Lake Como is the Wedding Destination of India’s Rich & Famous

First it was Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma who tied the knot at the exotic location of Lake Como in Italy. Now its Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone who are getting married at this exotic location.

It seems Lake Como is tuning out to be the preferred wedding destination for India’s Rich & Famous.

For ages, Lake Como has been a luxury gateway for aristocrats and the wealthy. This stunning location in Europe is also the favorite destination of celebs like David Bowie, George Clooney and Kim Kardashian.

Cobbled streets, Italianate architecture, charming atmosphere, stunning views all around, Lake Como is a place steeped in romance. In fact, romance is palpable as you walk along the streets.

And no place in Lake Como captures its romantic essence better than Villa del Balbianello, a stunning Italianate villa that began life as a monastery more than seven centuries ago.


Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello, a stunning Italianate villa that started of as a monastery centuries ago will be the venue of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer singh’s wedding.

Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como

The best thing about this region is the incredible co-existence of the old and the new. Most hotels in the area are housed inside buildings that are centuries old but have been upgraded with the latest modern amenities with no compromise made to the architecture of the property.

Villa D Este – Luxury Hotel Near Como Lake in Cernobbio, Italy

What’s so special about the 16th century Villa D’Este located near Como Lake in Cernobbio in Florence, Italy?

Well, its a Luxury Hotel where some of the biggest Hollywood stars have stayed. However, not to be left behind, our very own Saif Ali Khan stayed with Kareena kapoor in this hotel in an exclusive $1400-a-night suite, on their last romantic break to Italy.

This luxury hotel sits on the shores of Lake Como in Cernobbio, in Italy.

Known for its gardens, exquisite cuisine and decor, this residence is home to several European aristocrats; in fact the place gives preference to royalties specifically.

Several Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, Clark Gable and the Jolie-Pitt family have also stayed here before, and this hotel was also on the Forbes’ 2009 Best Hotel list.

Alfred Hitchcock shot his first movie ‘The Pleasure Garden’ here.

Kareena & Saif at the Luxury Hotel 'Villa D Este' Near Como Lake in Cernobbio, Italy
Image courtesy: Reuters/Max Rossi

The Villa D’Este is a top class luxury hotel in every sense of the word; the hotel is grand, the view is super, and the stay is expensive. But then this is a luxury hotel and you would go if you’re affluent, right?

Though the Prince of Pataudi agrees that the hotel is expensive, he wanted to make the trip special and so could not have compromised on that front. Besides, saif is used to living an extravagant lifestyle.

Saif & Kareena love taking vacations and they make sure they travel abroad at least once a year. The couple decided to take a break after their movie ‘Kurbaan’, and went off for holidays to Florence, Italy where they stayed at the Villa D’Este located near Como Lake in Cernobbio.