Hotel Royal Victoria

Varenna, Italy

Set right at the edge of Lake Como on the traffic-free main square of Varenna, the 43-room Hotel Royal Victoria offers 19th century old world charm along with modern comforts. The views from the restaurant terrace and gardens are spectacular, encompassing the shimmering lake, mist-hazed mountains, and, across the water, the attractive town of Bellagio. Queen Victoria stayed here in 1838, and the hotel was renamed in her honor.