Visiting Lake Como has long been on my travel bucket list. I don’t have to tell you that I love Italy and I’ve always had a romantic view of the lakes district. Since this trip was a birthday present from my husband (it was a milestone birthday…that’s all I’ll say :) ) he decided to make our stay in Bellagio really special by booking us into the Grand Villa Serbelloni.
The original villa was constructed in 1850 by a wealthy Milanese family as a holiday villa. In 1872 the villa was sold and the Grand Villa Serbelloni opened its doors in 1873. The villa which is neo-classic and Art Nouveau style enjoys a prominent location on the promontory which juts halfway out into Lake Como.
The villa quickly became a favourite among the elite including European aristocrats, Politicians and Hollywood royalty hosting the likes of Winston Churchill; John F. Kennedy; Mary Pickford; Douglas Fairbanks; Clark Gable and Al Pacino.
Today the hotel still has a classy, old world feel to it and as you can image it was a real treat staying here.
The Grand Villa Serbelloni
The Main Dining Room
On of the Grand Staircases leading to the main parlour and the Mistral Restaurant.
The Pool at Night
The Grand Villa Serbelloni from the Dock.