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HOTEL VILLA FLORI, CERNOBBIO (CO)

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Hotel Villa Flori stands in a splendid panoramic position between Como and Cernobbio on the first basin of Lake Como. Facing directly on the water, the villa immersed in its centuries-old park offers a breathtaking view of the lake and the mountains that surround it. Villa Flori reveals itself just to those who enter the park, as it is not visible form the street, protected by two gigantic Cedar of Lebanon. It likes to show itself in all of its elegance, with the original furniture, stuccoes, floral frescoes, wooden floors, boiserie on the walls. For then, again, amaze with very modern details.

The story of Villa Flori begins in 1859, when the Marquis Giorgio Raimondi, decided to enlarge a pre-existing villa to gift it to his daughter Guseppina Garibaldi for her wedding with Giuseppe Garibaldi.
While Giuseppe Garibaldi felt in love with the girl since their first encounter, it appears that the young lady did not correspond his love, preferring one of his officers.
After an intense correspondence, on January 24th 1860, the wedding was celebrated, but it was shortly after annulled because the young Marquise decided to follow her heart. It might be for this reason that in the hotel you can still feel a romantic XIX century atmosphere.
To the Raimondi family is dedicate in tribute the restaurant that still carries their name, that features a large interior room with a view and a terrace on the lake, from which you can admire a romantic panorama. There are many other spaces with a lakeview, in addition of course to the rooms with a private terrace, from the conference and events rooms, to the Lounge Bar with a terrace, on the first floor.

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HOTEL VILLA FLORI'S PROPOSALS

Villa Flori also offers an equipped Bike Room, which allows who travels with his bike and to whom wishes to rent it, to store it in a safe place and take advantage of maintenance tools. Moreover from the most experienced cyclist to the amateur, we are able to organize guided tours to the discovery of the beauties of the Como region, accompanied by and expert guide.
In collaboration with Como Lago Bike, our tours include the rental of different kind of bikes to choose, from the comfortable e-bike to the mountain bike, the guided tour and visits and tastings along the way. The tours can be customized based on the needs and desires of the guests and they can be build ad hoc together with the tour guide.

Among the proposed tours:

TO THE DISCOVERY OF COMO – Tour to the discovery of Como’s historical center

VILLAS, VILLAGES AND VIEWS – Tour of the West coast of the lake, to the discovery of the villas that adorn the banks, up to the center of the lake, transportation by boat to Bellagio and return cycling down the East coast.

We always say it, Lake Como should be seen from the lake. And what better way to explore the beauties of the lake than on a private boat. Starting from the elegant venetian cabs, up to the souper glamourous Riva motorboat, famous all over the world, we organize tours customizable in duration and route, with expert skippers.Sunsets on the water, aperitifs on board, special celebrations, everything is possible and everything is customizable.

 

Como Lake is famous worldwide for its historic villas, surrounded by beautiful gardens, which overlook the shores of the lake. Starting from Villa Olmo, located in the first dock near the city, in neoclassical style, now used for events and exhibitions.
Villa Carlotta, near Tremezzo, is instead Baroque style and stands out for its extensive botanical garden that can be visited, but also for the collection of works of art preserved in its rooms.
Villa Del Balbianello, the most beloved by the cinema, has been the location for films such as Star Wars – Attack of the Clones and Casino Royale. In addition to the beauty of the garden and the loggia, it preserves inside the collections of the former owner Guido Monzino, mountaineer and explorer.
Villa Melzi d’Eril, in Bellagio, is especially famous for its English gardens, which extend for 800 meters along the lake shore.
There are many other villas that embellish the shores of the lake, such as Villa Erba, Villa Vigoni, Villa Monastero or Villa Pliniana, some can be visited, others are exclusive locations for events and luxury weddings.

Lake Como is a cinematic favorite. Its shores have been the set for over one hundred international films, from the Lumière Brothers to George Clooney, definitely the greatest testimonial of the lake in recent years. There are many locations that film lovers will find interesting, starting from the scenic Villa Erba, in Cernobbio, where Luchino Visconti spent many of his summers and drew inspiration for the sets of his films.
Also worthy of mention is the connection between James Bond and Lake Como, which was born on paper in the novel “No Flowers for James Bond” by John Gardner, and continued in the 2006 film “Casino Royale”, set and shot between Villa Del Balbianello (Lenno) and Villa la Gaeta (San Siro).
Villa Del Balbianello is also known for the romantic scene of the wedding between Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala in the movie “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” in 2002, a scene that has helped to increase the popularity of the location for weddings and ceremonies.

family history

LuThe Passera family has a long love story.
Love for the art of hospitality, of making people feel welcome with elegance and generosity.
And a love for the lake that laps the shores of their native land, for that magical world of water embraced by mountains as if protecting it. In fact, it was on the water that Antonio Passera embarked on the adventure that would lead his family to excel in the luxury hospitality scene of Lake Como. It all began with a restaurant on one of the stately steamers that sailed Lake Como at the beginning of the 20th century.

Today there are four Lario Hotels, each with its own style and features, together covering the full range of needs of different types of travelers. Vista Palazzo Lake Como,Terminus, Villa Flori and Posta Design. Results of the work of four generations: Antonio, his sons Corrado and Gianni, then the grandchildren Antonello and Bianca, and finally the great-grandson Luigi.

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