In the summer of 2022, an exclusive hotel will reopen its doors to guests in an idyllic location: Lake Como. Set to reopen in June 2022, Villa Passalacqua is managed by the creators of the well known Grand Hotel Tremezzo, and will dazzle guests looking for a relaxing and quiet environment. A boutique hotel with all the pleasures Grand Hotel Tremezzo clients are accustomed to.
Passalacqua stands atop the village of Moltrasio and extending all the way down to the lake’s shore, this exquisite villa dates back to the 18th century and has played host to some of the world’s most brilliant minds in art, music, literature, and politics, including Napoleon Bonaparte, Vincenzo Bellini and Winston Churchill.
According to Travel + Leisure, the land was originally owned by Pope Innocent XI, and the mansion was erected in the 18th Century by Count Andrea Lucini Passalacqua, thus the name it now holds. The Villa was designed by architect Felice Soavi, and it features beautiful frescoes painted by famous neoclassical artist Andrea Appiani.
Villa Passalacqua offers the most heavenly views of the Lake from its elevated position. Perching on the glamorous western shore amid the residences of the world’s elite, the Villa is ideal for a glamorous getaway in total privacy, thanks to a secret underground entrance, a series of spacious halls for whiling away the hours day and night, plush interiors featuring decorated carved ceilings and priceless objets d’art, and a separate guest house, Villa Bellini.
The magic continues outdoors where extensive gardens divided into four terraces reach down to the waters, providing the most romantic outlooks over the Lake. With the calming sound of fountains in the background, the terraces are dedicated to olives, fruits and roses, while a larger expanse offers pristine lawns and a stone gazebo. The 200-year-old glasshouse is filled with exotic plants and the Swimming Terrace is nothing short of spectacular. Passalacqua is a slice of heaven on the Lake.
Passalacqua is the latest project driven by De Santis hotelier family, reports Travel + Leisure. The family aims to recreate the vintage spirit of the former private residence into something modern. The luxury hotel will feature just 24 suites. Some of the unique perks include an open-air gym located in an olive grove, outdoor spa treatments, Yoga at sunrise, among many more.