Milan + the Lakes Region

Hotels in Milan + the Lakes Region

A small boutique hotel in the historic center of Milan, Antica Locanda dei Mercanti has 15 charming rooms, each one unique.

All 34 minimalist rooms are outfitted with Flos and Groppi light fixtures; beds are dressed in dark blue and bordeaux linens.


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

For 20 years, Carla Sozzani’s unique mini mall 10 Corso Como has hosted multiple shops unified by a single zeitgeist and interior design reminiscent of a fairy garden.

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.

The mansion of an aristocratic family in the 19th century (and, during World War II, Benito Mussolini), Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli resembles a private country manor. Its 21 suites pay homage to the Feltrinellis, with more than a thousand of their paintings and antiques on display.

Perhaps no other place in Milan makes guests feel more at home than Forestiera Monforte in the fashion district of Piazza San Babila. Situated over the owner’s pharmacy, the two rooms and one suite feel more like a well-to-do friend’s apartment than a bed and breakfast.

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.