Villa d’Este is located in Cernobbio, overlooking Lake Como. The hotel is known for its grandeur and opulence and is acknowledged as one of the best hotels in the world. It is located only a 45 minutes drive from Milan. The main house, the Cardinal’s Building, was built already in 1568 and a second building, the Queen’s Pavilion, was added later on to the property that became Villa D’Este in 1873. All surrounded by a very impressive 25 acres park together with impeccable service, make Villa d’Este one of the elite addresses in Europe. It has become a destination that is praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, gala celebrations, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality.
The property features 152 rooms and suites, all with lake or park views and some with terraces, spread over the Cardinal’s Building and the Queen’s Pavilion. No two rooms are alike in size or decoration but all are designed in a classical, luxurious Italian style. Many contain period antiques and artwork and all rooms have luxurious marble baths and modern day comforts like Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions. There are also several villas that offer the space and luxury of a real villa, with the services of a hotel.
Guests can enjoy the beautiful outdoor ‘floating’ pool, overlooking the Como Lake, the sport centre with indoor pool, and the award-winning beauty centre. Of course, several water sport activities are available at the lake as well. Gastronomy lovers can choose between 3 (seasonal) restaurants and La Veranda is the most formal, gastronomic option.
Villa d’Este simply is one of the best hotels in the world and is an excellent option to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Como Lake in Italy. If you are looking for the Italian dream, you will find it at Villa d’Este.
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