Villa D'Este

Lakeside Grandeur and Romance

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Lake Como, Italy

Villa D'Este

Lakeside Grandeur and Romance

What it is

The most opulent option on the world’s most romantic lake.

What it isn't

A modern hotel. Built in 1568 as the summer residence of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, Villa d'Este was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1873. Each room is uniquely decorated and furnished with antiques, silk brocade drapes and oil paintings.

What we think

When Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio chose this stunning location for Villa d’Este in 1568, he knew what he was doing. Converted to a hotel in 1873, the two main buildings bridge Lake Como and the estate’s 25 verdant acres of private gardens. Rooms are opulent and warm, flooded with light and fitted with embroidered drapes and seductive velvets. All have fabulous views, but those wishing for a lullaby of lapping waters should choose a lakeside Deluxe room or a suite (reserve a garden view if you want to be woken by birdsong). A pool and Jacuzzi float on the lake, but you can get even closer to the water thanks to a host of watersports and boat rentals (with or without a captain). Back on land, reserve a table at La Veranda, whose formal ambience, expert wine list and twilight views of Lake Como join forces for a memorably romantic meal.

You're here because

You’re romanced by the beautiful dialogue between Villa d’Este’s Old World elegance and the natural grandeur of Lake Como.

The Moment

Returning from a morning stroll through the hotel’s gardens, you stop to admire the mosaic decoration cladding the 16th-century nymphaeum before meandering back to your room and its stunning panorama of the sun-gilded lake.

Restaurants & Bars

Veranda - Classic and contemporary Italian cuisine ennobled with international touches

Grill - Cosy and casual restaurant focused on grilled meat and classic fish dishes

Il Platano - Authentic Mediterranean and Japanese flavors blended with influences from around the world.

Sundeck - Pool bar for a light lunch or a snack paired with an exquisitely made cocktail

Bar Canova and Lake Terrace - The most glamorous place to sip a cocktail; throughout the summer, guests are invited to sit alfresco on the lake terrace


At the southern tip of Lake Como, an hour from Milan and 15 minutes from the charming town of Como.

Via Regina 40, Lago Di Como
Cernobbio, 22012
25, Italy

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