Kenleaks Magazine was the guest of amazing spot of Italy/ Como- Villa D’este Como in Cernobbio.
An amazing example of fine taste, lush luxury, grandeur and mystery – Villa d’Este Como Italy is located on the very shore of the romantic Lake Como, among ten hectares of a marvelous park with slender cypresses and oleanders, fragrant camellias and magnolias, a 500-year-old spreading plane tree and an elegant mosaic nympheum XVI century. The eventful history of Villa d’Este Italy begins in 1568 with the construction of a summer residence by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, which he named Garrovo.
Then, over the years, the villa changed several owners – from the future English queen and Napoleonic general to the Russian Empress Maria Feodorovna and the Italian Counts Pino. And only in 1873 a fashionable hotel was opened here, which immediately became a favorite vacation spot for world celebrities: from Mark Twain and the King of Saudi Arabia to Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Jose Carreras and Woody Allen. Villa d’Este Italy comprises two buildings – the main historic building, the Cardinal’s Building, and the stunning Queen’s Pavilion.
The interior decoration of the villa is not inferior in beauty to the surrounding landscapes: unique antique furniture, original masterpieces of painting and sculpture, antique Venetian chandeliers, Carrara marble and magnificent silk fabrics for which the Como region is famous.
Each room at Villa d’Este Italia is individually designed to recreate the atmosphere of an old aristocratic villa, harmoniously combined with the most modern comforts. In addition to the rooms, the hotel has two luxurious three-storey villas. Villa d’Este Italy has created excellent conditions for an unforgettable vacation. A unique swimming pool, built right in the waters of the lake, and a wellness center with an indoor pool, steam rooms and a fitness room. SPA center, whose procedures are based on the use of exclusive cosmetics, specially developed for the hotel. Sports club with tennis courts, squash and golf courses, and a water sports center.
Kids club and children’s pool with sandy beach. Elegant restaurants and bars where you can enjoy not only culinary delights but also enchanting lake views. Historic meeting and celebration halls that delight in rich decoration. Famous enchanting festivals held in the summer, and much, much more.
Villa d’Este Italia was named one of the Top 20 Hotels in Europe by Condé Nast Traveler in 2010, not just a luxury hotel, but a lovingly preserved charm of bygone eras.
Location Villa d’Este Italy is located on the shores of Lake Como, 67 km (an hour’s drive) from Milan Malpensa International Airport, 77 km from Linate Airport and 34 km (half an hour’s drive) from Agno Airport in Lugano.
Spa / Health and Beauty Center
Villa d’Este Italy has an excellent Beauty Center, where a variety of body and face treatments are offered using exclusive Tuttestetica Spa products, specially developed for Villa d’Este, based on natural unique ingredients, including multivitamins, herbal extracts and precious natural oils wellness. The Beauty Center is connected by an underground passage to the Sporting Club wellness center, where guests will find an indoor pool, sauna, hammam, gym and other services.
Sports and leisure
On the territory of Villa d’Este Italy there are: 3 heated swimming pools (a unique pool with a jacuzzi, built in the water area of the lake, an indoor pool in the Sporting Club and an outdoor children’s pool next to the “floating” pool), 8 tennis courts, Sporting Club (playground for squash games, a golf stimulator, a mini-golf course and a wellness center), water sports are offered on the beach (water skiing, windsurfing, sailing), jogging tracks are available in the park, walks on the lake, excursions, and the villa is also famous for its great colorful summer festivals with fireworks and concerts. The Golf Club Villa d’Este, an 18-hole golf course designed by Peter Cannon, is 10 km away.
Bathing conditions Guests can swim in the unique heated pool with jacuzzi located on the lake.
Restaurants and Bars
Veranda Restaurant presents a menu of traditional Italian dishes and an excellent wine list. During warmer months, tables are served on the charming outdoor terrace, which offers magnificent views of the lake and surrounding landscapes.
The main restaurant of the Hotel, located at the Cardinal Building, where buffet breakfast is served.
It’s refined, elegant and offers a magnificent view of the gardens; the lake and the large windows accentuate the impression of being immersed in the park. During the warm season, weather permitting, the beautiful terrace is available for lunches and dinners pieds dans l’eau. Men are required to wear a jacket.
The Veranda is open every day: for breakfast from 7.00 am to 10.30 am, for lunch from 12.15 am to 2.15 pm and for dinner from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm.
For lunch or dinner, reservations are mandatory. To book your table, please call +39 031-3481.
It is open every day during the season. Breakfast is served from 7.00 am to 10.30 am while lunch is scheduled from 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm, dinner starts at 7.30 pm until 9.45 pm.
The splendid location of the private park and Lake Como would be enough to make the Veranda restaurant a unique place to taste the flavours of the Italian tradition.
