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48 Hours in Lake Como

August 5, 2019

Lake Como, or Lago di Como in Italian, is one of Italy’s premiere holiday destinations. Palatial villas and picturesque gardens and surround the dreamy lake. Beautiful year round, Lake Como is home to unforgettable restaurants, bars and hotels. If you are looking for a holiday where you can truly relax, unwind, and indulge, Lake Como is the place to go.

Read all about our favourite places to eat, drink and stay in beautiful Lake Como.

Stay

Villa d’Este

Stay in this renaissance era palace on the breathtaking shores of Lake Como. With sweeping staircases and antique sculptures, this luxurious 16th century hotel is filled with old world Italian charm. If the grandeur of this 450 year old Tivoli palace isn’t enticing enough, Villa d’Este is home to a number of ammenities including an onsite spa, tennis court, free water sports and both indoor and outdoor pools.

Hotel Villa Cipressi

Situated on a beautiful private botanical garden on the edge of Lake Como, Hotel Villa Cipressi is home to beautiful accomodation, outstanding ammenities and stunning architecture. This property was originally the home of the noble and historic Serponti family, with some of the architecture dating back to 1163.

Vista Palazzo – Lago Di Como

This five star luxury hotel offers unrivalled views of Lake Como and the surrounding Italian architecture. Stay in one of Vista Palazzo’s 18 palatial rooms and suites. Dine at the spectacular Ristorante Sottovoce rooftop restaurant, overlooking the gorgeous lake. Lake Como is a sight you can never get sick of, so why not enjoy an unforgettable cocktail or two at the Infinity Bar that overlooks the spectacular lake?

Eat

La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi

La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi serves up incredible dishes inspired by Marchesi’s signature unique cooking style. Enjoy the sunset over the Grigne mountains from this lakeside restaurant then get ready for what will be a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Ittiturismo da Abate

If fresh fish is what you are after, then look no further than Ittiturismo da Abate. Each day managers, Giuseppe, Claudio and Silvia, head out on the Lake to catch the fish that will make up that nights menu. The freshly caught fish is then served with innovative but traditional lakeside cuisine.

La Colombetta

This rustic style restaurant serves up traditional gourmet Italian cuisine. La Colombetta features family recipes that have been passed down for generations, and altered to present a modern take on traditional flavours.

Drink

Aperitivo et al

Aperitivo et al serves up the highest quality of aperitivi, alongside an excellent wine list accompanied by a menu of locally sourced food. Unsure of what to order? Let their experienced sommelier recommend the perfect wine for you.

Cantina Follie

This wine bar is situated in the cellar of an old house in the Tremezzo old town centre. If the weather permits, enjoy a glass, or two, under the grape vines with a plate of local meats and cheeses.

i Tigli in Theoria Lounge Bar

Enjoy outstanding cocktails in the Lounge Bar of the Michelin starred i Tigli in Theoria restaurant. This gorgeous bar serves up incredible classic cocktails, as well as their own creative signature tea punch cocktails.

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