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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni: Lake Como’s Ultimate Escape

A safe haven for the most demanding beauty seekers, a place to breathe and rejoice, a sanctuary of self-care and rejuvenation. Located in beautiful Bellagio, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is universally acknowledged as one of the best retreats in the world. The hotel is steeped in history and its grand architecture is a testament to its former aristocratic residents; plus, the world-class service provided by the highly trained staff ensures that each guest has an unforgettable experience. 

The Italian dream at its finest: welcome to Villa Serbelloni.

How to get to Villa Serbelloni

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is located in the heart of Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como, surrounded by breathtaking views of the lake and its lush vegetation. 

Reaching the villa and its gardens will be a breeze, thanks to the multiple public and private transportation options.

By train

Exploring the seductive towns of Lake Como through train is a rare experience, as not many of them have a railway station. Bellagio unfortunately, makes no exception. The best combination is reaching Lecco with the train bound to Tirano (tickets can be purchased starting from €5, and the trip lasts approximately 40 minutes). 

From Lecco, catch the bus n.10, departing from the square Piazza della Lega Lombarda. In about 1 hour and for a fare between 2 and 3 euros (depending on the season), you’ll be ready to immerse yourself in the otherworldly wonders of Villa Serbelloni.

LCE Tip: looking for a more scenic alternative? From Milano Centrale, catch the first train to the station of Varenna-Esino, at a price of  €6,80 for a one-way ticket. The direct train usually leaves once per hour. Once in Varenna, hop onto a a ferry boat for Bellagio, and enjoy a romantic 15-minutes crossing in the very hearth of the lake! For travel options and fares, check out the official website.

By ferry boat

Sailing on Lake Como is one of the most iconic activities in its area. From Como’s harbor, catch the ferry for Colico and, after about 2 hours, get off at Bellagio. A ticket for the ferry boat costs €11,60 and €16.20 for a fast boat. 

LCE Tip: While missing the opportunity of in style? Whether it is a  Riva or a Venetian Limousine, Lake Como Experiences offers multiple options to make your journey truly memorable!

By car

From Milan, take the freeway A9/E35 and, after 9 km (5.6 miles), get out at the exit SS35 dei Giovi, merging onto the highway A36. From there you will find the exit for Via Nazionale dei Giovi/SP44, leading up to the highway SS 36 del Lago di Como e dello Spluga/SS36. 

This portion of the road will bring you to Lecco. From there, take the SS72 until the exit of Bellagio and you will soon be in the heart of the town, with Villa Serbelloni at its center. For safety reasons, always make sure you have up-to-date information on the roads you plan to take and the speed limits.

Villa Serbelloni provides free outdoor parking, or a paid indoor one. 

Villa Serbelloni: 4 centuries of beauty

Villa Serbelloni was commissioned and built in the 17th century, as a summer residence for the aristocratic Serbelloni family. But it is in the 18th century that the villa became an iconic destination, thanks to the creative and meticulous work of Count Clerici, who blessed the villa with its signature Italian-style gardens, fountains and statues. In 1847, the villa was purchased by the Marquis Vincenzo Vistarino, who added a magnificent collection of artworks, furniture and ornaments. At the same time, the Marquis expanded the gardens around the villa, adding a beautiful rose garden, a Japanese-style bridge and a stunning grotto. The villa was passed on to the Italian State in 1908, and since then it has become one of the most visited destinations in all the peninsula.

Countless personalities have been enchanted by its charm, from writers such as Goethe and Stendhal to celebrities such as Madonna and David Beckham. Villa Serbelloni is the perfect amalgamation of history and beauty, a timeless destination that never ceases to amaze its visitors, a true reminder of the elegance and sophistication of the Italian Riviera.

Did you know? On Lake Como, the Italian vibes are often seasoned with a little touch of America. Who owns Villa Serbelloni? None other than the Rockefeller Foundation!

 

Luxury and Thrill: This is Villa Serbelloni

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is the destination of choice for guests looking for a fancy getaway, with an array of relaxing and entertaining amenities. From its private beach to the indoor and outdoor pool, you’ll find the perfect space to lounge and soak up some sun.

The hotel is also family and pet-friendly, and it offers a wide set of other services24-hour concierge service, complimentary bike rentals, a wine bar and lounge, as well as many other activities.

LCE Tip: A visit at Villa Serbelloni just failed to satisfy you…we’d have a hard time believing it. If that’s the case, however, try and check out the charming gardens of Villa Melzi, or the unrivaled beauty of Villa Cipressi.

A Taste of Italy

At Villa Serbelloni, guests have the unique opportunity to enjoy, quite literally, Bellagio best restaurants. La Goletta, the hotel’s all-day restaurant, offers indoor and outdoor dining options with stunning views of the lake. Here, guests can savor classic Italian dishes, such as risotto alla milanese, made from fresh locally sourced ingredients like Lake Como’s famous seafood, freshly-picked vegetables, and high-quality meats. 

Villa Serbelloni is also the only luxury hotel in the entire area with a Michelin star, Mistral. An exquisite tasting menu of seven (or more) courses is the house specialty: rooted in the quality of the raw materials, it features seasonal dishes and a cellar with over 450 labels from around the world.

A 5-star in the heart of Lake Como to explore

Villa Serbelloni is the perfect base for exploring all that Lake Como has to offer.

The area is ideal for water sports, like sailing, water skiing, kayaking, and rowing. 

Get your hiking boots ready, too, as there are plenty of trekking and cycling routes winding through the promontory. So what are you waiting for? Pack your sunscreen and saddle up…keeping in mind that, in case of exhaustion, the villa’s 3229,17 square feet spa will easily bring you back to life. 

 Perfect for shopping lovers

Italy fairly resonates with shopping: probably the most notorious equation in the world. But unlike other luxury hotspots, you won’t find Prada or Armani stores. In Bellagio, instead, you’ll get just the best of Italy’s craftsmanship. As a matter of fact, the Grand Hotel is at walking distance from boutiques, family-owned wine and food stores, plus many other little gems just waiting to be discovered… 

A venue for every occasion

A place where even a simple breakfast can become grandiose. Its elegant interiors are the perfect backdrop for any important or prestigious event on Lake Como: weddings, business trips, conferences, and much more. 

Not to mention, the highly-trained staff can help to transform the meeting rooms into a painting and craft gallery, a fashion show runway, or a professional photo shoot studio. 

Whatever the occasion, Villa Serbelloni has got it covered!

 

Villa Serbelloni: Useful Info

Villa Serbelloni offers a wide range of luxurious rooms, from the 312 square feet (29 mq) of the classic room to the 3660 square feet (312 mq) of the Imperial Suite. 

The villa is usually open from April to November.

For info and inquiries:  info@villaserbelloni.com, +39 031 950216
For reservations: reservations@villaserbelloni.com
For Event and weddings:events@villaserbelloni.com