August is the month when people in most of the European countries enjoy their summer holidays – at least in the southern parts of Europe. For those that want a truly luxurious holiday, here’s a tip.
This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Milano welcome travellers to a luxury hideaway on the shores of Lake Como. Exclusively available to guests of Four Seasons Hotel Milano, this experience will begin at Italy’s fashion capital before continuing with a customisable romantic or family getaway on Lake Como.
Soaring over the mountains of Italy from Milano to the western shore of Lake Como, guests will travel by helicopter from Milan’s Linate airport – a 15-minute flight from Lake Como – landing in the midst of a private garden on Lake Como. What follows will be a luxurious, personalised experience fit for the traveller looking to elevate their Italian getaway.
Beginning with a private boat cruise with aperitifs, canapés and champagne prepared by the Hotel’s Chef on the lake, guests will privately enjoy the best of Italian cuisine. Following this private cruise, guests will indulge in a four-course gourmet meal with pairing wines served alfresco on the terrace of the villa, prepared on site by the Hotel’s kitchen team and Executive Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi.
Menu items include: seared prawns with panzanella bread salad, creamed beans, home-made ravioli with vegetables, veal and Castelmagno cheese fondue, roasted croaker fish filet with creamed sweet peppers, loin of veal in hazelnut crust with potato mousse, and matcha tea beignet with passion fruit and ginger. This extravagant experience will be set amid a table designed by Artistic Director Vincenzo Dascanio featuring cascades of flowers and dimly lit candles.
Throughout their evening at the private villa, guests can enjoy the service of full Four Seasons Hotel Milano staff, including a private butler and private chefs. In true Four Seasons fashion, this exclusive getaway can be completely customisable based on guest preferences.
Villa Giuseppina recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation. The space offers a private dock and helipad on villa grounds all set amid an expansive private garden. Guests will also enjoy access to a private wine cellar, an infinity swimming pool with spectacular lake views, a private spa, and a full gym.
The exclusive Lake Como escape is offered solely to Hotel guests for daytime and evening visits from July to October of 2018, based on availability.