CastaDiva Resort and Spa — Lake Como, Italy
Once the residence of the 19th century Opera singer Giuditta Pasta, this beautiful villa, set on the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, was rebuilt between 1906 and 1910 by Carlo Formenti and was purchased in 2000 by the Italian Company Hotel Residence Club and named CastaDiva Resort.
This exclusive 5 Star Luxury Resort quietly blends in this natural Italian landscape capturing the very essence of Italian traditions and culture in perfect harmony with luxury modern comfort. The design of the property takes advantage of the magnificent Lake Como with most of the guestrooms and suites facing the natural beauty of the calm waters. Surrounded by luxury villas, villages and hiking paths the lake is also popular for its water sports and boat trips making it a popular destination for luxury romantic retreats since the Roman times.
From sunbathing by the beautiful outdoor floating pool to health and fitness, the Resort offers Guests a wide range of activities to suit all moods with the Wellness area housing the Fitness Centre fully equipped with the latest cardio-fitness and kinesis equipment.
The CastaDiva Spa is beautifully designed by Paolo Bodenga e Luca Castelli over 1,300 sqm and classed as one of the most luxurious and exclusive place on Lake Como. Guests can experience complete rest and relaxation among unique water features and aromatic fragrances with the best service assured by experienced staff. The salt room is indeed unique with walls built from Himalayan pink salt, well known for its trace minerals and antibacterial/antimicrobial properties to improve respiratory diseases and overall health.
Inspired by the 4 natural elements, Fire, Water, Air & Earth the Spa offers 4 Spa Suites which deliver lavish luxury and services exceeding all expectations. Guests can enjoy a private wellbeing experience in comfort with private steam room, sauna, shower and relaxation area with each suite providing a wide range of natural treatment.
Overlooking the grandeur and spectacular beauty of Lake Como is the Orangerie Restaurant where guests can dine on the terrace, perhaps one of the most romantic settings in Italy. The gastronomic traditions of Italy are brought together to create a medley of popular and authentic dishes using fresh produce from Lake Como and the finest Italian products, giving guests a memorable gourmet experience.
The Bar Bellini offers guests outstanding views of Lake Como as well as a wide selection of cocktails, classic drinks and a unique list of single malts and spirits. A popular meeting place for light meals and snacks at lunch and dinner, Bar Bellini delivers on all expectations.
CastaDiva Resort & Spa boasts 73 suites and 2 private villas. Each room is equipped with minibar, air condition, welcome treats, LCD TVs, complimentary high speed internet access and each furnished in its own unique style and fully soundproof to preserve privacy.
Penthouse Suite – 225sqm
The Suite features breathtaking views over Lake Como with a huge terrace of 6.133 sq.ft. with sundeck and private swimming pool. The Penthouse Suite is decorated in modern contemporary with rich Italian fabrics and composed of an open kitchen, two bathrooms, a spacious living room with large windows and terrace with beautiful lake and garden views, and a spacious and elegant bedroom with King bed with some suites connecting to junior suite. Complimentary high speed internet access and WiFi available in the room.
The natural beauty of Lake Como surrounded by 18th and 19th century Italian arts and culture, coupled together with the outstanding service and standards of the 5 Star Luxury CastaDiva Resort & Spa is indeed a unique and memorable experience.
(photos courtesy of CastaDiva Resorts & Spa Resort)