Hotel Villa d’Este Summary
For centuries Villa d’Este was a residence of the aristocracy, home to Princesses, Sultans and Tsars. In fact, considered to be the most beautiful architectural works of the sixteenth century, this charming and elegant resort is now one of the most celebrated hotels in the world. So, inevitably, it is a fabulous place for a destination wedding.
Overlooking Lake Como, merely minutes from the village of Cernobbio lies Villa d’Este, surrounded by 25 acres of gardens. The rooms echo bygone times with period colours as well as antique furnishings and impressive works of art at every turn. Step outside, and you’ll experience a landscape so wholly romantic. Then explore the gardens where you will discover the historic fortress. Equally beautiful, spend some time at Villa d’Este’s legendary floating swimming pool which sits directly on the Lake, affording the most breathtaking views of the idyllic surroundings.
Lovers of good food will most definitely not be disappointed. Head Chef, Michele Zambanini, leads the way with four opportunities to dine. Chose from the casually chic ‘Grill,’ the simple but refined ‘Il Platano,’ the formal dining room of ‘La Veranda’ or the delightfully informal ‘Sun Deck.’
Rooms and Suites divided between two historic mansions. One dating from the 16th century and the other, built for a queen of England. Exquisite details include period furnishings, silk-brocade drapes, linen sheets and oil paintings. However, what keeps the loyal clientele returning time and again is the unmatched service. For instance, the gracious staff handle requests, from appointments for squash games to a private boat tour of the lake’s notable villas, with equal dedication.
Visiting Villa d’Este is immersing yourself into a dimension of luxury, characterized by classical perfection and unparalleled privacy. Indeed, proceeding through its entrance gate is equivalent to entering an exclusive oasis that has no equal in the world. Imagine marrying here, tucked away from the real world while surrounded by your loving family and friends. Also, with a professional team at your beck and call, spectacular locations for every event and bespoke extras to suit every individual, this is a wedding venue you’ll never forget.
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