Dandelion Como Suites & Park | Italy

Dandelion Como Suites & Park | Villa Guardia, Italy

The Vibe: Both noble and rural.

The Area: In the countryside, a few kilometres inland from the city and lake of Como. Both Milan and the Swiss border are within easy reach.

The DNA: Owners Aurora and Attilio, who have a background in the exclusive textile fabrics business the Como region is famous for, switched careers to to bring back to life this sprawling estate, which includes both a down-to-earth working farm dating back to the 15th-century and a glorious villa dating. The result, boutique hotel Dandelion Como Suites & Park‘s low-key, back-to-nature charm serves as a worthy alternative to the opulence of the lakeside grand hotels. For most of its existence the estate was used for agricultural purpose, and later a holiday escape for a Milanese family. Its historical atmosphere and rural authenticity hasn’t been sacrificed by adding a glamorous and cosmopolitan style of the 1930s. Typically Italian in style, designer pieces go hand in hand with furniture and accessories found in the abandoned villa’s room and attic, vintage shops and fairs plus cushion fabrics and curtains that were woven in the family mill. Even more authenticity comes in the form of locally crafted furniture. Also typically local, enjoy the spirit of the place in the culinary offerings, beginning with breakfast in the old stable, continuing with an aperitif in the café, and culminating in a dinner of Lombard classics with a view of the park at dusk. The connotation & park is now hollow phrase. The enchanting setting of Dandelion’s Park will enrich you experience with its relaxed and calm atmosphere. The perfect place to restore your body and mind, lying down in the sun and simply doing nothing. In the sunny days the park is the right location to enjoy a glass of wine or relax with a yoga’s lesson.

Suite-Me-Up: The original villa and its outbuildings contain a collection of rooms, suites, and apartments with a unified, if eclectic, style — period architecture, rustic simplicity, a touch of aristocratic elegance and a calming contemporary color palette. The apartments, with their kitchenettes, are suited for longer stays.

Your hosts: Aurora & Attilio

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 16 rooms, suites and apartments • (15-45m2) (161-484 sq ft) hotel opened: 2020 ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed on request • children over 8 years welcome

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