Experiences

Culture

Holidays are for devoting time to the things you love. If you love culture, Lake Como has more than its fair share of attractions. From the history emanating from spectacular villas to getting creative with a camera lens through to expressing yourself in paint, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo purveys a unique portfolio of cultural experiences.

Hidden treasures of San Pellegrino

Meet our preferred lifestyler at The Grand, and venture through the Lakes district until the ultimate thermal Spa destination, San Pellegrino.
There you’ll witness an unprecedented view over the Alps, and we will unlock the doors of the former Casino, now closed to the public. This is a true glorified relict of La Belle Epoque, a masterpiece of Art Nouveu.
Enjoy a healthy lunch and plunge in the worldly famed thermal water of San Pellegrino.

Memories of the Borromeo’s

Experience a full day on the «Other Lake».
Following the steps of the Borromeo’s Family, from their ancestral castle to the lavish Palazzo on Isola Bella, the beautiful island.
Savour a traditional lunch on the fishermen’s island and a picturesque ride back from Stresa.

Art, fashion and design

Indulge on a full day in Milan with our partnered Milanese conoisseur.  
This is a journey where you’ll see the beating heart of the World’s Fashion Capital.
You will spend a day strolling through contemporary architecture masterpieces, such as Gae Aulenti art and design exhibition in Europecomplex and the Vertical Forest.
Immerge yourself into a refined contemporary dining experience and wonder in one of the finest contemporary Art collection in Europe.

Milan in a nutshell

Indulge in a full day in Milan with our partnered Milanese connoisseur.  
Our licensed tour guide will meet you in our lobby, and open the doors of Milan’s finest architectural and artistic masterpieces.
You’ll wonder by the Duomo and the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, passing by the La Scala Opera House museum and you’ll enjoy a walk through the wealth of the Brera Academy’s art collection.
Crown your day visiting the impressive Sforza Castle and Michelangelo’s latest masterpiece, the Rondanini Pietà.

Painting class

Set up your easel at the highest point of our grounds and enjoy a few peaceful hours with a local award winning artist. Draw in the merging blues of the lake and sky, rugged mountains and enchanting villages and express your emotional response to the magic in paint. A personal keepsake of your time at the lake.

Please allow 12-24 hours for the concierge to organise your experience.

Photography outing

See Lake Como through the camera lens and capture your personal response to its overwhelming beauty. Grab your camera or smartphone and set off on foot with a photographer to snap the charm of quintessentially Italian lake villages. Be inspired by age-old history and wholly unspoilt nature and go home with lasting memories of your time at the lake.

Please allow 24 hours for the concierge to organise your experience.

Opulent villas

Discover a world of period glamour in the extravagant villas lining the lakeshore. Walk in the footsteps of princes and princesses, cardinals and illustrious travellers as you stroll around beautifully tended gardens overlooking the blue waters and marvel at the plush architecture, inside and out. Admire paintings, sculptures and tapestries and feel history breathe.

Please ask the concierge for any information about tickets, transport and opening times. Guided tours and private visits of the villas are available on demand.