With 2023 just around the corner, it’s time to plan that next epic trip. And if the historic Grand Hotel Tremezzo isn’t on your future bucket list, add it ASAP. This iconic 1910 Lake Como retreat still amazes from stunning waterscapes to sprawling gardens and old-world Italian opulence at every turn. Here, some highlights that make this honey-colored classic the best travel splurge of the coming year.
Views, views, views. Of course, there is a boatload of picturesque Lake Como getaways. But the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, just outside the charming town of Tremezzina, boasts one of the most stunning views. Encompassing breathtaking views towards Bellagio lined with neoclassical villas to the stunning Alps, you can savor front row seats from the floating pool, suspended above the sapphire waters. Or soak up the sun on the private beach of hammocks with soft, real sand beneath your toes and ready-made cocktails (hello, Aperol spritz!).
Beautiful gardens in the style of the Italian Riviera? Yes please! Spread over five hectares, luxurious parks paint the hillside of a tropical paradise. You can stroll along tree-lined paths that lead to the beautiful botanical grounds of the neighboring 17th-century Villa Carlotta. Or take a dip in the hotel’s garden pool and take in the bird’s-eye view of the lake surrounded by exotic flowers bursting with wild color.
Picture perfect palace. After climbing a glass-fronted elevator to the hotel’s main lakefront location, you’re greeted with Belle Époque and old-world Italian style so impeccably preserved—the interiors almost rival the stunning floor-to-ceiling water views. floor ceiling windows
Gold-trimmed antiques, boldly colored furniture, high ornate ceilings and museum-worthy gilded artwork make every public space an Art Nouveau lover’s dream. Find your favorite niche and soak up the Great Gatsby-style atmosphere.
The 90 guest rooms, all uniquely fashioned, are beyond opulent, dressed in classic Italian character with high ceilings, silk and velvet fabrics, antique furniture, marble bathrooms and beyond sumptuous beds.
Indulge in a rooftop suite and you’ll be able to say “buongiorno” to lake sunrises on your own private balcony, complete with a whirlpool, lounge chairs and dining table.
Authentic Italian delight. With five restaurants, from fresh fish on the private beach to wood-fired pizzas and trattoria-style meals on the terrace, there’s no shortage of eateries worthy of the pricey floor to get a taste of Italy. All served with epic views, inside and out. But save room for the breakfast buffet, which is a hearty feast: freshly baked cakes, chocolate fondue fountain, heaps of gourmet cheeses, made-to-order eggs and more. A dolce vita, indeed!
Travel tip: For the most romantic and epic arrival, visit Il Medeghino for a private boat ride by this small team of experts born in the Como area who will take you to the retreat in a classic speedboat, while sharing the best hidden spots on the lake, the history . , and notable villas. All you have to do is sit back, enjoy the tunes (like Italian composer Ennio Morricone) and a stunning view.