Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Grand Hotel Tremezzo | Owner, Valentina De Santis

February 13, 2021


We have a very special guest joining us today. Valentina de Santis is the owner and CEO of Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como – which is often listed as one of the top hotels in Italy. 

The ethos of Grand Hotel Tremezzo is too much to put in one short intro. From the crystalline waters of Lake Como, to the art nouveau palace interiors, to the floating pool, and the beautifully landscaped grounds – this has got to be the birthplace of la dolce vita. 

What’s more – this has been a family run hotel for over 100 years and Valentina’s authentic hospitality is the stuff of dreams.

Valentina and I have a hilarious chat about behind the scenes details, celebrities, history, her shenanigans growing up, and what makes Italy deserve its place as one of the top destinations in the world.



Listen to hear:

  • 01:59 – About Valentina’s favorite spot on the lake
  • 05:35 – Why Lake Como is a timeless destination
  • 08:27 – What’s behind the 100 year history of the hotel and its historical figures
  • 12:20 – About Valentina’s childhood stories in the hotel
  • 18:22 – How the family feeling among the employees affects the guest experience
  • 20:14 – Why swimming in the floating pool in the lake is such a unique experience
  • 24:57 – What the activities on and around the property are
  • 27:29 – About the emotional moments of past guests in the hotel
  • 31:55 – Why passion is the no.1 quality in Italians
  • 34:27 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Daily Breakfast “With a View” at Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi

Room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Early check in / late check out subject to availability

Complimentary wi-fi internet connection

Italian wines tasting at L’Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar

60 Euro T Spa Credit valid only for Spa treatments (not applicable to retail products, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Free entrance (one ticket per Guest) to Villa Carlotta and its popular botanical gardens, a place of rare beauty just next door from the hotel

For a minimum 5-night stay: 30 minute boat tour on board of our water limo to discover the Lake’s magic in exclusive style.

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