Like all the historical villas on Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is immersed in a beautiful century-old park, a blaze of flowers and plants that give a sensation of harmony and tranquillity in all seasons and a spectacle that changes hour by hour through the day.
The 20,000 sq m park encloses the Palace and Villa Emilia completely with footpaths and steps that wind gently up the hill to the Belvedere, where it adjoins the gardens of Villa Carlotta, our aristocratic neighbour. Rare ancient magnolias stand among a profusion palms in this wondrously Riviera-like climate. Clouds of azaleas, tulips and geraniums, hedges of rhododendron and beds of hydrangea provide a alternating palette with expanses of pinks and reds, purples and blues that leave breathtaking glimpses of the lake beneath.
The tranquil greenery of the park hosts the Piscina dei Fiori, a clay tennis court and the Panoramic Trail, perfect for early morning jogging or just a gentle stroll to fill the lungs with fresh air amidst the stunning scenery. Over the years the park has acquired several pieces of contemporary sculpture placed discreetly amongst the vegetation. Some are quite unexpected, like the much-loved Orsetto Bobo the hotel’s mascot: a large teddy bear sitting on a tree trunk who greets everyone who arrive at the top of the hill with a smile.