Lombardy and its wonderful lakes fascinated travelers since centuries. A place of honor is given to the Lake Como: on its shores, some of the most prestigious villas of the region were built. Some of these villas were turned, in time, into luxury resorts offering a unique and unforgettable holiday experience. Even now, Lake Como and the medieval town of Bellagio, the “pearl of the lake”, are home to some of the best hotels in the world.
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni was built as a private home in 1853 and turned into a luxury hotel in 1873. It is located in a privileged position in Bellagio, at the tip of the promontory in the center of Lake Como, and it’s also the only 5-stars L in town, the ideal location for holidays as well as for weddings, private parties, and top management business meetings. Many guests came to have a taste of the rare elegance of the Villa: the Royal families of Spain, Romania, Albania, Egypt, noblemen from Russia and England, Sir Winston Churchill, Roosevelt, the Rothschild family, J. F. Kennedy; Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Maria Schell, Clark Gable, Robert Mitchum, Al Pacino, are just a few of those who have walked through the Villa’s halls and gardens.
In 2016 the hotel was awarded by The Telegraph as one of the 50 best hotels in Italy. Still nowadays the Bucher family, owner of the hotel for generations, enables its guests to live the evocative atmosphere of the past while responding to their needs and desires of current times as well. The fame of the hotel is increased by its two restaurants: the Mistral (one Michelin star), famous for its molecular cuisine, and La Goletta an informal restaurant offering traditional food including pizza. Both are managed by Chef Ettore Bocchia a proper scientist of cuisine who revolutionized the pleasure of food by making many traditional Italian delights lighter and healthier.
Talking about health, the wellness and gym lovers who decide to stay at Villa Serbelloni have access to the hotel’s indoor SPA and to the fitness center, located in a pavilion in the garden.
The hotel takes also care of its younger guests, providing them an indoor pool and a play area in the garden.
The town of Bellagio offers many activities to its guests: from shopping to open-air sports, there’s plenty of things do, like visiting the two worldwide known historical gardens: the one in Villa Melzi on the lake shore and the Rockefeller Foundation Garden, set on the hill, where the visitors can enjoy a breathtaking panorama. Villa Serbelloni has direct access to the lake with a beach and a private dock which allows to arrive or leave by motorboat.
Address: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni – Via Roma, 1 22021 Bellagio CO – Italy
Phone: +39 031 950216
About Lombardy: Together with Piemonte and Liguria, Lombardy is the historical core of the Italian industrial development. Even today the region has a leading role in mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and service industries. Entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism characterize many of the companies set in Lombardy, making them a great choice for investment.