Il Giardino di Lory back to the discovery of one of the most famous places of Como, Villa d’Este, as well as the best hotel in the world.
On that branch of Lake Como in 1442 was built a convent at the torrent Garovo, by the bishop of Como Gerardo Landrini Captains. A century after it was demolished in 1565 to make way for the summer residence of the bishop Tolomeo Gallio with the name of Villa del Garovo, a patrician villa renaissance surrounded by 25 acres of parkland. During the life of the cardinal, the villa became the half of the holidays of politicians, intellectuals and ecclesiasti until the death of Ptolemy.
The members of the family who inherited after the villa abandoned to the degradation until it became a spiritual center for Jesuits and step for various owners until 1784 when it was purchased by the Milanese family of Calderari. The villa underwent massive restoration with the creation of an Italian garden, an imposing nymphaeum and a temple with a statue of the seventeenth century portraying Hercules Licas throws in the sea. His wife Vittoria Peluso inherited risposandosi villa with a Napoleonic general, Count Domenico Pino who built a small fortress in the park.
In 1815 it became the residence of Carolina Amalia of Brunswick, Princess of Wales, from which it took the name of Villa d’Este for the alleged origins Estensi of Carolina, redesigning the English-style park.
At the end of the nineteenth century was converted into a luxury hotel for the high European bourgeoisie overcoming the 100 years of life of activity, for years listed on the stock exchange and then on the Mercato Telematico Temex.
Today is reserved to a wealthy clients, meta congress tourism of high level as the famous workshops Ambrosetti, meeting point for the highest summits of politics, finance and industry worldwide. Since 1928 every year in the month of May in the gardens of the villa takes place the renowned competition for vintage vehicles: the competition of elegance Villa d’Este. Travel Leisure has appointed the 15th best hotel in Europe and the 69° hotel of the world; subsequently the Forbes has appointed as the best hotel in the world.