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Reasons Why You Should Spend The Holiday Season At Lake Como’s Villa D’Este

Reasons Why Spending the Holiday Season at Lake Como’s Villa D’Este is a Must

For the first time ever in its 150-year history, Italy’s Villa d’Este will be open during the holidays until January 3, 2023. Typically, the resort closes in mid-November, but this year is different. Santa Claus (Babbo Natale) will be making a visit to this romantic resort nestled at the base of the Italian Alps, close to Italy’s silk and fashion hubs, Como, and Milan.

Adorned with enchanting holiday decorations by floral designer Vincenzo Dascanio, Villa d’Este promises to amaze and enchant guests of all ages, offering a chance to be part of a new era in the hotel’s legacy. Guests are welcomed to revel in the festive spirit of the season with family-friendly cooking classes, delightful afternoon teas, and other holiday experiences.

Head Chef Michele Zambanini has crafted an array of imaginative menus featuring Italian holiday favorites and sumptuous gourmet delights. Entertainment will accompany all the special holiday meals.

  • December 24th: Christmas Eve Dinner, five-course meal, priced at € 220 per person (€ 320 per person with wine pairings)
  • December 25th: Christmas Day Lunch, five-course meal, priced at € 300 per person (€ 420 per person with wine pairings)
  • December 31st: New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing, a five-course feast, priced at € 800 per person (€ 1,100 per person with wine pairings)
  • January 1st: New Year’s Day Brunch, an extravagant sweet and savory buffet, priced at € 150 per person (€ 180 per person with wine pairings)

More than just a hotel, Villa d’Este is a true destination. Originally built in 1568 as the summer retreat of Tolomeo Gallio, a wealthy Cardinal with a deep love for art, the Villa has a rich history. In 1815, it was acquired by Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales and wife of King George IV of England. The transformation into a luxury hotel occurred in 1873, solidifying its status as the preferred spot for European aristocracy during their Grand Tours.

Villa d’Este boasts over 140 years of grand hotel tradition, focusing on exceptional guest service with a staff trained to cater to the most discerning guests. The resort comprises 152 guest rooms and suites. Additionally, four private villas offer exclusivity and privacy along with all the services provided by the hotel. Three of these villas – Villa Cima, Villa Malakoff, and Villa Garrovo – are perfect for families and groups while the Mosaic House serves as a romantic escape for couples. Each accommodation epitomizes modern luxury while preserving its old-world charm and the intimacy of a luxurious private residence.

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