The Lake Como Area

Tips and Articles in The Lake Como Area

Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled celebrity resort for more than 80 years. Clark Gable bronzed himself on its sun beds; Brigitte Bardot...
Day 1: Milan to Bormio (120 miles) In Milan, consider renting a Maserati GranCabrio convertible to fully take in the views of Italy’s lake region—you can lease one at Milan’s Malpensa airport from luxury-car outfitter Luxe of Italy (39-0652/279-1...
Most certainly, I would spend some time in Bellagio, Italy, on Lake Como. What could be better than dining alfresco on the region's best food under rows of lime trees, and gazing at the aquamarine lake while sipping Chianti?It's heaven. Linda Pa...
It is six o'clock on a boiling-hot Tuesday morning in Rome, and my friend Mark, in anticipation of our trip to the Villa D'Este hotel in Cernobbio, is reading from a letter Franz Liszt wrote to Louis de Ronchaud in 1837. "When you write the story ...
When Leonardo Da Vinci visited the valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna in the 1480's, he was captivated by this Alpine region in the north of Italy. "[Valtellina] produces a great quantity of strong wine," he wrote in his diary, though he noted...
These days, the silk road leads to La Tessitura (2A Viale Roosevelt, Como, Italy; 39-031/321-666), in a 19th-century former fabric mill five minutes from Lake Como. Set up by the savvy Mantero firm (which manufactures silk accessories for Christia...