Villa D'Este, Lake Como, Italy
Enter Villa d'Este's wrought iron gates and discover a secluded world enjoyed by the fortunate few, widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality.
Inside, guest rooms and suites are split between the Cardinal Villa and Queen's Pavilion, where over 130 years of tradition blend flawlessly with modern comforts; all individually-decorated and furnished with antiques, brocade drapes, oil paintings and Como silk furnishings.
Relaxation is an important part of any holiday experience and at this villa retreat on the shores of Lake Como, surrounded by 25 acres of magnificent park, the tensions of everyday life melt away.
The Beauty Centre, where principles are based on Zen philosophy, provides the perfect oasis to replenish mind, body and soul, while for golf enthusiasts there are several 18-hole golf courses nearby.