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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lake Como - The Details

Its been a week since we returned from our little getaway to Lake Como in Italy. While we were there to celebrate my mans birthday we also just wanted to take the time to relax, indulge in delicious food and enjoy a little quality time alone. Without a doubt we accomplished all of the above and I wanted to share some of our trips details with you in case you plan to visit this charming little area!

We stayed at Castadiva Resort and had the most amazing experience. The room was massive with a terrace looking over the lake and the resorts beautiful gardens. The service was impeccable with kind people tending to whatever you may need. The spa was so unique with all of it's treatment rooms, water experience and services.  I can't recommend this place enough! It was spectacular place to stay and the location was ideal, quick cab to Como Center and right on the lake with views everywhere you looked. All of our trips photos are below.

{other resorts we visited & looked lovely to stay at Villa D'Este & Grand Hotel Tremezzo

the hotel lobby

lake entrance to the hotel

the floating pool on the lake

Castadiva's rooms

our beautiful terrace

 view from the room

the resorts beautiful paths along the lake 

exploring Como Center

the quiet streets of Como

treated ourselves to the chef's table at i Tigli in Theoria

surprised my love with a private boat tour around the lake on his birthday.

beautiufl villas you can rent for 90,000 Euros a week {I also think it's the villa from this Slim Aaron's cover}

a section of George Clooney's estate

the charming Bellagio

beautiful lakeside villages

they just get more gorgeous with age

took a funicular to a small village called Brunate which had the most spectacular views of the lake and the alps in the distance

lunch in Cernobbio at the most charming restaurant Casa Santo Stefano, we also heard Il Gatto Nero was great but it was closed when were visiting 

looking forward to returning one day!


  1. Fantastic photos! Glad you two had such a wonderful time.

  2. Gorgeous! The mountains and narrow streets remind me of Croatia & Slovenia - I was there last month for 10 days. Even on a rainy day, Europe is the most beautiful place!


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