One of the advantages of living in Milan, or in a tourists case visiting Milan, is the fact that you can reach so many beautiful places just within 1-hour drive. Como is one of the most famous lake towns, and it can be reached within just 30 minutes. Weekends by the lake are one of my favorite times and especially this weekend spent at CastaDiva Resort & spa was a dream. The location is very secluded so you can have a holiday away from the tourist track. Everything is available within the resort including a famous restaurant opened also to the outside guests. I spent most of my time at the spa and on the unique swimming pool floating on the lake. It was a typical relaxing holiday where you connect with nature and the only tourist activity I did was visiting the newarby town of Bellagio.
Floating on a lake pool
Opened from March till November, CastaDiva Como has the most beautiful swimming pool floating on the lake. It is connected directly to the spa and is the place I spent most of my days. Hopping from the sauna to the indoor swimming pool while waiting for the rain to stop and relax on the floating pool outside. It was a long day of relaxing and getting pampered.
A private boat is available to bring you to the Como town and Bellagio. I would suggest visiting both towns. Como town is better visited by day where you can shop, visit churches and museums, while Bellagio is very small so a night visit for dinner would be a better idea. The best suggestions on where to eat and booking the best restaurants are given by the very helpful concierge of CastaDiva.
A perfect wedding location
I understand why CastaDiva is the most sought after location for destination weddings on Como lake. With its beautiful gardens and breathtaking views, I would put this location on the top of my list as well.
The rooms are private apartments with a big terrace looking over the lake. For a more exclusive experience villas with private swimming pools are also available.
Ristorante Orangerie CastaDiva Como
It is here that you can experience the cuisine of a chef that has been cooking for Royal families and also the White House, chef Enrico Derflingher. I would suggest booking even if you are just visiting Como and have this unique experience.