Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, Blevio, Lake Como, Italy
Those oh-so-stylish Italians have done it again! Set in immaculate gardens right on the edge of Lake Como, Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is the perfect Italian lakeside villa in just the most beautiful (and fashionable) location.
Along with the room and suites set within the main hotel, nine villas are also available (two of them fully-serviced and very private), with all accommodation furnished in a delightful mix of modern and traditional styles using the finest silks and velvets.
Two gourmet restaurants feature Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and the exclusive spa even has four VIP suites (we particularly loved the spa's 'steamboat' feel).
The whole ambience here is incurably romantic, and never more so than when watching the enchantingly-beautiful dancing fountains on the lake after dark. Also nearby are some of Northern Italy's best golf courses.