Spent a beautiful sunny afternoon at one of the best hotels in the world: Villa D'Este on Lake Como. While I didn't stay here, so cannot comment on the rooms or the service, the grounds and the surrounding landscape are absolutely idyllic. I walked the whole property and then sat outside at the bar and had a lemon granita under the shade of a massive white umbrella looking out over the lake: it was heaven. If you are looking for a true hideaway and a place to get away from it all for a few days, this would be the spot. Who knows, maybe you'll spot nearby resident, George Clooney. I took dozens and dozens of photos, and have included some of my favorites here. I'll let the sheer beauty of this place speak for itself.