Lake Como, considered Italy’s most beautiful lake, possesses a unique picturesque and classic quality. For this reason it has been the setting of many feature films, among them Star Wars Episode II, Casino Royale and Ocean’s Twelve. After filming Ocean’s Twelve, George Clooney even decided to purchase a villa of his own here. For centuries various famous writers, such as Byron, Stendhal and Shelley, as well as members of royalty have made Lake Como their favorite destination for its peaceful and tranquil aura, its enchanting elegant villages along the shore surrounded by lush groves of trees. Milan, the fashion capital of Italy, with its rich historical and artistic heritage, is only 27 miles away by bus and train.