Writers have sung Lake Como’s praises over the centuries. In his novel, Charterhouse of Parma, Stendhal described it as an “enchanting spot, unequalled on earth in its loveliness.” Virgil called it simply “our greatest” lake. As your train chugs out of Como city, you will enter a rhapsody in blue: cerulean sky, iridescent sapphire water and distant cobalt blue mountains. Combine the above with the fashionable boulevards of Milan and you get the ultimate Italian trip!
You’ll start with three nights at the four-star Metropole Suisse, located in the heart of Como with views of Lake Como and the Alps. But what makes it special is the high level of hospitality from the management – the Cassani family’s 123 years of ownership has made it one of the most welcoming waterfront retreats. The hotel is just a short walk away from the train station, making the rest of Como's sights; including Lenno and the “Mirror of Venus”, easily accessible.
Leaving Lake Como behind, you’ll board a thrilling train ride, weaving through northern Lombardy. Spend the next two nights at the Four Points by Sheraton Milan Centre in the city centre. A five-minute walk away is the Milano Centrale Station and the shuttle bus station for the three airports.
This four-star hotel is part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts chain. Once out of the hotel, you will come to Corso Como, where boutiques sparkle as you stroll down the street. The hotel bar will be waiting to serve you cocktails and aperitifs, to help you warm up for a big night in Milan!