If then these flavours are prepared with refinement and sophistication, and are based on the best raw materials from the sea, the lake and the land, then the experience at the Veranda truly becomes indispensable.
We remind you that it is possible to book at the Veranda even without being guests of the Hotel Villa d’Este.
The gourmet Grill Restaurant serves Italian cuisine with the finest Italian wines. In summer, tables are served in the garden, under the age-old plane trees.
Located near the Queen’s Pavilion, it offers an informal yet chic setting. The menu offers an interesting variety of typical local dishes and Mediterranean tradition.
Another enchanting location to enjoy a refined cuisine, expression of the best Italian tradition, always in the name of impeccable service that distinguishes the style and the search for the perfection of Villa d’Este.
In summer, you can dine in the garden under the shade of centennial trees and overlooking the lake.
It is open only for dinner from 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm from April to the end of October.
The Pool Bar, located on the pool terrace, offers light snacks, pasta, salads and a variety of drinks.
Il Platano restaurant with a romantic atmosphere offers both simple and refined dishes.
This restaurant offers a simple and refined cuisine in an informal atmosphere.
Platano also boasts an unmistakable view that will satisfy your desire to relax while you enjoy a classy but not demanding menu, accompanied by wines of absolute value.
If you prefer the intimacy of your room you can order breakfast, lunch or dinner by calling our room service.
The chic Canova Bar offers gourmet snacks and drinks, with live music in the evenings. Has an open terrace. Lake view. Live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights.
You can visit the Canova Bar for a coffee, an afternoon tea, an aperitif or a cocktail. A menu is also available for light lunches or snacks. Open every day, from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. In the evening, you will be gladded by the piano music from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm and then from 10.00 pm until midnight (on Saturdays until 1.00 am).
The elegant, sumptuous and enveloping interiors make Bar Canova an exclusive place for meeting and relaxing at any time of the day. Bar Canova waits for you, always in the name of the quality of Villa d’Este, to cheer you with its cold and hot drinks and its carefully selected tastings, if you want a less demanding meal.
Terrace Bar – a cozy bar on an open terrace by the lake, surrounded by fragrant jasmine bushes.
The D’Este Club is an elegant lounge open on Fridays and Saturdays for live music. In summer, the musicians play on the open terrace by the lake. Room service is available.
ROOMS AND SUITS
The sober and unobtrusive decor, the pastel green of the walls and the formal composure of the environment are the hallmark of these rooms, perfect for business stays with an exclusive touch.
A feeling made even more current by the view on the elegant gardens of Villa d’Este.
They are located in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion with view on the property’s gardens. They can be connected to an Executive Double Room or a Junior Suite Exclusive.
Average size: 30/50 square meters
The magic of the lake on which they look out makes these rooms a dream place.
But the magic is also inside, thanks to a sober but distinctive decor and a sense of warm charm, that shines through every finish and detail, perfect to lull you into your moments of relaxation and intimacy.
They are located in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion and they have a wonderful front lake view.
It is hard to imagine a more surprising lake view. But these suites are spaces to be experienced even when the gaze is turned inside, thanks to the elegant dialogue of the blues and the pink hues.
A dialogue made even more intrepid by the warm finish of the furniture, for a stay full of charm and details.
Luxurious rooms with a large and separate living area. Located in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion, they offer a unique lake view. They are characterized by particularly refined and precious furnishings.
All the rooms positioned at the Queen’s Pavilion have balconies.
Average size: 65/75 square meters
Surrounded by the lake and the gardens of the Villa, the two presidential suites present scenarios of incomparable charm even within them, thanks to the sophisticated geometries and finishes of furniture and furnishings.
Passion meets order, luxury is combined with elegance for a more than satisfying stay; exclusive.
The two Presidential Suites are located on the first floor of the Cardinal Building and are characterized by large and extremely sumptuous spaces.
One of the two Presidential Rooms can be connected to a Double Room with lake view, the other Presidential Suite can be connected to a Double Executive Room and a Junior Suite Exclusive.
Average size: 80/95 square meters
More than a suite, a jewel set in the already refined collection of rooms in Villa d’Este.
The predominant yellow and red meet the exclusive furnishings and natural light of one of the most evocative landscapes imaginable.
A dream scenario introduces another thanks to the spacious terrace overlooking the lake.108mq1163ftq
This Suite is named after Tolomeo Gallio, who had built the Villa in 1568 as his private residence.
It is located on the first floor of the Cardinal Building and is characterized by extremely large and sumptuous spaces.
The Cardinal Suite can be connected to a Double Room with lake view.
Size: 108 square meters and the terrace of 90 sqm.
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