A serene Italian getaway, Il Sereno style.

A new era of understated luxury, Il Sereno’s Lake Como hotel stands out amongst the crowd of traditional hotels along the lake, not only in its modern appearance but also it’s authentic flair and personalized guest experience.

I visited Il Sereno before summer last year. After an hours drive from Milan I found myself immersed amongst the picturesque Como, a town I had only heard people describe poetically and seen in one of my favorite Star Wars films. As I drove down tiny roads in the adorable fiat 500, I stared in awe at the beauty surrounding me. I took a ferry from Como to the Bellagio price:  €4.60 per person and arrived at my accommodation, the serene modern escape you see before you designed by Patricia Urquiola, (Wallpaper* Magazine Designer of The Year 2015.) Urquiola’s design is a recipe for aesthetic perfection giving the hotel guests the sense of effortless comfort. 

Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a unique welcome drink infused with rooibos (From SouthAfrica!) and savoury crudités. Whilst sitting and enjoying this I was lucky enough to meet the owner and his family and was invited to join them and one of the designers for dinner. After hours of excellent conversation paired with authentically flavoured cuisine by Michelin star chef, Andrea Bertoni, I retired to my suite and got cozy in the billowy bed with an evening view of the Lake.


For future visitors , the restaurant boasts a beautiful large outdoor terrace overlooking the lake where you can enjoy afternoon cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The menu takes full advantage of the excellent quality produce that is offered in Como and follows a modern Italian cuisine that has been refined to match the entire hotel experience. I’d recommend the vegetarian taste menu with the wine pairing.

Fast forward to the next morning and I wake up to a misty lake view of Como. The perfect day to stay in bed and order room service and write the day away. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and really love taking advantage of the mini bar. Prosecco on tap ladies and gentlemen.


Feel like spending the day in town? The staff will happily accommodate you with a short boat trip to see Como from a different angle.

The attention to detail was spectacular, Urquiola’s accents are evident and really add personality to the space along with French Botanist, Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens.



  • Il Sereno Bar & Lounge

  • Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Pool Club

  • Pool Bar

  • Heated waterfront freshwater infinity pool

  • Full service spa

  • Fitness centre

  • 3 classic wooden boats designed by Ernesto Riva

Want to make a grand entrance to Il Sereno next summer? Why not take advantage of their Masserati package? They’ll take care of transport to and from the airport in the Maserati Quattroporte with its special Ermenegildo Zegna leather and silk interior so you can enjoy the experience and see Como from a very comfortable view.

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