Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Stunning New Villa on Lake Como, Italy

A Stunning New Villa on Lake Como, Italy

When it comes to Lake Como, that sun-dappled jewel of the Italian Alps, where George Clooney often escapes to in his private villa for some needed R&R. We would like others to be able to enjoy a similar feeling.

Introducing CastaDiva Resort, the first hotel to open on Lake Como in 100 years, taking reservations now.

The place was an opera singer’s sprawling private compound in the 19th century, and you can almost hear the arias still wafting past the frescoes and through the velvet-draped dining rooms. (That or it's just drafty.) But you’re less likely to sense her ghost in the new batch of private villas, the modern glass-floored grotto or the spa’srelaxation room made of Himalayan salt blocks. (The most relaxing salt blocks.)

Once you're suitably unwound, turn your attention to the real prize: that wide-open lake you’ll be sharing withItalian nobles, Milanese hand models and various members of the Ocean’s franchise. And when your newly acquiredsocial circle gets hungry, invite them back to CastaDiva for some Black Lobster Ravioli.

You can also rent an achingly beautiful wood-paneled Riva speedboat during the trip.

CastaDiva Resort
Via Caronti 69
22020 Blevio Lago di Como, Italy
+ 39 031 3251 1