Lake Como is the ideal destination to break up the monotony of busy day-to-day life. We’ve done the work for you, and mapped out a complete itinerary for a relaxing weekend getaway in Lake Como; all you have to do is pack your bags.
1:00 PM - Arrival at Il Sereno Hotel
Il Sereno Hotel is located a scenic hour’s drive from the Milan Malpensa Airport. Watch the countryside go by from the back seat of one of our luxurious Maserati’s. Alternatively, experience the impressive lake from above, and make use of the hotel’s private helipad for arrival. After a morning of work or travel, relax with a drink in hand and soak in the panoramic views of the spectacular Lake Como, while the team at Il Sereno takes care of the rest. Let your weekend of relaxation begin.
1:30 PM - Lunch at Berton al Lago
3:30 PM - Rest by the pool
Il Sereno’s heated infinity pool seems to merge flawlessly into the lake beyond it. As the pool is always kept at the perfect temperature, paddling all afternoon is a definite possibility! If you’re not in the mood for a swim, commandeer one of our poolside shades
5:00 PM – Aperitivo
Indulge in this typical Italian tradition where good wine, cocktails, and sophisticated snacks are the order of the day. Watch the boats pass by as you sip on the best wines in the country, and embrace the easy pace of Italian culture.
6:00 PM – Sunset over Lake Como
Enjoy the most mesmerizing time of day, and the one-of-a-kind view from Il Sereno as the sun dips below the mountains and the colours of the lake transform. You’re in good hands with our bartender, Marco, and the extensive cocktail menu promises something delicious for every taste and preference. Each of our cocktails come with their very own story so take some time to peruse the menu before deciding which one speaks to you the most.
7:30 PM - Dinner at Berton al Lago
Settle in for a culinary journey unlike any other. The innovative flavours and mouth-watering dishes at Breton al Lago are in a league of their own and will keep you captivated, from the delicate antipasti up until the decadent dolci. Choose between the comprehensive a la carte menu or one of several set menus including the special blind tasting menu option where Chef Berton brings our 9 courses of his own choosing for you to enjoy.
9:00 AM - Breakfast at Berton al Lago
Start the day on the right foot with a delectable breakfast overlooking the sleepy lake. Alternatively, fill in the provided breakfast in bed form for some fresh tea or coffee and a dish of your choosing delivered to your door.
10:30 AM - Riva Boat excursions
Hop aboard the custom-made Vaporina and set out on a specially designed excursion. The trips range from one to four hours on the lake; each unlocking a different aspect of this world-renowned destination. A popular route entails the exploration of the historic town of Bellagio, where you can meander the quaint street and marvel at the stunning architecture that can be seen around every corner. Enroute, stop at the beautiful Villa Pliniana for a glimpse of traditional Italian decadence. Trips around the lake can also be made by using the Ferry. Take a short walk down to the dock in Torno and board one of two ferry boats which stop in several of the incredibly beautiful towns adorning the shores of Lake Como. Speak to our friendly concierge to find out more about times, prices, and the best places to visit!
1:00 PM – Lunch at Locanda Tirlindana
For lunch, travel by boat across the lake, directly opposite Il Sereno hotel, to find Locanda Tirlindana or make your way down to Momi; both incredibly special restaurants with gorgeous lake views, mouth-watering cuisine and Italian hospitality. If neither of these tickle your fancy, we would be only happy to recommend some of our other top spots.
4:00 PM - Spa Treatment
Transformed by the exceptionally talented Patricia Urquiola, the new spa at Il Sereno is modern and contemporary while accentuating the rich history of this unique location. Take in the beauty of your surroundings from a pool overlooking the water, or relax in the steam or sauna rooms. Choose from a range of signature massages and treatments, using renowned, nature-inspired Valmont products.
5:30 PM - Shopping in Como City
Travel by ferry or car to the city of Como, and treat yourself to a plethora of high-end boutiques, and some of the best fashion finds the worlds has to offer.
8:00 PM - Dinner in the city of Como
The charming atmosphere of I Tigli in Theoria is the perfect end to a full day of exploring the city. Set inside a courtyard lined with tall, brick archways, this trendy restaurant offers a fusion of much-loved Italian cuisine with modern, international ingredients.
8:00 AM - Breakfast at Berton al Lago
Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast while you admire the magnificent view. Head down early to make sure you have enough time to fit everything in!
10:00 AM - Horse Riding, Golfing, Shopping, Cooking Courses or Wine Tasting
Italy is synonymous with exceptional cuisine, and the tradition of passing recipes down from generation to generation is a big part of Italian culture. We invite you to be part of that tradition and learn from authentic Italian chefs at one of the many cooking and wine pairing courses available in Lake Como. Enquire at the concierge desk for more information. There are also a number of leisure activities that are popular in the Lake Como area. From a horse riding tour of the surrounding hills to a picturesque game of golf, some yoga, or a meander around the world-famous fashion boutiques, the team Il Sereno will ensure you find the activity that best suits you.
1:00 PM - Lunch at Berton Al Lago
Enjoy an easy meal on the terrace, and take the opportunity to try that dish you’ve had your eye on all weekend.
3:00 PM - Departure
After a revitalising weekend on the banks of Lake Como, you’ll ease back into daily life with an extra spring in your step.