For travelers who want The good life, there isn’t much sweeter than the luxury vintage experience of Lake Como offered exclusively by the Mandarin Oriental, Milan. Valid until September 30, the offer includes the chance to drive a classic Italian sports car through the lavish Lake Como region of Lombardy, Italy, and then cruise the famous body of water aboard an outing. – Riva edge. Think Bond without the bullets.
The automobile that awaits you is as representative of Bel Paese as the pasta: the Ferrari Dino 246 GT Gallettoni. The Dino was one of the few Prancing Horse ponies powered by a V-6 engine, as opposed to the brand’s standard V-12. Produced from 1968 to 1976, the 246 GT variant (which debuted in 1969) is a steel-bodied coupe with 192 hp and plenty of panache.
Participants will depart from the hotel for a personalized 90-minute road trip (limited to a maximum of 150 km) accompanied by a dedicated assistant who will follow in a separate vehicle. Once at the lake, the driver and passenger will embark on a 3-hour cruise aboard a Riva Aquarama boat and feast on champagne and canapes.
From the same era as the Ferrari Dino, Riva’s Aquarama model is equally iconic in its styling. Dressed in mahogany, the beautiful boats are capable of going up to 50 knots, depending on the engine configuration.
Upon their return to the hotel, guests can change gears and head to the nearly 9,700 square foot spa where they will receive a 10% discount on treatments, go full blast to the fitness center. fit, swim a few laps in the indoor pool, or refuel at Chef Antonio Guida’s Seta restaurant, followed by a stop at the Mandarin Bar.
The luxury vintage Lake Como experience also includes accommodation in one of the 34 suites at the Mandarin Oriental in Milan, daily breakfast for two, and one-way transfer from Milan Linate or Malpensa airports. Priced per couple, the package starts at around $ 6,000 per night with a two night minimum. Additional time by car and boat can be arranged at a higher cost, but then, cos Ã¨ la vita.