Well, having now worked out how to pronounce where we are staying I am looking at the history of the estate. It is as interesting as the place is beautiful, having been a hotel since 1873. Ville D'Este is located in Cernobbio, on the edge of the beautiful Lago di Como.
The estate, which includes a number of buildings, beautiful gardens, fountains, mosaic feature walls and water front and relaxation facilities dates from the 16th Century.
History oozes from the place. Even one of the retail outlets has been located here since 1907. Even the Chefs garden, where herbs are selected personally by Chef Michele Zambanini, has been in existence for over 30 years. This is but one small part of the 25 acre gardens within the estate.