The rooms at the Tremezzo are especially impressive, dressed in Como silks, marble bathrooms and gilded furnishings. Even the entry-level offerings feature private balconies or bow-window views of the serene gardens. However, it’s the lake-view rooms that are the most impressive, taking in glittering panoramas from private verandahs, while suites mix in antiques, Jacuzzis and four-poster beds.
They’re views shared by a superb array of amenities. Perhaps the most iconic are the trio of pools, ranging from an infinity offering to a flower-ringed jewel and even one flung right out into the lake’s waters themselves. Then, back on dry land, there’s the only private beach on Lake Como, while the yoga, sauna and the spa’s superb range of treatments offer further relaxation.
Of course, this being Italy, the dining is excellent, whether you’re enjoy a beach-side snack, a wood-fired pizza by the pool or a casual bite in the trattoria and wine bar. However, it’s perhaps the fine-dining terrace that impresses most, pairing lake views with degustation menus that span from foie gras to salted sea bass.
It’s all just a few moments from Bellagio – a charming village of bobbing boats and terracotta roofs. Otherwise, you might want to explore the lake itself from the Tremezzo’s private marina, stopping off at grand villas and medieval castles.