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Activities, Boat Experiences

Vaporina Villa d’Este

Vaporinas were the first motorboats to be created on Lake Como in the late 1800s. Elongated with a sleek design, the roof was originally partly covered in glass.

Boat Experiences

E-Next Villa d’Este

Take a non-stop sustainable tour of the scenery of Lake Como in this entirely electric handmade wooden boat.

Activities, Boat Experiences

Vintage Vaporina

Step aboard the most romantic of wooden boats, our Vintage Vaporina, on the most charming lake in the world for La Dolce Vita experience.

Activities, Sport

Off the beaten track

A lovely way to appreciate the Lake is through adventurous activities.  What about hiking around with a mountain expert for stunning views or just strolling above the Lake? We can organize customized guided hikes and the best walks that suit to your requirements and needs.

Activities, Boat Experiences

Riva Aquarama

A singular experience onboard one of the world’s most prestigious boats, Riva Aquarama. Designed and manufactured at the famous Cantiere Riva on the shores of Lake Iseo, Riva Aquarama has become a global icon. Enjoy the timeless atmosphere of La Dolce Vita!

Activities, Boat Experiences

Tullio Abbate Super Villa d’Este

For a chic experience on Lake Como, our wooden Abbate Villa d’Este is undoubtedly the perfect way to ensure an enjoyable tour of the lake with some extra oomph.

Activities, Boat Experiences

Aperitif sur l’eau

What about an aperitif for toasting on the Lake before enjoying a delicious meal with a stunning view of the Lake at La Veranda restaurant?

Activities, Boat Experiences

Pic-nic onboard

Imagine gently swaying aboard a stylish boat on the glistening waters of Lake Como while grazing on delicious dishes and a glass of the finest wine.

Driving Experiences

Self-drive classic cars

Villa d’Este can organise tailor-made tours in partnership with classic Italian car brands, such as Alfa Romeo and Fiat, all of which begin at the hotel.

Activities, Driving Experiences

Italian Supercar Tour of Lake Como

Nothing makes a stay at Villa d’Este more special than being fully independent while also enjoying the luxury of Italian craftsmanship in a striking red Ferrari or Lamborghini.

Activities, Sport

Bike time

Our region is renowned for dramatic scenery with the backdrop of the Alps. Villa d’Este organises bespoke tours led by expert cycling guides using up-to-the-minute gear, including e-bikes, starting on the hotel grounds.

Driving Experiences

Vespa: the Italian allure

For guests wishing to enjoy an authentic and romantic Italian experience, Villa d’Este can organise an 8-hour day ride on a Vespa 125, starting in the hotel courtyard.

Activities, Helicopter Tour

Enjoy the Lake from the sky

Experience the thrill of Lake Como and its surroundings from above on a helicopter ride. Departing from Villa d’Este’s helipad, marvel at the majestic mountains, deep valleys, and vibrant lake colors below.

Activities, Boat Experiences

Aperitif onboard

Start a special evening at Villa d’Este with a sublime aperitif onboard an elegant boat before savouring a gourmet dinner at La Veranda restaurant.

Activities, Sport

LUX Tennis

Villa d’Este has joined forces with LUX Tennis, a leading tennis management company that connects current and former tennis professionals with top-tier luxury resorts worldwide.

Activities, Sport


Indulge in the vibrant essence of nature, the crisp mountain air and the enveloping scent of the forests.

Activities, Sport

Snow Dream

It’s a unique experience that you can enjoy from November until the first days of May, when the landscape changes with the seasons.

Activities, Culinary Experiences

Cocktail Classes

Discover the magic of mixology at the Grill restaurant with cocktail classes led by our talented mixologists.

Activities, Culinary Experiences

Wine Tastings

Delve in the world of wine with our sommelier team at Villa d’Este. Tastings feature a trio of premium wines which are personally curated by our Wine Manager, Alex Bartoli, with each wine expertly paired with a selected appetizer.

Activities, Kids Club

Kids Activities

Our Kids activities are designed to make the stay of junior guests unforgettable: sports, games, crafts, movies, a special lunch menu, and so much more!

Art & Culture, Events

San Giovanni Firework Show

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on Lake Como: a tour on one of our exclusive wooden boats and a traditional festival featuring an extraordinary fireworks show.

Activities, Boat Experiences

The Golden Tour

Enjoy this full-day boating experience, which provides the perfect blend of handsome villas, picturesque towns and mountain scenery. Cruise as far as the upper section of Lake Como past the charming Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta before stopping for a stroll and something to eat in Varenna or Bellagio.   –

Activities, Boat Experiences

Tullio Abbate Villa d’Este Special

Tullio Abbate Villa d’Este special is the latest addition to our fleet. The elegance of wood is wisely combined with the myth of speed and the sense of freedom according to nature. The perfect blend of new and tradition to discover charming Lake Como! Suitable for up to 5 passengers.

Activities, Boat Experiences

2-Hour non-stop lake cruise

Enjoy mesmerizing views of the handsome villas and picturesque villages along the southern section of Lake Como, as far as the Roman bridge of Nesso, a spectacular waterfall and the majestic Alps in the background.

Activities, Culinary Experiences

Cooking Demonstrations

Join a cooking demonstration with our talented chefs to craft a classic Villa d’Este 3-course menu paired with curated wines.

Activities, Sport

Replenish mind, body & soul

Rejuvenate mind, body, and soul with our bespoke yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi sessions at Villa d’Este, guided by our private instructor. Elevate your experience further with tailored Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes, meticulously arranged to suit your preferences.