Sheer Opulence at Villa d’Este, Italy

Take your next luxury vacation to a whole new level of opulence by choosing a UNESCO world heritage site for a destination. With a fine Renaissance architecture and stunning views from its luxurious rooms, Villa d’Este is a fabulous hotel fit for royalties. Important names in the luxury travel industry like Forbes Traveler and Condé Nast Traveler consider this one of the best hotels in the entire world. Superb gardens, impeccable hospitality, tasteful decors and an exquisite cuisine make this hotel an irresistible attraction for everyone who enjoys living the good life.

The imposing building was erected in 1568 for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, who wanted a summer residence on the banks of the beautiful Lake Como. Once a favorite meeting place for aristocrats, the property is now a high-end hotel with 25 acres of superb gardens. It became a hotel back in 1873 and it has been renovated many times since then. However, all the updates were carried out with great care in order to preserve the original charm of the building.

Villa d’Este now has 152 lavishly appointed rooms, each one with its own unique décor. Sophistication and elegance characterizes the entire hotel, from rooms to lounges, terraces and restaurants. Dining here is a truly wonderful experience, wherever you may choose to eat. Your options are varied, and each restaurant and bar make an excellent choice.

Activities at Villa d’Este are also very diverse, and they include swimming in the hotel’s floating pool, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, golfing on the property’s 18-hole course, and enjoying the Turkish bath at the lovely spa facility. The following pictures will only give you a brief glimpse of the actual splendor of the resort.

By : 28 Feb 2012
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