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Venture out on the calm waters of Lake Como and enjoy one of Italy’s most famous boating destinations. From picturesque villages, to grand villas and estates, Lake Como water scene will blew you away.


Cantiere Ernesto Riva Boats

In the grand tradition of guests traveling and experiencing Lake Como via boat, Il Sereno commissioned three custom Cantiere Ernesto Riva boats from the namesake family that has been building boats by hand in the nearby town of Laglio since 1771. Il Sereno guests are able to travel to other destinations on the lake via two Ernesto Riva Jetto boats or the grand Vaporina del Lago which features interiors designed by Patricia Urquiola.

Inglesina Boat Experience

The Inglesina is a beautiful rowing boat, originally built on Lake Como in the 1930’s for English tourists by the great-great grandfather of the Daniele Riva, who made Il Sereno’s other boats by hand. Inspired by the characteristics of the London Thames vessels, this classic and elegant boat returns to its native land after almost a century on Lake Varese in St. Moritz and other alpine lakes. Guests of Il Sereno will be able to enjoy a romantic trip on Inglesina, lulled by the waters of the most famous lake in Italy, whilst enjoying a hand-made picnic by Chef Lenzi, presented in an elegant handmade picnic hamper by Milanese boutique, Larusmiani. 

Vaporina del Lago Riva Boat

For guests looking to explore gastronomy, Lake Como offers some of the best dining experiences in the world. And what better way to arrive at dinner than by water on Il Sereno’s stylish Vaporina del Lago Riva boat. A water limousine, which features interiors by Patricia Urquiola, the boat, which is considered to be a functional work of art, is designed with a comfortable outdoor area in the front and back to drink in the expansive scenery.

Boating Guide

Wine tasting and cooking classes

Enjoy the local and exquisite flavours with either a wine tasting or a real Italian cooking experience. The wine cellar at Il Sereno is the perfect place for a private wine tasting experience where you can discover some of Italy’s finest wines and French champagnes.

Indulge in your passion for gastronomy at Il Sereno this season.

Al Lago Wine Tasting

Connect with nature

Il Sereno is located on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. With its enchanting scenery, crystal clear waters and charming villages, Lake Como offers a wealth of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Hiking, biking, yoga and much more: our hotel offers an incredible array of activities that allow you to reconnect with nature any time.

Starting with hiking, from easy walks for families to the more difficult ones for skilled hikers. 

The itineraries we present allow you to discover the old connection paths which run along the lake, or the woody hills with their rural settlements, or to the more scenic heights of the mountains along Lake Como.If you prefer explore the area by bike, we have a wide range of choices that will satisfy even the most demanding cyclists. E-bikes, mountain bikes and trekking bikes are available for your tour around the lake. 

Furthermore we offer the chance of practicing yoga with a mesmerizing lake views from your room’s private terrace. 

If your wish is relax your mind, rejuvenate your spirit and reconnect with nature il Sereno, is the right place.


No Lake Como holiday would be complete without splashing out on some serious Lake Como shopping.

Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores.



For a full list of our amazing facilities browse our Brochure, or contact our Concierge Team.

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