There’s more than a dash of la dolce vita in Passalacqua’s lake-view pool. If jet-set photographer Slim Aarons were still around, we can just imagine him immortalizing beautiful, carefree people under those cute lily-petal parasols.
Back in the day, they knew that pools made for swimmers could also look stylish. Set on a garden terrace just below the main villa, edged by ancient climbing roses and a magnificent bay tree, la piscina lends itself equally to sporty laps and leisurely dips.
A few paces from poolside, the Winter Garden is a former greenhouse that has been transformed into an all-day bar. Here, as in the pool area, Milan-based designer JJ Martin has applied her design flair and impeccable vintage radar to create a chic, joyful realm of convivial comfort.