“The precise location of heaven on earth
has never been established but it may very well be right here.”
If you love to read about romance, intrique, celebrities and palatial gradeur, take a look at the history of Villa d’Este. My favorite drawing is titled, “The Long and the Short of the Tale or the Whole of the Concern” on page 3. Imagine a hotel with a history that includes a woman building a simulated fortress and tower (which remain standing today) for her Napoleonic General lover, so he would not “suffer nostalgia” for warfare!
– The Gourmet Review