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.
HOW TO GET TO VILLA D’ESTE
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