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Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

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The Villa d'Este, originally Villa del Garovo, is a Renaissance patrician residence in Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como, northern Italy. Both the villa and the 25acre park which surrounds it have undergone significant changes since their sixteenth-century origins as a summer residence for the Cardinal of Como. Nevertheless, visiting the garden in 1903 for Century Magazine, Edith Wharton found this to be ‘the only old garden on Como which keeps more than a fragment of its original architecture’, and noted that ‘though Queen Caroline anglicised part of the grounds, the main lines of the Renaissance garden still exist’.Since 1873 the complex has been a luxury hotel.
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  • One of the leading hotels in the world , nice located along the Como lake. I never stayed the night there , because I have excellent connectios with another hotel in their area. Nevertheless I always ...  more »
  • Incredible experience! The service was flawless, the food was delicious and the view was breathtaking. I must visit!  more »
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  • An amazing location with fantastic food, unfortunately the concierges underhandedness brings this 5 star hotel down to a 3. They use any excuse cheat guests out of an extra €100 here and there. When booking a 5h boat tour they clamed that any additional stops would cost more when in actuality the boat was at our disposal for 5h with any stops we requested. This I would let slide as perhaps it was a misunderstanding but then when booking our transportation to the airport the car company was very clear about the price payed to the company, yet the concierges added an extra €20. As such, how can I justify tipping them? This is the first time I have ever had such a bad experience with a five star hotel concierges, it’s unfortunate they allow this to take place. Although our stay here was lovely be very careful when dealing with these people.
  • Outstanding place on Lago di Como. Beautiful mansion with breathtaking gardens.There is a restaurant with a lake view.
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