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This Secret Suite Inside an 18th-Century Villa Is One of Lake Como's Most Glamorous

Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the most luxurious stays in Lake Como and this hidden-away suite is its most exclusive.

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Steeped in history and seemingly floating right on Lake Como, five-star palace hotel Grand Hotel Tremezzo, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, is one of the grandest and most enviable stays in Italy.

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Few hotels can match the glamour of this Art Nouveau retreat, from its grand Wes Anderson-like exterior to the three pools surrounded by 100-year-old gardens and the hotel's beautiful lobby dotted with lavish candelabras, fresh roses, and gem-colored velvet love seats. But beyond all that romance and glamour, one of the hotel's most over-the-top experiences is its hidden-away Emilia Suite.

The Emilia Suite sits separately from the main hotel in Villa Emilia, an adjacent 18th-century villa that also houses the hotel's spa which was recently transformed under the guidance of famous Italian architect Ruggero Venelli.

Guests who've checked into Villa Emilia get private access to the 10,000-square-foot T Spa. The lavish wellness sanctuary is kitted out with a marble-lined hammam, a 50-foot infinity pool overlooking Lake Como, and five different types of Jacuzzis situated throughout (think: secluded private grottos and the lakefront).

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Inside, the ultra-secluded suite sleeps two adults and one child and is no less ornate. Its bathroom is kitted out in Italian Lasa marble and features a double rain shower, a steam bath, and an oversized marble jacuzzi tub for your own personal spa.

One of the room's best features though might just be the glorious front-row views of the lake which can be seen from each window and balcony. On a clear day, guests can also get a peek at the storybook-like village of Bellagio.

Those interested in checking in to one of Italy's most serene stays can book Grand Hotel Tremezzo's Emilia Suite from $1,400 per night.

Beyond Villa Emilia, don't sleep on the lakeside hotel's outstanding food options, including its main restaurant La Terrazza, masterminded by the first chef to bring a Michelin star to Italy, 86-year old Gualtiero Marchesi.

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