Known for its lavish private villas and celebrity cachet, Lake Como is one of Italy's most enticing holiday destinations. With the arrival of CastaDiva Resort & Spa, the region finally has a full-scale resort worthy of its glamorous image. The former home of soprano Giuditta Pasta, the property has 73 guest rooms and suites, as well as an additional pair of private villas for those who want to make themselves at home on the shoreline, complete with on-call chef and butler. Not only does the heated swimming pool float dramatically on the lake, it is transformed into a fountain paired with Italian opera music at night. Rounding out the appeal of this singular destination are botanical gardens, a gorgeous spa and fine dining at L'Orangerie with a menu that offers a modern approach to local culinary traditions. Activities range from private cooking classes to cycling to art history tours.
Go on your own personal escape by visiting the CastaDiva Resort & Spa official website