Round out your time in fast-paced, fashion-focused Milan with a day of play on the shores of Italy’s iconic Lake Como.
Multiply the glamour of your stay in Milan with a jaunt to Lake Como – the picturesque setting that shows off in films like Ocean’s Twelve and Casino Royale. Departing from Four Seasons Hotel Milano, travel by classic car – or hop aboard a private helicopter at Milan’s Linate Airport – to reach the serene, mountain-rimmed landscape of Italy’s greatest lake. Your destination and exclusive playground for the day is Villa Giuseppina, a 19th-century art nouveau landmark facing the town of Bellagio.
On the Villa grounds, go for a dip in the infinity pool surrounded by wide-angle views; wander the garden of camphor, acacia, beech and centennial olive trees; and visit the private spa, fitness centre or wine cellar. From the dock, embark on a private speedboat ride to explore the villages along the lakefront while you sip Champagne with your pick of canapés crafted by the Hotel’s talented culinary team. If your interests lie elsewhere, Chef Concierge Maria Grazia Locatelli and her team – a private butler, chefs, sommelier, bartender and spa therapist, each available upon your request – will create a custom itinerary just for you.
In the evening, glowing candles and cascading flowers set the scene for an unforgettable dinner on the Villa’s intimate terrace or indoors in the winter garden, with a table elegantly laid by Artistic Director Vincenzo Dascanio to complement the gourmet four-course meal. Dine on fine Italian cuisine like seared prawns, homemade ravioli, veal and Castelmagno cheese fondue while the sun goes down and lights begin to twinkle across the water. After dinner, return to the Hotel by luxury car, or spend the night at the Villa and return the next morning via a quick 15-minute helicopter ride or a leisurely two-hour drive through the mountains in a vintage car.