Each spring, a cadre of classic automobiles arrive at Villa d’Este, on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como, for an exclusive concours event. Fortunately for guests of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, a four-wheeled Italian beauty is at the ready throughout the year. The hotel—a converted Art Nouveau palace—offers guests the chance to take out a candy-apple red 1974 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider for day trips. There may be no better way to enjoy the vistas and roads that sweep through the foothills of the northern Italian Alps than while behind the wheel of a classic convertible.
Guests who take advantage of the opportunity will want to visit any number of the charming, lakefront villages that embrace and evoke la dolce vita. One must-see stop is Villa Sola Sabiati, once the summer home of the Dukes of Serbelloni during the 18th century, which is now managed by Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Room Rates at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo start at $515. The Alfa Romeo is available at a charge of approximately $1.60 per mile.