Interview with the General Manager of CastaDiva Resort

Interview with the General Manager of CastaDiva Resort
What is unique about your hotel's location?

The beauty of an unmatched Lake which reveals its charm gradually leading the visitor from one wonder to another. Where in the past, royalty as well as writers, musicians, singers, poets and sublime artists have extolled, immortalized and drawn their inspiration from this special place. While flying over the lake in a helicopter, John Fitzgerald Kennedy exclaimed: "I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful lake."

What authentic local experiences will guests have access to?

The Renaissance style villa of remarkable beauty dates back to the time when it was the residence of the opera singer Giuditta Pasta, the muse of Vincenzo Bellini. With the complicity of the lake landscape, the famous composer created here his two greatest works, 'Norma' and 'La Sonnambula' (i.e. 'the Sleepwalker'). Giuditta Pasta was the first performer of those opera pieces and the first 'CASTA DIVA' of the hymn to the moon composed by Bellini on the romantic shores of the Lake of Como.

Luxurious comfort finds its apex in the Spa, which is dedicated to the four elements – fire, earth, air and water; an exclusive thermal circuit preparing the senses for unforgettable moments. The setting of the wellness area reminds one of a vintage steamship, or relaxing on a crystal floor. Alternatively, you can get to the exclusive floating swimming pool through a spectacular passageway. An emotion for a very few privileged people!

Another experience that evokes emotion is our gourmet restaurants, L'Orangerie and Il Giardino dei sapori, for an amazing tasting experience of Italian cuisine.

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What are some amazing things that your Concierge can arrange?

Our 24h Concierge can organize some beautiful experiences for CastaDiva's guests, from an amazing boat tour around the most famous villas of the lake, to an exciting flight with the "Idrovolante" (seaplane) passing through the mountains and city around the lake. We also organize many leisure activities, for example, a day-trip in Milan, the Italian Fashion Capital, accompanied by a personal shopper.

Does your hotel have a philosophy?

Yes. Our philosophy can be summarized in three words: History, Beauty, Emotion. These words refer to our focus on the best personalized service which turns a simple trip into an experience of a lifetime.

What makes your hotel memorable and unforgettable?

The quiet luxury and discrete atmosphere of the Resort, ensured by the architectural harmony of the housing complex and its various rooms and suites, as well as by a deep rooting in history and by the respect of a unique natural background.

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What will guests rave about to their friends and family?

The beauty of the place and its surroundings; the Spa and Restaurant -- amazing experiences and personalized service.

What is the signature dish in your hotel's restaurant?

Our Restaurants are managed by the Italian Chef Paolo Casagrande, who won 1 Michelin star last year under the guidance of the Spanish Chef Martin Berasategui. All the dishes are created by the imagination of Paolo that always is inquiring new ingredients following the best Italian tradition.

What is the best way for guests to "arrive in style" to your hotel?

I think by the lake, on a boat on a stunning sunny day … a real example of "dolce vita".

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Do you provide any welcoming or parting amenities to guests?

Of course! Each guest is a special to us, so we offer a unique welcome with different types of refined 'tasting experiences' and more gifts during their entire stay.


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