Italian Villa CastaDiva Resort Graces Lake Como

With summer just around the corner, we can't wait to jump the puddle over to Italy for a jaunt at CastaDiva Resort, the first hotel to open on Lake Como in 100 years.

Boasting serious old-school elegance, complete with frescoes, velvet-draped dining rooms and marble columns, the once mansion, now resort now offers a new batch of private villas, an utterly modern glass-floored grotto and relaxation room cerafted from Himalayan salt blocks.

We've heard that you can even hire a vintage wood-paneled Riva speedboat for high-speed errands or a joy-ride across the rippling lake.