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Birthday of an icon: Villa d'Este celebrates 150th anniversary

It is one of the best addresses on Lake Como and has become a real icon: the Villa d'Este. Numerous events and surprises await guests when the residence celebrates its 150th anniversary from March 3.

11 February 2022

In the best location on Lake Como Villa d'Este has stood for stylish luxury and excellent service for over a century. Stars, royals and jet-setters have strolled in and out here, including Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Daniel Craig and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In 2022, the gem on the waterfront will celebrate its 150th anniversary - with numerous events and surprises for all luxury-loving guests.

Queen Caroline of Great Britain already resided in the Queen's Pavilion at Villa d'Este. ©Villa d'Este

On March 3, 2022, the flag will be raised in front of the punky hotel, ushering in the 150th season. The actual birthday celebration follows on June 28. In addition to two major gala dinners (on July 4 and August 15, 2022), the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este (May 20-22, 2022), the Villa d'Este Style one lake one car (May 1, 2022), the Villa d'Este Style Vintage Yachting (June 12, 2022) and the Villa d'Este Style Electric Yachting (September 17, 2022) will be held again this year - all to celebrate the anniversary.

Directly on the water, yachting events can be enjoyed in a prime location. ©Villa d'Este

Also in terms of the cuisine you can look forward to a tribute to the last 150 years: this season, Chef Michele Zambanini reflects on the best and most popular dishes since the existence of the Villa d'Este. The creations are of course prepared from the best ingredients, some freshly harvested from the hotel's own garden.

In a historic ambience, guests at Villa d'Este wish for nothing. Whether you check in by car or boat, the hotel prizes service and excellence. If you want more privacy, you can rent one of the four villas or relax in one of the hotel's elegant suites. Unique: this year the hotel keeps its doors open over the Christmas period - until January 2023 - without a break!

Luxury is also a priority in the hotel's suites. ©Villa d'Este

150 years Villa d'Este

Once the home of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, the 5-star hotel and the four private villas on the spacious estate are now the hotspot for stars and royals alike. Over the years, numerous personalities have come and gone here on idyllic Lake Como - a fact of which the hotel is particularly proud, as the crème de la crème feel especially at home here.

For more than a century, Villa d'Este has been enthroned on the shores of the lake. Here: ca. 1878. ©Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este
Via Regina, 40, 22012 Cernobbio CO, Italy
T: +39 0313481

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