While Lake Como and the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni are popular with tourists during the warm summer months, those in the know choose to enjoy the quiet and luxury of autumn “when there’s a nip in the air, mist on the water, free tables in the restaurants and space to breathe.”

Read The Times article, Lake Como out of season: chic hotels and sleepy towns, by Amanda Linfoot and picture yourself amongst the lavish beauty of Italy’s finest, where “the stunning views of the little towns that dot the lake’s edge and an early dusting of snow on the Alps complete a pretty magnificent location.”