ALL THE LUXE OF ITALY
Sitting atop Italy’s Lake Como, the spectacular Villa Pliniana is set inside a 16th-century Renaissance estate that once housed the likes of Byron and Napoleon.
Home to only 17 suites, the sprawling lakefront property was recently renovated by celebrated Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, who paired terrazzo floors and gold leaf mirrors with contemporary furnishings by the likes of Le Corbusier. Guests who favor complete and utter privacy can reserve the villa, which comes with own personal chef, concierge, swimming pool and spa. The villa even has its own helipad – if you prefer to reach the property by air rather than by boat ride from Como.