In partnership with: Varenna
Crystal clear waters, dramatic landscapes, soft summer breezes and warm sunshine: there’s a reason the majestic beauty of Lake Como is known throughout the world. In fact, so impressive is this stunning part of northern Italy that, when it came to founding her own fashion-led activewear brand, Varenna, Italian native Arantxa Gandini couldn’t think of a better place to take inspiration from.
We’ve waxed lyrical about Gandini’s line of sophisticated and sustainable activewear before – if you haven’t added any to your gym collection yet we promise you won’t regret it – and now we're teaming up with Varenna to offer one reader the chance to win a luxurious stay in its namesake town on the shores of Lake Como.
The lucky winner and a guest will receive a three-night stay at the Hotel Villa Cipressi in Varenna – an elegant and quintessentially Italian hotel housed in one of the lake’s most charming and historic villas.
Directly overlooking the lake, there’s no more enchanting place from which to discover the culture and grandeur of Lake Como. Walk among the hotel's botanical gardens, enjoy Prosecco and cicchetti at its lake-side Bellagio Bar or sit down to a sumptuous meal in one of its two locally and internationally-influenced restaurants. Of course, this is also the perfect place to pull on your Varenna leggings and enjoy some peaceful sunrise yoga.
Alternatively venture outside the hotel grounds to discover what the picturesque town of Varenna has to offer. Quiet and traditional, it is notable for its elegant landscaped gardens, spectacular nature (ideal for hikers) and traditional architecture. It is, quite frankly, impossible to take a bad picture in Varenna so have your camera at the ready for those obligatory Instagram snaps.
Sounds like you dream holiday? We thought so. To enter simply follow @varenna.fashion on Instagram and fill out the form in the link below by 23 May 2021. Good luck!