Bellissimo Lake Como... Italy's most famous lake often frequented by celebrities. Madonna, George Clooney and Richard Branson own homes in the picturesque spot. But that's not why we consider it one of the best places in the world...
When sourcing season comes around, we visit factories close to Lake Como. This is where we pick out leathers and fabrics for the new Feraggio collections making sure you get the best of the best.
We always like to sneak in a little afternoon off during a work trip, to enjoy everything the place has to offer. Here's a small list of the things we like to do when we're around the area.
VILLA CARLOTTA is a popular villa and botanical garden that's worth the visit. They have a beautiful art collection including works by Canova, Thorvaldsen and Migliara. Just the garden itself is makes you feel like you're in an Italian movie.
GRAND HOTEL CADENABBIA used to be a privately owned villa but currently takes shape as a unique hotel. With ancient stuccos, mirrors, frescoes and majestic columns - it doesn't get more authentically Italian than that. Treat yourself to a lovely lunch or dinner overlooking the Lake Como.
And for the James Bond Casino Royale fans amongst us, these scenes were filmed at VILLA DEL BALBINAELLO. It's a popular spot for the movie industry and quite the favored wedding venue at Lake Como. The Villa is open to the public from November to mid March with guided tours throughout the Italian property.