February 5th marks 60 years since the arthouse film La Dolce Vita was released. We look at what La Dolce Vita means in modern-day Italy at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, the epitome of the sweet life.
Steeped in history, the luxurious Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni looks perfect. It’s located on the shores of Italy’s stunning Lake Como and offers everything from Murano chandeliers and frescoed ceilings to Michelin-starred cuisine.
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been in the ownership of the Bucher family since 1918. It has consistently attracted international travellers from around the globe since its opening to the public in 1873.
Guests at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni can follow in the footsteps of many well-known people who’ve stayed there throughout the years.
Imagine the looks on your friend’s faces when you tell them you stayed in a room once occupied by President John F Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Clark Gable, or even modern-day screen icon Al Pacino.
Another nice feature about The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is its positioning. Here, guests get the opportunity to enjoy a holiday away from the crowds and at the same time, enjoy nature in one of the world’s most beautiful regions.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni wants to ensure that all their guests have a relaxing and memorable time. Their staff are trained to provide the very best of Italian hospitality, enabling guests to enjoy the true embodiment of La Dolce Vita.
Tradition and history is a big focus of the service guests will receive with the Villa and Lake Como taking the lead. In a nutshell, the owners want guests at the Villa to make incredible memories and all the while enjoying a step back in time to a golden era.
The cuisine at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is guaranteed to thrill guests. The Villa boasts the longest-running Michelin-starred restaurant on Lake Como, and it’s chef, Ettore Bocchia is known for his sublime creations via Italian molecular cuisine from his Mistral Restaurant.
Chef Bocchia is passionate about Mediterranean cuisine and is known worldwide for his skill in seeking out ingredients of the very highest quality. The hotel’s second restaurant, La Goletta, provides high quality Northern Italian cuisine and delicious homemade pasta and pizza in a friendly and informal setting.
Lovers of pampering and relaxation can also enjoy the treatments on offer at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Spa. Housed within the Villa, the Spa is a true oasis of tranquillity where expert staff can offer treatments to fulfil the needs of any guest.
Facilities also include the lakefront swimming pool, outdoor tennis court, private beach and jetty. A stay at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the views, in arguably Lake Como’s perfect position on Bellagio’s waterfront.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Information
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is open from 1st April – 3rd November every year. Classic Double Rooms with a Lake View start from £405 per night. Fly from London Luton and London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa from £69 return with EasyJet and from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa from £141 return with British Airways.
For more information and bookings visit the villa’s website at www.villaserbelloni.com.
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