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

Casual: La Veranda enforces a formal dress code, and the snazzy wardrobes of Villa d'Este's guests will put even the most designer T-shirt to shame.

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 - Traditional Italian haute cuisine

Grill - Regional dishes, Informal, dinner only

Il Platano - Simple and refined food, dinner only

Sundeck - Light lunch

Bar Canova - Live music every night

Terrace Bar

D'Este Club and Lake Terrace - Open during the summer months with live music in the evenings


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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