We stayed in the Hotel Colonne in September 2013, and every aspect of our stay was outstanding. The hotel is in a beautiful location in the hills above Varese, and the views from the rooms and balconies down to Lake Varese are stunning. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable. Breakfasts and dinners, taken on the terrace, were delicious, and Silvio is the most incredibly attentive host - he really went out of his way to make our visit to Varese an absolute delight. Very good value for money too.