Created in the 18th century as a place of the heart on Lake Como for friends, for love and leisure, for the pleasures of the table and the Italian art of dolce far niente, Passalacqua is that same place of wonder today. At Passalacqua, it’s all about reviving the lost art of travel known as villeggiatura and making new memories that connect us with our shared past.
In Italy, food is about much more than meals. That’s why Passalacqua has adopted a unique approach to dining, one that allows guests to embrace the country’s vibrant gastronomic culture just as they would if they were staying in the house of an Italian friend. Passalacqua features a restaurant with a candlit terrace and the Sala Ovale, an historic room characterized by frescoed gods and goddesses. Right by the pool, the Double J pool bar offer guests a joyful realm of conviviality and fun for a light lunch. While, the snug and stylish bar celebrates northern Italy’s vibrant cocktail and aperitivo scene and the gentle art of conversation.
Passalacqua is an opulent 18th-century aristocrats’ home on the shores of Lake Como that has been transformed into a unique hotel. Its 24 characterful guest accomodations are spread across three magnificently restored edifices, surrounded by seven acres of landscaped gardens that descend to a private jetty. The hotel, restaurant and gardens are open esclusively to Passalacqua guests – as is the bright orange Spiaggina, the oh-so-cute vintage open-top Fiat 500 used to whisk guests around the property.
Enjoy the villa’s activities, to revive the Italian tradition of villeggiatura. From composing fresh bouquets of flowers, learning how to make Italian gelato to practicing yoga in the morning sun. Little joys of life that are so far from our daily routine and represent real luxury in their true simple essence.
Don’t leave without experiencing the SPA. Melding Como country style with a touch of decadent mystique, the lounge and treatment rooms pay homage to a golden age of travel and relaxation. Running beneath the gardens, lies a secret gallery, excavated in the 18th century, where the sauna and steam bath are located.
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•Early check in and late check-out subject to availability
•Complimentary wi-fi internet connection
•USD 100 Resort Credit per room per stay