellence.
** 2023 is the year of the 500th anniversary of Luca Signorelli’s and Perugino’s (Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) death. It is the occasion to launch the celebrations of this anniversary that started in September 2021, will continue in 2022, to end in 2023, with lots of artistic and gastronomic events held all over Umbria but mostly concentrated in Orvieto.
Borgo Boutique Spa Hotel
On on more than 12 hectares this extraordinary venue has a lot to offer.
Beautiful environment, respectful of nature
Silence and peacefulness location
46 accommodation solutions (suites and rooms)
Panoramic Outdoor/indoor heated pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Private Spa (for two)
Panoramic view restaurant
Free outdoor bicycle parking
Private cement tennis courts, open all day (as well as at night), free use of rackets and tennis
Cyclotourism: guides and technical details about more than 30 itineraries for all levels of difficulty
Bike and mountain bike rental service
Golf: 18-hole golf club (at about 10 km and 35 km)
Horse riding: lessons, simple horse ride, two-hour tour
Water sports: sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, rowing, canyoning, rafting or hydrospeed/riverboarding, lessons, rent equipment and organize regattas
Racetrack: rent the racetrack and organize your own private races and expos