The Luxurious Villa D’Este, Italy,Lake Como – A Truly Romantic Gift 

 Villa D'este, Lake Como, Italy

Villa D'este,Italy

Set on the banks of one of the most romantic lakes in the world and just north of Milan(40 minutes outside of Milan and just a couple of exits before the Swiss boarder.), Villa d’Este was built in 1568 as the summer residence of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. The property comprises 25 acres of gardens, whose statues and landscape have been photographed for centuries.

The favourite playground of an Empress, the English queen and aristocrats, was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1873.

There are actually two buildings that comprise this world class hotel. The Landscape is picture postcard perfect, the lake, the magnificent old villas, the Alps and the rich lush green landscaping and formal gardens of the hotel. An exciting new addition for families is the opening of two new fully renovated villas for family get- a- ways with all the luxuries of home.

Villa D'este -Room,Lake Como,Italy

Villa D'este -Room

The rooms have the traditional high ceiling and the marble bath room floors are heated from beneath (in the main hotel). So when you step from your marble bath with Bvlgari accessories and wrap yourself in the thick lush heated towel and slip in to one of their robes and sip a great Italian red wine on the terrace over looking the majestic view …..there is just nothing more relaxing!

Villa D’Este is beautiful and full of activity during the main summer season but I find it a wonderful romantic get away just off season in Spring and early Fall. The hotel’s restaurants are truly gourmet and the wine list incredible.


Villa D'este

Villa D'este

When you’re there don’t forget to check out the hotel shop where there are lovely designer items incase you neglected to pack something or just want to look at the coffee table books about all the magnificent estates that line the shore of Lake Como. Be sure to take a private boat out during the day to look around. There are even some restaurants at night that can be reached by boat. There is plenty of great food, wine and beauty.




Villa D'Este,Lake Como,Italy

Villa D'Este

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