The highly anticipated film House of Gucci was definitely a highlight of the year however, it’s the jaw dropping filming location that has us wanting more. From Como to Rome, Italy’s lust worthy views did not disappoint.
Every unique region in this incredible country can set the backdrop for a dreamy Mediterranean wedding. Location favorites are endless from the iconic Tuscan hills to the star-studded Amalfi coast. At the top of this destination wedding wish list remains none other than Lake Como. The famously breathtaking location that takes luxury to a level beyond imagination.
Lake Como is world renowned for its decadent historic villas dotting the coast and rich botanical gardens. The blue shores stretch almost thirty miles mixing old-world charm and cinematic romance. There’s a reason so many artists, aristocrats, heads of state and royalty alike have continued to visit the city for centuries.
The weight of history keeps Como grounded from the private estates themselves to its VIP visitors. A combination of glamor and exclusivity has the world’s elite clamoring for a piece of real estate dating back to the Renaissance. Poets such as Virgil and Catullus would look to the lake for inspiration and served as an escape for Winston Churchill where he would sit painting for hours.
The area continues to host international jet-setters and celebrities from Bill Gates to Robert Pattinson to Jon Bon Jovi to Chiara Ferragni. Possibly the most well-known tycoon to spark recent attention is George Clooney. Since Clooney’s interest, Como is not only considered a popular vacation spot but one of the top Italian cities to live. He is quoted to say the lake always called him back and after a moment spent in this Italian hideaway, it’s something everyone can agree on.
The rich atmosphere of the lake draws you into its spectacular coastline, picturesque botanicas and the la dolce vita of dreams. It’s often difficult to express the charm and elegance of Lake Como into words. Majestic, royal, glamorous, all which are perfectly accurate yet seemingly inadequate for what meets the eye.