The world-famous Italian Lakes are as scenic as they are idyllic. There are five major lakes in the Italian lake district, from west to east: Lakes Orta, Maggiore, Como, Iseo and Garda . Lake Como is a celebrity hotspot with majestic villas dotted along its magnificent shores. Besides crystal clear waters, picturesque villages, and spectacular landscapes, this region also offer a wide variety of accommodations suiting all budgets. Whether luxury hotels such as the Villa d'Este, which is one of the Italian Lakes’ iconic hotels, and occupies 25 acres of luxuriously landscaped parks on Lake Como. The accommodations are divided between two historic mansions, one dating from the 16th century, the other named after a Queen of England, where each room is uniquely decorated. Exquisite details include period furnishings, silk-brocade drapes, linen sheets, and oil paintings. But what keeps the loyal clientele returning time and again is the unmatched service But also boutique hotels are a great travel destination such as the Relais Villa Vittoria, which is both quietly elegant and quintessentially Italian. The villa's cool, uncluttered interiors are decorated in soft neutral shades; the large windows overlooking the gardens and lake are hung with delicate, diaphanous, drapes.
Lake Como is known world-wide not just for its VIPs but also its stunning and serene beauty and history. Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni, and Villa Carlotta - now a Bulgari Hotel. Many famous people have had and have homes on the shores of Lake Como.
Always in the news, Lake Como is a popular destination for the famous people, but also as an ideal location for high fashion commercial shootings because of its stunning beauty. For example, for the Dolce & Gabbana perfume commercial featuring Deva Cassel, the daughter of Monica Belluci and Vincent Cassel. The young mode, following the shooting for Dolce & Gabbana, posted some backstage photos on her Instagram profile.
A novel approach to high fashion marketing, was Dolce & Gabbana's launch of a pop-up store on a famous steamship the Alta Sartoria, at the shores of Lake Como last July. It docked in front of Villa Olmo, with its magical 1930s atmosphere typical of souvenir postcards, with a retro flavor, the store reproduced on dresses and skirts in soft chiffon, charmeuse and organza, t-shirts, sneakers and accessories.
Not just a mere fashion store, but creating a special atmosphere and experience by tailoring designs depicting cruises on Lake Como, coastal villages, cloud-covered blue skies reflected in the lake, mountains, steamboats and flower terraces embellished the garments, along with embroidery and fabric flower applications. The writings of “Souvenir da Como” and “Baci da Como” on t-shirts recalled the Italian tradition. And to complete the refined look, there was no shortage of Fine Jewelry Collections and Men's and Women's Watches. In addition, a Martini Bar was set up on the terrace of the upper deck. The space was furnished with canvas chairs, deckchairs and striped umbrellas: the ideal place to enjoy a warm summer breeze and a romantic lake view while enjoying a martini cocktail.
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