Lake Como, Italy


Enchanting historical villa

Sprawling villa with incredible lake views

A historic private villa since 1787, transformed into a once-in-century luxury hotel on the shores of Lake Como.

Set across the original palazz (building) and within an additional private villa, there are 20 rooms in total in this magnificent property. The eight rooms of the palazz are decorated in jewel-toned walls, in-keeping with the interiors from yesteryear, with imposing 200-year-old oak beams and lamps of the finest Venetian silk overhead. The Villa has twelve extraordinary rooms and suites with high ceilings, ornate stuccos and traditional floors from the building’s 18th-century origins combined with modern comforts for a truly luxurious stay.

Here, dining is a ritual to be celebrated and guests are invited to take part in the making, as well as partaking with cooking classes available with the villa’s chef. Keeping the villa’s long history as a private residence alive, Passalacqua has a ‘home away from home’ approach to dining that invites guests to choose when, where and what they eat. From candlelit dinners, a picnic on the lake shore or a pasta-making session before your family-style feast.

The grounds and immediate area are stunning here – lush gardens, pretty magnolias, kiwi vines and burbling fountains dot the incredible manicured gardens. All the while, Lake Como looms as a constant presence, sometimes just a glimpse through the trees or a dramatic sweeping panorama glittering in the sun. There are several social areas outside with a beautiful pool complete with loungers and sunshades.

20 rooms across the Palazz and the Villa

Exclusive use accommodation option at Casa al Lago


Dining Room

Private dining and al fresco dining options

Outdoor swimming pool

Stunning gardens with seating areas

Bar and al fresco drinks areas

Access to boat trips on the lake

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Places to combine Passalacqua with

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Lake Como

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como is all about style and elegance, and the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo with its impressive art nouveau façade, fits the brief perfectly. Sat on the western shores of the lake, the hotel looks out across the water to the pretty town of Bellagio and the dramatic Grigne mountains. Not to be outshone by its famous neighbour, Villa Carlotta, the hotel sits within beautifully landscaped gardens filled with rare and ancient magnolias, palm trees and flowers that explode in clouds of red, purple, pink and blue. Rooms come with large windows that look out over lake or gardens, and the views from the rooftop suites are hard to beat. It’s not just the scenery that’ll catch your eye, however, and there’s plenty to admire inside as well. The lounge is filled with brightly coloured furniture and features ornate silk hangings on the wall, while the billiards room is home to an original table from the 1800s. Guests can dine on seasonal Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurant where in the warmer months, food is served on the terrace. The trattoria and wine bar is perfect for more casual dining, offering the relaxed atmosphere of an ancient wine cellar with a touch of modern elegance. Relaxing here is easy; the hotel has a secluded outdoor pool in the gardens and its own man-made beach, located just in front of the water-on-water floating pool on the lake. The indoor infinity pool and spa look out over the water and offer luxurious Santa Maria Novella products and treatments. The hotel also has its own water limos for when you want to explore and discover the lake.