Hotel Villa Cipressi
A complex of buildings and gardens, rich in history, built mainly between 1400 and 1800.
It was the property of the noble Serponti family (1163), of Baron Isimbaldi (at the end of the eighteenth century), of the Andreossi family, who took care of the Park, of Sir Astley and Sir Salton (at the beginning of the twentieth century) and finally of the publisher Accame. In 1980 it has been purchased, through a public voluntary subscription, by the people and friends of Varenna for a public use. Owned by various public corporations, mainly by the Municipality of Varenna, it is managed by the group R Collection Hotels which took care of the great renovation works respecting and maintaining the pre-existing architectural lines, and perfectly combining the ancient charm and the new functionality.
The magic of history, soul of a complex of the antique buildings that composes Villa Cipressi.
The object of an important conservatory restoration work, completely renovated, they keep the charm of the past offering at the same time comfortable and modern technologies. The rooms are dislocated in the three structures of the Villa Cipressi. Some are in the ancient wing of it, dating back to 1300, and even after the remodeling, they maintained the characteristics of that age.
Every Suite and Junior Suite is unique:
Junior Suite Tremezzo, Junior Suite Bellagio, Suite Mimosa, Garden Suite, and Suite Magnolia
The hotel Villa Cipressi is a unique location, the perfect setting for wedding receptions, special occasions and every kind of private event.
This charming place, menus created according to your necessities and professional staff at your disposal will make your special day unforgettable.
The scenery that surrounds the Villa will enchant you, like the typical village of Varenna and the lash and perfectly-kept Botanic Garden, magic and unique frame for a dream wedding. The three outside terraces bring you inside an authentic painting, a fascinating context that will offer you a memorable event.
Our chef will prepare your tailor-made menu with mastery and dedication.
The different proposals, studied in detail, come from attentive research that aims to revisit traditional recipes in a modern key, so that we can offer you
the best of the Italian gastronomy and tradition able to meet the most sophisticated requests.
For an incomparable event, Villa Cipressi can be requested in exclusivity: unique occasion to have an entire Villa at your disposal!
We offer our guests two different restaurants, both located in the historic residence of the Hotel Royal Victoria: Royal Gourmet with lake view and Victoria Grill overlooking the main square of Varenna. The gastronomic offer ranges from the typical Lake Como cooking to international cuisine.
Our Chef bases his creations on the richness and goodness of the raw materials of our territory.
Our homemade pastries and a wide selection of wines complete the offer.
Three different bars are available:
The Veranda Bar in the central body of the Villa, the Garden Bar surrounded by a wonderful panorama at the edge of the botanical garden and the Bellagio Bar located inside the historic residence of the Hotel Royal Victoria. Guests have access to a wide selection of wines and delicious cocktails to be enjoyed in total relax.
Relaxation & Culture
Discover the beauty of the villas and gardens, the cultural heart of Lake Como. Enjoy a unique point of view when taking a boat tour or choose a deeper exploration with a walking tour of these noble villas. Many of the lake villages offer public beaches or beach clubs suitable for all needs. The museums around Lake Como satisfy everyone’s curiosity: from the Museum of Silk in Como to the Cycling Museum of Ghisallo, from the Moto Guzzi Museum in Mandello del Lario to the Manzoni itineraries in Lecco.
Sports & Outdoor activities
Lake Como is the perfect place to practice water sports, from rowing to sailing, from windsurf to diving and much more.
Lake Como offers many different itineraries for hiking or bicycle, surrounded by breathtaking views over the mountains and waters. Among the others the Sentiero del Viandante which consists of a 45-km way along the east coast of the lake, made of paths and ancient little roads also accessible from Varenna.
A very impressive visit is the one to the Orrido di Bellano, a spectacular natural canyon where giant bowls and incredible caves have been carved out by the water over the centuries. A concrete footbridge allows visitors to admire this beauty from a unique location. The gorge is 10 minutes away from Varenna.
For golf lovers Lake Como offers different courses for both beginners and experts.
Lake Como local dishes embody tradition, passion and culture for a place that combines the resources offered by the mountains and the waters of the lake.
Whether you are looking for a cozy local trattoria or a fine dining restaurant, you will find plenty of options to satisfy your palate.