Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Villa d'Este Lake Como

Hotel Villa d'Este at Cernobbio is 5-star grand and majestic hotel on the shores of Lake Como. Situated in a 25 acre estate, the overriding feel of the hotel is one of luxurious privacy. Each room is tastefully decorated in a grand Italian style and service is impeccable. The Wellness & Beauty Centre and Sporting Club, complete with tennis courts, jogging trails, waterskiing, windsurfing, and sailing facilities provides a fine range of activities.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Milan
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car-hire and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Villa d'Este is a 5-star luxury hotel with stunning views of Lake Como. Gourmet dining, opulent interiors which exude traditional Italian grandeur and the pristine surroundings afford guests an unforgettably luxurious experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 20 minute drive to Como Cathedral

Annual opening 7 March to 14 November

Closest airport Milan Malpensa Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 40-minutes' drive from Milan Malpensa Airport

Closest railway station Milan Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 1-hours' drive from Milan Central Station

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Bars, Free access to the Sporting Club with a Gym, 8 Tennis Courts with instructors available, 1 Outdoor Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Children's Pool and Indoor Pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Jogging Track, Housekeeping, Room Service, Beauty Centre, Bicycle Hire, WiFi, Garage Parking, Putting Green and Water Sports. The hotel's 18 hole golf course lies 7 miles away.

Chargeable watersports

Watersports including Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Sailing and Canoeing is available at the hotel with rentals available from 9.30am-7pm.

Land sports

There are 8 Tennis Courts with instructors available, a Putting Green, Indoor Golf Simulator and Jogging Track.

Out and about nearby

Lake Como, Boat Trips, Famous Villas and Gardens, Bergamo, Lugano and Milan.

Sports nearby

Several golf courses nearby including Villa D'Este Golf Course at Montorfano, Walking, Riding

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room with courtyard view for 7 nights

From about

£2,150

Holiday Code IE32

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Room descriptions

Hotel Villa d'Este has 152 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, television, telephone, mini-bar, safe and WiFi. There are 3 villa properties available at the hotel, including the new Villa Garrovo. Please contact us for more details.

Classic Double or Twin Room with courtyard view
Executive Double with park or garden view
Deluxe Double with lake view
Superior Deluxe Double with lake view
Junior Suite Exclusive with park or partial lake view
Junior Suite Top with lake view
Suite with lake view and separate sitting room and large bedroom
Two Bedroom Suite with lake view

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room with courtyard view for 7 nights

From about

£2,150

Holiday Code IE32

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa d'Este, Lake Como

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Villa d'Este on Lake Como, our clients usually fly to Milan Malpensa airport or arrive by train at Milan Centrale railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 7 nights minimum stay required from 1 June to 8 September. Throughout the rest of a year a 3 nights minimum stay is required.

Children: One child up to the age of 7 stays free of charge when sharing bedding with parents.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room with courtyard view for 7 nights

From about

£2,150

Holiday Code IE32

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Historic villas are to be found on every lake from the Grotte di Catullo Roman villa at Sirmione on Lake Garda to Villa Melzi and Villa Olmo on Lake Como and the Palazzo Estense in Varese. Most of these villas also have extraordinarily beautiful gardens (which can be visited as part of an Expressions Garden Tour holiday) such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, the Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto at Punta della Castagnola on Lake Maggiore. Monte Mottarone above Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Monte Baldo above Lake Garda can both be reached by cable car and afford spectacular views. At Gargnano on Lake Garda you can see the stone pavilions where lemons were traditionally cultivated. Within the region there are national parks such as the Stelvio National Park north of Orta and the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande above Verbania on Lake Maggiore.

Cultural highlights of the Italian Lakes

Much of the artistic and architectural cultural wealth in the region is concentrated in the great cities such as Milan and Verona but also in the less well-known but culturally-rich centres of Bergamo, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Vicenza (not directly on the Lakes but within reach for a day`s excursion). Highlights include the frescoes by Masolino at Castiglione Olona, the Rocca (castle) at Angera, the Flemish tapestries on the Isola Bella Lake Maggiore, the marble cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore at Como and the works of art in the Galleria dell`Accademia Tadini at Lovere on Lake Iseo. Milan has La Scala, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Brera Gallery (containing Raphael`s `Marriage of the Virgin` and the Montefeltro altarpiece by Piero della Francesca) and its Gothic cathedral. Verona has its annual opera festival from June until the end of August, the Romanesque church of San Zeno, the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio and the Roman Arena.

Festivals in the Italian Lakes

The Verona Opera Festival takes place in the Roman Arena every year with performances running from June until the end of August. Verona also celebrates Carnival every year culminating on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. Como holds a flea market, the Fiera di Pasqua, over the Easter weekend. Music festivals take place in Bergamo throughout the year. The Mille Miglia veteran car race starts and ends in Brescia (via Ferrara to Rome in May each year).

Gastronomy in the Italian Lakes

The cuisine of northern Italy tends to contain more meat and butter than further south and rice and polenta compete with pasta. Saffron is used extensively as in Risotto alla Milanese. Bresaola is cured raw beef served as an antipasta (now often with rocket and parmesan). Manzo al Barolo (beef in Barolo wine), Costolette alla Milanese (veal cutlets in breadcrumbs) and Ossobucco (veal in wine and tomatoes) are all popular dishes. Panettone cake and Zabaglione are two regional desserts. This region produces some of Italy's most famous cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Bel Paese, Fontina and Taleggio as well as some of Italy's most exportable wines such as Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. Less well known but interesting wines are produced in the Valtellina in the north of Lombardy and in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo.

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