Lake Iseo to Lake Como
Drive Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes | Distance: 75 miles
Villa del Balbianello – so picturesque in fact, it was cast as the Lake Retreat of Padmé and Anakin in Star Wars Attack of the Clones.
In Como’s historic centre, the green-domed
Duomo blends over 400 hundreds of years of styles, influences and inflections of copious artists and skilled artisans.
‘Pearl of the Lake’
Bellagio will have you smitten with its maze of tiny streets, steep stone staircases, red-roofed and green-shuttered buildings, and rhododendron-filled gardens.
That’s not to say Bellagio has the monopoly on gorgeous grounds though.
Villa Carlotta’s magnificent Botanical Gardens near Tremezzo are a modern theatre of greenery, awash with colour, and dotted with mythological statues.
La Colombetta – a rich and modern interpretation of authentic Sardinian cuisine; and a family-run favourite with the likes of George Clooney and Robert De Niro.
Stay: Villa d'Este (3 nights)
Enter Villa d'Este's wrought iron gates and discover a secluded world enjoyed by the fortunate few, widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality.
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