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Around the World: Villa d’Este

Our trip to Switzerland is coming up in just over a month (eeek!) and while we have most of the details nailed down, there’s still a few logistics to sort out. One thing we do have planned is a two night stay in Lake Como, a stunning spot on the Swiss–Italian border. It’s a booming summer destination that’s much sleepier off-season, but we’re excited to go have a low key, relaxing couple of days exploring the area and eating great food. I’ve only passed through on the train and it’s been on my bucket list ever since!

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It seems only fitting to share what’s known to be one of the area’s most well-known hotels: Villa d’Este. It’s actually closed for the season when we’re there (and is also $$$$), but one can dream, right? Maybe in a few years, though I wish we could at least walk the grounds this time around!

The hotel is situated on 25 acres (divided between two mansions) and is consistently praised for it’s unparalleled service. Each room is uniquely decorated and the property is known for it’s “floating pool”–pictured below.

Also: chair goals + balcony tile goals.

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

The rooms are definitely beautiful in a classic and subtly ornate kind of way… really love the mix of white + gold with pops of red or blue, and that fireplace (of course).

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este

This striped furniture…exactly what you’d want from an elegant property like this. The red + gold is perfect!

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These pretty chairs! Anyone know what this style is called? Bonus points for the navy.

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

I feel like a staircase in a property like this says a lot about the aesthetic of the whole hotel. The print is fitting for the geographic area and ties together everything we’ve seen both in the rooms and on the grounds: sophisticated and traditional.

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Like HI, dream outdoor space. I’ll take a balcony and a pool chair. Thanks!!

PS: If Lake Como sounds familiar and you aren’t sure why, it’s where George Clooney has a massive villa since 2002. It’s in Laglio and overlooks the lake–maybe we’ll overlap!

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Villa d'Este, Lake Como

Photos via Villa d’Este website

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to read about your trip!

    Published 10.6.16
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    • Monica wrote:

      Beautiful, right?!

      Published 10.9.16
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