On any list of top vacation destinations, Italy always make it into the top 10 and is very often at the very top of the list. It's a beautiful country, offering some of the finest cuisine, most fascinating historic sites, richest cultural experiences, and most breathtaking scenery on the planet. For a prime example of Italy's outstanding natural beauty, a visit to Lake Como (Lago di Como) is essential.

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Located north of Milan, not far from the country's northern border, Lake Como is one of the biggest and deepest lakes in Europe and has been a hugely popular retreat and touristic area for centuries now, dating all the way back to the days of Ancient Rome. Its charm and beauty has been preserved into the modern era, and there's no better place to experience the wonders of Lake Como than at the Albergo Milano in Varenna.

The Albergo Milano

A 3-star hotel offering outstanding views over the lake itself, the Albergo Milano is a seasonal, summer-only hotel that has been ranked by travel experts and casual travelers alike as one of the best places to stay in all of Italy.

Offering a stunning range of rooms and private apartments, Albergo Milano also features an on-site restaurant and bar, as well as being situated in an elevated location, commanding remarkable views over the local area.

Guests at this Lake Como hotel can marvel at the deep blue beauty of the lake itself or take a short stroll down among the local streets, soaking up some authentic Italian culture and admiring the colorful architecture all around them.

Albergo Milano Rooms

The brightest gem in the crown of land around Lake Como, the Albergo Milan was built way back in the early 1900s and still has many of the same historically authentic features of that era, retaining a rustic charm while also offering modern luxuries and contemporary class to provide total comfort and luxury for all guests.

All of the rooms at the Albergo Milan continue this trend, blending contemporary ideas with traditional furnishings to create a fantastic fusion of styles, sure to please even the most discerning of guests. Each room is unique, having its own 'dominant color' which is echoed and reflected through the furnishings, the decor, and the design. The rooms also feature beautiful bathrooms with mosaic tiles and plenty of color to brighten up each day.

Featuring reclaimed materials like old iron gates as bed frames, the rooms of the Albergo Milano offers bags of charm and personality. You'll really feel like your room is a genuine home away from home, rather than the sort of copy and paste affair you'd find in so many other hotels all over the world.

Albergo Milano Red House Rooms

As well as the main hotel building, the Albergo Milano also features additional properties in the surrounding area. The 'Casa Rossa' (Red House) is one example. Named due to the bright red color of its exterior walls, this house is only 50 meters away from the hotel and features several rooms spread out across four floors. Whether you're looking for a simple first floor room or a penthouse-style offering up in the attic, you'll find a lot to love about the Red House rooms at the Albergo Milano.

Albergo Milano Yellow House Room

Along with the Red House, Albergo Milano also possesses a Yellow House (Casa Gialla, in Italian), which is also only 50 meters away from the main hotel building. This building features just one private apartment, ideal for couples on romantic getaways or travelers who just want a little extra intimacy and privacy. Beautifully decorated with light, airy tones and furnishings, this apartment offers nice views over the local lane and comes complete with two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a spacious living area too.

Albergo Milano Casa 3 Archi Room

The Albergo Milano also offers a private apartment in the Casa 3 Archi (House of 3 Arches). This is a two bedroom apartment situated near the main plaza of the town of Varenna, only a couple of minutes away from the main Albergo Milano building. This two-floor apartment features a gorgeous terrace offering amazing views of the surrounding area - you can even spot a little bit of Lake Como from the terrace - as well as a living room, a kitchen, and a huge bedroom and bathroom.

Dining at Albergo Milano

As well as beautiful rooms, the Albergo Milano also offers fine dining delights at the La Vista restaurant. Guests at this a la carte establishment will enjoy outstanding views over the waters of Lake Como while enjoying delicate delights to please every palate. With top class chefs in the kitchen, fresh ingredients, a brilliant menu, and an extensive wine list, you're guaranteed a wonderful dining experience at this restaurant.

Via XX Settembre, 35, 23829 Varenna LC, Italy, Phone: +39 0341 830298, website