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12:00 AM 22nd December 2023

A Winter Wonderland Italian Style

Hilton Lake Como is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

The beautiful lakeside hotel is offering guests a sackful of seasonal experiences to celebrate the festive season with, giving them the chance to enjoy both the lake and the nearby atmospheric lakeside villages which transform themselves into enchanting, fairy-tale hamlets.

New for this festive season at the property: the garden area of the Taffeta lounge has been transformed into a magical winter wonderland complete with a brand-new ice curling rink.

Foodies also have the opportunity to pick up tips from the hotel’s top chefs and mixologists during seasonal Culinary Masterclasses, while the heated rooftop pool and jacuzzi offer guests a chance to unwind as they take in unparalleled views across the lake.

New Experiences for Christmas and New Year 2023/24 include:

Winter Wonderland
Guests can try their hand (and feet) at the quirky Olympic sport of curling on the new ice curling rink in the garden area, just off the Taffeta lounge. Until March 2024. Open daily from 12pm (noon)-7pm.

Culinary Masterclasses
Learn from the masters at Hilton Lake Como. The hotel’s experts will be on hand to impart some of their secrets during an array of Culinary Masterclasses including:

‘The Art of Pasta’

Held in the hotel’s fully equipped private kitchen, guests will learn the difference between a penne and a tortiglioni, as well as techniques guaranteed to have them serving up dishes only Mama could make! From December-January, every Wednesday and Friday at 6.30pm. Price 45 Euros. Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance.

Mixology Masterclass
Learn the difference between shaken and stirred during a Mixology class led by Hilton Lake Como’s talented mixologists from Terrazza 241.

During the hour-long class, held in Terrazza 241, participants learn the smoking, dry ice, bubbling and other decorative techniques worthy of a top mixologist. They will re-create the show stopping Signature Smoked Negroni served in a bell jar.

Mixology classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm at the Taffeta Bar. Price 45 Euros. Reservations are required a minimum of 72 hours in advance.

Nightly rates at Hilton Lake Como begin at 350 Euros per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included. More details: here