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Il Sereno and Villa Pliniana are open once again and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome guests back through our doors!

As always, the wellbeing of our guests is our top priority, so our recent re-opening includes several new health and safety protocols. Fortunately, Il Sereno’s airy, the open-plan layout makes appropriate social distancing easy and our spacious suites are perfect for escaping to your own private sanctuary.

Lake Como is largely back to normal and thriving. There is nothing better than spending time outdoors and enjoying the sunshine, so here are some of the top activities for you to enjoy during your stay:

  • Hikes from the hotel, with or without a guide (read our guide to hiking here).
  • Watersport activities on the lake – don’t forget to ask our concierge what is available.
  • Private yoga sessions.
  • Cooking classes in small groups, or just you and the chef.
  • Take a transfer to one of the towns around the Lake – please note that capacity on these trips have been reduced by 50%, unless guests are related or from the same household.
  • Enjoy our private Riva boats that only require a driving license to operate.

Read our blog for some of the top things to do in Lake Como.

In addition, we have just launched a new offering for our guests, an unprecedented “pic-chic” pieds-dans l’eau (feet in the water) experience for the 2020 season aboard our private fleet of traditional Vaporina and Ernesto Riva motorboats. Lulled by the waters of the most famous lake in Italy, guests can enjoy a romantic lunch or a couples’ dinner from elegant baskets handmade exclusively for Il Sereno by Larusmiani. The menu designed by Executive Chef Raffale Lenzi includes a selection of cold Mediterranean-style dishes, from Apulian burrata with marinated eggplants to a brown rice salad with crunchy vegetables. The lobster or cold guitar spaghetti with tomato and basil is also highly recommended.

Each of these dishes is accompanied by Bollinger Special Cuvée champagne “Il Sereno” or Rosé Love Léoube of Chateau Léoube, plus natural / sparkling Il Sereno limited edition water. This magical experience is available to outside guests (without the Larusmiani Basket) and is a well-guarded secret of Lake Como’s boat owners, whom come to the hotel’s dock to pick up their gourmet picnic fares. The price is €200 for 2 people.

Don’t forget that Villa Pliniana has also reopened, and can now be booked for an exclusive-use living experience bar none. The entire property, spa, and grounds will be at your sole disposal, so why not invite your family or close friends and enjoy some time away together? Il Sereno Al Lago will also be open and is serving some new, delicious meals for you to sample. For reservations, visit the Il Sereno or Villa Pliniana website, or email or We look forward to seeing you soon!

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