Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.
Lake Como has no lack of glamorous properties, but now the town of Como itself has a new hotel that may prove worthy of its glorious setting.
From olive oil to artisanal beeswax soap, Andrew Harper shares three favorite shops in and around Lake Como, Italy, on a recent trip to the Italian Lakes.
With destinations ranging from Ireland to New Zealand, it appears that this group of travelers is looking for adventure and the great outdoors.
Tucked away in an 11th-century monastery, this charming shop sells goods made by the monks, including excellent limoncello and mandarin orange liqueur, perfume, and toiletries such as skin creams and bees-wax soap.
Among the many villas with magnificent gardens around Lake Como, two are not to be missed.
Managing Director Danilo Zucchetti has announced that Villa d'Este will reopen for its 141st season on March 6, 2013.