Want to jetset like the stars? Head to Clooney's favorite vacation spot, and you can. Lake Como has long been a paradise for Italian glitterati and celebrities alike, but due to the expense, it can often be prohibitive as a vacation destination. Now, thanks to the services of the Matteri Yacht Club, you can live the life of the stars - at least for a few hours - at a reasonable rate. Headed by a team of experienced yacht restorers with centuries of combined knowledge and experience, these waterman will accompany select clients on guided lake tours in vintage Riva motor yachts or Aquarama sport boats.
Sip prosecco on the padded leather seats while the drivers regale you with a historical tour of the area, from downtown Como all the way to towns like Bellagio. En route, you'll pass homes like the famed Villa Versace and Villa Oleandra, the holiday home of George Clooney. You'll also pass residences used in movies like Star Wars and the private home of Virgin executive Sir Richard Branson, as well as several for sale and recently acquired villas that can be purchased for only 70 million euro or so. A person can dream, right?
Charter information available at http://www.matteri.com/
The writer's visit was sponsored by CastaDiva Resort, but her opinions are entirely her own.