Hilton Lake Como’s Tours of Casino Royal Site
Villa del Balbianello is located on a wooded promontory on Como lake. This elegant, romantic 18th-century mansion and its magnificent garden have hosted writers, scholars and travellers, including Count Guido Monzino, the last owner of the Villa. It’s 38 km from Como. The Villa can be reached on foot or by taxi boat from Lido di Lenno.
From Hilton Lake Como the guests can take a taxi and reach the villa in 30 minutes. (for approx. 100 €). The cost for the visit of the villa with a guide tour is 22 € per person. The villa is open from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and a reservation is needed.
Another exciting option is an aerial view of the villa with the new Seaplane Experience with Hilton Lake Como:
Hilton Lake Como has a very special partnership with Aero Club Como, which was founded in 1930 and is the oldest seaplane operation and seaplane flight school in the world. The Aero Club is a 7- minute walk away from Hilton Lake Como so guests can book to have a very special tour of the lake by seaplane with an Aero Club Como pilot.
A flight from Como to Bellagio and back (30 minutes in the air) costs 240 € for 2 people. A reservation is required. You can see Villa del Balbianello, where Casino Royale was filmed by this seaplane tour. It is extremely cool and easy to spot from the air!
Hilton Lake Como, Italy
Hilton Lake Como is a new generation hotel with spectacular scenery, traditional charm, and jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the lake from its rooftop pool. Formerly a silk factory, the building is steeped in history and is now home to 170 spacious guest rooms, with a variety of stunning suites to choose from, a pampering spa and a popular rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant.
The hotel is ideally located in an area full of unique experiences on and off the lake, which has made Lake Como an international must-visit destination for families, business travellers and couples. Nightly rates at Hilton Lake Como begin at 180 Euro per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included.
Venice in the Movies tour with Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
The Venice in the Movies tour takes approximately 3 hours and starts from 340 Euros for up to 10 people. Guests can go and visit the “collapsing building” seen in Casino Royale, which is the Benedetto Marcello Music Conservatory. This location is about 30mins away from Hilton Molino Stucky Venice via water taxi. Guests can also see other scenes from Casino Royale movie such as in front of Accademia and Rialto market, Piazza San Marco and a few others!
Following the Venice in the movies tour, guests and locals alike will be able to enjoy a Vesper Martini at the Skyline Bar, located on the rooftop terrace of the hotel where you can take in the sweeping views of Venice which might even include a secret filming location!
James Bond’s Vesper Martini
Always shaken and never, ever stirred, at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice guests can enjoy a vodka martini à-la-007. Invented in 1953 by James Bond author Ian Fleming and elevated with the addition of Italian lemons, this martini is straight from Venice with love.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice:
Formerly a flour mill factory on the peaceful island of Giudecca, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a modern Venetian masterpiece steeped in history. The historically listed building has been exquisitely restored with a series of recent refurbishments including sophisticated deluxe rooms and new spacious elegant suites – some offering guests enviable views of picture-perfect Venice. After arriving by water taxi, guests will be spoiled for choice with 379 rooms and suites, one of the largest spas in Venice, an unrivalled conference centre and a collection of bars and restaurants.