Villa d'Este

Italian Lakes

Set in 25 acres of enchanting Italian Renaissance gardens on the banks of Lake Como, Villa d’Este is a grand and supremely luxurious 16th-century heritage hotel. This former residence of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio features exquisite Renaissance architecture against the splendor of a bygone era with modern comforts.

Villa d’Este provides 152 rooms and suites, elegantly furnished with antiques, paintings, vintage prints, and sumptuous fabrics. Each features lavish marble bathrooms. Many come with balconies or terraces offering views across Lake Como. Two private villas offer the ultimate Lake Como experience.

Veranda restaurant serves up traditional Italian haute cuisine in a formal setting overlooking the lake and gardens. The hotel is also home to a superb cooking school.

Take a dip in the legendary floating swimming pool as you admire the views; stroll through the gardens; play tennis; go windsurfing; enjoy boating on the lake or head to the putting green. There are five golf courses nearby. Alternatively, relax with a massage at the spa before a cocktail at the bar.

Villa d’Este Information

Location & Getting There
Set amongst 25 acres of enchanting Italian Renaissance gardens on the banks of Lake Como, the property is a 50-minute drive from Milan Malpensa Airport or a 70-minute drive from Milan Linate Airport.

Villa d’Este provides 152 uniquely designed rooms and suites. Double Classic and Double Executive rooms offer views of the century-old gardens, while Double Deluxe rooms feature magnificent lake views. Junior suites include a spacious living area with a fantastic view of Lake Como. The two Presidential suites feature balconies from which guests can enjoy the magic views over the lake and the beautiful gardens of Villa d'Este. Cardinal suites also have a large private front terrace with tables and chairs that overlook the lake. There are also three-floor villas on the property, consisting of a living room, dining room, and kitchen.

There is plenty on offer in the area. Take a dip in the legendary floating swimming pool as you admire the views; play tennis; go waterskiing or windsurfing; take a boat out on the lake, or practice your swing on the five golf courses nearby. Guests can also visit Comacina Island, Lenno Village, go on guided boat excursions to Bellagio, explore nature trails by foot, take scenic seaplane rides, or bicycle tours.

There is a kids club available for children aged 3 to 8, as well as a kids pool and babysitting services.

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Why we recommend Villa d'Este

Villas D’Este is iconic. The world-famous hotel is set romantically on the shores of Lake Como, with 25 acres of immaculate Renaissance gardens, adorned with stunning mosaics and statuary. The elegant La Veranda restaurant, frequented by the aristocracy of Europe, and boasting an unbeatable view, is one of our favorites. However, it’s the hotel’s floating pool which makes this the most enviable location on Lake Como.

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