Il Sereno Lago di Como is a small and intimate ultra-luxury hotel on the iconic shores of Lake Como, Italy. Respecting its natural and historical surroundings, Il Sereno Lago di Como joins a select group of illustrious lake hotels in this exclusive destination. Building on the success of Le Sereno St Barth’s, the owners joined forces with Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola to introduce a contemporary and more relaxed interpretation of luxury, design and personalized service to Lake Como. Il Sereno Lago di Como is positioned as the most stylish and private sanctuary among the lake’s prestigious collection of hotels. Il Sereno Lago di Como and nearby Villa Pliniana are members of Leading Hotels of the World and Virtuoso.
Since time immemorial, Lake Como has seduced visitors with its natural beauty and dramatic vistas of the southern Italian Alps. Long a destination of choice for European aristocrats and today’s glitterati; Lake Como remains the epitome of a glamorous vacation destination.
Situated on a sunny promontory next to the village of Torno and surrounded by peaceful views of Lake Como’s natural beauty, lush gardens and idyllic small towns, Il Sereno Lago di Como’s lakefront location stretches approximately 140 meters (450 feet) along the eastern shore of Lake Como. The hotel is less than 6km (4 miles) from the center of Como, just a short 8-minute drive; and approximately 50 minutes from both Milano-Malpensa airport and the center of Milan.
The hotel features its own private docking facilities and three custom Riva boats. Guests may arrive by boat and can visit the many beautiful locations the lake has to offer via water-taxi or the hotel’s boat services.
Following the Sereno brand’s philosophy of contemporary luxury in an intimate setting, the hotel features just 30 suites, each spacious and just steps from the waterfront with spectacular lake views and private furnished terraces.
Suites range in size from a generous 60m² (600ft²) to The Penthouse at 200m² (2,150sq-ft); which includes an oversized private terrace and garden with a rooftop lap pool. There are 23 Lakefront Suites ranging from 60-66m² (645-710ft²); three Corner Suites of 83m² (893ft²) and two large Lake Suites with two bathrooms, a dining room, terrace and outdoor hot tub; along with two Penthouse Suites.
One of the most celebrated designers of her generation, Patricia Urquiola created a contemporary look at Il Sereno Lago di Como with understated décor; a new vision and contrast to the classic designs that can be found around Lake Como. The spacious design of the suites is intended to maximize views and seamlessly integrate the interior and exterior of the accommodations.
Il Sereno Lago di Como is designed with a small number of rooms; all of them large, with terraces and water views; beds with frontal lake views, great design and attention to detail; and personality married with timeless design, while being generous and creative with guest amenities.
Also designed by Patricia Urquiola, Berton Al Lago is the hotel’s signature restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; and led by Michelin star Chef Andrea Berton. Located on the water, Berton Al Lago has three areas: an indoor air-conditioned dining room, an open-air dining room with roof next to the lake and the terrace restaurant. The restaurant’s privileged location means that in the summer months the restaurant will enjoy natural light as late as 10 p.m.
Executive Chef Andrea Berton has created a menu of simple and classic northern Italian dishes in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. The restaurant’s excellence comes from the quality of the execution and the freshness of its ingredients, which are sourced from nearby locations like Valtellina and the Piemonte region.
The hotel has a sunny garden overlooking the lake plus several secret passageways for calm strolls along the garden. To better blend the building with its beautiful and lush green surroundings, there are two large vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc.
At the center of the gardens is a 60-foot-long infinity pool placed length-wise in front of the lake and surrounded by a large sundeck where guests can relax (drink and food are served on the deck.) Next to the pool is a small beach that gives guests direct access to the lake.
With the pristine waters of Lake Como lapping at your doorstep, warm timber finishings enveloping an air of luxe, and scenic views seeping through stone arches and full length windows; Il Sereno Lago di Como is serenity, soulfully, set.
Il Sereno Lago di Como | Via Torrazza, 10 | 22020 Torno | Como | Italy
Village of Torno | Province of Como | Region of Lombardy | Italy
Telephone: +39 031 5477800 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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