- The settings for some of the greatest love
affairs are also some of the hottest stays today. LISA HARVEY falls for the world’s most enchanting destinations
Best for: timeless glamor
Lake Como, Italy
Combining the palatial elegance of the 16th century with modern facilities, Villa d’Este has hosted great love affairs – including Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Perfectly sited on Lake Como, interiors include marble bathrooms, baroque antiques and luxurious silk sofas.
Romantic touch: Stroll through the gardens, relax to the piano-filled sounds in the Canova Bar, or drift off to the sound of lapping water. Rooms start from €506 per night; villadeste.com
LA DOLCE VITA
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in
Villa d’Este looks out on to Lake ComoCredits
Photograph: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
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