Lake Como has welcomed plenty of well-known faces in its time, and you’re following in famous footsteps with a stay at the Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como. The hotel was once home to Giuditta Pasta, one of the most successful opera singers of the 19th century, and it’s easy to see why she chose this particular spot.
The resort features 73 rooms and suites and two villas, perfect for those looking for the ultimate getaway. The majority of rooms come with lake views, some with private balconies or pools.
Located at the south end of the lake, the Mandarin Oriental is ideal for those coming from Milan. You’re also ideally situated for exploring, and some of the main attractions, including Villa Carlotta, are easily reached by boat. If relaxing closer to home is more your thing, then take advantage of the spa with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna and outdoor pool.
Fresh Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed in the Orangerie restaurant or out on the terrace. If it’s an aperitif you’re after to enjoy while the sun goes down, then the Bellini Bar should be your first port of call, with views over the lake.