Verdi, Puccini, Stravinsky, Liszt, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, George Clooney (of course, since he has a villa across the lake), Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Hutton, Aristotle Onassis, Sting, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Madonna, William Randolph Hearst, Paul McCartney, Greta Garbo, Valentino, Gianni Versace, Clark Gable, Elton John  and many more guests have walked the same grounds and enjoyed the impeccable service of Villa d’Este since l873, when the hotel was opened to the public.

While many of the amenities may have been updated, the same views of Lake Como, the palatial hotel and grand gardens have remained the same through the centuries. Take a look at some of the new additions since the hotel first opened.

– The Gourmet Review

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