Villa D’Este on Lake Como

The most luxury hotel on Lake Como

Located on the shores of Lake Como, one of the most romantic in the world, Villa d’Este is surrounded by a wonderful private park of ten hectares.

Today the villa is open only to hotel guests, but the gardens are open ON REQUEST.

The villa was built in the second half of the sixteenth century for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, powerful secretary of state of Pope Gregory XIII.
In 1873 the owners, thought to turn villa d’Este into a prestigious hotel, classified 5-star luxury.

Is it possible to visit Villa D'Este?

The park is not open to public visits.

If you like to access Villa D’Este you need to make a reservation at on of the bars or restaurants:

For external guests, reservations are mandatory.

Read the reviews and make a reservation in one of these amazing restaurants, click here.


By public transport

Catch a boat to Cernobbio or a fast boat to Como and then a boat back to Cernobbio.

By private water taxi

Book a transfer to the Villa or include the Villa D’este visit in a Lake Como boat tour. 

Contact the water taxi company to get more information

By private taxi

Book a transfer or include Villa D’Este in a Lake Como guided tour

The best Lake Como Villas tour

2 thoughts on “Villa D’Este on Lake Como”

  1. Susan Renard

    I’d like to make reservations for lunch and dinner. How can I make a reservation?

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