Milan + the Lakes Region

Hotels in Milan + the Lakes Region

Overlooking the celebrated shopping street Via della Spiga, home to Dolce & Gabbana and Prada, the Carlton Hotel Baglioni offers five-star comfort in 92 rooms and suites decorated in warm-toned silk tapestries, Murano glass chandeliers, and antique furniture.

Casta Diva Resort, a new hotel on the shores of Lake Como that was recently opened in an early-19th-century palace. Staying at Casta Diva is like being in your second home-from the impeccably furnished salons to the bedrooms, each with a balcony.

Opulent 19th-century villa hotel and spa with a family-friendly vibe (a rarity among the lake hotels), on a private Bellagio shoreline.

An 1860’s palazzo right above the flagship Prada store inside Milan’s famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Situated in the small town of Azzate, this former medieval settlement-turned-hotel has 12 individually designed rooms outfitted with antique touches—Oriental rugs, original marble bathrooms—as well as modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

(Formerly Le Meridien Gallia, scheduled to reopen as Excelsior Hotel Gallia in December, 2014.)

Art Nouveau icon with Liberty-style interiors. Downstairs there’s a lobby bar, a Mediterranean restaurant, and an on-site florist.

 

The fact that this guest house near Cairoli castle is so bereft of signs or lights outside the 18th-century building can be taken as evidence of a different approach to accommodations.

This 1920's grande dame is fronted by manicured gardens on the Piazza della Repubblica; a longtime retreat for well-traveled sophisticates and a favorite of the fashion crowd.

Live the quintessential Italian dream at Lake Como’s Grand Dame, an Art Nou palace with three glittering pools, barmen in white coats serving bellinis, and unparalleled views of Bellagio across the lake.

In Milan, the penultimate manifestation of cool is the Bulgari Hotel. Located in an 18th-century palazzo at the end of a private cul-de-sac, the hotel blends its own 4,000-square-meter back garden into the city’s own botanical gardens beyond.