Located across the lake from the famed Villa Versace, the 5-star CastaDiva Resort is a series of small houses and picturesque villas, set in a large park and connected by walkways adorned with gardens, fountains and rare botanical plants.
The entire resort is situated around the Villa Roccabruna, once home to the famed opera singer Giuditta Pasta, muse of the composer Vincenzo Bellini. After having stood empty for almost a half century, the villa was recently renovated and opened as an exclusive resort in the summer of 2010. Rich purple wall hangings and chic gold and green accents characterize the public rooms of the main villa with its eclectic neo-Renaissance decor.
The oversized guestrooms, Suites and two private villas offer panoramic lake views, caressed by sunbeams reflecting off the water. Each guestroom is tastefully decorated with antique style furniture that blends seamlessly with contemporary pieces. They all have a terrace or balcony with a lake view. Each extremely large and luxurious Suite is unique: some boast original frescoes or an ancient loggia, while others have a private pool.
An elegant and exclusive atmosphere is the hallmark of the resort's two gourmet restaurants, L'Orangerie and Il Giardino dei Sapori. They offer Italian and Mediterranean dishes, prepared according to local tradition by Chef Paolo Casagrande. Situated right on the lakeshore, the Bellini Bar is a great place for coffee or a relaxing evening cocktail.
The state-of-the-art spa boasts chromotherapy showers, an ice room, Himalayan salt room, Turkish bath and an indoor pool. The outdoor pool floats directly on the surface of the lake and is connected to the spa by a restored, antique wooden boat dock.
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