Villa d'Este, originally Villa del Garovo, is a Renaissance patrician residence located right on the shores of Lake Como in the municipality of Cernobbio in the middle of 10 hectares of well-kept and lush park.
Villa d'Este History
It was erected in 1568 by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio on a design by Pellegrino Tibaldi, called the Pellegrini and at the end of the eighteenth century it was bought by the Marquis Bartolomeo Calderara, who submitted it to important restorations and created a new Italian garden with an impressive nymphaeum and a temple with a seventeenth century statue depicting Hercules throwing Licas into the sea. After the death of the Marquis Bartolomeo Calderara, the villa passed to the consort, Vittoria Peluso, former dancer of the Teatro alla Scala, known as the Pelusina, which later married to a Napoleonic general, Count Domenico Pino. A small fortress was erected in the park in his honor.
In 1815 it was taken over by Carolina of Brunswick, Princess of Wales and wife, later repudiated, of the future King George IV of England; it was she who called the property "Nuova Villa d'Este".
In 1856 a new villa was built in the park that was called "Hotel de la Reine d'Angleterre" and became for the first time Hotel. From 1868 to 1870 the Tsarina Maria Fedorowna stayed here, fascinated by the dwelling and the lake landscape. At the end of the nineteenth century it was converted into a hotel where the nobility and the upper middle class of Europe converged, taking at that time the name of Villa d'Este definitively.
Villa D'este has a total of 152 rooms equipped with every comfort and elegantly furnished with luxurious marble bathrooms. Each room is different from the other, but all are equipped with terraces or balconies and large windows overlooking Lake Como or the park of the Villa, courtesy line, spacious wardrobes or walk-in closets, double or twin beds, air conditioning, Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, telephone, mini bar, safe and room service from 6.30 to 23.00.
The complex also has 3 restaurants, 3 bars and a club where you can spend pleasant moments in refined environments and with high quality cuisine. The 'Veranda' restaurant has a formal and refined atmosphere and offers dishes of the best Italian tradition with a wine list provided with the best national and foreign labels, while the 'Grill' is an informal but chic restaurant, open in the evening, and offers a rich menu of typical local dishes and of the Mediterranean tradition, while the 'Platano' has a simple and refined cuisine at the same time in an informal atmosphere.