Snapshot: Italian grandezza in the making

At a location as elegant as Lake Como, with its abundance of glamorous hotels, even the waiters are considered style icons. But it’s a look that requires work, as this snapshot shows…

“Keep still… chin up… chest out… hands out of your pockets… and attitude!” There’s almost something military about this photo-call for these immaculately presented waiters (and lone kitchen boy) on the shores of Lake Como, though that’s hardly surprising given the calibre of nearby grand hotels such as the Villa d’Este or the Villa Serbelloni. These chaps will get their chance to dress down and enjoy the stunning views from the terrace, but for now, a busy service ensues.

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