Italy is world-famous for its food and wine, and Lake Como is no exception. If you love to indulge in the finer things in life, our exclusive foody experiences are just for you. Run away to the verdant vineyards, retire to the cool cellars, taste fine labels or learn the art of pasta making and lose yourself in the world of tastes, flavours and aromas.

Wine tasting

Discover the great wines of Italy. Our knowledgeable sommelier will guide you through a selection of the finest Italian wines in the elegant atmosphere of the Palace’s wine bar, L’Escale, which boasts a collection of over 300 Italian labels. Choose the region or the grape you’d like to explore and enjoy the subtle notes on the palate and on the nose accompanied by delicious canapés designed by the chef.

Cooking lessons

Grandmas across Italy hand down the art of pasta making through the generations. Inspired by this tradition, our cooking class will teach you not only how to make perfect pasta, but an entire Italian menu, which you will then sit down to enjoy in front of a lake view.

This fun experience is ideal for groups of friends and families. Please allow 12 hours for the concierge to organise this experience.

Heritage & Wine

Enjoy a short ride on our S class limousine to Val Bregaglio, there our preferred guide will disclose the doors of an ancient private estate, Palazzo Vermete Franchi. The Palace is entirely out any beaten path, and exclusively opened for our valued guests. After been mesmerized by the 16th century frescos and opulent drawing rooms you'll enjoy a well deserved private tour of the excellent vineyard of the Mamete Prevostini's family. A gracious lunch and wine tasting will follow. end your day accessing the Corenno Plinio abbey, a true piece of heaven on lake Como's shores.

A cheese full of history

A true "Local alike Escape". Enjoy a wonderful stroll on the Eastern Banks of Lake Como, and allow our preferred lifestyle consultant to disclose the secrets of the Bitto's Valley, renowned for the excellent production of Cheese. Here you'll wonder in ancient villages, savor fabulous cheeses and wines, climbing to the very top of an ancient castle with unparalleled views of the lake.