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Courtesy of Villa Pliniana.
Courtesy of Villa Pliniana.
Courtesy of Villa Pliniana.
Courtesy of Villa Pliniana.
Lake Como, Piazzaga

Villa Pliniana

Villa Pliniana brings 16th-century architecture to the modern day by Patricia Urquiola-designed spaces.

At Villa Pliniana, lavish, 16th-century architecture has been brought to the present day by Patricia Urquiola, making for a charming lakeside getaway. Under the care of Sereno Hotels, the estate’s recent restoration ensured the preservation of original design details throughout, like Venetian terrazzo flooring, detailed ceiling murals, and fireplaces. Today, it’s updated with fresh, clean furnishings and indoor greenery—seen throughout the villa’s 17 bedrooms and three standalone villas, which can accommodate up to 39 guests. The estate’s expansive grounds also include amenities like two ballrooms, a pool, a spa, Turkish baths, Scottish showers, a sauna, a heliport, and a jetty.

Whitewaller recommends: Playing a tune on the very piano where Gioachino Rossino wrote the opera Tancredi in 1813, which resides in the villa.

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Villa Pliniana
Villa Pliniana
Villa Pliniana brings 16th-century architecture to the modern day by Patricia Urquiola-designed spaces.

Hotels

Lake Como, Gargnano |Hotels

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Located in the village of Gargnano, Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli is a picturesque Italian villa home to 20 rooms and suites, a lush lawn with a heated pool, and its eponymous restaurant awarded with two Michelin stars, run by Chef Stefano Baiocco.

Villa Làrio

Visitors at the recently-restored Villa Lària will be awestruck by the updated classic Italian architecture with modern details, and serene views of the expansive lake from the property’s four accommodations—Il Palazzo, Villa Bianca, the Garden suite, and the Pavilion.

Villa d’Este

At the centuries-old Villa d’Este, guests are greeted with the quintessential Italian elegance and heritage that has served as a retreat for royalty, Hollywood stars, writers, and musicians throughout the years.

Il Sereno di Lago Como

The Patricia Urquiola-designed Il Sereno di Lago Como stands out among its lakeside surroundings with jaw-dropping contemporary architecture centered around natural materials.

VISTA Palazzo Lago di Como

The magic of VISTA Palazzo Lago di Como is the result of combining incredible lake views, luxury accommodations, and attention to detail that ensures a homey atmosphere.

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como features 21 guestrooms, 52 suites, and two private villas,

Hilton Lake Como

Hilton Lake Como is set within a modern, elegant structure on the lakefront site of an old silk factory.

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