One of the largest private residences on Lake Como, the digs date back to the 16th century.
The Mandarin Oriental Turned a Literal Diva’s Paradise Into its New Lake Como Hotel
By Laurie Werner
Say ciao to the new Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como.
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Villa Balbiano is La Dolce Vita, Brought to Life
By Phoebe Neuman
Fresh of a five-year renovation spearheaded by Jacques Garcia, the property may be Lake Como’s new crown jewel.
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17th-Century Villa Passalacqua Holds Many Secrets
By Rebekah Bell
Belowground, cellars and hallways form secret passageways; up above, there’s a pool, dock, and 200-year-old greenhouse.
The Other Italian Lake That Should Be on Your Summer-Travel Radar
By Sara Magro
With the arrival of the sleek Casa Fantini, Lake Orta is giving Como a run for its money.
Magellan Jets’ New Summer Private Jet Trip Lets You Explore Italy by Land, Sea, and Air
By John Lyon
Guests will jet around Italy, staying in fabulous private villas and spending a full week aboard a yacht.