In the ancient town of Malgrate, overlooking Lake Como and surrounded by a park filled with centuries-old trees with an open-air swimming pool, Casa sull’Albero consists of a spectacular building made of glass and wood containing 12 guest rooms in a distinctive warm yet minimalistic style.
Midway between Como and Lecco, at Longone al Segrino, is the Flower Farm of Olga Campagnoli, a nurserywoman and garden designer who with her mother Cecilia carries on the family business that is now in its third generation.
“The ideal emporium” is how Amina and Paolo define Le Cose, a studio-boutique inside an old Art Nouveau building that has been finely renovated in contemporary key, while retaining a charming romantic look.
In the 5-star luxury hotel Il Sereno, designed by the architect Patricia Urquiola, can be found a landmark of national mixing. The sign reads Lobby Bar and the bar manager is Don Vidura Nilaksha Colambage.
Martina Di Costanzo and Francesco Leoni, known as Baba, are very young entrepreneurs and the partners behind Dispensa63. Together with Tiggy, Silvia and Marco, the young team cooperates
harmoniously to create not just a restaurant, but first and foremost, a home. Their home!
For seven years now in the capable hands of Danilo Vadis and Anita Bertacchi, the trattoria San Biagio has had a centuries-old history that has seen the management of the restaurant handed down from family to family.
An exciting journey through the contemporary cuisine of chef Michele Pili. A restaurant overlooking the picturesque Lake Lugano, in Cima di Porlezza, this is the perfect setting for a journey into the world of taste.
On the first floor of the showroom, in a fully equipped Bulthaup kitchen, Viviana welcomes guests and students to her "private restaurant" where she offers a series of events, dinners, cooking classes, aperitifs and convivial evenings.
"To lose ourselves before a painting to find ourselves again, at a time of collective disorientation". The philosophy of the gallery is that of constructive engagement with artists and their creativity.
Known as a venue where different artistic disciplines converge and influence each other, the cultural center LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, in its very architectural design, is testimony to a vocation of openness, a place where the arts, artists and public can meet.
A taste revolution that began in 2021 in the premises of a former 19th century cotton mill in Lomazzo, which today bears the name Campus Factory, a place for the exchange of ideas, creativity and innovation.
Starting out life as a casual and sportswear brand, over the years it has become a total look brand that includes classic wear, tailored suits, leather jackets and motorbike accessories, as well as swimming costumes, Hawaiian shirts and colourful prints that today make up the heritage collection.
In the little village of Torno on Lake Como, just a few kilometres north of the provincial capital, is the 5-star luxury hotel Il Sereno, designed by Patricia Urquiola, and in the heart of this is located the Al Lago restaurant.
The story of Acqua Chiarella was started in 1964 by three partners who had the idea of industrialising the bottling of water from a spring known since the nineteenth century for its special properties and beneficial effects.
Terrace overlooking the first branch of Lake Como with a garden designed and tended in harmony with the philosophy of the restaurant. At the bar experimental cocktails and high-quality ingredients are served.
After some experimentation and attentive study of the products, with the support of Francesco Gilio and a few members of staff, Franco succeeded in making Pastificio Gilio a true reference point in this sector for Como.
Sartoria Ciclistica is Como's only cycling café, the brainchild of Alessandro and his wife Annalise. Located in the historic via Borgo Vico, the coffee bar combines everything a traditional café has to offer with the addition of a cycling clothing line that bears the bar’s name.
In Pianello del Lario, a small area made up of a series of hamlets nestling on a hillside that slopes gently down towards the lake, the Treterre adventure began with a few blueberry plants, purchased twenty years ago.
Casa Croci, a jewel of 19th century architecture, houses the Mendrisio Transparencies Museum. This is the first exhibition space dedicated to an extraordinary artistic and historical heritage of the region.